Understanding how sounds form—and how sounds combine to create words— is imperative to learning how to transcribe speech phonetically. Taking a "meta" approach, A Phonetics Workbook for Students by Heidi Harbers prepares students to transcribe speech phonetically by helping them become aware of the sounds of English phonology. Following a systematic, learning-friendly organization, chapter's progress from awareness of sounds, to articulatory phonetics and IPA symbols, to transcription. Unlike other workbooks, its exercises are varied and challenging and develop both foundational and critical thinking skills. By teaching students how to develop both an ear and eye for phonetics, the workbook provides a superior foundation from which transcription skills can develop.
Even if you haven't used GarageBand for iPhone before, chances are you've heard a lot about it. When this iOS version of Apple's popular GarageBand for Mac application debuted in 2011, rave reviews began rolling in, and Apple has improved its performance and added features since then. If you've ever used GarageBand for Mac, you'll find yourself quite comfortable here -- the two apps have a lot in common. If you haven't, don't worry -- we cover everything you'll need to know in this guide. But, either way, prepare yourself for a unique experience. That's because of the unique touch interface of the iPhone. Apple's GarageBand for iPhone app features several great software instruments that you can play just by touching the screen. This makes the experience of playing a guitar, for instance, or a drum set very natural for anyone who's ever played a musical instrument, and much more fun! Let Minute Help show you how!
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