Main Screen
By incorporating both standard text and music notation, this database provides a user-friendly format for entering and storing song analysis. Additional capabilities: store and integrate listening selections, index and coordinate picture books with lesson plans, add MP3 music files, and obtain appropriate song lists when planning for substitute teachers. It also contains a section for choral selections. Conduct multiple searches within the same data entry screen.
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Melodic Analysis
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Classroom Use, Rhythmic Elements
This area is divided into 7 tabs, as shown below. These include Rhythm, melody, other, games, themes, roles and style/type. Each area is viewed by simply clicking on the desired tab.
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Choral Analysis
The Choral Analysis tab is divided into numerous sections as shown in the next several screen shots.
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Additional Analysis Opportunities
iRetrieval will store and organize additional musical elements, improvisation concepts, part music, art music suggestions, suggested instrumentation for a given song, related listening selections, and additional use for upper grade materials.
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Upon data entry, the program automatically places the data into a printable retrieval form. It also allows for the input of files and/or pictures to be inserted so that a user would be able to print the completed form. Insert scanned images of scores in addition to stick notation pictures captured from Finale, Sibelius or other music notation program.
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