We are pleased to announce the launch of the new support section of the Skoogmusic website. As well as useful info, guides, tutorials and resources, we have also created the Skoog songbook! This features songs that have been transcribed for Skoog using simple colour sequences to play melodies, accompaniments and instrument parts.
We will be adding to this regularly so if you want your favourite tunes Skoogified just get in touch! As well as pop and contemporary tunes there are also sections for classical music, nursery rhymes and popular children’s songs.
Don’t forget you can always use the automatic key detection in the Skoog app to jam along with tracks in iTunes or Spotify, but if you want to take it further and start learning parts and melodies then the Skoog songbook is for you!
Each transcription shows you what to set the notes on your Skoog to in the top right of the PDF under the title of the track. Once you have set the notes using the notes menu in the app (tutorial video), simply follow the colour sequence.
For classroom activities you can display the score on a smart board or big screen. Or print off the score and cut it up into sections, helping students to focus on one phrase at a time.
Don’t worry if you don’t have Spotify or Apple music, you can usually find a version of the track on YouTube, that you can play along to. If you are using GarageBand make sure that you have enabled ‘Run in background’ and ‘use with music apps’. Here is some more information on using Skoog with GarageBand and other Midi apps.
If you want to start creating your own Skoog transcriptions or arrangements then check out our Skoog notation page – http://skoogmusic.com/support/creating-skoog-colour-tracks/
If you have already transcribed some tunes then why not share them with us and we can add them to the songbook, just get int touch!
Why not get creative and build the songs using Lego or Duplo blocks to re create the pattern. Or get the paint and pens out and create your own colour scores large and small!