Some interesting things. I think the biggest accomplishment is making it accessible, easy, and legal. Accessible in that you can now find all sorts of music in iTunes. And sample them. And buy them easily and legally. And he (and Apple) also made music accessible by bundling GarageBand with Macs……for free. GarageBand is a great little recording program, and tutorial program for Guitar and Piano. PLUS…..there is the iPad. Which you can now take just about your whole library of sheet and audio music with you. Anywhere. And now with iCloud, you can have access to just about everything you own (up to I think 30K songs) via the internet.
Remember the Microsoft’s entry into Music? Yeah, me either…..Thanks Steve Jobs!
Written by Larry Marra of musicteachers911.com I know that many of you mourn the passing of Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computers.
I would like to take just a moment to reflect on how his contributions to music education have affected Music Education over the last 30 years.
Here’s what teaching music was like for me in 1976 (before computers).
1. I would write and arrange music by hand with an ink pen on staff paper.
2. I taught general music with chalk and record player.
3. I would have to wind the metronome before checking tempos
4. I created letters on a manual typewriter and used white-out instead of the delete key.
5. I carried a pocket calendar from the bank and a miniature golf pencil around for scheduling.
(Via Music Education Magic)