Using the Mic Looper for Music Making and Clinical Music Therapy Work

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Self-study. Using the Microphone (mic) Looper for music making and clinical music therapy work. This course will provide mic looper instruction focusing on using this recording device for spontaneous recording/layering of instrument and vocal music parts. 7 Credits

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Using the Mic Looper for Music Making and Clinical Music Therapy Work

  • Number of CMTEs: 7
  • Price: $70

Self-study. Using the Microphone (mic) Looper for music making and clinical music therapy work. This course will provide mic looper instruction focusing on using this recording device for spontaneous recording/layering of instrument and vocal music parts. 7 Credits

The course is presented as video based lectures that require you to watch the individual lessons, practice what is being taught then take a post test at the end of the course for final evaluation.

*** Is owning a microphone looper required before taking the course? No, the course can be taken and trying many of the discussed examples can be done using a cell phone voice recorder, iPad or tablet voice recorder or by recording layered parts using computer based DAW applications like Garageband, Ableton Live, ProTools, etc.

Why then is a looper device used if recording can be done on the devices described above? Layering of more than one part is not possible on phone/tablet voice recorders and computer based DAW applications are not as portable and are much more expensive. Also, computer based DAW applications are not practical for live music making. But the biggest reasons why the Mic Looper is outstanding is because it is so portable and it allows for “on the spot,” spontaneous layering of parts. Perfect for live music making for performers and music therapists. Go to YouTube and watch professional musicians use loopers in their performances.

PDF handouts will be provided for you to print off, use and keep.

Learning Objectives (relevant CBMT domain items)
By the end of the course instruction participants will be able to (***or begin to):

  • Demonstrate how to connect a microphone looper to a speaker system. (II-A-5-p)
  • Apply demonstrated mic looper techniques and examples to clinical music therapy work. (II-A-5-a, II-A-5-e, II-A-5-a, II-A-5-i-1, II-A-5-i-3, II-A-5-i-4, II-A-5-p, II-A-5-z, II-A-5-aa)
  • Design various vocal music experiences using the mic looper. (II-A-5-a, II-A-5-i-1, II- A-5-p, II-A-5-z)
  • Prepare various music instrument experiences using the mic looper. (II-A-5-a, II-A-5- i-3, II-A-5-i-4, II-A-5-p, II-A-5-z)

*** the reason the language “begin to” is included is because all musicians are at varying degrees of development and competency. This course covers basic information that all music therapy professionals can play and information that at times, is of a more advanced level. At this time, those with less experience can be exposed to this information then apply the more advanced techniques in the future as their skills develop.

Using the Microphone (mic) Looper for Music Making and Clinical Music Therapy Work is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 7 CMTEs – Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. The Creative Clinician, CBMT Approved Provider #P-172, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.