Improved Full Score Navigation

by Abby @ Quaver on January 15, 2016

in At Quaver HQ

Have you tried adjusting the vocal tracks with the new audio mixer?

Over the next couple of days, we will be digging deeper into these new features, uncovering the details that will help enhance your teaching!

New Feature #4:  Improved Full Score Navigation 

Have you noticed our Full Score activities are easier to navigate?

You can now find new options at the top of every Full Score activity in ClassPlay!

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Simply click any of the track buttons at the top of the menu to access a drop-down list of actions. From here you can modify which instruments have notation displayed in the main score window and how it is highlighted for students. You can even make changes as the song plays!

The Full Score now allows you to:

  • Turn individual tracks on & off

If you only want certain tracks showing on the screen, click on the track button and select HIDE PART.

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To turn the track back on, do the same thing but select SHOW PART and it will reappear on your screen.

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  • “Solo” tracks or select all

In the past, whenever you wanted to “solo” a track, you had to un-select each track. Now with just a click of the mouse on SOLO PART, the other tracks will disappear and leave only your chosen track playing.

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Boom Chicka Boom! Now you are ready to break down the song and teach each part individually. When you want to bring back the other parts, click on the ALL PARTS button, located in the top left-hand corner, and select SHOW ALL PARTS.

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  • Highlight single notes and measures

We’ve also added an additional highlighting option to the Full Score activity. You can now choose to highlight an entire measure instead of each individual note as the song plays. This might be less distracting for some students, or maybe serve as a challenge to their note reading skills!

This option is available on each individual part. For example, you can highlight the notes for vocal and the measures for the drum track by selecting NOTES ON for vocal and MEASURES ON for drum. You can even turn the highlighting OFF for each individual track!

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Use the ALL PARTS button to have the same highlighting for all tracks.

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There are so many options available when breaking down any our ClassPlay songs, it’s up to you to decide how you’ll use them in your classroom.

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What do you think? Have you found the highlighting feature a useful tool when teaching a song?

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