Teacher Review for SmartMusic

A good addition to Music Classrooms

ANNABELLE I.
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English-Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Practice
Great with General
How I Use It
SmartMusic is good for individual practice. It allows students to see how they may be playing a song wrong and helps with counting. However, the sensitivity sensors are not too good. At times when notes are played, they are not detected within the program, causing educators to manually grade them. SmartMusic is supposed to aid educators to see a student's progress and how they practice. However, if the program itself does not have the means to detect correct notes, there would be no difference than seeing a student's progress in person.
My Take
This program is a good supplemental teaching tool for a music student's progress and additional practice. It is useful with the many different instruments and parts of a song that are accessible. It can help students practice and count their beats more thoroughly and helps see the progress outside of the classroom. The only issue is that of the sensitivity sensor. Sometimes student experience SmartMusic saying their playing is wrong when it is correct. Other times, the program does not pick up the sounds that are supposed to be picked up. However, it certainly does help monitor student progress and see their improvement.