Spring Ahead with Quaver’s New Features!

by Abby @ Quaver on April 3, 2017

in At Quaver HQ

Finish the school year with loads of new content in your Quaver account!

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be digging deeper into our new updates, which include:

  • A new and improved Resource Manager
  • Quaver Choral Resources
  • More songs with Key/Tempo Options
  • QStrum Upgrades

If you’re a Quaver program user, you don’t have to do anything to see these features! You’ll find them already active in your QuaverMusic.com teacher account.

1) Resource Manager

For users with access to: Curriculum

Your wish for easier search capabilities has been granted! Our new and improved Resource Manager provides better search returns and allows teachers to search within a specific category of the Quaver Program – making it easier to discover new resources or find the one you want to add to your custom lessons!

Click Resource Manager on your Teacher Dashboard and try a few new searches:

  • Click the ClassPlay icon in the middle to find your favorite Folk song
  • Click “Quaver Curriculum” in the left-hand sidebar and use the Keywords to find a “Melody” lesson
  • Use the Grade Filter to find a melody lesson for 2nd grade
  • Use the Search Box to find an activity on “Melody”

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2) Quaver Choral Resources

For users with access to: Curriculum

Warm up those vocal cords, Quaver Choral Resources are live! Teachers now have access to 10 new Choral lessons, each focusing on an original, world, folk, or classical piece. These adaptable lessons include icebreakers, warm-ups, canons, and more PLUS a handy Choral Toolbox loaded with additional resources for sight-reading, planning, assessments, and much more!

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3) More Key/Tempo Option Activities

For users with access to: Curriculum or ClassPlay

The list of songs with adjustable scores continues to grow! Teachers can now choose from a variety of keys and tempos in an additional 65 songs in ClassPlay – bringing the total to more than 145 songs! New songs include Almost Summertime, Air Orchestra, and Lime Juice Tub, just to name a few. Search “Key/Tempo” in Resource Manager or see a complete list here.

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4) QStrum Upgrades

For users with access to: QuaverMusic.com (Curriculum, ClassPlay, Essentials)

Our guitar composition Creative, QStrum, now features both beginner guitar and ukulele options! Why not add a composition assignment to our 5th grade Ukulele Project? Challenge your students to compose a song using QStrum and then have them play it on their own ukulele – allowing students to go through the process of creating, performing, responding, and connecting.

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Ready to dive in? Stay tuned to the blog for a more in-depth review of each feature in the coming weeks and find a complete list of the new songs and activities here.

We’ll also be digging into these features with Quaver himself in our April Webinar next Tuesday, April 11th at 4:30 EST/3:30 CT. Tune in here!

Which new feature are you most excited to use?

 

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sherise Davis April 4, 2017 at 1:03 pm

I am having problems in PreK lesson number 5 Listening.

For example, when I’m on slide 3, when I click on next, it just goes back to slide 1.

I don’t understand why this is happening.

Thanks,
Sherise Davis

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2 Abby @ Quaver April 4, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Hi Sherise! I’ll shoot you an email to troubleshoot this on your computer/browser. It’s not an issue site-wide, but we’ll figure it out!

Abby

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