Top 7 SmartMusic Tips and Tricks

The possibilities you have with SmartMusic are virtually endless. Here are the Top 7 SmartMusic tips & tricks you can start doing today that will have an immediate impact for you.

1.  Create a Playlist:  On left sided of SmartMusic screen, click on “New Playlist.  Then drag and drop selections from “My Library” or “Recently Played” into your Playlist.  Use Playlists to speed up rehearsals, quick access to songs, exercises or even recitals.

2.  Turn off the “Follow Me” setting when learning a solo.  Once you have mastered the solo, turn on “Follow Me” and experiment with the “Customize” settings to make all of your performance decisions and settings.

3.  When you click on the “Listen” button to hear your performance, you will have a slider adjustment to set your preferred balance of “My Part” and “Accompaniment”.  Use this slider to balance your recording before you save it as an MP3.

4.  Tap “P” on the computer keyboard to hear the “My Part” pitch.  Wherever the cursor is, that’s the pitch you will hear.  Tap the letter “A” to hear a concert A and tap the letter “B” to hear a concert Bb.  This works especially well when you are tuning in a contest setting.

Gradebook User Tips:

5. Grading Shortcut for exercises or rhythms:  If you don’t want to listen to all of your students clapping or rhythm assignments, let SmartMusic do all of the grading.  Set your points for SmartMusic red and green note assessment and SmartMusic will grade them for you. However, if you set your recording score to “0”, you will still have the recording available if you need.

6. Create “Assignment Units”:  Combine any number of assignments into a unit and schedule to students.  The units will be available in your “Personal Library” to be used again.  In addition, you can share units with others in your school district and state.

7. To go back a page in the SmartMusic gradebook, just “Control Click” or “Right Click” on the page and you will see a “Go Back” option.

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