Web-Based Software There are some good Web-based music software applications presently available. Following are a few products that operate over the Internet with organized curriculum and instruction covering music notation, music sequencing, aural training, music theory, comprehensive musicianship, practice tracking, and more.
• Tri-Tone Music (www.tritonemusic. com) is keyboard-oriented instruction that offers an online multimedia music curriculum, which is based on a method of integrated performance, history, creativity, theory, and ear training instruction. • Molto Music (www.moltomusic. com) is a comprehensive music practice-tracking system that lets students effortlessly report how well, and what, they practice. This saves you time and keeps your students organized. • Ricci Adam’s Musictheory.net (www.musictheory.net) is a powerful Web site dedicated to teaching introductory and intermediate music theory lessons and ear training. Its curriculum can also be downloaded for free, to be used without the Internet on a home computer.
• Mastering Music (www.datasonics. com.au) is a powerful, music suite on the Internet that offers performance, music notation, MIDI sequencing, digital audio recording, film scoring, aural training and music theory plus complete record keeping for all modules of instruction so you can conveniently assess your students’ music performance skills, compositions, aural training and music theory achievements. • Charms Ofﬁce Assistant (www. charmsoffice.com) is a music office system that allows teachers to organize student contact information, manage inventory, assign uniforms, track attendance, and work with trips, fees, fundraisers, form collection, and lots more. In addition, there are some traditional CD-ROM workstation software programs that now offer Web-based capabilities for posting customized drill and practice instruction on the Internet for your students to practice on-line, outside of class, without having the program itself on their computers. • EarMaster 5 distributed by eMedia Music (www.earmaster.com) offers extensive aural training in its 450 standard aural training lessons and 211 jazz lessons that can be posted on the web for further practice at home. • Practica Musica by Ars-Nova (www. ars-nova.com) offers both ear training and music theory in which the instructor loads his own customized web practice modules. • Test Creator by Centron Software (www.centron.com) that can post Internet tests for your students to practice or take along with pictures and sound, and e-mail notification
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