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We're proud to be part of SmartMusic's play-along arrangements available from Make Music. Don Sickler selected material from SFM's catalog of important jazz-artist-composers. Just look under Wynton Marsalis. These are the SFM titles (click on PICK OF THE MONTH to see available charts):
Deciphering The Message
SmartMusic not only displays lead sheets in any key and for any instrument, it allows you to change tempos as you play along. Rhythm section students learn to comp by seeing transcriptions of exactly what the musicians played throughout all choruses. Play By Ear exercises develop ears while other exercises develop fluency with the Blues Scale, ii-V7-I and iii-vi-ii-V7-I. Plus, students can record themselves for instant feedback and to email teachers and friends.
It's definitely a fantastic teaching and learning tool and we recommend it highly. Go to MakeMusic.com for details on SmartMusic.
Take a look at some of our past and future activities.
Sextet Set #1
Hank Mobley Festival II
Fats Navarro headstone
Redesigned Web Site
Focus on Trumpets in March
Trumpet Legacy Week
Kenny Dorham Birthday Celebration