There are many well-known benefits of encouraging singing in the instrumental classroom. It can improve intonation and help students develop their listening skills.
Tight rhythm and phrasing are hallmarks of any successful jazz ensemble. Singing is a great way to develop a collective sense of articulation and playing “in the pocket.” Singing through parts allows students to develop an aural sense of the music without the struggle of making it sound on their instrument.
SmartMusic not only transforms home practice, it’s also a powerful classroom teaching tool.
In this archived webinar, Giovanna Cruz shares tips for using SmartMusic in class, including how to:Display individual parts on-screen to demonstrate musical concepts Use SmartMusic as an accompanist during choir and other rehearsals Teach the rhythm of the day Play recordings to model exemplary performances
Discover new ways you can use SmartMusic as a classroom teaching tool in this video:
As an added bonus, you can see Giovanna’s trusted associate (and music education services superstar) Leigh Kallestad, participating in the webinar from his seat on a commercial airline.