PracticeFirst has many more unique features: video, sight-reading mode, memorization mode, and audio-only exercises.
When making any PracticeFirst assignment you have the option to have students use the VIDEO (see image below) feature. This ensures their submission not only has the annotated assessment analysis but also a video of their efforts.
Selecting the memorization mode results in a performance assignment students can practice as normal but when they go to assess their efforts the notation disappears. Of course, this is on the honor system as students could still have a printed copy, but many schools use this as part of their marching band process. It also is can be an asset in any task where students are required to master memorization.
The sight-reading mode results in a PracticeFirst assignment where the student cannot have their device play the music for them. They can practice it w/o the help of the audio file and then it assesses them as normal.
The unique audio-only option allows you to upload an audio file of a performance you wish your students wish to precisely emulate. They are then assessed based on the degree of their ability to match all aspects of the file you provide. This can be a great tool in getting all section members to musically match their execution of a phrase or melody.
Using all of these options you can set the number of attempts students get to be assessed from 1 to unlimited (as well as the target score and degree of rigor).
In a future post, I'll give some details of the massively enlarged included library in PracticeFirst. Remember MusicFirst's platform works on ALL DEVICES - even phones. And remember, PracticeFirst is but ONE of the many features available in the MusicFirst Classroom - it is definitely not just a "one-trick pony"!
If you want to see and learn more just drop me a line at email@example.com. Now is prime time to consider your options for this fall.