[IAEP] Tam Tam Mini Progress and User Manual Update

Claudia Urrea callaurrea at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 16:34:48 EST 2012

Looking forward... Claudia

On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 2:06 PM, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com> wrote:

>  Hi All!
> I'm happy to say I have finally gotten back to work on my *"Fun With Tam
> Tam Mini"* FLOSS manual after a hiatus (a So Cal word from the
> "industry") brought on by all sorts of holiday and family distractions.
> There are a number of other, unrelated, things folks have asked me to work
> on now, but I figure if I don't get this done first, it will never get
> done.  So…
> I am currently working on learning to use the free Finale Notepad software
> to generate simple samples of all the musical examples in the manual, put
> into standard musical notation. This was suggested by my middle- schooler,
> violinist, granddaughter when she reviewed the draft, way back in November.
> I remember how those musicians among you who tried Tam Tam in my
> mini-workshop at the SF summit found it confusing because you were used to
> reading notes.  I also found this with some second and third graders I
> worked with in Montana who have had some music lessons.  So… it will be
> there for those who need it in a special Appendix.  So far, I have done a
> one octave C Major scale... woo-hoo!
> I still will need to do some screen shots, but that should be fairly easy.
> ****(Important) *As soon as I finish the manual I will take excerpts and
> put them into the new FLOSS manual update as a Tam Tam Mini chapter. I am
> hoping someone will decide on the guidelines for these Activity chapters.
> There should be a limit on the maximum number of pages for any single
> Activity so we don't end up with any one being extremely long.  We should
> ask folks to include enough information for users to successfully begin to
> use the Activity and then refer them to more information elsewhere (wiki,
> FLOSS manual, web site, etc).
> I'll let you know when "*Fun With Tam Tam Mini"* is finished and ready
> for a final review.  I know there are several of you interested in using
> this in some of your deployments so… just a little more time and it should
> be ready!
> Grannie B (MA MusicEd)
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