NEW! Sound Innovations Soloist consists of a variety of intermediate-level solos for string instruments, wind instruments, and percussion instruments available exclusively in MakeMusic Cloud (SmartMusic) and on Total SheetMusic. This series of original and creative solos will help your students become strong, independent musicians by providing them with beautiful repertoire accompanied by immediate feedback from MakeMusic Cloud. These solos provide valuable at-home performance and practice opportunities from fresh, new voices and trusted composers.
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What makes SI Soloist unique:
- Preparatory Exercises are provided to support the skills needed for each solo.
- Sound Advice for each exercise and solo provides tips for performance and technique.
- The diverse selection of composers presents a variety of musical styles.
MakeMusic Cloud benefits:
In the spirit of deliberate practice, students receive immediate feedback on their individual performances through algorithmic assessment of note pitch, rhythm, and duration, while simultaneously receiving contextual reference by recording against the accompaniment.
Students are provided with additional tools to increase their comprehension of the music and to facilitate self-correction prior to completion. Assignment submissions are aggregated into a grade book for review; teachers can then listen to student performances, and adjust or finalize assessment scores.
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Each solo includes preparatory exercises, such as key scales, phrasing, articulation exercises, sticking patterns (for snare drum), and more! This outstanding instructional component will help students become familiar with the building blocks of the piece before they play the first note. As students progress with success they will build confidence and independence while having fun!
Sound Advice tips:
Written-out tips will help students learn what to look for when performing a piece.