iBegin® Interactive Software

Learn to play a wind instrument with iBegin®

Learning with iBegin® is like having a personal music teacher in your computer.  With iBegin®, you can learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.  All you need is a computer with a sound card and external speakers, iBegin®, Sibelius demo and an internet connection.

iBegin® is for complete beginners or former players who'd like a refresher course.  Don't worry if you've never handled a wind instrument before - iBegin® will show you how to put it together and how to play it.  iBegin® will also tell you how to maintain your instrument.  Not only that, but as you learn to play, you'll also learn how to read music and music theory. iBegin® even shows you how to use the award-winning Sibelius® music notation program.  As you progress, iBegin® gives you parts for you to play with professional orchestral recordings.

iBegin® is fun, easy to use and you can start right now by downloading an iBegin® tryout by clicking on the instrument you'd like to try.

Flute        Alto Saxophone       French Horn   Mellophonium                        Euphonium/Baritone (Bass Clef)
Clarinet    Tenor Saxophone    Trumpet         Tenor Trombone (Bass Clef)    BBb Tuba (Bass Clef)

Tryouts are free and you may download as many as you like.  You'll also need a Sibelius® demo, which you can download here.

If you would like more detailed information about learning with iBegin®, please click here.


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Download iBegin®

If you're sure which instrument you'd like to learn, click here to download the full version of iBegin®, your new virtual music teacher, for the instrument of your choice.

Flute
Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
French Horn
Trumpet
Mellophonium
Tenor Trombone (Bass Clef)
Euphonium/Baritone (Bass Clef)
BBb Tuba (Bass Clef)

You will need a PayPal account or a credit card.  iBegin® is modestly priced at US$12.50 for each section, roughly what you'd expect to pay for 20 minutes private tuition.

Helpdesk

Contacting iBegin®: there is a live helpdesk available between 0100 and 1700 GMT on most days which you can contact through Skype: iBeginInteractiveSoftware or you send a message through iBegin's contact form by clicking here.

Not sure which instrument to learn?

Click here for top tips on how to choose a wind instrument.

Do you have a question or an experience to share?

The iBegin® forum is your place to ask any questions, suggest improvements to iBegin® or to share your learning experiences.

iBegin® blogs

Catch up on the latest news about iBegin® and its author, Bob Hayden-Gilbert, and where he's performing next.

http://www.myspace.com/bobhg
http://crhg-hgsblog.blogspot.com/
http://crhg.info/wordpress