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  • Band & Orchestra Application LIVE DEMO Directory

    B&O Classes

  • Matching Pitch - LIVE DEMO

    Matching Pitch

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    • This course will help you learn to play on pitch. Beginners will quickly learn how to use correct fingering and adjust their embouchure to play correct pitches.

    • With the MusAPPTM Audio/Visual Biofeedback technology, you can "see" the pitch you are playing and watch the pitch pointer move to show you the pitch you are playing. As you play, correct fingering is shown when you miss a pitch.  As you push the pitch pointer into the target note arrow, you will develop listening skills and muscle memory. Listen to the target pitch.  Play the pitch you hear. You must play on pitch for the note duration. A RED note means you took too long to match the pitch and you lose one point.

     

  • Tonal Memory - LIVE DEMO

    Tonal Memory

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    • This course will help you learn to remember target pitches for progressively longer melodies. You will also learn to read pitch notation and play melodies accurately from memory.

    • The pitch pointer will help you learn how it feels to play correct pitches. With repetition, you will develop the "skill" (muscle memory) of playing correct fingering and embouchure position for each pitch as it relates to pitch notation. You will be able to visualize pitch location using pitch imaging as you listen to the target pitch. You will be able to remember pitch location on a staff and play pitches from memory. 
  • Rote Reading Rhythm - LIVE DEMO

    Rote Reading Rhythm

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    • This course will help you develop the ability to remember rhythmic patterns, read and perform rhythm notation.  You will learn to understand time signatures and tempo and count rhythm.

    • Your speed in matching the target pitches will be measured and points will be earned when you play each target pitch note value within the allotted time limits.  With repetition, you will develop correct fingering and embouchure muscle memory of pitch and note duration as you perform rhythmic patterns. 
  • Note Reading Rhythm - LIVE DEMO

    Note Reading Rhythm

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    • This course will help you develop the ability to read and perform melodies with rhythm notation. 

    • Your ability to play the target notes in rhythm will be measured and points will be earned when you play each target pitch and note duration. The pitch pointer will help you learn how it feels to play correct pitches in rhythm. With repetition, you will develop muscle memory of correct fingering and embouchure position as you play each pitch and duration as it relates to notation.

  • Rote Reading Melodies - LIVE DEMO

    Rote Reading Melodies

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    • This course will help you develop the ability to remember and perform melodies, and read pitch notation. You will hear a phrase played then MusAPPTM will wait for you to play what you remember. When you are on the correct pitch, the note will be plotted. Then you will be expected to play the phrases again by reading the notation.

    • Your speed in matching the target pitches will be measured and points will be earned when you play each target pitch within the allotted time limits. The pitch pointer will help you learn how it feels to play correct pitches. With repetition, you will develop musical skills (muscle memory) of pitch as it relates to pitch notation. You will be able to visualize pitch location (pitch imaging) as you listen to each phrase played. You will be able to remember pitch location on a staff and play melodies from memory. If you miss a note, the correct fingering will popup to help you.

  • Note Reading Melodies - LIVE DEMO

    Note Reading Melodies

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    • This course will help you develop the ability to perform melodies by reading pitch notation. Your speed in matching the target pitches will be measured and points will be earned when you play each target pitch within the allotted time limits.

    • The pitch pointer will help you learn how it feels to play correct pitches. With repetition, you will develop musical skill (muscle memory) of correct fingering and embouchure as you perform from pitch & rhythm notation.

  • Intonation Trainer - Melodies - LIVE DEMO

    Intonation Trainer - Melody

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    • This course demonstrates intonation problems by plotting the number of cents sharp or flat you are playing.  A semitone or scale half step is divided into 100 equal steps (cents) and MusAPPTM will judge how near you are playing to the target pitch. This will help you become aware of intonation and improve your ability to play in tune by adjusting your embouchure.

    • You will learn to play melodies accurately with correct intonation.  Often, instruments will be sharp or flat on various notes. This will help you identify the notes that are generally out of tune on your instrument. Your performance will be judged and your average intonation determined to indicate if you are playing generally sharp or flat. To pass an exercise, you must achieve a passing average intonation. 

  • Rote Reading Harmony Parts - LIVE DEMO

    Rote Reading Harmony Parts

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    • This course will help you develop the ability to perform a harmony part as you listen to each phrase played.  You must listen for the target part then play the phrase you heard.  The notation is plotted as you play correct pitches.  Then you will start at the beginning and play the phrase again by reading pitch notation.  Your speed in matching the target pitches and your attention to rhythm will be measured and points will be earned when you play each target pitch and rhythm within the allotted time limits.

    • The pitch pointer will help you learn how it feels to play correct pitches as they relate to other harmony parts.  You will hear the other parts as you play a selected harmony part.  You may choose from songs and exercises in 2-part, 3-part or 4-part harmony.  With repetition, you will develop musical skill (muscle memory) and tonal memory as you perform from music notation. If you miss a note, the correct fingering will popup to help you.

  • Note Reading Harmony Parts - LIVE DEMO

    Note Reading Harmony Parts

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    • This course will help you develop the ability to perform harmony parts by reading pitch notation. Your speed in matching the target pitches and accuracy in rhythm will be measured and points will be earned when you play each target pitch and rhythm within the allotted time limits. You can't progress to the next note until you match the current target note. The other parts in the exercise will be played as you progress.

    • The pitch pointer will help you learn how it feels to play correct pitches as they relate to other harmony parts.  You may choose from songs and exercises in 2-part, 3-part, or 4-part harmony.  With repetition, you will develop musical skill (muscle memory) and tonal memory as you perform from pitch notation.

  • Intonation Trainer - Harmony - LIVE DEMO

    Harmony Intonation Trainer

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    • This course demonstrates intonation problems by plotting the number of cents sharp or flat you are playing.  A semitone or scale half step is divided into 100 equal steps (cents) and MusAPPTM will judge how near you are playing to the target pitch. This will help you become aware of intonation and improve your ability to play in tune by adjusting your embouchure.

    • You will learn to play harmony parts accurately with correct intonation.  Often, instruments will be sharp or flat on various notes. This will help you identify the notes that are generally out of tune on your instrument. Your performance will be judged and your average intonation determined to indicate if you are playing generally sharp or flat.  To pass an exercise, you must achieve a passing average intonation.

  • Sight Reading Rhythm - LIVE DEMO

    Sight Reading Rhythm

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    • This course will help you learn to sightread pitch and rhythm notation.  You must play each note on pitch and in rhythm as you keep the tempo and play along as MusAPPTM plays the song.  You must play correct pitches and note duration in tempo.
    • You will learn rhythmic patterns related to Simple Duple, Simple Quadruple, Simple Triple, Compound Duple, Compound Quadruple, Compound Triple, Complex, and Syncopated songs and exercises.  There are videos included to explain each type of rhythm and how to count rhythm.
  • Sight Reading Melody & Harmony Parts - LIVE DEMO

    Sight Reading Melodies & Harmony Parts

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    • This course will help you develop the ability to sightread and perform melodies and harmony parts.  You will need to keep the tempo as you play songs and exercises.  MusAPPTM will play the exercise and you must keep up with the tempo.  Your ability to match the target pitches in rhythm and in tempo will be measured and points will be earned as you play.

    • MusAPPTM will play the song or exercise and you must play along as you read the pitch and rhythm notation.  If you miss a note, you must go on to the next note because in the Sight Reading application, MusAPPTM will not wait for you. 

    • You may choose songs in 1 part (melody), or 2 part, 3 part, or 4 part harmony.

  • Note Names (ABC) - LIVE DEMO

    Note Names (ABC)

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    • This course will help you learn to associate pitch with alphabet note names - A B C D E F G. You will be able to play pitches accurately and independently by alphabet note names.  There are 3 modes to assist in progressive learning. 

    • "Easy" - plot the note names above the notation before you play. 

    • "Intermediate" - plot the note names above the notation after you match each note. 

    • "Advanced" -- plot the note name under the staff and require that you play the pitches by their note name, then plot the note. You will not see the notation until after you play the pitch as indicated. For example, play up to G, play down to E, etc.

  • Scale Numbers - LIVE DEMO

    Scale Numbers

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    • This course will help you learn to play melodies using scale numbers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7. Similar to the Note Names activity, Scale Numbers will help you learn to hear and play melodies based on the scale number of the target note.  You will be able to play pitches accurately and independently by scale numbers.  There are 3 modes to assist in progressive learning. 

    • "Easy" - plot the scale numbers above the notation before you play. 

    • "Intermediate" - plot the scale number above the notation after you match each note. 

    • "Advanced" -- plot the scale number under the staff and require that you play the correct pitch by it's scale number, then plot the note. You will not see the notation until after you play the pitch as indicated. For example, play up to 5, play down to 3, etc.

  • Interval Names: - LIVE DEMO

    Interval Names

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    • This course will help you learn to associate pitch with interval names (Major 2nd, Perfect 5th, etc.).  You will be able to play pitches accurately and independently by interval names.

    • The first note in an interval is plotted on the staff with the key signature and played for you. Listen to the first pitch. Read the instruction below the staff. Think the interval spelling and play each pitch up or down as indicated by the interval name.  The interval name is plotted below the staff and you are asked to play up or down from the first note.  For example, "play up a Major 3rd" or "down a perfect 5th."   There are two modes to choose from.

    • In the Melodic Intervals mode, you will hear the first note and must play up or down to the next note according to the interval name printed in text below the staff.

    •  In the Harmonic Intervals mode you will hear both notes played as a chord. You must play the first target pitch that is plotted, then play up or down to the second note according to the interval as named in text below the staff.

    • In both modes, your pitch accuracy and attack time is judged.  If you take to long to play the correct pitch, you will lose a point.  You must accumulate enough points to pass the exercise, or you have to play it again. A RED note means you took too long to match the pitch and you missed one point. 

  • Tetrachord Names - LIVE DEMO

    Tentrachord Names

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    • This course will help you learn to spell and play tetrachords by name. You will learn how tetrachords are associated with scales. 

    • Tetrachords are the building blocks of scales. The objective is to learn to play tetrachords by name in different keys. 

    • You will learn the relationship between tetrachords and scales and be able to spell and play tetrachords by name.  

    • Read the name of each tetrachord below the staff, then think the location of each note in the tetrachord and play each pitch. As you correctly play each tetrachord you will build it's related scale.

  • Scale Names - LIVE DEMO

    Scale Names

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    • This course will help you learn to play scales. You will learn how scales are constructed using tetrachords and how they relate to melody and harmony.   You will learn to play scales and modes by name in different keys. 

    • The objective is to learn how to spell scales and modes, then play the correct scale pitches.

    • The first note and key signature are plotted on the staff and the name of the scale is plotted below the staff. You must read the name, for example, "melodic minor". Think the spelling of the scale and play the scale accurately matching each pitch. 

    • There are videos included that will help you learn about the circle of fifths, major and minor scales and church modes. You will learn how scales are constructed. 

  • Triad Names - LIVE DEMO

    Triad Names

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    • This course will help you learn to spell and play triads and their inversions, in different keys, by name. The objective is be able to spell triads by name and play the correct pitches in the triad.

    • You will see the key signature and bass note of the triad.  Read the name of the triad that is plotted below the staff, then think its spelling.  Imagine each pitch located on the staff, then play each pitch.

    • There are three learning modes. Mode one will play the triad before you play it. Listen carefully and remember the pitches that are played then play them from memory.

    • Mode two will play the triad after you play and match all of the notes in the triad. This will help you build your tonal memory as it relates to triad names.

    • Mode three is a Capella. You will read the name of the triad, think the spelling and pitches then play the triad. This will help you visualize the triad on the staff and remember the triad or it's inversion sounds.

  • 7th Chord Names - LIVE DEMO

    7th Chord Names

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    • This course will help you learn to spell and play 7th Chords and their inversions, in different keys, by name. The objective is be able to spell 7th Chords by name and play the correct pitches in the chord.

    • You will see the key signature and bass note of the triad. Read the name of the triad that is plotted below the staff, then think its spelling. Imagine each pitch located on the staff, then play each pitch.

    • There are three learning modes. Mode one will play the 7th Chord before you play it. Listen carefully and remember the pitches that are played then play them from memory.

    • Mode two will play the 7th Chord after you play and match all of the notes in the chord. This will help you build your tonal memory as it relates to 7th Chord names.

    • Mode three is a Capella. You will read the name of the 7th Chord, think the spelling and pitches then play the chord one note at a time. This will help you visualize the 7th Cord on the staff and remember how the chord or it's inversion sounds.

  • MICROPHONE SETUP INSTRUCTIONS

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    • STEP-1:   BROWSER UPDATE -- MusAPPTM  works best in Chrome, Edge, Opera, OR Safari browsers.  Please update your browser of choice to the latest version.  You must grant permission to your browser to use the Microphone.  In Windows 10 CLICK HERE and follow the instructions to change your privacy settings, then reopen your browser.  For more specific instructions about setting up your microphone, CLICK HERE.

    • STEP-2:  CALIBRATE YOUR MICROPHONE -- Use the MusAPPTM setup function to calibrate your microphone to work with MusAPPTM.  You can run this function each time you open a song if you want but you need to calibrate your microphone each time you change to a different device or microphone.  If this is your first time to use MusAPPTM  on this computer or device, you must grant permission to use your microphone in MusAPPTM There will be a popup displayed by your browser on the top or bottom of the page where you can click YES or OK .

      CLICK HERE to SETUP your microphone for use in MusAPPTM.

    • STEP-3:   MusAPPTM will run on most devices including Android smart phones & tablets, Chrome Books, laptop & desktop computers that use a modern browser (except iPhone, iPad and tablets with slow processors).  It works best on a larger display screen with a faster processor.  Use earphones or a chat headset to isolate the audio output from the microphone.