Training of professional musicians

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Faculties of music and individual music teachers are beginning to use virtual reality as one vehicle to train young artists, by providing fun performance opportunities that are no cost or low cost. Thom Dowd who teaches at Swiss Conservatory of Music is one of the Music Educators using Second Life[…]

Music Education and Outreach

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The other unique element to the SL live concert experience is the accessibility of artists. Performers can view text messages and questions. Artists customarily engage the audience before and after concerts and sometimes at breaks in the program. This accessibility is as rewarding to the performer as to the audience.[…]

Second Life concerts as audience development

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The aspect unique to classical music in Second Life is the quality of the audience experience. A podcast or webcast can deliver the same sound quality and serve promotional purposes, but all of these are solitary experiences. By contrast, concerts in Second Life are joyfully social; audience members are celebratory[…]

The construction of Second Life Musical Venues

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The subject of virtual real estate, 3-dimensional building and managing lag issues in Second Life is a very large topic, which I can only touch on here. Artists and arts organizations may wish to know that non-profits can apply to purchase virtual real estate at a reduced price if they[…]

Detailed instructions for SL streaming from PC

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In order to stream “live” audio into SL, first you need to capture your music through microphone (s) and “broadcast” your sound from your computer. It is recommended that if you are going to broadcast more than one track (several instruments, instrument plus voice, or instrument plus recorded accompaniment) that[…]