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Dual Camera Angles

Nov 16, 2021 - by Liam Day, Artistic and Education Director, Forte

With Forte's newest feature, Dual Camera Angles, you can simultaneously use your iPhone as an additional camera during your Forte lessons.

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Waiting Room

Nov 16, 2021 - by Hunter McGranahan, Forte Co-founder and CPO

Read about one of Forte's newest features, the Waiting Room. With your busy schedule, this feature allows students to log on and warm-up, without interrupting your active lessons.

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In-lesson Recording

Nov 16, 2021 - by Liam Day, Artistic and Education Director, Forte

With in-lesson recording, teachers are now able to decide what to record. With an easy one-click button, start and stop Forte's recording feature, and automatically share with your students.

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Aspen PALs Program

Oct 26, 2021 - by Liam Day, Artistic and Education Director, Forte

The Aspen Music Festival and School utilized Forte for its community outreach program this summer. Liam Day, Forte’s Artistic and Education Director and an Aspen alumnus, shares his experiences supporting the program during a time when in-person lessons weren’t always possible.

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Forte’s Microphone Overload Notification

Oct 11, 2021 - by Liam Day, Artistic and Education Director, Forte

If your mic is too close to your instrument, or if its gain is set too high, your student will hear distorted audio, and you might not even realize it. This blog post introduces Forte’s mic overload notification and suggests adjustments that ensure you are producing optimal sound for your students.

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Background Noise in Online Music Lessons

Oct 11, 2021 - by Hunter McGranahan, Forte Co-founder and CPO

Forte has released new solutions for optimizing sound during your online music lessons, and for eliminating any troublesome background noises or feedback. Learn about our new Noise Suppression toggle, as well as simple things you can do to hear the most nuanced sound possible in lessons.

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The Case for External Mics

Oct 11, 2021 - by Mark Murtagh, Forte Co-founder and CEO

Using an external microphone can be a huge improvement for your online music lessons. Mark Murtagh, Forte's Co-Founder and CEO, explains the technological and functional differences between computer microphones and external microphones, and makes recommendations for external mics for every budget.

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Announcing Forte for iPad

Oct 11, 2021 - by Mark Murtagh, Forte Co-founder and CEO

Forte is launching on iPad! Learn what is staying the same and what's different and new. If you were already using Forte on an iPad, you'll want to check out our tips for updating your experience.

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Music education resources for teachers

Oct 7, 2021 - by Liam Day, Artistic and Education Director, Forte

Forte is built by music teachers for music teachers, and we are committed to supporting the best in music education. In this post we share quality, effective (and free!) tools you can use in conjunction with Forte to help you do your best teaching online, from anywhere in the world.

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Forte Partnership Provides Students With Access to World-Class Musicians

Sep 16, 2021 - by Laurel Springs School

Coco Chapman sometimes thinks in music rather than words. For her, composing music is a lot like writing a story. As a Laurel Springs student, Coco has the opportunity to study under award-winning musician Pallavi Mahidhara, thanks to a partnership with Forte Lessons.

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The Brave New Normal of Online Teaching

Sep 15, 2021 - by Andrew Filmer

As the shift to online teaching challenges the tools we use and the way we teach, we want to make sure you’re set up for success. Dr. Andrew Filmer shares his insight into how you can get the most out of your online teaching, both technologically and pedagogically.

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