Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum - From Cutting Wax to Building Tracks: A Century of Recording from the Phonograph to the iPad

WHEN:  Friday, October 18, 10:30 - 11:30 AM

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE: Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Nashville

COST: Free with Museum Admission

WHAT:  Long before the mp3, compact disc, or cassette tape, the earliest commercially recorded music lived on wax cylinders, played on large phonograph machines. Today, smartphones, tablets, and recording software put the power to record and produce music in the palms of our hands. In this hands-on workshop, music professionals Martin Fisher and Adam Ollendorff demystify two recording technologies, developed a century apart: the Edison Triumph Phonograph and GarageBand. Participants will have the opportunity to record a group song using each technology, and experiment with the music production power of the iPad. Fisher is Manager of Recorded Media Collections at Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Popular Music. Ollendorff has toured with Kacey Musgraves, performed with Willie Nelson, and written songs with Jim Lauderdale and Maren Morris. iPads provided or bring your own. Taylor Swift Education Center. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Presented in support of Fall Break Fun.