Episode #011: Mark Shelton, author of “Give Me a Tablet”

In this episode, Paul and Chris interview Mark Shelton, author of “Give Me a Tablet,” which is available through Heritage Music Press at your local dealer.  The interview was recorded in October and is being posted late on November 4, 2017.

As a side note, the podcast is no longer hosted by SoundCloud, but instead through archive.org.  This blog acts as the RSS feed, which is read by FeedBurner (a Google product), which then reports to Apple Podcasts.

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Link to audio: https://archive.org/download/METPodcast/MET%20Podcast%20011.m4a


Episode #009 UberChord with Eckart Burgwedel

In this podcast, we visit with Eckart Burgwedel, the CEO of UberChord

First Half Notes:

Second Half Notes:

Link to audio: https://archive.org/download/METPodcast/MET%20Podcast%20009.mp3

Episode #008 Sheet Music Scanner with David Zemsky

It has been a while since we have recorded a podcast, but in this podcast we are pleased to introduce David Zemsky, the developer who created Sheet Music Scanner (Referral Link from Paul, Referral Link from Chris), an inexpensive scanning app for iOS.

First Half Notes:

Second Half Notes:

Link to audio: https://archive.org/download/METPodcast/MET%20Podcast%20008.m4a

Epidsode #007 At the Michigan Music Conference

In this episode, Paul and Chris, after seven years of communication have finally met in person and record an episode with each other in the same room!  Topics of the conversation include the 2017 Michigan Music Conference (particularly the Thursday Technology Pre-Conference), and news from NAMM including Komp, IK Multimedia products, and big changes to GarageBand for iOS and Logic.


Link to audio: https://archive.org/download/METPodcast/MET%20Podcast%20007.m4a

Episode #006 with Raphaël Schumann, CEO of Newzik

In the sixth episode of the Music Education and Technology Podcast, Chris and Paul discuss Dorico’s new 30 day trial, Google Classroom, Showbie, SeeSaw, and the latest update to Uberchord.  Google Classroom, Showbie, and SeeSaw are web-based services that can be used with many platforms (Showbie still has more features for iOS, but has expanded much of its functionality to web based interactions).   In the second half of the podcast, our guest is Raphael Schumann, the CEO of Newzik.  Newzik is a relatively new (nine months) app that is used for music reading–with both PDFs and MusicXML files.  The app has a special focus on group distribution, and has already been used for a complete orchestral concert with the Opera de Rouen.  Newzik also offers equipment rentals to orchestras and ensembles.  We also want to continue to thank Uberchord for its sponsorship of SoundCloud hosting for this podcast this year.

Show Links:

See Newzik’s use with the Opera de Rouen:

Link to audio: https://archive.org/download/METPodcast/MET%20Podcast%20006.m4a

Episode #005 with John Mlynczak, Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Noteflight (a Hal Leonard Company)


In the first part of Episode 005, Paul and Chris discuss BLE MIDI (Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI) which is a newer standard found on Apple Products (iOS and macOS) and there are some solutions for other platforms.  They also discuss Sheet Music Scanner which recently added the ability to export to MusicXML and reads PDF files (see links below).  In the second part of Episode 005, Paul and Chris (mainly Paul, as Chris was sick and didn’t have much of a voice) visited with John Mlynczak, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Noteflight, a Hal Leonard Company.


Link to audio: https://archive.org/download/METPodcast/MET%20Podcast%20005.m4a