Tone Target app creator Dr. J. Anthony Allen, a member of McNally Smith's Composition & Songwriting Faculty and leader of the school's New Media Group, told Sonic State, "It can be a struggle for music teachers to impart their love of artistry and technique to students -- but it doesn't have to be. We hope that music educators and private lesson teachers find a valuable resource in Tone Target. In addition to the app's hundreds of pre-packaged levels, it can help educators better teach technique by reading pitches with complete accuracy. The app is also especially helpful for singers looking to develop better control of their voice as an instrument and an internal understanding of pitch."
Here's how McNally Smith College tells it in their own words...
Need to get your music student -- or yourself -- into a better musical place? There's an app for that -- Tone Target!
Unlike entertainment games like Guitar Hero or Rock Band, Tone Target is an instructive and entertaining game that helps you make music. The controller is your voice or instrument, such as guitar, piano, violin, or anything that can produce pitches. It provides an experience with real benefits for student musicians, their teachers or the aspiring musician working alone.
Users get immediate feedback on their playing or singing as the game determines the accuracy of their pitch, rhythm and other musical essentials. From scales and arpeggios to Beethoven and Strauss, Tone Target teaches musicians of all levels to improve their playing and singing ability and accuracy.
The new iPhone app Tone Target, produced by McNally Smith College of Music and developed by Audiofile Engineering, makes learning an instrument and reading music a fun, interactive experience. With more than 300 levels built for everyone from first-time novices to professional performers -- plus the ability for users to create new levels -- Tone Target's supply of music lessons and levels is almost endless because its library is constantly growing.
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