SmartMusic® is an inexpensive subscription computer accompaniment
program available for Flute, Clarinet or Saxophone, in addition to all
other standard orchestra and band instruments and voice.
SmartMusic comes with thousands of piano accompaniments for solos. It also allows you to import audio files and use third party User Created smp Files which can display your Solo Flute, Clarinet or Saxophone part on the screen and play a Full Orchestral Accompaniment rather than just piano accompaniment.
With the program you are able to: change the tempo; create your own custom intelligent accompaniment which listens to and follows your performance; record your solo part with the accompaniment and much, much more.
This web site was originally created in 2007 to help work better with Solo Instrument pieces using SmartMusic 9 (which was followed by SmartMusic 2010 - current version is 2015). This was before SmartMusic’s change in focus - concentrating on the music for School Band and Orchestra programs.
Despite the excellent and massive additions to the Band and Orchestra Repertoire, very little has been added to the Solo Literature. Nothing has been added for on screen solos; piano accompaniment is used for all solos regardless of the original accompaniment (a Piano Reduction rather than an Orchestra); piano sound is used for all solo parts rather than the actual instrument (Flute, Clarinet or Saxophone) making it sometimes very difficult to distinguish the actual Solo line; etc.
To cover this deficiency in solo literature, Classical Collection Inc. has created a large list of Solo Literature and Chamber Music for Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone with SmartMusic Accompaniments using: on screen Solo part display; Full Orchestral Accompaniments and the Solo part sounding like the Solo instrument rather than a Piano.
In addition, there are lists of Solos for Flute, Clarinet or Saxophone available from Classical Collection Inc. with: Audio CD Accompaniment; standard Piano Accompaniment (with Audio CD included); Christmas Music (with Audio CD included) - Solos, Duets and Ensembles; Orchestra Works as Solos (with Audio CD and SmartMusic Files included); Wedding Music for Flute (with Piano Accompaniment and Audio CD included); Conservatory Books (with Audio CD and SmartMusic Files included); Duet Books - for similar instruments (2 Flutes, 2 Clarinet, 2 Saxes, etc.) and mixed instruments (Flute and Clarinet, Clarinet and Sax, etc.); Complete Edition Books; Blues Book for Saxophone (with Audio CD and SmartMusic Files included); Technique Books and works by Contemporary Composers (with Audio CD and SmartMusic Files included).