At DabbledooMusic we are all about music. Music for listening, music for dancing, music for playing and music for working. Music for collaboration, creativity and music learning. DabbledooMusic aims to encourage more music making for children in the classroom and at home by creating a new system of online, interactive music education.
Dabbledoomusic is a multimedia musical experience for young music makers, combining words, illustration, sound, performance and animation.The project is the result of a collaboration between music maker Shane Mc Kenna and visual artist Killian Redmonk with help from graphic designer Trevor Finnegan and tech whiz Brian Michael Thornton. It aims to make music more accessible and fun for children and teachers alike, through free online musical activities.
Dabbledoomusic uses a unique system of colour-coded, animated musical notation. Unlike conventional notation this system is designed to encourage people of all musical backgrounds and levels of experience to participate through collaborative performance and composition.
The next step in making this system accessible and engaging for all users is to create a new website to replace the blog which now exists. The new resources will be fully interactive so that teachers and children in schools can create and compose their own animated musical scores for listening and performing. The website will remain free for all users.
The funding will go towards: - Designing and creating a new range of interactive audio-visual content. - Optimizing the website for use with interactive whiteboards in schools. - Testing the new content in schools with children and teachers. - Hosting website and online network for teachers and students to record and share compositions and performances.
We are looking for your contribution to help our team create new and innovative online resources for music education in Ireland and around the world. We believe this is the most effective and relevant way to teach music in primary schools and with your help its about to get even better.
The money raised will go directly to the design and construction of the new website and the creation of interactive resources.
This project is one which we are fully committed to and your contributions will be used with our full effort and our thanks.
With all your help and support we made it, and with a few days to spare.
We have been working hard over the last two years to get DabbledooMusic to where it is today. It's been a tough slog at times but the further we push the more we believe that we can make a real difference to the way music is taught for teachers, parents and children.
We're over the moon that so many of you share our enthusiasm for the project and you can be sure we have a lot more to come. The new website is going to the the absolute biz!
We'll be in touch in the coming weeks about rewards and the big gig is booked for the Twisted Pepper on Saturday the 14th of September featuring the Dabbledoo Ensemble, Attention bebe and the !Kaboogie djs.
Hope to see you all there so we can thank you in person, make some music and have a dance.
Thank you from Dabbledoo!
50% by the weekend? Lets do it!
Update posted on Tuesday 16th July '13 @ 05:07:10
Its been a good day for the fundit and we want to keep it going. We will be having a workshop in the Shaw this Saturday from 4-6 and if we get to 50% by then, we'll organise a few of Attention Bebe to turn up for an all-in jamerama!
Keep spreading the word, if everyone can find one other person to throw in 20 euro we'll be well on our way.
Thanks again for all the support, it is very much appreciated.
Jams in the Pepper and Sales in the Boot
Update posted on Friday 12th July '13 @ 11:07:35
We're at 32% whoop!
Thanks again to you all and please keep helping us spread the word.
We had a great session in the Twisted Pepper last Saturday:
And we are going to have a DabbledooMusic car at the Toejam bootsale tomorrow.
Hopefully see some of you there.
25% Music Making Session - This Saturday
Update posted on Wednesday 3rd July '13 @ 06:07:19
Thanks to Everyone who's supported us so far by donating and spreading the word. We are nearly at 25% which is great news altogether.
This Saturday 6th, we will be holding a free DabbledooMusic session in the Twisted Pepper from 5 - 7.
There will be loads of instruments for people to play, (including 12 little synths) a few tunes and bit of fun, so drop down if you can.
Bring your own instrument if you like.