What is PRACTICE BUDDY?
Practice Buddy combines an online interactive backing track system with printable Fast Track Scale kits to make learning scales easier for all students of learning styles. Scale practice never needs to feel lonely again - as your students play along with their favourite band or orchestra.
- Adjustable speed means you can use the tracks from beginning stages through to exam.
- Reduce the stress of getting scales to exam speed. And don't be surprised when you find the kids turning up the speed themselves! They love the challenge of playing faster.
- Single level Student Passes make home practice fun and affordable and are available for all levels; beginners & exam syllabuses including:
ABRSM, AMEB, ANZCA, RCM & Trinity College.
WARNING: It's the most FUN you'll have with scales!
"My students immediately pay more attention when I produce the scale backing tracks.
I am using them right from the beginning of introducing scales. It helps establish a steady beat from the outset - we often just listen and tap along before even playing. It’s also easier to discuss major and minor modes while listening.
Students on the exam path can use them to help drill their practice.
I like how it moves evenly from hand to hand and also requires them to listen for the introduction and practice coming in on time. It requires focus and concentration."
"I think backing track are excellent to develop the sense of rhythm, proper timing for music and my kids love to play along with the backing tracks, they make them feel important, backing tracks are enjoyable challenge for them.
Some of my students said “Oh I am feel I am playing with a real band, this is fun”, and they want to repeat the exercises again, even the scales they enjoy playing together with the backing tracks.
I challenge them speeding up etc. They are really great and easy to use...
About PRACTICE BUDDY backing tracks...
Practice Buddy is a fun and interactive online learning and practice companion that combines practicing scales and chords with great sounding backing tracks.
This software comes with adjustable speeds, multiple styles and each track runs through the scale 4 times! Tracks provide repetition and flexibility for your student to be in charge of their own learning will take them from novice to superstar in no time!
Here's some of the great functionality you'll just love!
- Adjustable speed (will take you from novice to superstar)
- Several styles for each scale to keep it interesting
- Chord practice (I, IV, IV7) - so you can read leadsheets and play pop songs
- Section repeat - to isolate the trouble spots and supercharge your practice
- Sheet music with place indicator so students can follow along
- 1 track = 4 times through (practice without noticing)
About PRACTICE BUDDY Fast Track Scale Kits?
What's inside a FAST TRACK SCALE KIT
(previously SCALE HACKS KIT)?
- All of the scales written out in easy to read format.
- Each scales is expressed in a multitude of ways to help students uncover the patterns in a way that makes sense to them including graphical scales - some kids learn better with pictures and colours.
- I, IV, V7 Chord Progressions are arranged so that they are easy to play and correctly voiced for piano.
- Teacher Piano Accompaniment - so you can accompany your students on a second piano.
- Scale, Chord & Combo Flash Cards - Have fun playing games with the flashcards which encourage students to think in patterns rather than single notes and improves learning and understanding.
- Origami Pockets are fun to make and are a great way to store flashcards.
- Kits for all syllabuses including ABRSM, AMEB Piano Comprehensive AMEB Piano for Leisure, ANZCA, Royal Conservatory of Music (Canada) and Trinity College.
- COMING SOON ... ROCKSCHOOL!
What's in your FREE C Major set!
C Major -1 octave Scale 3 TRACKS + FAST TRACK SCALE KIT
GREAT SOUNDING BACKING TRACKS
Play along with these great sounding tracks with adjustable speeds You'll be amazed how quickly scale practice changes from BORING to FUN!
FAST TRACK SCALE KIT (PDF download)
Your FAST TRACK SCALE KIT is packed full of fun ways to help learn scales and chords to make it easy, quick and fun!