Council Rock School DistrictMusic Department
Dear Parents/Guardians:The Counci
l Rock Music Department will continue to use the software - based computer program SmartMusic in the instrumental music classroom. This program is interactive, allowing students to practice exercises, solos, and method book assignments, while also letting students record as they play, view what they played correctly and incorrectly, and submit via e-mail their school music assignments. The program includes over 30,000 exercises, method books, concert band pieces, jazz exercises, classical accompaniments, a metronome, and tuner.
How does SmartMusic benefit your child? Individual practice can be enhanced as the music is taken out of its intended context. SmartMusic provides professional accompaniment, making practice engaging, productive and fun. SmartMusic will help with tonal accuracy, rhythm, and technique. Students tend to practice longer and more effectively because of built-in assessment features. Immediate feedback allows students to strive for improvement setting higher goals.
What is needed to use SmartMusic? SmartMusic works on your PC or Mac and requires an internet connection to activate your subscription and receive and send assignments on line. System requirements and support contacts are listed at www.smartmusic.com/support.What does this cost? You can purchase a full year subscription through $40.00 per year. If you need a microphone, they cost $29.95. Please check the website for purchasing details at http://www.smartmusic.com.
Mrs. Deborah Grant