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  • Connect with Andy Wasserman online content at LinkTree +

    Announcing a new landing page for all of my most important, up-to-date and prolific online content connections at the LinkTree platform. This very cool single link concept allows anyone to access not only my official website, but also connect with the most current info on my Live Stream concerts, my YouTube Channel, my JamBase artist concert page, my Couch Tour at Bands-In-Town, my BandCamp albums, my George Russell Lydian Chromatic Concept page, my online music school, my Google pages, and social media icons for Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, SoundCloud and Bandcamp. Click this banner to view my new customized LinkTree landing page: Here is a screen shot of the LinkTree landing page. Notice the LinkTree icon links floating among the brances of a tree, with an ancient Moroccan hanging lamp in a background video That's what you call a real Link Tree!   #linktree, #andywassermanlinktree, #musicalartistandywasserman, #andywassermanmusic, Read More
  • Andy Wasserman Couch Tour Livestream Sunday Concert Events now on JamBase +

    I happy to announce that my LISTENING EXPERIENCE Live Stream Solo Piano weekly concerts are now proudly listed on JAMBASE, a major online music event platform and news portal of live music and festivals with a focus on Jam Bands. As a life-long, professional performing Contemporary Jazz pianist/composer who is deep into improvisation, jammin' is what my musical artistry is all about. It's what I love doing more than anything else! JamBase is deeply committed to supporting and growing the live music community of listeners. Their organization believes live music can truly change the world! They are dedicated to channeling its power into positive social and environmental action. JamBase gravitates music of true substance and character, with the aim of promoting it everywhere. Check out the event schedule on my official JamBase Artist/Band page HERE. An article about my "Couch Tour" appeared on the JamBase website on Earth Day - April Read More
  • PEREGRINATION new album of Andy Wasserman solo piano Contemporary Jazz original compositions +

    I am humbled and honored to share my latest album with you - my 20th album release since 1995 -  entitled "Peregrination." The album title pays homage to the course of travel, that path you take on a journey, even a pilgrimage - within and without. These original compositions for solo piano are presented in the Contemporary Jazz genre, performed to accompany the listener on their inner journey, a mysterious and magnetic pilgrimage to the center of the heart. The improvisations are built on a foundation of my four decades of work as editorial assistant and certified instruction of George Russell’s Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization. May this new music bring joy to you on whatever journey you are on, and vibrate in your heart so it opens, softens and becomes lighter than a feather. Music for flowering hearts! Scroll down this long post for links to finding this album all Read More
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XODO Review 2020: One thing necessary for online music lesson interaction is a super-useful PDF music reader program with annotation tools

XODO is an online teaching tool I can not do without. It comes in handy every day while I teach real-time interactive, personalized private lessons via video chat with every student, whether children, teens or adults. It is a web-based PDF reader and annotation program for free that you open as a tab in your browser to view, store and mark up any music documents you use in a lesson. Here is the default home page to get started using it:

Xodo manange and open files web

With Xodo, you can edit, annotate, sign, and share PDFs on desktop, mobile, and web. Xodo makes working with PDFs quick and easy. With its screen-sharing, you can annotate, highlight and illustrate whatever you wish on the page. The "Bookshelf" is free and keeps all your files on the XODO cloud for future reference while maintaining all your mark-ups in memory. This is a screen shot of the Bookshelf page:

Xodo bookshelf cloud storage web

Here's some of the things it can do to help you annotate sheet music and student assignments:

The program tools enable you to annotate your documents, including adding sticky notes; highlighting, underlining, and striking out passages; inserting shapes; and drawing freehand. Once you’ve created your annotation, you can always go back to change its color, size, thickness, and opacity.

If you wish to keep track of all the work you've done with Xodo’s Annotations view-mode, you can quickly access a summary list of all the annotations in a document. Tapping on one brings you to the annotation itself, so you can see the context and go from there.

For PDF file management options, you can merge, insert, delete, reorder, and even rotate pages to manipulate your PDF to fit your needs.

It also has a chat feature if you wish to interact with your students and allow them to add their mark-ups. This feature lets you and your collaborators work together online in real time, eliminating back-and-forth emails or finding a time to meet. Collaborators can join from any device and enjoy the ability to view, highlight, annotate, and comment – everything you love about Xodo.

Xodo annotation tools web

And if that was not enough it has Sync capabilities built in as well.

You can directly access PDF documents on your Dropbox and Google Drive from Xodo, and save them to automatically sync them back to the cloud. Work directly with PDF documents on your Dropbox and Google Drive with Xodo. Just save to sync your changes to the cloud. With Xodo, it’s easy to always have the latest version of your documents. All your comments, annotations, and edits are available when and where you need them.

 

I suggest you try this out by going to their website and learn more:

https://www.xodo.com/

 

and then, for free without any registration required, put it through its paces by launching the browser app here:

https://www.xodo.com/app/#/

 

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