Yes, the app costs about $40, but it’s worth every cent…It’s great for piano teachers and students and is really easy to use. If you’re unfamiliar with HCX, have a look at this great explanation by Mario Ajero:
Most of you are already aware of how much I enjoy teaching Christopher Norton’s music and no doubt you’re familiar with his Microjazz and Microstyles books. Did you know that all the backing tracks that come with his music (and even those that were originally published without backing tracks), can now be downloaded from his website for use with HCX? And they sound AMAZING?!!
Here’s where to go to download:
In this video I show you how to download the Microjazz Collection 1 midi files and get them onto your iPad using DiskAid from start to finish:
Let me know if you have any questions!
Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular TopCast show, blogs regularly at topmusic.co and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, California Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.