By MakeMusic, Inc.
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2014 award winner of Best Concert Band/Orchestra Teaching Tool by School and Band Orchestra magazine, SmartMusic is interactive music learning software that pushes you to play your best. This app gives you unlimited access to SmartMusic's extensive repertoire library, including over 50 method books, nearly 50,000 skill building exercises and a combined 22,000+ solo and ensemble titles by major publishers such as Alfred, Barnhouse, Belwin, Hal Leonard, Kjos, and others. Full repertoire access requires a SmartMusic account with access to a valid subscription.
This app combines many of the great practice features available through your SmartMusic subscription with the convenience of your iPad. What can you do with SmartMusic?
• Open sheet music on screen for 22,000+ solo and ensemble titles, including repertoire for brass, percussion, strings, woodwinds and voice with accompaniment.
• Practice with over 50 method books and nearly 50,000 skill building exercises.
• Record and listen to your performance.
• See your successes and areas for improvement, and loop difficult passages.
• If used in an educational setting, students can receive, review, and submit SmartMusic-created assignments as well as custom assignments made with Finale-Created (SMP) files and MP3 audio files.
Practice more, build skills, and gain confidence with SmartMusic. Play along with musical accompaniment while SmartMusic scores your performance. Download the SmartMusic app today and begin to experience the power of interactive practice.
What's New in Version 2.3.1
• Bug Fixes
Student subscription iPad app needs airplane mode
I gave the app a 2 for how it is working with my students. Our school has a 1 to 1 iPad program. Perfect for this app, right? I spent the budget money for individual student subscriptions with 11 students. 6 of the 12 have had issues connecting the app with the internet at home (the purpose of the app). I have resorted to taking class time to do assessments at school. Practice reports, home assessments are useless because app requires a constant wifi connection. Slow screen redraws, stalled app, wasted time. I will NOT get individual subscriptions again until SmartMusic includes an airplane mode for home assessment recordings. BEWARE...the app only works when the wifi connection is perfect. In real life, student wifi connections (if they have them) are everything from Comcast to ATT to Wowway.
This is a really cool app, I just have a few things to suggest. First, you should make it so you don't need to tap on the 'open' button for a song, you can just tap anywhere in the box of the song. Also, there should be an option not to save takes, because they take a lot of memory on my iPad. Other then that, I like the app just fine. I think it has a lot of potential.
Very useful app. My school band uses it and it is a way for the teacher to see kid's progress. I saw an earlier comment that said that they had to practice at home because of this app, but you should practice at home anyways. Big thumbs up, 10/10, 5 stars. Some glitches though, it took like 5 minutes to submit one of my assignments.