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Re: [seul-edu] Now I need advice on my music lab
> Is someone collecting all this into one document? If so I will be happy to
> format it into a Seul-doc.
> Quoting Marilyn Hagle <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > Thanks all for the linux music software information!! That was great!!
> > I am
> > still looking for a music theory tutorial. I can set much of that up in
> > web
> > pages using small midi files and forms, and there was a rhythm tutorial
> > type
> > program . . . but a good theory program would sure be easier.
> > OK . . . so this is what I need now . . . more advice!!
> > I currently have three linux servers. For the past three years I have
> > been
> > teaching computer apps in a Mac lab, so I have primarily used them
> > #1 for student accounts using Netatalk,
> > #2 as Intranet web servers using Apache . . . and . ..
> > #3 for interclassroom mail. . .students telnet to server and use Pine
> > This year I took the choir director job at the same school. Of course
> > there is
> > no money in the music budget for computers, but in anticipation of this,
> > I have
> > been collecting discarded computers for some time. I have about 10 386
> > and 486
> > computers. The tech director gave me a bunch of old network cards,
> > sound
> > cards, a few CDROM drives, some hard drives . . . I have permission to
> > scrounge
> > for memory in some other scrapped computers. The TD has also promised
> > me some
> > 200 mghz Pentiums that will be replaced this fall.
> > My plan was to use these old machines as dumb terminals that run linux
> > from a
> > server. I have the old crappy stuff right now, and would like to set it
> > up for
> > student use right away. Even if I am only doing text applications and
> > maybe
> > just doing mail with the kids, I want them working on computers in the
> > classroom right away. I am pretty sure the tech director fellow will
> > give me
> > computers that are being replaced if I can show I am doing something
> > with what
> > I've got. Ultimately, I would like my student work stations to run
> > Netscape
> > and Jazz++ and some of the Linux programs you have all suggested. I
> > really
> > want my student stations to be Linux clients . . . no Windoze.
> > Help!!
> > Can I install some simple Linux from a floppy and set these stations to
> > connect
> > to my servers? I want to get my old icky computers operational, and
> > then
> > upgrade as the old pentiums become available.
> > I do not have a technical background at all. I started out as a music
> > teacher
> > in '79. By '85, I had purchased my first computer/MIDI system with 2
> > synthesizers, sequencer and transposition software. I can build a
> > computer
> > from parts, make all manner of web pages, but know minimal programming.
> > I got
> > involved in Linux because it was FREE. It has enabled me to do very
> > cool
> > things with kids these past 3 years. When you give adivice . .. be
> > gentle!!
> > But please help me get this going!!
> > OK. . . that's it. You guys are the best.
> > Thanks,
> > Marilyn
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here's an online drum machine that lets you create patterens and then play