Many people teachers are discovering that MIDI accompaniments are great tools for helping teach difficult concepts to students. They keep students engaged more and inspire them to practice more, leading to higher success and retention rates.
During a recent workshop at Amro, Catherine Davis from Roland walked teachers through many teaching tips for using MIDI accompaniments. If you missed the workshop, here are videos from the event.
Which MIDI accompaniments are available?
Alfred’s Basic Prep Course
- MIDI Disks available for most levels (but not all), Lesson & Solo Books
- Floppy disks, requires a floppy disk drive
- Appears these may be discontinued soon.
- MIDI files also available for purchase online. www.alfred-music.com
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library
Alfred’s Premier Piano Course
- MIDI files available for purchase online. www.alfred-music.com
- Audio Accompaniments and games ARE available on the iPad in the PianoMaestro app
- Audio Accompaniments for use in any CD player are available on CDs with selected books in the series.
Hal Leonard Student Piano Library
- Many books in the series available with a CD or Audio Access
- CD’s contain audio accompaniment for use in any CD player, also can copy the MIDI files using a computer for use with digital pianos.
- Audio Access is a special code (proof of purchase) allowing you to download the audio files to your computer and/or a flash drive.
Music for Little Mozarts
- Flash Drive available with all accompaniments from Levels 1-4
- CDs for each most levels’ lesson books, and some of the supplementary books
CD’s contain audio accompaniments for any CD player, also can copy the MIDI files using a computer for use with digital pianos
- Primer, Level 1, Level 2
Looking for tips to get started with MIDI?