Teacher Review for ToneSavvy

Useful independent practice for music students!

Summer P.
Other
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Annapolis, United States
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My Subjects Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I would use this resource to offer students practice with music theory and ear training. It is a great tool for independent work in class or as homework to help students apply music theory concepts like notation, chord identification, building, and functions, and dictation.
My Take
I think Tone Savvy is a useful tool for individual music theory and ear training practice in the classroom or at home. The site is set up to "quiz" students on music theory and ear training concepts and offers a range of difficulties - from beginner to advanced levels. The site could be useful for older elementary, middle, high school, and college students. The content is expansive and includes practice with notes, chords, intervals, dictation and other musical concepts. Students can choose the level of difficulty for each quiz, and I like that they can choose to identify specific notes/chords to work on in a quiz, which allows them to focus on more challenging areas. I also like that the site gives immediate feedback, thus students know whether their answer is correct, and can adjust their answers/try again before moving to the next question. I wish that the site was not only quiz-based, because calling each exercise a "quiz" could create anxiety for students and/or decrease their motivation to learn without fear of making mistakes. Also, the tool could be more visually interesting and engaging. The screen is not very dynamic - the colors don't change, and it could benefit from more animation and exciting rewards when students do well.