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amitgur

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new interactive website for wind instruments beginers
« on: November 24, 2014, 11:24:51 AM »

Hey Music Teachers and students,

I'd like to invite you to see new website/apps I launched.https://bandpad.co/en. It is good for wind instruments, recorders and band teachers. free of charge. I designed it to suit class projectors as well as student's home tablets. You will have 100 tunes with top-level play along and interactive music score that kids can use at home or in school. No books or papers are needed anymore.
If you use it And have new ideas or comments - Drop me a message. I'm in an intensive development of this app and need your feedback...
https://bandpad.co/en
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24/3/2015
BandPad CEO
Amit Gur Talks about the latest version of  BandPad

We're soon going to launch BandPad release version and here are some of the new features and tunes created in the last months. LiveScore technology was upgraded to use the computer microphone. This new features will be available:
 
 The "Trophy Contest" will use the microphone for real time feedback of student playing proficiency by colouring the played notes red and green.  Students will collect trophies to the trophy case as part of their learning progress. You can watch it HERE and test it HERE
 
 The New Tuner will feature real time tuner through the microphone. Transposed instruments will see the transposed note (Trumpet playing C will see C and not Bb).  HERE is a test version. Click the tuner icon in the upper bar.
The Tuner and the Trophy contest donít work on Internet Explorer.
 
 We're working on new beginnerís repertoire that will enrich the experience of instrumental education and create a fun and encouraging learning process. Here are some examples you can print and use.

Chicken Jump is a 4 notes tune using the blues style to create a happy and simple rhythms for beginners.

Eights And Quarters is an etude aimed to teach eights notes with a reggae play-along.

Village Dance is 3 notes; quarters only, simple music for the first steps in instrumental music, adding a banjo style play-along made it popular with students. We're making a lot of this kind these days.

Bye Bye Blues was made for more experience students. Here were using the major blues scale to create a one octave range tune with bluesy feeling.

These are only examples of the new BandPad repertoire coming soon. We're also including:
- Teacher account with assignment list for students and personal signature on scores.
- Improved support for mobile and tablets with our App "BandPad".
- Help pages with videos and much more.

See You Soon
Amit Gur
BandPad CEO


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Re: new interactive website for wind instruments beginers
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2014, 11:47:08 PM »

Well done I love Band Pad on the web
Its Fabulous and free as well
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The audio is good notation is great for learning to sight read.
I play Tenor Saxophone would like to select this instrument.

From the notation window I wasn?t sure how to get back to the home
Screen.
Many thanks.

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Re: new interactive website for wind instruments beginers
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2014, 07:31:34 AM »

Hey Tony
Thanks for the good words. I've been working for a year now on developing BandPad and I'm happy to hear that it is useful.

1. In web, opening a link to a tune opens a new window, the jukebox remains in the original window this is why I didn't add a home button. In tablets app the score window have a "back button" for returning to the jukebox. I'm using the new window feature a lot with my students. I'm using chrome and before the lesson I open all he windows I need. Check that and tell me if you think a home button is necessary, maybe it will be in the next version.

2. I'm now concentrating on beginners level (3 first years) and most students start with alt sax, this is way tenor is not there. In my next round I will have: Tenor Sax, Baritone in Treble Clef, Recorder in German fingering and French horn in Bb.

3. I loved your site and will be happy to embed BandPad in it, I can be done as a link or as an embedded code directly to tunes you select.

4.  Any song, etude you think I should add drop me a msg, at the moment I'm preparing Christmas songs, will be done next week
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Re: new interactive website for wind instruments beginers
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2015, 12:43:46 AM »

Hi Amit
 
Well done congratulations on your new additions I hope you don't mind I have put a further post on my forum.
http://learnsax.co.uk/talk/index.php?topic=141.msg211#msg211
 
I class myself still a beginner on saxophone but started playing about 4 years ago and I am now 70 years old.
 
A friend filmed me during an impromptu practice session with his video camera the video worked well but the camera
Audio capture was very poor we must use a better microphone in future.
Any comments would be appreciated on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_QGUxnLLXM
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/q_QGUxnLLXM" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/q_QGUxnLLXM</a>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bScLPmMEkgM


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/bScLPmMEkgM" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/bScLPmMEkgM</a>
 
I work a lot with midi I hear a tune I like.  I come home within minutes I can find the tune on my 70 GB database
or download from the internet.
Import the midi from the internet into Sibelius software and re-arrange for tenor saxophone.
And can start playing the tune that evening. My note reading is poor and to help I put note heads above the notes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9xyScxJLzg
 
I think bandpad could help me with note reading
What I would like in Bandpad is a way of importing a midi saxophone staff into Bandpad
there are plenty of free programs for editing midi.
Many times I am away from home and have lots of time to practice music.
But don't have access to the Internet so web based on these occasions are of no use so could do with a stand alone application
 
Good luck
Wishing you continued success
Tony
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