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Interactive Practice Studio

Interactive Practice Studio

First time IPS users

 Below are the installers for the IPS. Clicking on an installer link below will download a file onto your hard drive. When the download has finished, run the installer and follow the screen prompts. 

*We have phased out the ITS in order to bring the desktop version in line with the single version available onthe mobile

platform. Entering the teacher book code into the IPS will now give you the same access as using the ITS.

 

System Requirements

Desktop:

  • Windows (32 or 64-bit operating systems)
  • Mac OS X 10.8 or Higher
  • 1.6Ghz or greater (Dual Core Processor recommended)
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB RAM suggested)
  • Suggested minimum screen resolution is 1024x768
Mobile:

 

Click on the appropriate operating system and follow the instructions to install the software:

 

Click here for IPS tutorial videos.

 

I'm a new user, but the software already exists on this computer. 

If you are using a computer that already has the software installed - maybe it has been downloaded by a teacher, classmate, or family member - follow these steps to get started: 

  1. Launch the IPS on the computer. 
  2. Press the enter button to go to the Sign in page.
  3. Click the green plus sign to add yourself as a new user.
  4. Follow the New User Setup Wizard instructions.

I'm a current user and I want to add another book

Follow these steps to add another book

  1. Launch the IPS on this computer
  2. On the welcome page, Click the enter button to go to the Sign In page. 
  3. Sign in using your username and password, if you have one, then click the Enter button. 
  4. Click the green plus sign to add a book on the My Virtual Book page. 
  5. Follow and instructions

 

INTERACTIVE Practice Studio Features

The INTERACTIVE Practice Studio is a unique and trendsetting downloadable resource where you have to access to: 

Kjos Audio

Audio

Hear each line of music in your book with an accompaniment specifically composed for that piece! You can change the speed of the accompaniment and create recordings of your playing. 

Kjos Video

Video

Watch video lessons to help you learn new techniques and build new skills. 

Kjos Personal Studio

Personal Studio

Create recordings of your playing that you can save and email to friends, family, and your teacher.

Tuner/Metronome

Tuner/ Metronome

Use this great gadget during every practice session to improve your pitch and rhythm.

Kjos Media Center

Media Center

Download audio and video files to your computer and use them on your portable media device. 

Kjos Music Writer Touch

Media Writer Touch

Use the Music Writer Touch software to complete written exercises and compose your own music. 

Kjos My Files

My Files

 Access your saved recordings for playback and sharing. 

Kjos Enrichment Material

Enrichment Material

 Keep an eye out for your fun facts, photos, illustrations, maps, and more!

 

Click Here for more details about the Tradition of Excellence IPS

Click Here for more details about the String Basics IPS.

 

 


 

FAQ 

 

We have phased out the ITS in order to bring the desktop version in line with the single version available on the mobile platform. Entering the teacher book code into the IPS will now give you the same access as using the ITS.

 

Why is my String Basics, Book 2 - Violin IPS code not working?

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Unfortunately, a few String Basics books were only printed with a 15-digit IPS code rather than a 16-digit code. Please go to the URL below. Enter your 15-digit code and you will be given a new 16-digit code to use in the IPS. Please write down this code and keep it with your book. https://www.kjosinteractivepracticestudio.com/findcode/  Again, we apologize for any inconvenience. We thank you for your interest in String Basics and the Neil A. Kjos Company.

How do I get the IPS software?

To download the software, click here and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation. The IPS software is available for both Mac and Windows.

Where do I find my Use License code needed to use the IPS?

The User License is part of the inside back cover flap of your book. Carefully tear along the perforated lines to remove the User License card. Removing the card will expose your personal 16-digit access code. The code appears on the card, and it printed on the inside back cover of the book. 

My User License isn't working, what should i do?

Sometimes the number "zero" looks like the letter "O". When entering your code, either at the download site or in the software, make sure to use the number "zero". 

The program stays on the loading screen and won’t load or crashes before opening up.

This issue is usually a result of your firewall blocking access to certain sites, typically on a school network. To check if you have access, open a browser window and go to the following links:

http://www.kjos.com/KjosInteractiveStudio/test.html

http://kjos.vo.llnwd.net/o28/KjosInteractiveStudio/test.html

If any or all of these sites are blocked or there is message of “access denied” talk to your IT department to have them enable the sites (not just specific paths) above.

How do I add a new book to the IPS?

Download and install the IPS software if it is not already on your computer. Then…

… if you are a new IPS user:

    1. Launch the IPS on your computer
    2. On the Welcome page, click the Enter button to go to the Sign In page
    3. Click the green plus sign to add yourself as a new user
    4. Follow the New User Setup Wizard instructions

…if you are a current user:

    1. Launch the IPS on this computer
    2. On the welcome page, click the enter button to go to the Sign INpage
    3. Sign in using the your user name and password, if you have one, then click the Enter button.
    4. Click the green plus sign to add a book the My Virtual Book page
    5. Follow the instructions

What do I do when an IPS virtual book expires?

Typically, your license will expire in 12 months from the date you add the book to your IPS. You will be notified when you have 30 days till expiration and again when it expires the instructions for renewal will be provided.

What are the system requirements to use the IPS?

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32 or 64-but operating systems)
  • Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion)
  • 1.6Ghz or greater (Dual Core Processor recommended)
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB RAM suggested)
  • Suggested minimum screen resolution is 1024x768
  • Apple Mobile requirements - The mobile requirements are shown on the compatibility section of the app stores.  Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kjos-interactive-practice/id982025486?mt=8
  • Android Mobile requirements - The android mobile requirements are in the Additional Information section.  Requires Android 4.1 and up. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Pygraphics.Kjos.IPS2 

I’m disappointed with my audio recording quality

It is suggested to use an external microphone and/or headphones when recording. While built-in mics and speakers will work, there is generally lot of audio bleed – especially in smaller machines and laptops where the microphone is places very close to the speakers.

If you are experiencing poor quality on your recordings (i.e. echoes, delays, etc.), please try using these suggested methods.

If you are experience an overdriven or distorted sound on your recordings, run the “Microphone Check” and make sure your levels are ok. You should aim to have you r level in the middle/top-middle of the meter.

I’m trying to fill in the PDFs and other forms, but my changes aren’t saving.

Sometimes, you must save the PDF to your hard drive and then make your changes before they will save. This is automatic when downloading the PDFs from the “Media Downloader,” but not automatic when clicking on a link in the IPS which opens the PDF in your browser.

When using this method, save the PDF from your browser window and then proceed to make your changes. Everything should save now.

My program won’t send e-mails from my .Mac or .Me account

This is most likely due to some recent changes to iCloud. If you update your software to version 1.2.1 or higher, the issue should be cleared right up. You can update the software in the “Settings” menu by click on “Check for Available Updates.”

 

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