Get ready for the new school year!

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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.

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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: 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:

Scales Marching band music Solos

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

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: Practice Tools Shortcuts

Practice Tools Shortcuts

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.