Now children can experience music at the most basic level, before ever picking up an instrument or learning to read! Morton Subotnick’s series of interactive music games facilitates experimenting with the fundamentals of pitch, rhythm and sounds of various instruments and styles of music. Children learn what it means to play a high or low note, soft or loud and fast or slow, with lovable characters and detailed explanations to guide them along the way!
This bundle features all 6 titles from the Morton Subotnick Home series. Each CD-ROM features games and activities to help children explore and learn the world of music. Save up to 20% with this bundle!
This series of fun-filled games breaks musical concepts down to patterns, visuals and easy exercises. Children learn to identify different sections of music, nuances in a melody and changes in rhythm—all by listening to songs by the world’s most famous composers. Explore the elements that build music; hear musical differences in endings, repetitions and variations; compare differences in the music you hear; link musical phrases in the proper order; see what you hear by matching the musical notation to the sound clip; learn the difference between ‘same’ and ‘similar’; grow from beginner to advanced with three levels for each game. An integrated help menu provides audio instructions for each game. For ages 5 and up.
Create, Play and Experience making music using only your mouse and imagination with this innovative software by world-renowned composer Morton Subotnick! Making Music presents all the components of music in such a way that children can experience sound not only with their ears but also with their eyes!
This product introduces the innovative "musical canvas," where children can draw their compositions to visualize the with different instruments and tools. Other activities include a mix-and-match melody exercise, where music is divided into beginning, middle and end sections to teach structure and an exercise for combining melodies and rhythms, for an understanding of the complete piece of music. Fun, interactive games reinforce concepts using the knowledge from the other activities! For ages 5 and up.
Making More Music
Be the composer, conductor and audience! Learn more about the fundamentals of music as you draw musical notes, experiment with different instruments and put together the components of a score. An updated "musical canvas" allows you to convert drawings into sheet music notation! For ages 8 and up. Special features include:
Introduces music in the styles of Mozart, Beethoven, Byrd and Chopin
Instructional videos explain fundamental concepts of tempo, scale and musical notation
9 percussion instruments, including parts of the drumset
Virtual encyclopedia with more than 50 entries.
How does the composer explain how he wants the music played? How would you play some of the world’s famous classical pieces? Learn about tempo, dynamics and expression with games, performance videos and a glossary of music terms! Then, relate the concepts to written music by seeing the appropriate expression marks on the sheet music. Finally, create your own interpretations of classical music and see it performed by three loveable characters! For ages 8 and up.
World of Music (Beginner)
Just like languages, music and instruments are different around the globe. Use the innovative “musical canvas” tool to draw compositions using the sounds of four distinct regions of the world: North America, Asia, West Africa and the Middle-East. Visualize the different elements of pitch and rhythm and explore your musical potential! For ages 4 and up.
World of Music (Intermediate)
Just like languages, music and instruments are different around the globe. Use the innovative “musical canvas” tool to draw compositions using the sounds of four distinct regions of the world: North America, Asia, West Africa and the Middle-East. Explore your musical potential! This more advanced version provides more tools for composing, such as combining rhythm and melodies for a complete piece! An advanced pitch canvas allows you to draw, then modify your compositions! For ages 7 and up.
New features allow you to change the tempo, copy/paste sections, stretch selections, save composition and work on it later.
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