SmartMusic is a software-based computer program that helps students practice and submit their at home practice assignments. Students can practice exercises, solos, and lessons out of their method book as well as some of the music they are preparing for a performance.
The Benefits of SmartMusic
Practicing alone is often boring because the music has been taken out of its intended group setting. SmartMusic makes practicing fun. With SmartMusic, students are able to practice with professional accompaniment. (Meaning you will be able to hear other instruments playing along with you.) This makes practicing time more productive, all while helping the student develop better listening skills and a better understanding of the music.
SmartMusic records and even grades student progress from a home or school computer and includes a metronome, tuner and digital recorder. Most assignments offer assessment, where green notes indicate what students have performed correctly and red notes indicate where improvement is needed.
A SmartMusic subscription also provides you immediate access to the world’s largest musical library, allowing you to explore other pieces that we might not be using in class. This is particularly useful for students who are looking for that added challenge in band!
For more information, visit the SmartMusic website directly by clicking on the links below:
SmartMusic is a very efficient and enjoyable way to practice at home.
Rather than completing assignments at school and losing valued instruction time, students who have this at home can complete their assignments and take their playing tests from the comforts of home and email me their scores and recordings. Using this method, a student could play an assignment/test 20 times to get a score of 100 if so desired. What a great encouragement for all students to become better players and musicians.
Students can get a one year SmartMusic subscription for just $36.
To subscribe to SmartMusic, go to www.smartmusic.com, click on the "order now" button for students and performers and follow the simple on screen instructions.