Bloom is a generative music application for iOS. Created by one of popular music’s most influential and innovative figures Brain Eno and cutting-edge musician and software designer Peter Chilvers. The software plays a low drone and when touching the screen, it produces different tones, which play in a loop. You can download it from an app store on tablets.
Music technology specialist and practitioner David Ashworth has provided a free resource for music teachers which demonstrates how Bloom works – covering the essential functionality of the app. It goes on to consider how teachers might use this resource with their students, by suggesting a range of activities.
The activities are not intended to be prescriptive: they can be used flexibly. These can be adapted or modified so that many will be appropriate for students from upper KS2 – KS4 and in some SEND situations.
This helpful resource is being made freely available to all classroom music teachers across Lancashire.
To access your free download, get in touch with David Ashworth via the Contact Me page on this website www.davidashworth.org.uk Leave your name and school to receive a free download code.
David Ashworth has been helping teachers and their students use music technology effectively for over 20 years. He writes articles, blogs, gives conference and INSET presentations and makes highly regarded, best selling resources for many of the top organisations in music education. Recent clients include BBC, Music Sales, Scholastic, Rhinegold Publications and Friday Afternoons. He was the editor of the pioneering Teaching Music website, bringing music teachers together to share and collaborate in an online space