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About SmartMusic

Tallwood has imple­ment­ed Smart Music into the band cur­ricu­lum. Smart Music is a computer program designed to assist students in prac­tic­ing and improv­ing on their instru­ment. SmartMusic​.com states:

Music students learn more quickly and have more fun in the group context, but that’s only possible a few hours a week at school. In order to learn and par­tic­i­pate effec­tive­ly, they need to practice musical skills at home. SmartMusic recre­ates the group setting by pro­vid­ing the context, or accom­pa­ni­ment, as if they were in the larger group.

During their home learning, SmartMusic​.com continues,

SmartMusic gives your child the feedback to learn effi­cient­ly and have fun at the same time. As they get involved in more activ­i­ties, finding those learning solu­tions to accom­plish this is critical to their con­tin­ued par­tic­i­pa­tion. SmartMusic is the inno­v­a­tive practice solution that will keep your child par­tic­i­pat­ing while devel­op­ing music skills and appreciation.

SmartMusic At Tallwood

Students in the Symphonic Band and the Wind Ensemble Class will be required to take tests on Smart Music.

If you purchase Smart Music, students will be able to take their test and quizzes from the comfort of their own home and e‑mail Mr. Rossettini their results! They will be able to practice their tests/​quizzes as many times as they want, slow down their music, listen to pro­fes­sion­al record­ings and look up fin­ger­ings of notes they missed. SmartMusic shows you exactly what you played cor­rect­ly in green and the note you missed in red. Imagine the class time saved!


SmartMusic is pur­chased as a sub­scrip­tion. The normal sub­scrip­tion rate is approx­i­mate­ly $40/​year. Mr. Rossettini encour­ages you to go to SmartMusic​.com and view the parent resources and demo videos. SmartMusic also requires a micro­phone for your computer. The SmartMusic micro­phone is an addi­tion­al cost, but the micro­phones used with a USB con­nec­tion for any gaming system are also com­pat­i­ble. So those students who own Rock Band for XBOX may not need the micro­phone. Apple com­put­ers do not require the microphone.

In-School Option

Students who do not have Smart Music at home may use the practice room com­put­ers or the computer in room 401 from 7:00 – 7:20am and after school starting at 2:10pm, or during the student’s study block. If a student is unable to acquire SmartMusic at home and they have not made arrange­ments to take their tests before or after school, they will only have one oppor­tu­ni­ty to submit their SmartMusic tests for Mr. Rossettini in class.