Classroom Maestro is an intelligent electronic blackboard for classroom and private studio music instruction.
Use a MIDI keyboard, computer monitor or projector, and Classroom Maestro to display:
• single notes
• keyboard hand positions quickly and effectively--including optional analysis!
NOTE: On a 1024 x 768 display, you can show all 88 notes of a piano keyboard on the staff. The staff display changes dimension automatically to accommodate the notes that you play.
Conveniently switch between Classroom Maestro and Home Concert Xtreme to teach your favorite music methods and pieces in a group or private lesson. Use Classroom Maestro with Internet MIDI to teach musical concepts over the Internet!
All you have to do is press a single key on your computer keyboard to tell Classroom Maestro what you want to illustrate. Then, play notes on your MIDI keyboard. Classroom Maestro does the rest--with perfect formatting!
Classroom Maestro is your intelligent, musical servant who understands what key you are in and who knows how to spell notes correctly on the staff, using your choice of grand staff, treble clef, bass clef, or any of the five C clefs. And when you touch just a single key on your computer keyboard, Classroom Maestro will even display an analysis of the notes shown on the staff, including:
• note names
• interval names
• chord names (using either jazz or Roman numeral analysis)
• scale names (approximately 200 scale names in the database)
Teachers can use Classroom Maestro for any group or private teaching situation, such as individual music lessons, class piano, instrumental group instruction, music theory, ear training, or general music.
• Windows computer running Windows 7, Vista, or XP
• Macintosh computer running OS X 10.3 (Panther), 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard), or 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
• a computer monitor: with 1024 x 768 or greater resolution, displaying thousands of colors or more
• optional USB or Firewire MIDI interface (or MIDI keyboard with direct USB connection) and any necessary MIDI drivers
• optional MIDI keyboard
• at least one MIDI cable (if using a USB or Firewire MIDI interface)
• optional foot pedals for MIDI keyboard: una corda (controller 67), sostenuto (controller 66), sustain (controller 64)
NOTE: The number and range of notes that can be displayed on the grand staff may be limited by the resolution of the monitor and the size of the Classroom Maestro window.
Although the program may run at lower resolutions, in order to see each of the 88 notes of the piano keyboard displayed vertically on the grand staff, it is necessary to display a full-size window on a 1024 x 768 or larger screen.
The horizontal display of scales is limited on a monitor with a low resolution. A screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or larger is preferred.