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brank
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   Posted 3/10/2011 5:09 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I'm with you 100% hogwild.

For an iPod version, there would not need be an on screen assessment, but it would be more feasible for the iPad.

My school is looking at a 1 to 1 iPad program (still working out the tethering details) and I would love give students the opportunity to use SmartMusic with their own iPads.
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   Posted 3/26/2011 11:58 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Zoots,

The point of SmartMusic on an iPhone or iPod Touch would be for portability. True, new SmartMusic resources include sheet music on the screen and so on. But for practice, students really only need their method book and the device for playback/accompaniment/recording. It's really a very powerful concept...just like they say with cameras...the most important camera you have is the one with you, which is why there has been such major advances in cell phone camera over the past years. I used to carry a regular camera on vacation--now I just bring my phone (My wife has a hobby with a big Canon digital SLR if we ever need "super pics."). The same would be true of SmartMusic on iPhone/iPod Touch: the best SmartMusic to practice with is on the device you have with you. The student could then go to practice in their room and so on (e.g. not sitting at the family computer).

I flat out don't believe that SmartMusic could not be written for iOS devices (the company line is that the hardware and OS couldn't support it). HTML-5 is exploding on the net, and even Adobe has recently created a Flash to HTML-5 convertor (doesn't work with Flash-based games).

If it were my money (it's not), I'd take the risk and develop an iOS version. And then as schools adopt the iPad, and as students continue to buy iPod Touches and iPhones, I'd be depositing their yearly SmartMusic subscription fees in the bank, recuperating the development costs and eventually to profits. I'd want SmartMusic on every possible device. I'd eventually bring it to Android as well.
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   Posted 3/27/2011 2:34 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Let me see if I understand this, you guys are basically arguing for an app for students just to practice with? So no assessment capability?


Jim Jolley - Band Director - Center Hill Middle School

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   Posted 3/28/2011 3:52 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
As a Suzuki teacher, I don't really benefit from assessments much anyway. I would love to see an app for the iPad that could display the music synced with the playback of the accompaniment.
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   Posted 3/31/2011 9:32 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I don't own an Ipad, Ipod or anything with an I in front of it. But it seems to me most of what you guys are arguing for is mp3 capablilty for accompaniments. Why not just make an accompaniment in finale and convert to mp3? That seems simple to me. Then you don't need a product from MM for this. There are program that change pitch and speed for mp3 out there. Having music would be a nice touch, but you could print out the music.

Maybe I'm wrong but I just don't see the real benefit in this when i can do this myself.


Jim Jolley - Band Director - Center Hill Middle School

Finale 2006c, 2008a, 2009b, 2010a, 2011 - Smartmusic 2011 - Garritan CoMB - Vista

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   Posted 5/9/2011 8:05 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
With regard to Smartmusic on iOS I would assume that some of the functionality of SM may be broken up into smaller apps:
1) SM Playback/Record - The ability to login, get assignments or SM files and record with them and then submit them. Music on screen would be secondary but probably only doable on an iPad. Assessment would also be tertiary in my mind. Should computing power be a non issue, intelligent accompaniment could also be included.
2) A separate gradebook app for teachers with the all of the functionality of the online gradebook. Perhaps recoding in HTML 5 instead of flash may be a simple solution.
3) Some features could be left out for space: Tuner/metronome(plenty of apps do that already), preinstalled excercises or method books(install as needed), and the ability to keep multiple takes.


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   Posted 9/10/2011 3:14 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
i didn't know about it but i assume it is helpful. :p
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   Posted 10/23/2011 7:56 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Honestly, I am surprised smart music has not jumped on the iOS. I use my iPad every day in the practice room, and I am using smartmusic less and less, because I have found ways to do what smart music does without smartmusic (as far as practicing with accompiament files). Thinking about not renewing my subscription because I don't use my desk top anymore. Would love to see an iPad/ iPhone app.
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