THE J. W. PEPPER BLOG | DELIVERING MUSIC SINCE 1876

THE J. W. PEPPER BLOG | DELIVERING MUSIC SINCE 1876

THE J. W. PEPPER BLOG | DELIVERING MUSIC SINCE 1876

Technology

Building an Advanced Music Lab in Your Classroom, Part 2: MusicFirst

Like many other teachers, I have been exposed to learning management systems (LMSs) through professional development, online courses and even some face-to-face coursework. Early...

Technology in Education Today

The influx of technology into our lives and into our classrooms has had a profound influence on the way many music educators approach the...

The Eric Whitacre Virtual Youth Choir

It is almost time for the long-awaited reveal of Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Youth Choir.  The wildly popular Virtual Choir project has a new flavor...

Virtual Choir 3: Eric Whitacre’s Water Night

Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 3 has proven yet again choral singing's unique ability to form a bond between people the world over.  Singers from 72 countries...

Microphone Placement

Microphone placement?  I just put the mics in front of the performers and everything seems fine.  What more do I need to know?  Well,...

Microphone Pick-Up Patterns

An important part of choosing the right microphone is considering its directionality, or pick-up pattern.  Have you ever noticed when singing or speaking into...

Microphone Types and Uses

-This post was updated in January 2019. Definition:  Microphone -- or mic -- converts acoustic energy into electrical energy, resulting in an audio signal. Rather than...

The Job of a Sound Engineer

Chapter 1 of The Basics of Live Sound by Jerry Slone defines a sound engineer as “A person who brings together separate sounds to...