SmartMusic 2012 unveils vocal and sight-reading technology


MakeMusic announced the launch of SmartMusic 2012. The
latest version of the interactive music software for band, orchestra and voice
delivers a first in interactive music software with the functionality to guide
and assess instrumental sight reading and vocal sight singing, including
warm-ups, exercises and method books.


SmartMusic continues to identify and provide
leading-edge technology solutions for how instrumental and choral music is
taught” said Karen van Lith, CEO, MakeMusic.


Smart Music 2012 expands its reach to a new market of
vocal directors to provide them with the ability to systematically build,
assess and document the skills of every student. Now, vocalists and vocal teachers
have access to the same assessment and practice tools that instrumental
programs have always enjoyed with SmartMusic.


SmartMusic 2012’s innovative technology also enables
vocal teachers to provide individualized instruction by sending, tracking and
grading assignments for each student. SmartMusic provides vocal students with
an immediate assessment, displaying the notes performed correctly in green and
the notes performed incorrectly in red.


Students can record and listen to each of their performances.
New vocal repertoire ranges from warm-ups and exercises (Building Beautiful
Voices and SmartMusic Vocal Exercises) to methods (Sing at First Sight,
Level 1; Patterns of Sound; and 90 Days to Sight Reading Success).


Students can prepare for auditions and contests with more
than 2,000 of the most requested vocal solos on state contest lists. A virtual
piano keyboard provides starting pitches and aids in vocal warm-ups.


Smart Music 2012 is the ideal solution for anyone who
works with singers. With four complete sight-reading books that now assess
voice, there are hundreds of sight-reading examples to use for meeting
curriculum standards in and outside of the classroom for all skill levels,”
Laura Vaughan, adjunct professor of music,” Hillsboro, MO, Jefferson College.


In addition, SmartMusic 2012 provides instrumentalists
with tools and assessment to build sight-reading skills, which is a requirement
in many states.


SmartMusic now includes 39 of the most popular method
books (including Essential Technique 2000 [Hal Leonard], Sound Innovations for
String Orchestra Book 2 [Hal Leonard], String Basics [Kjos]), more than 2,700
band and orchestra titles and thousands of solos and practice exercises to its
ever-growing music library.


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