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The up to date version of PracticeFirst marketing pitch can be found here https://www.musicfirst.com/applications/practice-first
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Perfect for band, orchestral and choral practice, PracticeFirst powered by [[MatchMySound]]™ technology, gives teachers easy-to-use tools for creating assignments that are broad or individualized to each student. Assessment and feedback are instantaneous. Student progress is accelerated and learning is fun!
 
Perfect for band, orchestral and choral practice, PracticeFirst powered by [[MatchMySound]]™ technology, gives teachers easy-to-use tools for creating assignments that are broad or individualized to each student. Assessment and feedback are instantaneous. Student progress is accelerated and learning is fun!
  

Latest revision as of 03:02, 15 February 2017

The up to date version of PracticeFirst marketing pitch can be found here https://www.musicfirst.com/applications/practice-first

Perfect for band, orchestral and choral practice, PracticeFirst powered by MatchMySound™ technology, gives teachers easy-to-use tools for creating assignments that are broad or individualized to each student. Assessment and feedback are instantaneous. Student progress is accelerated and learning is fun!

Works with any instrument…including voice!

Now students can practice any instrument, including voice, using PracticeFirst’s web-based, easy-to-use interface. Band instruments, orchestral, choral practice, even polyphonic instruments like guitar and piano all can take advantage of PracticeFirst’s intuitive lessons and feedback features.

Use our exercises or upload your own

PracticeFirst comes with a library of useful practice content for students of all levels, plus teachers can upload their own exercises. Additional content from top education curriculum publishers will be available as an add-on purchase that can be incorporated into the PracticeFirst library.

Essential features included

As students practice, they can play or sing along with included accompaniments, and a metronome feature is integrated into the lessons. Student assignments can be recorded online and teachers can easily review them whenever they wish.

Completely web-based, no software required

PracticeFirst is exclusively available through the MusicFirst Online Classroom and is fully integrated in the classroom’s gradebook, scheduling, portfolio-building and other features. Completely web-based, PracticeFirst, powered by MatchMySound™ technology, does not require any additional software to be purchased or downloaded onto any device. Students and teachers simply log in and use it anytime, anywhere. Teachers can track assignments and progress, and assessment tools are built right in.

PracticeFirst features include:

  • Web-based – no software required
  • Very affordable and tailored for students of all levels
  • Comes with content AND you can generate your own
  • Assesses tone as well as rhythmic and pitch accuracy
  • Works for polyphonic instruments like piano and guitar
  • Finally a practice and assessment tool perfect for choral students

How it works:

It’s very simple. PracticeFirst uses the microphone incorporated in your device to detect sound. The software can then give instant feedback about the accuracy of pitch, rhythm, tempo and more, through its graphical interface. PracticeFirst is exclusively available through the MusicFirst Online Classroom and is fully integrated in the classroom’s gradebook, scheduling, portfolio-building and other features.

PracticeFirst is available for all skill levels, with many beginner exercises included. Additionally, teachers can custom-create their own exercises. Coming soon: content from top education curriculum publishers will be available as an add-on purchase that can be incorporated into the PracticeFirst library. Student assignments can be recorded online and teachers can easily review them whenever they wish.