Quicker learning curve
At Fox Lane Middle and High School in Bedford, NY, students in Matt’s Rock Ensemble Program are graduating with music theory and ear training skills previously learnt at the college level. Matt says that he has kids in high school playing through incredibly difficult passages of Dream Theater, and outside of school they’re learning songs from Barenaked Ladies, Yes and Rush for their gigs.
“Technology like Capo is helping me get more kids to learn these challenging songs, not just the top 5 kids. They know they can slow the song down and change the song to a key they can play or sing. It takes the fear away. It’s helping a great percentage of kids feel like they can perform more songs.”
Matt credits this in part to Capo’s ability to break down songs so students aren’t overwhelmed. Whether he uses Capo to slow down the speed, change the key or visualize a chord, he finds that the combination of these tools are helping more of his students succeed.