Focus on Sound no longer supports Internet Explorer.

Use Chrome instead (preferred) - or Edge or Safari if necessary (see below)

Hardware requirements

Almost any device capable of running the modern web will work with the programs - including Apple Mac, Windows computers and Chromebooks. Also tablets and higher spec smartphones, including iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Note, etc. If you're not sure whether your device will work, ask us at, giving as much detail as possible.

Computer screen size should be a minimum of 1024x600, though 1280x768 and bigger would give a better result. Tablets, including iPad, iPad mini, Samsung Tab, Note 10.1, etc. work well. 'Retina' resolution is particularly effective for display of follow the red dot music scores. Please note that if you have an iPad or iPhone you'll need iOS 10 or above.

Teachers will find a projector and whiteboard ideal for classroom use - especially using the specially designed classroom test mode.

Operating systems and browsers

The program runs on the web. We recommend the Chrome browser. Most other modern browsers will work though, including all recent versions of Firefox, Edge and Safari. Internet Explorer 11 is no longer supported. If you need to use a Microsoft browser, we'd recommend Edge. We'd always suggest Chrome in preference to other browsers.

We no longer support Windows 7 - Microsoft has ceased supporting it. We require Windows 10.

On Apple Macs we'd always recommend the most recent Mac OS possible, though we can support as far back as Mavericks with version 7.1 of Safari. The excellent Chrome browser in its latest version works well with earlier Mac computers and is to be preferred to Safari.

We now support back to iOS version 9.3.5, though the new app will require at least v. 10.

Contact us if you are not sure about whether your system will run our programs.

Broadband internet

The programs require a broadband internet connection. We recommend a speed of at least 2 Mbs. Average broadband speed in the US is around 12 Mbs. In the UK it's 23 Mbs.

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