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   Posted 5/18/2006 7:14 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
How will SmartMusic work in a chorus setting? I sing barbershop, and we are considering SM to help the chapter learn the songs. I can put the accompaniments in place in piano form, or sax quartet, or chorus aahs, but obviously the words won't be there. Will singing the lyrics against the accompaniment give true feedback, or will the difference in tonality throw things off?
I have already used PrintMusic to give us a learning tool. I have laid each voice on a separate channel. Then, by using something like SweetMidiPlayer, the guys can solo their line, or emphasize it, or deemphasize it and sing against the other three parts. What other advantages might there be in SmartMusic?
 
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   Posted 5/23/2006 5:07 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Mike Rosen said...
How will SmartMusic work in a chorus setting? I sing barbershop, and we are considering SM to help the chapter learn the songs. I can put the accompaniments in place in piano form, or sax quartet, or chorus aahs, but obviously the words won't be there. Will singing the lyrics against the accompaniment give true feedback, or will the difference in tonality throw things off?
I have already used PrintMusic to give us a learning tool. I have laid each voice on a separate channel. Then, by using something like SweetMidiPlayer, the guys can solo their line, or emphasize it, or deemphasize it and sing against the other three parts. What other advantages might there be in SmartMusic?



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For your situation, I'm not sure how much advantage you'd find in SmartMusic. Obviously SmartMusic can follow a performer, but this might not be what you'd want for this type of music. Also, for passages where a singer is singing solo, SmartMusic allows the performer to sing that part freely, and it listens for the appropriate time to come back in. But again, this probably isn't terribly common in your music. SmartMusic also scrolls the music on the screen so that the next line of music is always in view. But since your group members will be reading from sheet music, this won't make much difference.

If the ability for the program to follow the performer's tempo changes is something you're looking for, then you could download the program and give it a try (you should be able to try the sample files without purchasing a subscription). Other than that, though, I don't see much application for your situation.


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Mike Rosen
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   Posted 5/23/2006 8:55 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Tyler,
Thanks for taking the time to respond. I appreciate the input.
Mike


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