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Sight Reading Factory 2.0
GraceNotes LLC is excited to announce the release of SightReadingFactory.com 2.0. Sight Reading Factory is an innovative music composition engine that generates sight reading and sight singing exercises at multiple levels of difficulty. Subscribers have access to virtually infinite amounts of sight reading material that is newly composed based on the user’s customization. Because the music is computer generated and composed instantly, the user will never run out of new, never-before-seen music to sight read. The sight reading and sight singing exercises produced are governed by many rules so that they make musical sense in that they are rhythmically, harmonically and tonally appealing. In other words, although the music is computer-generated, it still sounds like real music!
Sight Reading Factory 2.0 features many enhancements and additions including: full ensemble sight reading, educator and student accounts, music configuration and audio playback improvements, and a completely revamped design that is clearer, cleaner, and easier to use.
The sight reading exercises for concert band, string orchestra, and choir offer the music educator an excellent way to teach and practice sight reading for the entire ensemble. The music can be projected to the front of the classroom using a SMARTBoard or digital video projector. Educators can save time from having to choose music to sight read, hand it out, collect it and then file it away. Practicing the important skill of sight reading can now be done quickly and easily as new exercises can be generated with a few simple clicks.
Educators can now also purchase accounts for their students at a discounted rate. This is a great option for music teachers who wish to give their students the opportunity to practice and improve their sight reading skills with access to Sight Reading Factory anytime, anywhere, and on any device that has an internet connection. For students who are practicing for honor band auditions that have sight reading requirements, Sight Reading Factory is a great resource to help them prepare. For more information on student accounts, please visit the Educators Page and Pricing Page.
Visit SightReadingFactory.com to try out the free demo.
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018. As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.
He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries. He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.
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