Get ready for the new school year!


It’s time to get ready for the new school year—new classes, new faces—another opportunity to inspire students to make great music! Let’s make sure you’re ready.

Update SmartMusic

Get yourself and your students up to speed with the latest version of SmartMusic. Current versions check for updates automatically.

SmartMusic Feature Friday: Hide on-screen music!

Hide on-screen musicIn this week’s SmartMusic Feature Friday, I will show you how to hide on-screen music and still get an assessment! Why would you want to use this feature?

Perhaps to memorize:

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This feature is unique because you can you hear the accompaniment as you memorize!

SmartMusic Update July 2014


SmartMusic received an update on the evening of 7/8/2014 that provides greater flexibility in both enrolling students and creating rubrics. An additional update is planned for later this summer that will add compatibility with SmartMusic accompaniments created in Finale 2014. A communication will be sent as the date approaches.

SmartMusic Feature Friday: Happy 4th of July!

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This week’s SmartMusic Feature Friday is wishing you a Happy 4th of July! There will be a regular feature next week.

If you haven’t read Griffin Woodworth’s blog on “The Star Spangled Banner”, click here. He provides excellent information regarding some of the history behind what is our National Anthem.

New Assessable Contest Solo Repertoire Released Today

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Today, Classic Festival Solos, Vol. 1, which is already in the Solo library, now has an assessable counterpart with on screen notation! This means that students can have the benefit of using SmartMusic’s assessment features, especially during the learning phase. Knowing which notes and rhythms are being played correctly (and incorrectly) from the beginning makes a big difference in the learning process.

SmartMusic Feature Friday: Practice Tools Shortcuts

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In today’s SmartMusic Feature Friday, you will learn about the practice tools shortcuts that give you quick access to the tuner, metronome and virtual keyboard.

One of the great features of SmartMusic is the suite of common practice tools that help musicians improve their skills.

SmartMusic Tips to Plan Ahead

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As an educator, you know that back to school time can be hectic and to plan ahead is a key to success.

Take advantage of these helpful hints and get started on that road to success with SmartMusic.

Did you know that next year’s calendar is already available?

SmartMusic Feature Friday: Create a Playlist

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This week’s SmartMusic Feature Friday post is about how to create a Playlist. You can group  various types of repertoire together in one place and have the titles ready to open without searching for them.  Any music that can be opened in SmartMusic can be added to a playlist.