Through bringing my assembly program to schools around the country and talking with music teachers, I have discovered that the A.L.L. offers incredible potential for music teachers to use it in the classroom to help them be more effective in reaching their national core standards for music education.

ART of LIVE-LOOPING CLASSROOM BENEFITS:
1. Engaging & fun for students and teachers
2. Efficiency: Faster learning for students / Supports Core Music Standards!
3. Immediacy of on-the-spot-recording for assessments and evaluation.
4. Kids think it's cool! (teachers too!)
5. Create practice loops to help students learn difficult passages.

It's actually very simple and relatively inexpensive to get started with A.L.L. in your classroom. The Art of Live-Looping via the iPad app LOOPY HD offers music students an exciting, easily accessible and inexpensive tool that will support them in learning many of the core music standards thru hands on engagement and collaboration. Educators will find this a time saving tool in class by speeding up the student’s learning process as well as providing a powerful new tool for the assessment process.

If you are interested in using a traditional live-looping pedal approach,
then the most affordable and logical unit for the classroom in my opinion is the Digitech JamMan Looper/Phrase Sampler. If you already have some kind of a sound system with a microphone and mic stand then you are more than half way there.


For more information on how you can get started with ALL in the Classroom using the Loopy App on iPad or JamMan looping pedal please check out the article and lesson plan in the DOWNLOADS Area for this site and the following videos:

1) Loopy HD App for iPad Tutorial
2) Art of Live-Looping in the Classroom 1 & 2


CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS FOR A.L.L.
BAND CLASS
Demonstration of:
1. Fundamental tone production
2. Articulation development
3. Ensemble precision
4. Pitch/intonation development
5. Chord structure
6. Phrasing
7. Melody parts
8. Harmony parts
9. Rhythmic phrases
10. Counterpoint parts
11. Balance/blend
12. Timbre
13. Dis-Harmony (flat/sharp/time)
14. Loop song segments to practice parts
15. Slow tempo down for difficult passages/lines
16. Record/loop entire song for playback analysis
17. Loop a song from a CD and then loop parts live on top of that for practice. Overdub as much as you want then erase and still have the original CD loop to use again later.

GENERAL MUSIC CLASS
Demonstration Basic Concepts of:
1. Melody
2. Harmony
3. Rhythm & Meter
4. Timbre
5. Dis-Harmony (flat/sharp/time)
6. Ear-Training

CHOIR
Demonstration Basic Concepts of:
1. Melodic lines
2. Three part harmonies
3. Counterpoint melodies/harmonies
4. Rhythmic phrases
5. Blend & Mix concepts
6. Dis-Harmony (flat/sharp/time)
7. Ear-Training