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 12, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE:  Taylor Swift Education Center at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

COST: Included 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 Matt Kass 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. Martin Fisher is Manager of Recorded Media Collections at Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Popular Music. Matt Kass studied ethnomusicology at Cornell University and has created music for TV and national advertising campaigns, garnering more than 100 million impressions. iPads provided or bring your own.