Smart Music Info
Frequently Asked Questions
What does SmartMusic do?
How will this be used in class?
SmartMusic will be up on the projector during every band rehearsal and will be used to highlight excerpts from the music, demonstrate fingerings, and we will use it to practice as a group. We can also use the program to play professional recordings of our band music, record ourselves, and evaluate our performance.
At home the students will use SmartMusic to practice their music and submit quarterly playing assignments. All students will be required to submit assignments through SmartMusic that will be included in their final grade. However students can try as many times as they like before they submit their final assignment! This will allow us to identify those students who are struggling and help us create a suitable intervention.
Is this required?
Yes this program is required just like the method book. We started using this program at Heineman last year, and it was a great success. The students who purchased the subscription had a better grasp on their instruments and were more proficient than those who did not purchase the subscription. Marlowe and the High School have successfully used this program for the past four years and it has elevated their musical skill by at least a grade level If you cannot purchase the subscription, please contact me.
When purchasing SmartMusic you are purchasing a subscription service, similar to a magazine subscription, but the software is free. Therefore students can use their SmartMusic subscription on any computer that has the software. The cost per year of your SmartMusic subscription is $40. You can purchase and download at: http://www.smartmusic.com/ See the back side for further instruction.
Step by Step Guide on How to Purchase and Download SmartMusic
Purchasing the SmartMusic Subscription:
Downloading the SmartMusic Software:
Want more information on Smartmusic?
Please click the link to view the SmartMusic Handout.