Guidance

Video guide: Video editing for virtual performances

It's one of the most well-known pieces of editing software, but how exactly do you use Shotcut? In this easy-to-follow video guide you'll see the main features in action as we walk through the full process of editing a virtual performance using the free software

Combining online and in-person rehearsals

As we move back towards being able to run our rehearsals in person, it’s important to think about including all your members. Some of your members will be raring to get back to normality, and face-to-face rehearsals and concerts. Some, however, might still be self-isolating, or might be struggling with technology, and these challenges could result in them feeling left out and excluded from your group.

Risk assessment for COVID secure rehearsals

As lockdown eases across the UK music groups can start to think about getting back to meeting and rehearsing in person. Guidance varies in each nation, but for all, doing a risk assessment of your activities and putting measures in place to reduce risk is vital.  

Making Music Platform Project Plan (Full website users)

Making Music has created a project plan to provide a bite-sized approach to building and designing your Platform. As each group is different, this is by no means a rigid plan but aims to provide structure, timeframe, and a clearer understanding of who is responsible for each part of the process. This plan should be used by groups with the full website and not those who are using the members area only.

Webinar recording: Livestreaming solutions for rehearsing and performing

With socially-distanced rehearsals and performances set to continue for some time, livestreaming is an alternative option that can help you reach as many people as possible. In this webinar, we take a look at the process of livestreaming, talk through the different technology, platforms and software available, and discuss how to get the most from the experience.

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Webinar recording: Video editing for virtual performances

Many leisure-time music groups have thought about creating a virtual performance for their members to take part in, but are unsure where to start or are unfamiliar with the software. In this webinar, we take a look at the process of editing the video, and demonstrate some of the software available.

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Webinar recording: Audio mixing for virtual performances

Many leisure-time music groups have thought about creating a virtual performance for their members to take part in, but are unsure where to start or are unfamiliar with the software. In this webinar, we take a look at the process of mixing audio files and demonstrate some of the software available.

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Risk assessment for COVID secure performances

As lockdown eases across the UK professional musicians can now perform publicly in some circumstances. In England outdoor and indoor (as of 15 August) performances are allowed, and the possibility of performances in other nations is on the horizon.

Working with your music director to deliver online activities

The brave new world of online rehearsal has taken off in a way we couldn’t have imagined just six months ago. While it can be great it isn’t always plain sailing and we know some groups have decided against online rehearsals, whilst others have had limited success.  

Groups that have been successful have told us their Musical Director or conductor (MD) has been central to this, and equally where groups have struggled it is often because their MD has not been able to offer support as much as they would like.

Research and guidance on COVID-19 and musical activity

This page assembles all the information we have found in one place to make it easier for you to refer to. It will never be complete, as new research and guidance becomes available all the time. So do let us know when you come across something not listed here and we will add it.

This page was last updated 6 October 2020