"From a music teacher’s perspective, Gigajam is a unique music programme that does
what no other software I have seen does; namely actively keeping music live by encouraging
pupils to learn to play musical instruments."
Jenny Hulme, Haywood CLC
How Gigajam works
How to use Gigajam
You can watch more ‘How to use Gigajam’ tutorials, on our video channel and see how Gigajam works. There are some teaching and learning ideas for getting the most from GigajamVLE.
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
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.