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  • What resources do you use for the students to practise at home? (All Teachers)

    Posted by Eliza Fyfe on April 12, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    What resources do you all use for the students to practice at home? I feel like I spend an awful lot of time making my piano backing tracks!! It’s great though because I record midi piano and therefore just change the key or rhythm when I need to. It’s also all set up for when the students are ready to properly record 🙂
    I also wanted to talk about apps. There’s a great one called Singer Studio by Erol – for iPhones – it detects your voice and shows you how you hold the tune for scales etc.

    James Hobley replied 3 years, 5 months ago 7 Members · 10 Replies
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  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    April 18, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Oh wow, that’s an awesome idea about the midi piano tracks – hadn’t thought about that at all but a great idea 🙂 I had been thinking of recommending apps for my singers to use but hadn’t found the time – I’ll check that one out 🙂

  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    April 18, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    I keep my lesson notes in Evernote, which means I’m able to share a permanent link with my students which updates every time we have a lesson. All free too! Here’s an example:

    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s151/sh/3f63dc89-3902-403a-84cb-0c189692de99/98f7246c51dbe30b3b69771ccad0b141

  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    April 18, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Also means I can put links to articles that I’ve written on the various concepts we’ve been talking about, so they can access the information at home 🙂

  • Beckie Tunnicliffe

    Member
    April 18, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    For backing tracks I use Youtube, that way the student can then use the exact same track that we have practiced with in the lesson 🙂 I also record myself playing piano in the lesson if I am accompanying or having to transpose to a different key just using my iPad.

    A brilliant app I have found – it’s called Virtuoso and it’s free, it’s a ‘piano’ on your phone/iPad and you can practice scales/arpeggios and sing along, so really good for warm ups 🙂

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    April 18, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    How do you transpose on the iPad?

  • Beckie Tunnicliffe

    Member
    April 18, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Oh sorry, I meant I record myself using the iPad, I usually use ultimate-guitar.com to transpose songs to different keys! XD

  • Veronica Wakeling

    Member
    January 18, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    With our singing students,everyone is different in voice and level,eg I cannot teach a lyric tenor with the same technique as a dramatic tenor.So the last dynamic they achieved is what they practice.We are tier 4 lockdown at the moment,so there is no in studio work,and for us zoom does not work well.Everyone can have tracks with no charge and hard copy sheet music for which there is no charge.If we can drop to tier 3 we would hopefully go back in studio,until then we are as we are.,We are booking auditions and performance for 2021 though.Will keep you posted as of change.

  • Guest Teacher

    Member
    January 19, 2021 at 1:35 am

    Hi, I am a vocal coach, currently in tier 4, so all my teaching is through ZOOM.US. I use a combination of backing tracks that I play and record myself; Utube backing tracks and then sometimes ask the student to record themselves on ZOOM to then send their rehearsed work to me I also record the session and send the student the recorded lesson…with my comments and practice notes.

  • Linda Martin

    Member
    January 19, 2021 at 11:15 am

    I think you guys who teach singing etc have a much more difficult task than I do – or maybe I am not using enough resources ? I teach piano , I ask students to find recordings of exam pieces on YouTube but I have no idea how to record duet parts for example to send to students , which would be great if I could be I am not clever enough . Also i only use iPads and my phone – I don’t have access to anything Microsoft

  • James Hobley

    Member
    January 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    I often use YouTube backing tracks or some of the rockschool guitar grade material so my students might use the backing tracks on YouTube for rockschool or they might use the grades material they have purchased which we would have gone through in lessons.

    I use guitar pro7. 5 to write out guitar licks, scales, arpeggios and chords for my students to learn and practice and show different ways to use them.

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