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Alfred Morton Subotnick Playing Music

Brand: Alfred


MSRP: $39.95

Item: #901214
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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! 

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! Ages 8 and up. 


Listen to several musical performances and find two the same. Become aware of the subtleties of musical expression.

Watch visual kinetics and compare what you see to what you hear. Hear and feel the power of musical expression.

Look and Listen!
Listen to a perfomance and choose the correct musical notation. A first step to musical literacy!

Make It So!
Listen to the music while reading the score. Then choose which musical expression marks are missing.

What's It Mean?
A fun game to reinforce concepts set forth in the glossary of musical expressions and symbols.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ ME/ 2000/ XP
233 MHz Intel Pentium class or better processor
128 MB RAM
external speakers or headphones
sound card

Mac OS X or OS 9
400 MHz Power PC G3 or faster
128 MB RAM
external speakers or headphones


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A shopper on Jan 8, 2013
Best Answer: The recommended age is 8 years and older.
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