Essential Elements Interactive for iPad
By Hal Leonard Corporation
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The iPad companion for the Essential Elements Interactive (EEi) Online Resource (Browser Version) – available with the purchase of an Essential Elements Method Book (Book 1 or 2).
This app is designed to work with the Essential Elements for Band and Essential Elements for Strings Method Books – the premier method books for beginning instrumentalists. EEi is an online resource that supplements and enhances the EE curriculum. This app will allow teachers, students and parents access to their EEi accounts.
EEi for iPad allows users with accounts to:
• Practice their instruments with multiple audio accompaniment tracks
• Record themselves via the iPad
• Upload and share recordings via the EEi cloud
• Use tempo control, slowing the audio speed for practice
• View instructional videos
• Access supplemental handouts and worksheets
• View and share assignments and materials from teacher to student
• And much more…
*An internet connection and an EEi teacher, student or parent account is required to use this app.
**Accounts can be created using purchased Essential Elements Teacher and Student Method Books (Book 1 and 2).
What's New in Version 1.3
Stability improvements and bug fixes to give you the best Essential Elements Interactive experience.
Badly in need of an update
As a public high school strings teacher, I really want to like and use this app, but as it stands now I just can't and don't. The last update to it was almost two years ago, back when iOS 8.3 was out. As of this writing, we're at iOS 10.2, and as the others have mentioned, there are stability issues. All my students have school-issued iPads, and this app crashes at startup on an unacceptably large percentage of their devices. When trying to register, the app also more likely than not didn't recognize their book codes, and they all had to resort to entering their ISBN numbers instead (which added to the hassle of trying to get everyone set up). The recent updates to the Essential Elements Interactive website (like the All-Music option for recording music not found in the books, and the other updates to the assignments tab) haven't been rolled over into this app yet, which is truly a shame because they could really help me out with playing quizzes and other assessments (not all my students have access to a private internet-connected computer at home with a mic.)
Like Riding a Bike...
I switched to another method a couple of years ago just because I had used EE for so long. I came back because of EEi and couldn’t be happier. Now that I tried other method books and have come back, I realize that EE just works. The new interactive program makes it really connect with the kids and this app works extremely well. My kids can use this app to practice, watch videos, and record themselves. The recording part has been really helpful - especially for my brass players. I can see major improvement in their performance. Great App!!!
A very innovative and useful app!
This app offers band and orchestra directors an innovative technology tool to communicate, assess, and supplement their lessons. For students, the music studio helps motivate home practice with the unique accompaniment tracks. Additionally EEi provides a library of useful resources with solid pedagogy and appropriate sequencing. It’s hard to believe that this app is FREE when you own an Essential Elements book! There is literally no reason not to use it!
- Category: Education
- Updated: May 13, 2015
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 6.6 MB
- Languages: English, German
- Seller: Hal Leonard Corp.
- © Hal Leonard Corporation
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.