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#Jazz #Trumpet #cornet practice #musiced #musictechnology



eto designs & publishes innovative #trumpet apps for the marching world & supports excellence in music education.

Solo from So What – Miles Davis

There are many practice facilities in this app that can be customised to suite individual needs. Of particular value are the ability to slow down the solo and the rhythm section accompaniment without losing quality and the real time Beat Counter which shows where you are in the bar.

The sound of the trumpet is not Miles. A trumpet sample has been used. This makes sure that there is no loss of quality at the slower speeds. This will help you keep in tune and hit the right notes.

The balance of the trumpet sound to the band is such that you can hear the solo as you are practising. When you are ready you can switch off the trumpet sound.

Miles plays at 135bpm. You can start practising at 60 and you can build up by 10bpm bar by bar, phrase by phrase, with or without the sound of the trumpet or rhythm section.

Practise so that you can play the correct notes, perfectly in tune and in time. THEN you can imitate the note bends and half valve techniques that Miles uses. You also will be building up a bank of phrases that you can use in your own solo playing. Copying and studying the greats of the past is an ideal way of learning and gaining the confidence to develop your own style.

Eto Music Practice offer this app as a practice tool; a means to an end. The aim is that you practise efficiently and improve quickly. This will result in you being better prepared to enjoy performing with fellow musicians.

All the Trumpet Practice apps:


#HomeLearning and Music Learning Software #musiceducation #music


eto at home

You can’t have your music teacher with you 24 hours a day and it’s not always practical to get other players together to practise with you.

But eto Music Practice keeps you company and motivated; keeps you in time; helps keep you in tune and you can have an accompaniment to work with 24/7.

This way, when you do get together with other musicians or an accompanist you will be better prepared.

We are busy adding to our catalogue.
If you have any requests for pieces that you want to practise please let us know.

eto in the classroom

It is so easy to use and the results are stunning.

A whole class can read from an Interactive White Board.

Smaller groups or individuals can practise on single workstations during a lesson at break or lunchtime.

ALL pupils can practise at home on their own or family computers. There’s no need to buy sets of books.

30 Home Practice Licenses are included in the annual price for schools.

see our full range of practice apps for pc or iTunes and android apps for tablet and phone. All the links are on our website shop page at:

11 Facts about Music Education #music #musiceducation #mused #musiced

With thanks to and all Citation and Resources at the bottom of page:

  1. Children who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music lessons.
  2. Children with learning disabilities or dyslexia who tend to lose focus with more noise could benefit greatly from music lessons.
  3. Music programs are constantly in danger of being cut from shrinking school budgets even though they’re proven to improve academics.
  4. Children who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all of their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education.
  5. In the past, secondary students who participated in a music group at school reported the lowest lifetime and current use of all substances (tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs)
  1. Schools with music programs have an estimated 90.2% graduation rate and 93.9% attendance rate compared to schools without music education, which average 72.9% graduation and 84.9% attendance.
  2. Regardless of socioeconomic status or school district, students (3rd graders) who participate in high-quality music programs score higher on reading and spelling tests.
  3. A Stanford study shows that music engages areas of the brain which are involved with paying attention, making predictions and updating events in our memory.
  4. Much like expert technical skills, mastery in arts and humanities is closely correlated to a greater understanding of language components.
  5. Young children who take music lessons show different brain development and improved memory over the course of a year, compared to children who do not receive musical training.
  6. Schools that have music programs have an attendance rate of 93.3% compared to 84.9% in schools without music programs.


  • 1Arete Music Academy. “Statistical benefits of music in education.” Arete Music Academy. Accessed July 17, 2014. .
  • 2Arete Music Academy. “Statistical benefits of music in education.” Arete Music Academy. Accessed July 17, 2014. .
  • 3National Center for Education Statistics. “Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools, 1999-2000 and 2009-2010.” National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 24, 2015. .
  • 4Arte Music Academy. “Statistical benefits of music in education.” Statistical-Benefits-Of-Music-In-Education. Accessed July 17, 2014. .
  • 5VH1: Save the Music. “The Benefits of Music Education.” VH1: Save the Music. Accessed February 24, 2015. .
  • 6The National Association for Music Education. “Music Makes the Grade.” The National Association for Music Education. Accessed February 24, 2015.
  • 7Hille, Katrin, et al. “Associations between music education, intelligence, and spelling ability in elementary school.” Adv Cogn Psychol 7 (2011): 1–6. Web. Accessed February 24, 2015. .
  • 8Baker, Mitzi. “Music moves brain to pay attention, Stanford study finds.” Stanford Medicine. Accessed February 24, 2015.
  • 9Trei, Lisa. “Musical training helps language processing, studies show.” Stanford News. Accessed February 24, 2015. .
  • 10National Association for Music Education. “The Benefits of the Study of Music.” National Association for Music Education. Accessed July 17, 2014. .
  • 11The National Association for Music Education. “Music Makes the Grade.” The National Association for Music Education. Accessed February 24, 20

The eto music practice apps for all levels and ages:

The eto Music Learning Practice #music #musicdownloads #musiconline #freemusic

Our Music Practice Apps are specifically designed and produced to help all students of any age to begin to read learn practice and perform music. The Apps are available for Desktop, Android and iTunes Apple for both Tablets and Phone.

We welcome your suggestions for new content, instruments and feedback on how you use the eto music player practice system.

Our current content can be found here :


Benefits of Music Education;

A Music education prepares students to learn

1. Enhances fine motor skills

2. Prepares the brain for achievement

3. Fosters superior working memory

4. Cultivates better thinking skills

B Music education facilitates student academic achievement

1. Improves recall and retention of verbal information

2. Advances math achievement

3. Boosts reading and English language arts (ELA) skills

4. Improves average SAT scores

C Music education develops the creative capacities for lifelong success

1. Sharpens student attentiveness

2. Strengthens perseverance

3. Equips students to be creative

4. Supports better study habits and self-esteem

Source: Arts Education Partnership


Eto Flipped Learning Music Practice #flipclass #flippedlearning #musiced

Flipped Learning

Hashtags: #FlipClass, #FlippedClassroom, #FlippedLearning, and #Flipped

We are all familiar with severe budget cuts in schools and community funding. This has mostly hit the Arts and Music sectors very hard.

The cost of private tuition in the meantime has had to keep pace with inflation and could prove too costly for many parents to maintain a regular weekly schedule.

One of the main key issues that the eto music practice player and content tries to address is that Learners can indeed practice in their own time. The #etomusicplayer provides valuable notation learning as well as a unique Beat Counter and the ability to control the practice tempi.

Many tutors will be familiar with their students attending each lesson just to practice, having not done so between each lesson. Our aim is to provide music practice that is accurate, professional but above all FUN !! Thus the student is progressing with each lesson and not just practising.

Eto works with musicians, schools, music publishers and Youth Bands and Orchestras to produce content that is suitable for their experience levels and requirements. We also produce vocal choir practice for individual clients.

The Eto music player is available for Desktop, tablet and phone versions across android and Apple ranges.

The current iTunes range of Eto’s own range is now being used in some 35 countries globally.

Flipping the Classroom originally a teaching approach that entails having students listen to online lectures at home so they can prepare for an upcoming lesson in which they implement their new knowledge through activities and discussions — that is, what would be homework in a typical classroom setup — at school.

Traditionally, flipped instruction meant teachers recorded lectures and students engaged with them at their own pace as homework.

Now with Eto we hope all music students of all levels and ages will benefit from our unique practice methods.

Robert Winter


#mused #musiced

Education Groups and How to Connect #edtech #musiced #ukedchat #AussEd

What is a hashtag?

A word or phrase preceded by a “#.”

How do hashtags work?

Twitter can be a busy place with lots of tweets–and thus lots of “noise.”

A #hashtag is a way to aggregate tweets that are appended with a hashtag. Picture it like a magnet that attracts all messages categorized by that topical word or phrase.

Who can use hashtags?

Anyone. When you tweet and want your message to be part of a larger conversation beyond just your own existing  followers, add a relevant hashtag from the lists below to the end of your message, and you’ll automatically reach anyone who is monitoring the same hashtag. Cool, yes?

What else do I need to know?

  • Don’t hashtag spam–if your tweet doesn’t add to that hashtag’s topic, discussion, or user base, don’t add the hashtag.
  • Use more than one hashtag if it applies to more than one topic, but choose wisely. If you want that hashtag’s community to value your input, take care to keep that twitter stream nice, tidy, and free from “visual debris.”
  • For Example add : #musiced #school #choir #songs

Meeting Times

Many of the hashtags have “meeting times” where educators agree to “meet and tweet”–that is, send out messages on a topic at a certain time on a certain day.

Twitter and Facebook can be like ‘Rolling News’. Not even your own Followers will be looking at you just when you send out your posting. So, make sure you post at the times each day they are mostly to be seen ( say, lunchtime or early evening ) and if suitable, to a group chat time as found with the different weekly #hashtag groups that you are interested in.

Use a free Robot such as Socialoomph to pre programme your postings during the day/night and if you are talking to groups/schools for example in different time zones, then at the best premium time for the posts to be seen in their country/Time Zone.

If you do participate at the agreed upon time, you’ll see the tweets stream in live and participate in said conversation (via twitter) in what is nearly real-time. But if you can’t make it, the great part about a hashtag is that it does the sorting for you. You can search for messages assigned to a given hashtag anytime–tomorrow, Sunday night, or during your planning period next week.

Note, this list of hashtags will be updated periodically, including reorganization, and functional linking on all hashtags.

Updated: Added #edcamp, #ukedchat, #whatisschool

Popular EDUCATIONAL Hashtags

  1. #lrnchat (social media and education)
  2. #edchat
  3. #blendchat (blended learning)
  4. #mlearning
  5. #elearning
  6. #ipadchat
  7. #pbl/#pblchat (project-based learning)
  8. #passiondriven
  9. #ntchat (for new teachers)
  10. #gbl (game-based learning, from serious games and simulations to video games and more)
  11. #edtech (education technology)
  12. #ukedchat
  13. #edtech
  14. #elearning
  15. #mlearning
  16. #web20
  17. #flipclass
  18. #edchat
  19. #BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
  20. #iPaded (iPads in education)
  21. #EdApps (education and learning apps
  22.  #k12
  23. #cpchat
  24. #highered
  25. #21stedchat
  26. #whatischool

Trends: These are currently popular

  1. #flipclass
  2. #digped
  3. #byod
  4. #1:1
  5. #mlearning
  6. #blendedlearning
  7. #flatclass
  8. #ipad


  1. #earlyed
  2. #elemchat
  3. #middleschool
  4. #highschool
  5. #commoncore
  6. #cchat
  7. #edreformtribe
  8. #edreform
  9. #parentpower
  10. #edpolicy
  11. #teacherquality
  12. #eddata
  13. #schoolchoice
  14. #putkidsfirst
  15. #parentalchoice
  16. #edleadership
  17. #eduleaders
  18. #achievementgap
  19. #edgap
  20. #inquiryed
  21. #ibpyp
  22. #edcamp

Content Areas

  1. #engchat
  2. #litchat
  3. #arted
  4. #musedchat – also #Mused  #Musiced #musiceducation
  5. #math
  6. #mathchat
  7. #science
  8. #scichat
  9. #sschat
  10. #histedchat
  11. #historyteaching

Digital Citizenship

  1. #digitalcitizenship
  2. #edtech
  3. #edtechchat
  4. #privacy
  5. #21stedchat
  6. #digcit
  7. #parenting
  8. #ettipad
  9. #internetsafety
  10. #cyberbullying

iPad Specific Resources:

  1. #tablet
  2. #mobile
  3. #byod
  4. #ios
  5. #ios6
  6. #ipad
  7. #ipadgames
  8. #ipaded
  9. #ettipad
  10. #ipadedu
  11. #mlearning
  12. #edtech
  13. #ipadapps
  14. #apple
  15. #apps
  16. #edapps

Good Chatting !!

Robert Winter