Early/Late Note Assessment Added to New SmartMusic

Early/Late Note Assessment Added to New SmartMusic

We are continually refining new SmartMusic based on feedback from you. Next week we will address a very popular request; we’re adding visual feedback to indicate when a student has played a note early or late.

To clarify what will change, let’s review how this feedback has worked previously in new SmartMusic.

Get SmartMusic Up and Running

Get SmartMusic Up and Running

At first glance, the end of school year might seem like an odd time to talk about getting SmartMusic up and running. However, if you’re thinking about implementing new SmartMusic for the first time next fall, now is a pretty good time. You might even consider setting up a trial run with some of your returning students – it’s a great way to get them to practice more over the summer.

SmartMusic and Differentiated Instruction

SmartMusic and Differentiated Instruction

You’ve heard us say that SmartMusic is great for differentiated instruction. But what does that mean exactly? In this article, we’ll share some specific ways SmartMusic can help you meet the needs of every student.

Assessment

First, let’s talk about assessment.

Formative assessment is a term used to describe the techniques that teachers use to conduct in-process evaluation of the progress students are making.

7 Creative Ways to Use New SmartMusic

7 Creative Ways to Use New SmartMusic

Red and green note assessment is wonderful, but it’s just the beginning of what the new SmartMusic offers.

In this archived webinar, you’ll see how educators are using SmartMusic to engage their students and accelerate their learning. You’ll get new ideas on how to:

Promote musical exploration Provide student choice Teach students how to practice more effectively Help students become an active part of the evaluation process Create your own SmartMusic practice files

SmartMusic is just $40/year for teachers and as low as $4/year for students.

Streamline Your End-of-Year Auditions with SmartMusic

Streamline End-of-Year Auditions with SmartMusic

We all understand the value of end-of-year auditions, but they take so much time! Learn how to make the process more efficient – for both you and your students – using SmartMusic.

In this archived webinar, Giovanna Cruz will help you:

Make the audition process fair and transparent to everyone Save time by coordinating auditions at home, so kids aren’t lining up at your door Empower your students and minimize their anxiety Review student performances on your schedule and timeframe

The new SmartMusic can improve auditions and much more for only $40/year.

How Dan Pinkston’s band students use SmartMusic at home

How Dan Pinkston’s band students use SmartMusic at home

When working up new repertoire, Dan assigns each student one of the more challenging and/or important sections via SmartMusic. When students practice this material at home with immediate feedback, they prepare notes and rhythms more quickly. What’s more, Dan also encourages students to listen to the recording of the professional ensemble that accompanies their assignments to get a sense of phrasing, shaping, dynamics, and more.

Navigation Improvements in the New SmartMusic

Improvements in the New SmartMusic

Next week the new SmartMusic will look different.

You’ll enjoy a more efficient interface, as well as several additional enhancements in assignment creation, content search, and grading. Today we offer a sneak preview of some of the key improvements, many of which will be also visible to students.

SmartMusic Ask Me Anything

SmartMusic Ask Me Anything

The new SmartMusic improves so quickly, it can be hard to keep track off all that’s new, let alone what you can do with it for just $40 a year.

In this archived webinar, Leigh Kallestad and Giovanna Cruz answer questions music educators have about the new SmartMusic.

Dan Pinkston Uses SmartMusic’s Tuner with His Students

Dan Pinkston Uses SmartMusic’s Tuner with His Students

Hear Dan Pinkston describe how his band students benefit – both in class and at home – from the immediate visual feedback they receive from the tuner in the new SmartMusic.

Dan also answers the riddle, “How is using a tuner like using a pencil sharpener?” If you don’t know how they’re similar, check it out; the answer may be helpful for your students.