SmartMusic Gets Spooky


Certain times of the year hold appeal for students and it is always nice to find music that is fun and motivational for them to play but also has educational value. SmartMusic has thousands of pieces of repertoire. One collection that you and your students might find appealing, especially this time of year, is called Spooky Solos.

Classroom Fun with the SmartMusic Rhythm Challenge

Sometimes a fun educational activity may be the perfect fit for your lesson plans. Here’s an idea for using SmartMusic in your class on just such an occasion. It is a great way to review and have fun at the same time – and it doesn’t even require instruments.

Recommended Set-up:

Computer connected to an LCD projector Speakers SmartMusic microphone  attached to a music stand (the height is easily adjusted) Score board

In SmartMusic:

Select Exercises, double-click on Rhythm, and click Open.

New “Fun Titles” in SmartMusic

Our Repertoire Development Team has been extremely prolific lately, constantly adding to the SmartMusic Library. In addition to legions of band and orchestra titles, they recently added two solo collections of easy tunes that you may wish to share with your students just for fun:

To find them on-line, visit and click on Find Music to get here, then under “Solos and Methods,” enter “Easy Christmas” or “Movie” in the title field.