Hearing Music, an audible playground of rich sounds, explores the interpretation of music.
Designed to include hearing music as a step in the music learning process, this program breaks music down to patterns and levels, from beginner to advanced. Hearing Music gives children the opportunity to train their ears to identify different parts of music, encouraging them to hear the nuances in a melody, the change in a rhythm and the subtleties woven into pieces by famous composers. A computer-adaptive program makes the games progressively harder or easier as the child moves through four different levels per game. When a level is completed, children are treated to a rousing, animated rendition of the Hallelujah chorus from Handel’s Messiah.
Following Making Music and Making More Music, Hearing Music is also a precursor to formal music education. Children are encouraged to recognize patterns in music notation before they are able to read music. Hearing the difference between two melodies and recognizing what is different, an integral aspect of hearing music, is gradually introduced through repetition and game play.
Hearing Music improves aural skills as children recognize the difference between a major and minor chord, changes in tempo and what the same music sounds like played backwards and upside-down.
The 12 chapters in the History of Music explain answers to questions like: What is Music? Where does it come from? How is music related to communication?
Improves listening and concentration skills
Encourages music appreciation
Includes famous works from Mozart, Schumann & Beethoven
Trains little ears to hear subtle nuances in music
Assessment mode allows parents & teachers to track progress
Helps prepare children for formal music education
So much fun kids will love learning about music
PC: WIN 95/98/NT/XP • 486DX-2 or faster processor • 16 MB of installed RAM (minimum) • 13 inch (640X480) or larger color monitor • 2X or faster CD-ROM drive • sound card with speakers or headphones
MAC: 16MB of installed RAM with 6MB free RAM • 13 inch (640X480) or larger color monitor • 2X or faster CD-ROM drive • External speakers or headphones • System 7 or later • Carbonized for OS X
About the Seller
eMedia Music Corporation is the world’s leading publisher of educational music software, apps, and DVDs. eMedia’s products have been critically acclaimed by sources such as Newsweek, Guitar World, The Wall Street Journal, and PC Magazine and have been endorsed by guitar legends, including Nancy Wilson of Heart and Peter Frampton. Formed in 1994 by Adrian Burton, formerly of Microsoft Multimedia Publishing, eMedia is dedicated to producing high quality software that gives everyone access to the joy of making music by combining:
Experienced and Accredited Instructors – Our featured instructors have decades of teaching experience, advanced degrees, and training from top music institutions such as the Juilliard School of Music.
Proven, Developed Curriculum – eMedia’s curriculum for each program is custom developed by the featured instructor in collaboration with educational software and user interface experts, resulting in an easy-to-follow, interactive experience. We constantly refine and develop our curricula to make them as effective and engaging as possible. Over one million people have learned with eMedia music software, and it is used in hundreds of schools.
eMedia Music Education Technology – Our innovative and groundbreaking technology greatly enhances learning. Animated instruments show you exactly what you should be playing, and Music Tracking shows you exactly where you should be playing. Instant Feedback listens to you play and gives real time feedback, and Performance Evaluation lets you see where you made mistakes so you can correct them and progress faster.
Popular Songs – eMedia’s song-oriented approach makes learning more enjoyable. Hit songs, such as Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” and John Lennon’s “Imagine,” help keep students engaged and motivated.