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Adventus Children's Music Journey - Level One

Brand: Adventus

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Awarded an A+ by elementary educators, the Children’s Music Journey Series addresses music reading and understanding objectives identified by elementary school music curriculums and is a valued solution for elementary school districts. The program incorporates a "teach, practice, apply" methodology that successfully helps young children learn to read music, play piano with both hands, compose and improvise. The program provides an excellent background for continued development with the piano and is an ideal preparation for band programs. In 2006, the American Federation of Teachers selected CMJ to represent 21st Century elementary music programs.

Children’s Music Journey incorporates a "teach, practice, apply" methodology that successfully teaches young learners to read music, play piano with both hands, compose and improvise.

Volume 1 - Levels 1 to 25

Children's Music Journey Volume 1 is the perfect tool to introduce young children to the language of music, and develop an ability to play the piano. Animated versions of famous composers such as Beethoven, Bach, Joplin and dozens more engage the child from beginning to end of an exciting journey of music discovery, after which your child can read music, play piano with both hands, compose and improvise. The numerous educational and entertaining games and the improvisation room help reinforce theory and ensure kids learn the language of music in a really fun way.

  • 25 Interactive week-by-week lessons taught by Beethoven, Bach, Joplin, Mendelssohn & Villa-Lobos
  • 25 Practice sessions with the friendly Miss Melody
  • 50 Learn-to-play pieces
  • 10 Games to reinforce theory & make learning fun
  • Compose & improvise with dozens of instruments, beats & arrangements from classical to rock


Concepts learned in Volume 1 (25 week program)
High notes, low notes and middle C * Repeating short rhythmic patterns * Variety of great piano works presented with some history * Directional note sequences, descending/ascending, from/to, middle C * ‘Double’ notes * ‘Holding’ notes * Finger numbers * Middle C position (either by stepwise movement, or finger number) * Stepping notes * Musical alphabet * Keyboard letter names * Half notes and whole notes

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A shopper on Aug 21, 2013
Best Answer: Yes, great for my 5 and 3 year old the past year or so. Both reading music now, they love the games and play them independently. They also took music classes but this was great home "study" but absolutely not studying in the classic sense of the word, it is purely play learning. I have all three childrens music journeys. Highly recommend.
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What keyboard is needed to go with this software? Any usb keyboard or is there a specific model??
Frank a on Nov 12, 2011
Best Answer: Any keyboard that connects to a computer via USB or MIDI interface will work just fine with this software.
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