Gigajam's award winning lessons & software are £1 per pupil, per year, based on the number on roll.
Every school can now afford to provide guitar, bass, keyboard and drum tuition for all pupils.
How Gigajam works
Detailed lesson notes
Easy to follow notes guide the student through each lesson step-by-step. The text is narrated to aid comprehension and to allow the students to refer to instruments while studying.
Videos show each exercise and technique
Each exercise and technique is demonstrated by a video played by the course tutor.
Play along and record performances
The play-along files are designed to work with Gigajam’s highly interactive Xtractor software. This allows students to adjust the tempo of the exercises, cycle sections to practice and also adjust the settings on the full band backing tracks.
Analyse performances for instant feedback
Analyser software gives instant note for note feedback to the student giving them an audible and visual analysis of their performance and an overall percentage score.
Store performances for grading in a personal online e-portfolio
Students can upload their performances to their own e-portfolio. These performances can be shared with assessors, teachers, friends and family and used as proof of attainment for formal accreditation and qualifications.
Gigajam’s e‑portfolio is available to all Gigajam users including school/college students, online students and face to face students.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
- Single User License
- Multi-User Site License
- Student License
Gigajam provides the opportunity for all students to be actively engaged in music, from the top of year 5 through to year 11 and beyond.
The courses are focused on providing scalable, sustainable and affordable solutions that provide tangible and transferable skills development within the curriculum and as part of enjoyable and engaging extended school services.
Learning to play a musical instrument has and remains a huge problem in schools, with the problems of affordability, specialist teacher availability, space and noise.
Gigajam provides a chance for every pupil to learn an instrument for just £1 per year. They can access to their lessons and software at school and at home via the web. Using Yamaha's high quality portable range of electronic equipment, means that the instruments are space saving, easily stored and can be used through speakers, or, for almost silent practise in the class room, with headphones.
Schools are using Gigajam to raise standards and to support students developing skills for; GCSE Music, as evidence of work completed for Arts Awards and as part of a range of BTEC music qualifications in practitioner and performance. Gigajm is being used for both NQF Levels 1, 2 and 3.
Gigajam is a perfect example of Harnessing technology. It enables the teacher to provide a vast resource that students can study at school and at home at their own pace. It offers both Independent and group study opportunities and is personalised so that students can progress at their own rate, be aware of where they are in the course and the level of their achievement and progression.
Gigajam develops tangible and transferable music sills and beyond independent and personalised study, there are great opportunities to blend learning and apply skills to a range of activities which would include performing live and composing and recording.
In terms of progress and reporting, one of the greatest strengths of GIGAJAM is the continual, formative and summative assessment provided by the interactive software which provides for the collation of student ePortfolios into class views. The automated collection of the data from Gigajam's Analsyer software provides genuine assessment for learning for the student, teacher and parent.