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Offline abacaba

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Do you use mobile apps in your class?
« on: March 04, 2016, 09:32:51 PM »
I use "MusicNotesGo" as the very first notation reading game to introduce notes. I use "iBeat" as my metronome all the time. What mobile apps do you use?

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Re: Do you use mobile apps in your class?
«Reply #1 on: March 06, 2016, 08:48:24 AM »
I don't use apps in class, but I do recommend a few for homework in follow up lesson notes.

Note Brainer https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/notebrainer/id310695461?mt=8 and Music Tutor https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/music-tutor-free-sight-reading/id514363426?mt=8 are great for speed note reading.

Quite a lot of my students take ABRSM exams so the Aural book range https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/notebrainer/id310695461?mt=8 and the ABRSM aural training apps are good.  :)

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Re: Do you use mobile apps in your class?
«Reply #2 on: March 07, 2016, 03:17:10 PM »
Tbh, I would be rather leery of a teacher who uses apps IN the lesson itself.

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Re: Do you use mobile apps in your class?
«Reply #3 on: April 02, 2016, 09:13:32 AM »
I do. As long as the student learns the content (e.g note-reading) from the app, without getting distracted and affect the lesson.

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Re: Do you use mobile apps in your class?
«Reply #4 on: April 02, 2016, 06:16:59 PM »
What's an app? :)
Ian

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Re: Do you use mobile apps in your class?
«Reply #5 on: April 05, 2016, 12:18:25 AM »
What's an app? :)
Short for "application" - It means some program that runs on a computer or other digital device that helps people do some forms of virtual "practising".
If a teacher were to use up precious lesson time with an "app", this seems a waste of time that can be spent with the instrument.  Otoh, if he recommended using that app at home in order to drill some bit of knowledge, I might give it a try.

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Re: Do you use mobile apps in your class?
«Reply #6 on: April 05, 2016, 12:21:10 AM »
"Reading" piano music involves seeing a note in notation, and reaching for the correct piano key --- not just A, but which A, located where among all the A's.  Building a reflex on your computer (or iPod, iPhone etc.) keyboard does not translate into this.  Why stay away from the piano when you have a piano?

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Re: Do you use mobile apps in your class?
«Reply #7 on: April 18, 2016, 05:37:16 PM »
I do, but not so much to replace the teaching aspect.  I use a studio management tool to help maximize class time, especially because I can attach sheet music & YouTube videos into the assignments (no more "I forgot my music"!). It's called "Better Practice" - I highly recommend it.