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NEW! Sound Innovations Soloist consists of a variety of intermediate-level solos for string instruments, wind instruments, and percussion instruments available exclusively in 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 the immediate feedback from SmartMusic. 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.

SmartMusic 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.

Play SI Soloist in SmartMusic today by starting a free trial.

Preparatory exercises:

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.

SI Soloist Composers

Ed Argenziano

Ed Argenziano

Deborah Baker Monday

Deborah Baker Monday

Richard Bell

Richard Bell

Joe Bergamini

Joe Bergamini

Lauren Bernofsky

Lauren Bernofsky

Chris M. Bernotas

Chris M. Bernotas

Dave Black

Dave Black

Carol Brittin Chambers

Carol Brittin Chambers

Julie Davila

Julie Davila

Loreta Fin

Loreta Fin

Vince Gassi

Vince Gassi

Michael Hopkins

Michael Hopkins

Michael Kamuf

Michael Kamuf

Victor López

Victor López

Mike McIntosh

Mike McIntosh

Erik Morales

Erik Morales

Kirk Moss

Kirk Moss

Yukiko Nishimura

Yukiko Nishimura

Katie O’Hara Labrie

Katie O’Hara Labrie

Jim Palmer

Jim Palmer

Bob Phillips

Bob Phillips

David Pope

David Pope

Eric Rath

Eric Rath

Danny Raymond Jr.

Danny Raymond

Lisa Rogers

Lisa Rogers

Adrian B. Sims

Adrian B. Sims

Doug Spata

Doug Spata

Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge

Wesley Sumpter

Wesley Sumpter

Naoya Wada

Naoya Wada

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

Scott Watson

Scott Watson

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