SmartMusic is interactive music learning software that can dramatically improve students’ skills by transforming the way they practice and learn. This is the app for use with music classrooms using the new web-based version of SmartMusic.
With SmartMusic, music educators can assign their students inspiring music from the world’s most respected publishers.
As students perform along with the music on-screen, they hear their part in context with professional accompaniment. They receive immediate feedback on what they perform (both in terms of rhythm and pitch) and a performance score. Students can hear and see what needs improvement, and are motivated to do better before submitting their best performance for assessment and guidance by their teacher.
What can students do with SmartMusic?
• Open sheet music on screen for 23,000+ solo and ensemble titles, including repertoire for brass, percussion, strings, woodwinds and voice with accompaniment
• Play along with inspiring accompaniments with professional audio tracks
• Record and listen to your performances
• 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
What can music educators do with SmartMusic?
• Create and send assignments to their students
• Hear student recordings
• Document student progress in the gradebook
• Choose from 100+ popular methods for band, jazz band, orchestra, voice, and general education
• Select music for your program from 5,000+ ensemble titles, by top composers from Gordon Goodwin and Frank Ticheli to Sandra Dackow and Z. Randall Stroope
• Access 18,500+ solo titles from respected publishers including Alfred, Hal Leonard, Kjos, Manhattan Beach, and many more
Full repertoire access requires a SmartMusic account with access to a valid subscription.
Download the SmartMusic app today and change the way music is taught and practiced.
Fixed an issue that could crash the application.
Ratings and Reviews
I used this for class, and I love the convenience for teachers and all the selections of music there is. However, I think it is RIDICULOUS how it doesn’t save your takes after closing the app. Also, the metronome, accompaniment, and my part is horrid. I cant listen to the metronome when I don’t have headphones cause the sound doesn’t work, and if using another metronome, it gets off beat. Speaking of, the count off and the cursor is absolutely terrible. It messes up more than it helps. While I do think that SmartMusic has improved a lot, the red/green/yellow note heads are the worst. Most of the time it shows you playing the most wrong notes in the history of screw ups, even if the only thing wrong was your knuckles not being spread apart enough. This app has made me CRY.
The worst application I've ever had
Last year, the original smart music never gave me any issues. Since I've gotten the new smart music, it has forced my band directors to waste their time splitting parts which the old smart music did automatically, it has added more stress to my friend's life, and it has actually made me cry now because it hasn't really worked on my computer for a while now. On the old smart music, the recordings sounded ok and the accompaniment would not interfere with your playing. Now, I'm getting marked off when I'm playing the correct note because of the accompaniment and the recording leaves a lot to be desired. Smart Music should make me sound as good as I am capable of playing, not worse. In my opinion, it is better to listen first hand to your students play than to get this app.
Horrible and inefficient
This is the worst application I’ve downloaded so far-it’s very inefficient, glitches all the time, and is horrible at saving your recordings. Every time I am assigned to do something on smart music, it is such a stress because it takes forever to do, because doesn’t read your notes clearly all the time and glitches when you try to play a song. In fact, I’ve had instances where it marked my correct notes incorrect, and my incorrect notes correct. Smart music also has problems when you try to load the song, because it takes a long time to load, and then eventually just freezes on the loading screen. You have to use a computer for it to work properly.
- MakeMusic, Inc.
- 6.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), and iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2016 MakeMusic, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.