Feature Friday: Managing SmartMusic Gradebook

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In today’s Feature Friday, you will learn how teachers are creatively managing SmartMusic Gradebook by creating classes that streamline assignment creation, grading and documentation options.

Imagine a music program where students know what they need to work on and how they are progressing. Now imagine that you are the director of this program and besides knowing how every student is doing, you can also share that information instantly.

SmartMusic Feature Friday: Creating MP3 Assignments

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In today’s Feature Friday, you will learn the quickest way to add content to SmartMusic – creating MP3s! Once an MP3 is in your SmartMusic library, you can assign it to students for practice or evaluation purposes.

Here are some ways that teachers are using MP3s:

Take all or a portion of a large group recording and make an assignment.

Feature Friday: SmartMusic Gradebook and Inbox App

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The SmartMusic Gradebook and Inbox App can help you easily guide, evaluate and track student progress. Imagine being able to have immediate access to recordings and assessments completed in SmartMusic, for all students. Here are some of the ways you can use the SmartMusic Gradebook:

Give students individualized feedback of their progress.

SmartMusic Feature Friday: Import MP3 Files

FeatureFriday_BlogHeader_EditableIn today’s SmartMusic Feature Friday, you will learn how to import MP3 files into SmartMusic. Once an MP3 is in your SmartMusic library, you can practice or assign the MP3. This feature tremendously expands the possibilities of using SmartMusic in your curriculum.

After an MP3 file is imported into SmartMusic, you can do the following:

Play it at various tempos without changing key Transpose to other keys Loop a selected region Create assignments to students with your required settings To import an MP3, click on the MP3 Audio Files menu on the left side of the SmartMusic screen.

SmartMusic Feature Friday: Creating Units

FeatureFriday_BlogHeader_EditableIn today’s SmartMusic Feature Friday, you will learn about creating units. Units can be created from any kind of repertoire and are a great way to organize, save and share your SmartMusic assignments. 

Units are a “bundled” group of assignments and are scheduled with the same set of instructions, grading points and due dates.

SmartMusic Feature Friday: Setting Up Summer Classes

Setting Up Summer SmartMusic Classes

In today’s SmartMusic Feature Friday, you will learn about setting up summer classes.

SmartMusic summer classes can be set up for beginner programs, lessons, marching band or even a “SmartMusic Pilot” class to practice scheduling assignments to students. By using the Re-enroll students option, students  can automatically be enrolled in your summer class from existing classes and you can add any enrolled student to any class for the next school year.

SmartMusic Feature Friday: Sight Singing Assignments

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This week’s SmartMusic Feature Friday post shows you how to create sight singing assignments. With just a few mouse clicks, you can assign SmartMusic’s sight singing method books or your own SmartMusic files made with Finale. Schedule sight singing for student practice or testing. It’s quick and easy!

SmartMusic Feature Friday: Quick Search

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Would you like a quick way to find Solos, Jazz, Band and  Orchestra titles or any music that is in the SmartMusic Library?  Today’s SmartMusic Feature Friday feature shows you how to use the SmartMusic Quick Search.  Just choose your category, genre or skill level and find your favorite music.