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How to Practise: Arban Triple Tonguing Exercises 1 to 4

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/arban-triple-tonguing-exercises-1-4/id1021099892?mt=8

Developing your Triple Tonguing technique takes a great deal of hard work…..a great deal of hard physical effort…OK not as painful as working toward a 26+ mile marathon or weight lifting but similar in many ways.

You’ll need to be consistent in your practice and don’t expect quick results…

It would be foolish to attempt or expect to run anywhere near the 26 miles on day one ..or even month one.
You don’t start by lifting the heaviest weight you can!

Build up your distance and lifts with sensible, planned repetitive routines.

Even with the physical demands of running and weight lifting there are some vital subtle techniques that are to be recognised and adhered to. It’s not all wam bam...let’s get as strong as we can.

The VITAL subtlety when Triple Tonguing is practised is that with each of the three tonguing motions…the triples…MUST be of the same length and crispness.

The ONLY way this can be achieved is by practising slowly and only moving on to a faster tempo when each one of the triple tongues sound as if it is a controlled single tongue.

This is where the eto App can really help. The app presents numbers 1 to 4 of the Arban Cornet Method Triple Tonguing Exercises. ALL the exercises can be heard at tempi from 50 to 240 beats a minute and the ‘printed’ music  can be seen with a realtime Beat Counter ‘moving’ in perfect sync above the notation acting as your personal conductor.

I’m now going to create and publish a few demo videos to show how this would work.

First of all, as suggested, start very slowly making sure each element of the triplet is even and crisp…. This is playing at 60 beats per minute…you could start at 50bpm.

You could then , when absolutely ready..move on to 70 bpm:

 

Then 80 bpm:

The tempi rise in increments of 10 beats per minute :

Here’s 150bpm:

and 190bpm:

The tempi available are 50 to 240 bpm inclusive…

You can start and finish according to your needs and experience….but plenty to keep you practising for quite a while:)

You will probably already own an Arban Cornet Method but in case you do not, there is a link to a pdf of Exercises 1 – 4 within the App.

Here is the link on iTunes to our app:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/arban-triple-tonguing-exercises-1-4/id1021099892?mt=8

This app is also contained within two further discount app bundles description on the iTunes page. Enjoy!

I shall occasionally be sharing some extra tips about this App and hope to eventually have a full series of How to Practice ….for all eto Music Practice Apps.

If you have any questions or comments or suggestions for the Trumpet/ cornet repertoire you might like to practise via our Apps, please let us know via the comment box  at the bottom of this post.

Thank you for getting in touch!

 

 

Why use eto apps to practise?

eto Music Practice apps are not designed to dilute the value of  and need for lessons with a teacher.

We are ourselves, musicians, music teachers and music technology experts with a history of playing and performing music.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/developer/eto-music-practice-ltd/id624151291

We produce and publish as musicians; the technology is second to the music!

We are absolutely not detracting from the value of music lessons…we encourage teachers to use our apps  and experience for themselves the way our apps motivate and help practice.!

The primary intention of the apps is to motivate and enable students to practise between lessons.  whatever age level of ability.

Our apps provide the music notation, a beat counter and control over practice speeds, as well as the ability to repeat bars  or sections.

We welcome and invite suggestions for new music to include.

Here are our current apps : https://itunes.apple.com/gb/developer/eto-music-practice-ltd/id624151291

Let us know what you think:

 

Helping Hearing Impaired to Practise a Musical Instrument

Eto music practice ltd is a small private producer and publisher of music practice apps based in Llandysul, Ceredigion, Wales. The apps are used in some 35 countries and our school choir apps have been used by some 3,000 schools in England and up to 150,000 school children.

Helping hearing impaired with music practice

I was thrilled when my colleague Robert Winter copied me into an email thread about a news piece he had watched on ITV Wales News.

It concerned a young lady of 16 who played the clarinet…very well. Amazingly well considering she is profoundly deaf.

She expanded in her interview how she hears/ senses the music she plays through her fingers and vibrations and a link to her hearing support.

I immediately felt a sense of almost guilt at the time….when younger…I avoided practising my trumpet!

The outcome was/ is that Robert has written to an organisation called Fixers who help Poppy and others in similar circumstances. He offered Poppy an opportunity to choose..if she wanted…our eto Music Practice Apps to work with and to see if they help or aid and have advantages over sheet music. The audio on each app is correct for all music notation, whatever the instrument,  will certainly help students to understand the hearing and feeling of the ‘correct’ notes as well as learn to read music notation.

We also produce a range of practise/ rehearsal school choir songs, and our belief is that these will considerably help those hearing impaired children singing with their school choir.

From what I understand,  and I am hoping, is that our Apps on iPad or iPhone, with full audio,  synced to the Beat Counter above the music notation, can be ‘plugged’ into a variety of different hearing devices and would indeed enhance Poppy’s practice sessions. The app functionality also allows students to have control over their practise tempi/ speed. This allows the student to learn at their own pace up to performance tempi and repeat any bars, as they wish, in order to practise. We also believe our music player could be developed and we are open to ideas and suggestions?

We hope that the eto music player has a key advantage as it also provides audio and accompaniments, unlike sheet music. This obviously has some enourmous advantages for the hearing impaired. We at least hope it adds a little extra help!

If it does indeed help, we at eto will be thrilled and would certainly love to work with others in this field, so please, just let us know on the contact form below.

We don’t know yet how well this will work and how many benefits this will offer…let’s wait and see…fingers crossed….(but not when you are practising:) !

Eto music practice apps:  https://itunes.apple.com/gb/developer/eto-music-practice-ltd/id624151291

Poppy’s story : http://www.fixers.org.uk/news/15784-11226/deaf-stereotypes.php

Apps for hearing impaired and deaf young people: http://www.ndcs.org.uk/family_support/technology_and_products/apps_for_deaf_young_people/apps_for_deaf_young_people/index.html

 

How eto is making music archives accessible!

 

Making music accessible!

We all know that there are some quite unique and brilliant music archives all across the globe, covering every genre and age of music. Some are very large National Collections and some private smaller archives, preserving their music for future generations. They give us the music that we listen to and enjoy and tell us even more about the composers and performers that we admire.

My concern here is that many of these great pieces of work never get to see the light of day. Perhaps more importantly, many are not known to us, the music fans, performers and teachers.

Often these pieces of gold are just simply residing on printed music sheets, resting on the shelves waiting to be discovered.

 

To hear and inspire….

For most of us, the hearing of a piece of music can inspire. Maybe this leads us on to learn to play the piece, or perform, or simply listen and enjoy and then seek out further works by the same composer or artist.

There are for me two worrying facets to such archives simply residing on archive shelves. If it has previously been performed it may not be by an artist or orchestra that we are aware of, or knew had recorded the piece. Secondly, If it has not been performed and recorded recently, it may only exist on sheet music. It may take a long time to be heard and performed again, or even lost to the contemporary world swamped by what’s popular and what is not.

eto Music Practice Ltd fully understands the need for protection and preservation of composers and publishers rights. But we also understand the need to make all music, not just great music accessible to all, and in many cases, to an all NEW audience!

 

Copyright protection…

Our music player has unique properties. Yes it shows the music notation and arrangements in full. However this music notation cannot be downloaded or copied. ( so NO photocopying of the sheet Músic!)

Our unique beat counter and facility to listen to the different parts in any arrangement as well as hear and see the music at various practice tempi, simply brings the music alive. This encourages music practise, performance practise and rehearsal or even simply enjoy playing along at home.

The eto music player has been designed to operate as a desktop player, for apps on iTunes and as android Google apps and for tablets and phones, not just PC’s.

There is an easy option here that the sheet music, traditionally sold by most publishers can be included in the app, or not included, but added as an additional in-app purchase. The customer benefits from having the eto player play the music that they can hear and practise to, at their own learning tempi, as well as provide all parts and fully bring alive the sheet music.

For the school, workshop and at home….

The eto music player can be used on whiteboards in school, or in a music workshop or at an orchestra rehearsal. The music can be practised on tablet or phone or PC so the next rehearsal is indeed just that, not just hearing all the players learning their part in rehearsal, which can waste time for everyone.

If the thought of having your valuable music published on apps and globally available makes you shudder,  then think of two aspects.

Firstly the eto music player makes the music much more widely accessible and available globally. Secondly, the use of the music can be much more strictly controlled to single users. Indeed, with the new limited online music licence now available from PRS/MCPS eto can provide a music player for you which can only be accessed by single user subscriptions. This means globally available via your website, but all rights protected and all music protected by the eto music player. So much more secure than sheet music! ( although as we said, this can be added in, or as an extra purchase, so no loss of income for sheet music sales !)

We are happy to advise and provide guidance on the management and control of your copyright content and how we can make this accessible to a new global audience.

Alongside the production and publishing of the music content, all in-house, in all formats, we also provide global marketing and PR for the music to ensure you reach a global audience. It is in both of our interests to see your music widely heard and used!

Just get in touch…..

 

 

How to Practise: Kumbaya for 4 Part Choir

Direct Links to the App Store and Google Play:
Available as an App for iPhone and iPad
Available as an App for Android Phones and Tablets

On August 18th 2017 a choir of over 4000 pupils from Years 3 to 7 will be performing this imaginative choir arrangement of Kumbaya with a distinctive ‘Aussie feel’.

For those lucky enough to take part please take note of what your music director, Donna Marwick-Obrien suggests.
The App is designed to help you learn which-ever part you are allocated. I hope you find that when you get together for the concert you will really know your part and have a great time.

The choir needs to sing in 4 parts.

All 4 parts are available on the App therefore you could split your choir as you wish, or even suggest that choristers swop parts occasionally…..so that as many that wish can have a chance to sing the melody.

It could be that your choir is split into 4 groups. In the first two verses, two of the 4 sections could sing the solo (melody) part and then split in Verse 3, so that some carry on with the solo(melody) and others take on the Descant line.

You can choose:

  • To view and hear each part with a beat counter above the notation acting as conductor.
  • Adjust the volume of each part to suit your needs as you learn your part
  • Practise with the full band accompaniment

There are four verses.

Verses 1 and 2 are in three parts:
Part 1 (Solo) : has the recognised melody 
Parts 2 and 3: 
these provide lines which are both harmonic and simulate Aussie rhythms.

Here is the opening of Verse 1:

Here are two examples of the beginning of Verse 2 illustrating how the Harmony parts can be displayed. The volume of the parts can be easily balanced using the available faders. This will help hear each individual part more clearly when you are learning it.

Each Part can be heard on its own even. This is with the band …but they can also practise without the band.

During Verses 3 and 4 Parts 1 , 2 and 3 carry on with  similar lines but now a 4th part enters .

Here is the beginning of Verse 3 showing how the Descant part comes in ..I’ve balanced the volumes so it can be heard…but eventually, when you are ready, the part you are learning can be turned off and you can practise holding the part on your own…This will give you a lot of confidence when you go to the full choir rehearsal/s.

This new part is in some ways a Descant line providing additional harmonic timbres but in a  ‘shouting/ response’ style. This adds another different element and  ‘feel’ to the piece.

Choose a Start Bar to practise from different  places. Also chose an End Bar and set Repeat to practise awkward sections over and over again.

In other words choose whatever combination of practice tools you need.

The effect will be that you will be able to learn your part so well that you can  perform exactly as your conductor wants and really enjoy the performing.

This is the history of Kumbaya.
According to Alpha Dictionaries.com”Kumbaya, my Lord” was first recorded by an out-of-work English professor, Robert Winslow Gordon, in 1927. Gordon went on a search for black spirituals and recorded a song “Come by Here, My Lord”, sung by H. Wylie. The song was sung in Gullah on the islands of South Carolina between Charleston and Beaufort. Gullah is the Creole language featured in the Uncle Remus series of Joel Chandler Harris and the Walt Disney production of Song of the South. “Come by here, my Lord” in Gullah is “Kum by (h)yuh, my lawd”

American missionaries took the song to Angola after its publication in the 1930s, where its origins were forgotten. In the late 1950s the song was rediscovered in Angola and returned to North American where it swept the campfire circuit as a beautiful and mysterious religious lyric. That is why the song is associated with Angola in many current printed versions.

In the US, however, the song was associated with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other campers sitting around a campfire in perfect harmony.

Direct Links to the App Store and Google Play:
Available as an App for iPhone and iPad
Available as an App for Android Phones and Tablets

How to Practise: Jazz Trumpet Level 1

An amazing sounding, easy to use music app. This app thoroughly deserves a 5 star Certification and Educational App Store Recommended status.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/jazz-trumpet-level-1-dlp-bits/id860204058?mt=8

and on android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.wp.dlp.bitsandpieces.trp

Teacher Review
Too many apps nowadays look great, with a host of unnecessary features, full social media options, and yet the actual content leaves a lot to be lacking. This app is the exact opposite of that. There are no silly distractions, as none are really needed because the quality of the concept and execution are brilliant……read the full review below

This is a short demo of one of the three beginner Jazz Trumpet pieces in our
Level 1 Jazz Trumpet App.
eto Music Practice has added a new dimension to the Dallas School of Music dlp Jazz Books.
The app gives music students an incredible practice tool by allowing almost complete control of the playback on dlp’s backing tracks- including the melody only tracks.

Learners have the ability to control their practice routines and practise at their own pace, working gradually up to each performance tempo.
The app also allows users to isolate and even loop any trouble areas of a song and that makes music practice much more fun and productive.
The Dallas School of Music/dlp Music Books team

The app’s music basis is the tried, tested and well respected play-along material of the Dallas Music School (dlp) Jazz Book series by the brilliant Mike Finkel; check out Mike’s teaching availability if you’re close to Dallas Texas.: http://www.ourscattereddreams.com/music-lessons-mike-finkel.html

This app contains the three Bits and Pieces songs with each version having its own variation of the melody and different backing track. A full, real live jazz combo is there with which you can practice and play 24/7.

The first, Bits and Pieces 1, has a range of notes from D to B (trumpet pitch) and is a really cool melody with swing 8s.

Bits and Pieces 2 pushes you to play E to D (trumpet pitch) with a more rhythmically sophisticated melody in a Latin feel with straight 8s.
The third Bits and Pieces 3, has a Latin straight 8 feel first time through and a cool swing second time. The note range is the same as Bits and Pieces 2 but you are extended because there is a more chromatic flavour to the new melody….introducing you to to some sharps and flats.

Don’t worry …as was at the beginning you can slow up the melody and the backing track, isolate difficult sections and work at your own pace…with or without the melody playing, with or without the accompaniment playing.

For iPad at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jazz-trumpet-level-1-dlp-bits-and-pieces1-2-and-3/id860204058?ls=1&mt=8

For android  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.wp.dlp.bitsandpieces.trp

There are also Apps for Alto Sax and Clarinet
For Desktop at: http://etomusicpractice.co.uk/shop/
Soon to be available for iPhone’ Android Phones and Tablets

REVIEW

An amazing sounding, easy to use music app. This app thoroughly deserves a 5 star Certification and Educational App Store Recommended status.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/jazz-trumpet-level-1-dlp-bits/id860204058?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.wp.dlp.bitsandpieces.trp

Teacher Review

Too many apps nowadays look great, with a host of unnecessary features, full social media options, and yet the actual content leaves a lot to be lacking. This app is the exact opposite of that. There are no silly distractions, as none are really needed because the quality of the concept and execution are brilliant.

As you may have guessed from the title, this is an app for aspiring trumpeters. When you load up the home screen you are presented with a selection of 3 songs. When you click on the songs you can see the sheet music and all you have to do is press play to get started. By far the most impressive thing about this app is the quality of the recordings. All the songs have been recorded live and the playing and sound quality is top notch.

The way it works is, the song plays with a beat counter that scrolls along the sheet music as the relevant portion of the song is being played. Then the user has the choice of playing along with the all the instruments, or taking out the Trumpet to play along with just the backing track. You can also remove the other instruments as well as the bar counter.

It’s this flexibility that really makes this a powerful tool. You also have the option to slow the song down in 10 bpm (beats per minute) increments. You can make the songs up to 40 bpm’s slower and it doesn’t have too much of an effect on the sound quality. Lastly, you can loop any section of the song, so if there’s one particular bit that you’re stuck on, you can slow it down and keep it on a loop until you get it right.

And that’s it – Simple, but highly effective. This setup is clearly the future of musical training. The next stages for the app are just to build on the amount of songs. For what it is, this app is perfect, but we’d love to see at some point, the addition of some theory lessons and possibly some tutorial videos, so a novice could learn to play using this app alone.

Overall we’re thoroughly impressed and would highly recommend the app for use in the classroom or at home.

Screenshots

  • Jazz Trumpet Level 1; dlp : Bits and Pieces1, 2 and 3-1Jazz Trumpet Level 1; dlp : Bits and Pieces1, 2 and 3-2Jazz Trumpet Level 1; dlp : Bits and Pieces1, 2 and 3-3Jazz Trumpet Level 1; dlp : Bits and Pieces1, 2 and 3-4

From the Developer

etoapps has added a new dimension to the Dallas School of Music dlp Jazz Books.

The app gives music students an incredible practice tool by allowing almost complete control of the playback on dlp’s backing tracks- including the melody only tracks.

The eto folks have done a great job of giving learners the ability to control their practice routines and practise at their own pace, working gradually up to each performance tempo.

The new app also allows users to isolate and even loop any trouble areas of a song and that makes music practice much more fun and productive.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/jazz-trumpet-level-1-dlp-bits/id860204058?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.wp.dlp.bitsandpieces.trp

The app’s music basis is the tried, tested and well respected playalong material of the Dallas Music School (dlp) Jazz Book series; Trumpet Level 1.

This app contains the three Bits and Pieces songs with each version having its own variation of the melody and different backing track. A full, real live jazz combo is there with which you can practice and play 24/7.

The first, Bits and Pieces 1, has a range of notes from D to B (trumpet pitch) and is a really cool melody with swing 8s.

Bits and Pieces 2 pushes you to play E to D (trumpet pitch) with a more rhythmically sophisticated melody in a Latin feel with straight 8s.

The third Bits and Pieces 3, has a Latin straight 8 feel first time through and a cool swing second time. The note range is the same as Bits and Pieces 2 but you are extended because there is a more chromatic flavour to the new melody….introducing you to to some sharps and flats.

Don’t worry …as was at the beginning you can slow up the melody and the backing track, isolate difficult sections and work at your own pace…with or without the melody playing, with or without the accompaniment playing.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/jazz-trumpet-level-1-dlp-bits/id860204058?mt=8

– See more at: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/developer/eto-music-practice-ltd/id624151291

The eto Music Player featured on BBC News

Here is our Music Player and Best Selling Gwlad Gwlad Welsh Anthem App featured on BBC News

This is also a great description of how to use our Apps from Schools to professional Choirs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-29462475

#Jazz #Trumpet #cornet practice #musiced #musictechnology

 

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

Solo from So What – Miles Davis

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/so-what-trumpet-solo-learn/id992478193?mt=8

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:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/developer/eto-music-practice-ltd/id624151291

 

#HomeLearning and Music Learning Software #musiceducation #music

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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:

http://www.etomusicpractice.co.uk/

How to learn to play recorder and read music!

If you want start again, or start from fresh, these apps teach and encourage practice and how to read music. You may be 8 or you may be 80, but learning and playing music is great fun and great for the brain cells!#

The eto RECORDER PRACTICE PACK

How to use our Apps for best practise

The three basic starter levels:

Level 1.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/recorder-level-1-recorder/id959389734?mt=8

Level 2.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/recorder-level-2-recorder/id961435765?mt=8

Level 3.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/recorder-level-3-recorder/id961436971?mt=8

 

Level 2 & 3 Discount Bundle:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app-bundle/recorder-level-2-3/id966134759?mt=8

How to use the Practice App

Our app is very straightforward:

Choose the part that you want to practice from the drop down menu top left of the screen

Choose Instrument ( Recorder )

Choose Tempo: the speed at which you want to practice.

Press Play: the music will start from the very beginning.

Menu Choices

These are the choices that you can use in ANY combination.

Beat Counter: It is your ‘personal conductor’. It keeps you in time and reminds you of the rhythm of the notes. You do have the choice of switching it off but for practice purposes you will be best to keep this box checked.

Start Bar and End Bar: There are bar numbers at the beginning of every stave of the music notation. You can Choose where you want to start by entering the appropriate bar number. The Beat Counter and the sound combination you have chosen will fade up one bar BEFORE your chosen bar. This will give you a ’count in’. There will be a fade down during the End Bar.

Repeat: By checking this box the section you have chosen will be repeated until you Stop. You can work your way through the whole song section by section with ANY combination of Menu Choices.

Volume Slider: This gives you some control of the Master Volume

 

Anyone of any age !

Anyone of any age who wants to start making music will find this App invaluable and really enjoyable.

eto is the most effective way of learning to read music……learn as you play note by note.

Learn and improve more quickly because you’ll want to practise more often.

Music reading and music theory skills will be developed and can later be transferred to another instrument or be used to carry on and explore the wonderful Recorder repertoire.

Start with one note and a great accompaniment.

The Beat Counter will show you where you are on the music page and keep you in time.

The sound of the recorder playing along with you will help keep you in tune.

When you are ready, switch off the sound of the recorder and become the soloist.

Practice at slower speeds and repeat any section of the music.

When you can play the one note go onto the next.

A proven method which gives you the experience of true music making right from the start.

The tunes are listed in the Main Menu and you are shown which notes are in each tune.

It’s so easy to use:

 

  • Tap the Note Buttons to bring up a diagram which shows where to place your fingers

 

  • Tap on a tune name when you are ready to practise.

 

  • Press Play to listen to the tune being played at the final tempo (speed)

 

  • Tap the – sign to lower the tempo.

 

  • Practise all the tune or section by section,
  • Increase your practice tempo when ready.

 

  • Go on to the next tune.

ENJOY!

 

Level 1 Recorder has 10 tunes. Here is a list of the tune titles and what notes each uses:

B Happy – B

Star Code – B

Go for A Walk – A

Two Note Blues – A, B

GEE! – G

A Quiet Salsa – G, A

Old RockDonald’s BAG – B, A, G

The Banjo BAG – B, A, G

Be Happy Again – B, A, G (this tune also can be used as a duet for B Happy)

Level 2 Recorder has 10 tunes. Here is a list of the tune titles and what notes each uses:

High CD Rock – C^, D^

Bing Bong – G, A, B, C^, D^

Bing BongED – E, D (and a duet to play Bing Bong in two parts)

BeachED – E, D (extra practice to help cover all the holes)

Old RockDonald – D, E, G, A, B

F# and G Polka – F#, G

Sharp Sailing – E, F`#, G, A, B

Banjo – E, dD F#, G, A. B, C^, D

Giant Leaps – C^, D, D^, E, E^, G, G^

Jingle Bells – D, E, F#, G, A, B, C^, D^, E^, G^

 

Level 3 Recorder has 5 tunes. Here is a list of the tune titles and what notes each uses:

 

C# and D Polka – C#^, D^

Jac y Do – E, A, B, C#^, D^

Natural Beach – F, G

On the Beacxh – D, E, F, G, A, B

Flat Blues- G, A, Bb

 

There is nothing more serious than having fun!

Many would feel that if you’re having fun, enjoying yourself, the value of whatever you are doing is diluted.

Of course this is not true…and eto Music Practice does everything it can to make sure that practising with their Apps is always enjoyable.

We believe that the more enjoyable practice can become the more you will want to practise.

The more you practise the more you will improve.

Here are some of the ways in which practice is enjoyable with eto Music Practice:

The recorded sound of the music to be practised ‘keeps you company’ as well as keeping you in time and in tune. You have to listen …which engages you and time flies.

Accompaniments are there for you 24/7. You are practising with others.

being able to slowdown the sound of the solo part and accompaniment makes practise enjoyable even when you need to repeat difficult sections at the slower tempo. In other words you are performing as you practise.

There are eto Music Practice Apps available for Desktop, IPad and Android.

Teachers……

A whole class can also be taught in front of an Interactive Whiteboard in the Classroom.

Smaller groups or individuals can practise in front of a single computer at their own pace. Tell your pupils to Register and they can practise at home.

Parents: Really useful computer activity. Start on the Recorder, learn to read music in preparation for learning other instruments. What a start!

The first tune B Happy introduces one note and has, like all the other tunes, an exciting accompaniment. New notes are introduced in tunes that follow

‘Pupils will learn and improve more quickly because they’ll want to practise more.

Each tune can be practised with or without a full accompaniment.

The sound of the Recorder can be heard which helps with keeping in tune and playing the correct rhythm.

A Real Time Beat Counter appears above the music notation to act as a conductor and helps with the timing of each note

Each tune can be practised at slower speeds.

Start and End bars can be chosen so that each tune can be practised bar by bar, section by section.

The speed of practise can be increased until the whole piece can be played perfectly.This is a video of Alis on her second lesson as you can see she is enjoying what she has achieved in just two lessons. The next step for her is to practise at home getting to the right tempo and in the next lesson she will move on to the next tune.

Making Practise Fun !

According to Don Cherry, the great Jazz Trumpeter……

There is nothing more serious than having fun.

Many would feel that if you’re having fun, enjoying yourself, the value of whatever you are doing is diluted.

Of course this is not always true…and eto Music Practice does everything it can to make sure that practising with our Apps is always enjoyable.

We believe that the more enjoyable practice can become the more you will want to practise.

The more you practise the more you will improve. Here are some of the ways in which practice is enjoyable with eto Music Practice:

The recorded sound of the music to be practised ‘keeps you company’ as well as keeping you in time and in tune. You have to listen …which engages you and time flies.

accompaniments are there for you 24/7. You are practising with others.

being able to slowdown the sound of the solo part and accompaniment makes practise enjoyable even when you need to repeat difficult sections at the slower tempo. In other words you are performing as you practise.

Of course there are some who have been blessed with natural gifts BUT with practice anybody can raise the standard of their playing. Without practice there would be NO improvement however natural your gifts.

 

This is why eto Music Practice is committed to making you WANT to practise…….making your practice sessions as efficient and enjoyable as possible.

 

I read the phrase of this blog’s title in book The Practice of Practice by Jonathan Harnum………well worth a read.

‘The more I practice, the luckier I get,’ is a well known phrase attributed to Arnold Palmer or Gary Player the golfers…and many more:)

If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.

“I really feel that if you’re gonna be good, you gotta practice… Practice whatever the hell you do.”

― Ray Charles

Be encouraged….but perhaps they are being a little modest:

“What I have achieved by industry and practice, anyone else with tolerable natural gift and ability can also achieve.”

― Johann Sebastian Bach

We at eto Music Practice are committed to making your practice sessions as enjoyable and efficient as possible…so that you will WANT to practise more and more. Whether you use a Tablet or Desktop .

 

Other Instruments and Music Apps available from:  https://itunes.apple.com/gb/developer/webpractice/id624151291

These include Piano, Sax, Clarinet and Trumpet.