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Posted by Dan Dery, Suzuki Violin Teacher, Switzerland on 17 September 2015

The newly launched MyOngaku video practice aid, licensed by the International Suzuki Association, has been created to help students make the most of their practice time. Used along with the Suzuki sheet music, it is a reference tool for Suzuki violin students and their parents to use during practice when students are away from the direct guidance of their instructor.

The app helps students stay in time, play the right notes, and maintain correct posture, rhythm, fingering and bowing. Content includes over 500 video demonstrations by three accomplished musicians as well as key learning points and note-by-note guidance for each piece of music.

Students can listen and watch as musicians perform the music, then imitate how a piece sounds and looks. Students can play along to sections of music at a slow tempo, then play along to the complete piece at an intermediate tempo.

The app uses visual recognition technology that allows students to use their iPad or iPhone to view content simply by pointing the camera of their device at their sheet music page. This innovative approach to content delivery provides students on-demand access to specific content they need at the moment they need it.

The app is available on the App Store for iPad and iPhone

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