Click Your Country's Flag To Translate Website

enafsqarhyazeubebgcazh-CNzh-TWhrcsdanlettlfifrglkadeelhtiwhihuisidgaitjakolvltmkmsmtnofaplptrorusrskslesswsvthtrukurvicyyi

Andy's Blog Menu (scroll down to read more)

  • MUSIC COMPOSITION UPDATE: 159 new works for solo piano written and performed in the last 6 months for live stream concerts and recordings +

    I've composed, arranged and performed a total of 159 new original compositions for solo piano during this last six-month period. Scroll down this blog entry to view the database of new pieces created for performance during 21 live stream concerts ("The Listening Experience"), listed by date, concert theme and composition title. Last week's detailed blog article AT THIS LINK tells the story of my 25 consecutive live stream concert events with in-depth information. These compositions are also listed on my Live Stream Page, featured in the song set list for each live stream concert in a gallery of text panels you can scroll through on the bottom of the live stream page. There is no way this level of creativity could have occured without the universal inspiration from George Russell (my composition mentor) and his enduring, prodigious Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization, for which I am eternally grateful. The January, Read More
  • LIVE STREAM CONCERTS MILESTONE #1: Celebrating 25 Consecutive Solo Piano "Listening Experience" events +

    The live stream concert dedicated to "PoleStar" broadcast from my website on Sunday, December 13th, 2020 was the 25th consecutive solo piano concert since the inception on June 28th, 2020. Each and every Sunday I have presented "The Listening Experience" of all original music created to inspire and uplift audiences around the world. They have all been free-of-charge (donations accepted), with no log in or registration needed to view. The majority of concerts are one hour in length, consisting of 8 instrumental songs. I've composed, arranged and performed over 150 original compositions in these live streams during this six-month period.  View the database list of these compositions in different blog article AT THIS LINK. These compositions are always complied each week in the song set list for each live stream concert in a gallery of text panels on the bottom of the live stream page. Here's a screen shot. Many Read More
  • Music Documentary Film Review: "Hearing Is Believing" - Rachel Flowers +

    Although released as a full-length documentary film in 2017, I had not had the opportunity to see this movie until this week. Let me begin by saying that it is a very important film for everyone to enjoy and learn from, especially musicians. The focus is on Rachel Flowers. She is what a real musician looks like - in every way, shape and form. Her essence is one of purity. That's what this film means to me: music is purity. The purity of her soul made me cry tears of joy at the end of the film. She hears a sound in everything and in everyone. The title says it all. More than the familiar motto "seeing is believing," the truth is that "hearing is believing." This is in perfect alignment with my axiom that music is a gift given to all human beings to teach us to become better listeners. Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8

AWW Whiteboard Review 2020: free online Whiteboard can come in very handy when you need to write or draw a musical example from scratch during an online, interactive live private music lesson

For those private music lesson teachers that are unfamiliar with what an online whiteboard is and how it can be useful to you, it is simply a blank white space with annotation tools for text, lines and shapes that allows you to write and draw your content in real-time for your students while screen sharing.

After checking out the top five online whiteboards, I settled on using AWW Whiteboard and have been very happy with it. I find it useful and most helpful when I’m trying to illustrate harmonic analysis, custom charts, chord changes during the lesson.

 

I use the Basic version, which is free and requires no registration. It is perfect for on the spot whiteboarding notes. The basic version can be found at this link:

https://awwapp.com/#

AWW whiteboard app web

I just open that page in my browser tab and start whiteboarding with the Basic tools on hand. It works great and allows me to draw almost anything I want with my Wacom tablet pen.

 

For those online music teachers who want the full-featured version, you can purchase the Premium program. You can sign up for a 14-day free trial. After that there is a monthly fee. You can find out about the robust Premium features at this link:

https://awwapp.com/info/premium-features/

 

Here's a link to a video showing how it works with quite a few YouTube videos:

Introduction to this whiteboard program:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUeZAB2SqxU

 

This is how you use the toolbar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXZstroIuSc

 

How to use the Board menu:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWj4d01M9_Q

 

Get yourself a drawing device like a Wacom Tablet (which I will feature in an upcoming Blog post) and you'll find this Whiteboard simple and effective to help your students during the online private lesson.

 

LINKS TO OTHER PAGES ON AW.COM

 

https://andywasserman.com/piano

https://andywasserman.com/private-lessons

https://andywasserman.com/private-lessons/realtime-online-lessons

https://andywasserman.com/private-lessons/testimonials

https://andywasserman.com/about

 

#onlinemusiclessons, #musicteachersoftware, #whiteboardonline, #sheetmusicwhiteboard