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Music is all about culture and emotions. Music tells stories, fiction and non-fiction, about histories and myths. Music is around you and there is lots of genres to know and enjoy. You want to know more about music? Here’s some websites that you could use to learn more about music.

MTNA – For Kids

MTNA has cemented its role as an organization essential not only to the professional and individual well-being of music-teaching professionals, but also a vital partner in their growth and development. It provides both a collective voice for teachers worldwide and a powerful alliance with a highly prestigious and influential group. MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers. MTNA is all about reaching to the students or young adults about music through technology. Learning history about music to learning how to play an instrument. MTNA is for all-around music prodigies who want to do even better.

 Music – Interactive Learning

Interactive Learning is all about composing any type of genres that you like and putting it on paper, playing any virtual instrument that you how play or interested in playing, and having fun or enjoying your time with music. Interactive Learning also teaches you how to play and read  music and at the same it make sure you are enjoying the time you are having learning.

 Music Learning Community

Music Learning Community is a remarkable playground of learning games that teach and reinforce traditional music theory and aural skills, a breakthrough Internet website carefully designed by Christine Hermanson, a leading expert in music and computer-based learning. Music Learning Community provides exceptional multimedia music instruction in a fun and exciting learning environment that inspires active participation, promotes the lifelong enjoyment of music and transforms students into Lifetime Musicians. Music Learning Community is another blog that includes other peoples input. People will answer your questions that your having problems with. Also, you could answer other peoples questions if you know the answer to the question. Music Learning Community is a great website for those who also have idea in music and like to make it as a discussion or a friendly argument.

eMusic Theory

eMusic Theory is a website that helps you in every area of music for example will help you find where you could take lessons or helps teacher on what type of music to teach or show to a class. eMusic Theory also helps you learn more about other composers and the history the music and to read music if you don’t know to already. Because technology is everywhere eMusic Theory wants to connect with people who are into their technology.

 Cybrary Man’s Educational Web Sites

Cybrary Man’s Educational Web Sites is a website of resources for bands for high school and for creating your own band. Children music and teacher guides to children’s songs, choral music and lists of musics and ideas of music you could sing as a choir or group. Composer and classic music that has interactive learning and games and free download music, lesson plans to classic music in the classroom, and Aria Database. History in this website includes the timeline of music, videos about music history, history trivia and charts of fifties, sixties, seventies music. There is TV themes music and songs, African music encyclopedia, and African heritage. Instruments and Orchestra which provides information about plucked instrument and San Francisco Kids’ sites. Jazz which provides Jazz PBS Kids Go and Duke Ellington. Lesson plans that has videos, exercises, tools, and more resources and links for lesson plans. Lyrics and sheet music provides help with reading music, free music sheets, staff paper generator. Music teachers will have a music education new online and teacher cast. Online music activities will provide you with touch pianist, drum kit, beatlab, audio tools, creating music, and music theory. And piano which provides you to the piano player, Jam studio create music beats, pianopedia, piano technician guild, everything about piano, tuning, repair, service, and history.

Childrens Music Workshop

Childrens Music Workshop is a music education company which specializes in a variety of products and services including custom designed band and orchestra method books, school-site music instruction, music education advocacy and more.Founded nearly thirty years ago by Larry Newman, Children’s Music Workshop presently coordinates music programs in more than two dozen of the top Los Angeles area public and private schools. And Children’s Music Workshop teachers are among the finest music educators to be found anywhere in the country.

 National Association for Music Education

National Association for Music Education provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers. National Association for Music Education’s activities and resources have been largely responsible for the establishment of music education as a profession, for the promotion and guidance of music study as an integral part of the school curriculum, and for the development of the National Standards for Arts Education.

 Resource – Music Education

Music Education is a group of dedicated music teachers from North, East, and Central Iowa. The blog provides information about workshops and gatherings related to music education, as well as links to the group’s newsletter and contacts. Music Education is a group promoting the interests of both music students and current and future music educators. This blog provides information about scholarships, classes, and job and professional development opportunities, as well as provides links to other music education interest groups.

Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a website that provides information about music like the elements of music, the history of music and where it started, business in music, music education, and music therapy.

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Market Research in a Digital World

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“Marketing without data is like driving with your eyes closed.” -Dan Zarrella

Market research is the process of assessing the viability of a good or service through research conducted directly with the consumer which allows a company to discover the target market and record opinions and other input from consumers regarding interest in the product.

When and Where to use Digital Market Research

  • Provide management with relevant, accurate, reliable, valid, and current market information
  • Managers make numerous strategic and tactical decisions in the process of identifying and satisfying customer needs
  • Make decisions about potential opportunities, target market selection, market segmentation, planning and implementing marketing programs, marketing performance, and control

My Own Digital Market Research

In class we had groups and we had to make surveys and send them to 8-20 people. In our surveys we ask basic question but made sure we don’t ask any personal questions. Then we interviewed a whole different group of people about they might feel about our app. Finally we a had focus group with different people and we ask them some question like “How do you wake up?” or “Would you be interesting in our app?” They will answer it honestly and we will gather up all our data from each respondent.

How will I use Market Research Principles in the future?

I will use Market Research in for my company to see what the people are interested in. And to be sure that my product will work and be a success.

 

The Importance of UX Design

“Design is not just what it looks like & feels like. Design is how it works.” -Steve Jobs

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UX Design is about making your website look good but also showing that your product works and satisfies the customer. UX Design is the way website developers and business owners satisfy the needs of their customers by improving the organization’s website design, interactivity and usability.

 

Where and When to use UX Design 

  • Visual Demo Companies
  • Interactive Design Companies
  • Web Design Firm
  • Graphic Design Groups
  • Digital Signage Companies

My group’s own research on a website for UX Design 

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In my group we were looking at the Cleveland Magazine website and finding what we could do to improve the website and made few ideas on it. Our target audience is age 18-30 they could be married or single and have an income of about  $40,000 and up. Its for people looking for fun, night out, shop, and seeking for health advice. Our customer persona’s name is Kodak Black he’s 19 years old he lives at Pompano Beach, Florida. He likes performing arts and he likes Italian food. Our customer persona is in the age range of our target audience and his income is more than $40,000 also he likes Italian food and he likes traveling so he can check out the Cleveland Magazine website just to see what Cleveland  has to offer.

Future uses on UX Design

  1. Goal-driven design – Focus on personas, user scenarios and experience maps so that every interaction moves users closer to completing their goal.
  2. Usability – Function must be intuitive and reliable before it can be fun for users. Provide only as many features as users truly need, then hone in on reducing the friction and cognitive load of each feature.
  3. Affordances and signifiers – Form must reflect function since vision is our dominant sense.
  4. Learnability – Interfaces that are consistent with existing designs and across all internal assets are more predictable, which means that they are easier to learn. Learnable interfaces, then, naturally feel more usable since less friction is involved.
  5. Feedback and response time – Interfaces must respond promptly to users in a human way so that the experience feels like a real conversation. You must approach interaction design as if it were human-to-human conversation, not as a machine that simply responds to what users do or say.

http://thenextweb.com/dd/2015/05/07/the-future-of-interaction-design/