What grades/ages is Breezin’ Thru Theory for?
Breezin’ Thru Theory is designed to support the music curriculum needs of Grades 4 to 12, Advanced Placement Level 1, and to assist in the preparation of Royal Conservatory of Music theory exams (Prelim, Grade 1 and Grade 2). With 27 chapters of scaffolded content, Breezin’ Thru Theory is designed to give you maximum flexibility as a teacher. Choose what’s right for your students and program, it also allows for individualized learning – remedial or enriched. See curriculum charts.
Who pays for the annual subscription, my students or the school?
Orders for Breezin’ Thru Theory are placed by schools, districts, home schoolers or studios. Depending on your school or situation you may choose to cover the total cost of the subscription order through your music budget, booster program, a textbook fund or an IT budget. Alternatively, you may wish to pass on the charge to your students, as you would for other school materials or supplies. It’s whatever works best for you. Either way the school places the order.
Can students access it from home or just from school?
As a teacher you can access Breezin’ Thru Theory at anytime and anyplace – as long as you have an internet connection. Just go to the Breezin’ Thru Theory website and log on with your subscriber’s password.For students, it depends on what package was purchased. For the school Starter Package and Lab Package, student access is limited to school use only. All other subscribers have 24 hour access anywhere, any place. Compare the plans here.
What’s the difference between Next Gen vs. Classic Editions?
Both editions follow the same great system for learning, so students can move back & forth between them … depending on the device they have at their disposable and/or the chapters they wish to do.
The Classic edition is our original, award-winning, interactive e-binder, designed to work on computers, laptops and Chromebooks. It covers the complete curriculum of 27 chapters and also includes printables and the summative/diagnostic tests (which reside in the Teacher e-binder).
The All-New Next Gen edition is our latest innovation for the 2016-17 school year. It’s designed to work on a broader range of devices including: iPad/tablets, Chromebooks, laptops/ computers, and smartphones using modern browsers and operating systems. This 1st release includes 9 chapters (Ch. 1-7, Terms, Solfege) which will cover most middle school student needs and provide a good foundation for high school students. Next Gen also houses our new Play That Tune feature. For more details
Is the Next Gen edition an added cost?
Great news – it’s included in your 2016-17 subscription at no added cost!
What devices does it work on?
- Next Gen edition: Works with most any device – computers & laptops, Chromebooks, iPad/tablets, and smart phones using the more modern browsers and operating systems.
(See technical requirements)
- Classic edition: computers, laptops and Chromebooks (see technical requirements)
- Interactive Games: any device
What are the technical requirements?
- Internet: You’ll need an internet connection to access all your Breezin’ Thru Theory tools.
- Interactive E-Binder: Can be used with a computer, laptop or Chromebook that runs Flash
- Games: Work on any device: computer/laptop, Chromebook, iPad/tablet, or smartphone
Windows 7, 8.1: Chrome (best), Internet Explorer 10+, Firefox
Windows 10: Chrome (best), Internet Explorer 11+, Firefox
ChromeBook: Chrome (best)
OS X: Safari (best), Chrome
iOS 6+: Safari (best), Chrome
Android 4.4+: Chrome (best)
Note: Support is not limited to these specific operating systems. This first release of Next Gen is called a beta version. So while most things will function beautifully, there may be the odd bug that still needs to be worked out for different devices. We welcome any and all feedback. Thank you!
Is it accessed 100% online?
Yes – just login & go. There’s nothing to download or install.
Will my IT department need to do anything?
No – which makes them happy too!
How does BT Theory link with BT Composing?
BT Theory and BT Composing are designed to work hand and hand, and this is a totally unique feature to Breezin’ Thru. Breezin’ Thru Theory provides you with a fun way to learn music theory concepts; while Breezin’ Thru Composing helps apply what you learnt to create your own music.
The 15 chapters of Breezin’ Thru Composing line up perfectly to Breezin’ Thru Theory with a variety of engaging activities; including creating a melody based on your name, film scoring and song writing.
Both products can be used separately, but it’s a great way to amp up your impact and it connects the learning of the two so beautifully. Woohoo! We’ll bring out the music in you!
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