Making Music is the first real (and totally cool) composing space for kids! A program that children of any age will enjoy, this software lets children experience what it is like to compose music - without any formal music training. Making Music presents all the components of music visually and aurally so kids can experience sound not only with their ears but also with their eyes. Composer Morton Subotnick, a pioneer in electronic and interactive computer music systems, built it from the ground up with the idea of making a completely interactive musical playroom. Kids will delight in their creations and learn tons along the way about what it is to make music.
The Central Composition Space: Enter notes by drawing on the screen. Then you can duplicate them, turn them upside down and backwards, or change the scale. Choose any of sixteen instruments – the way real composers do.
Melody & Rhythm Maker: Create melodies and rhythms; hear how they sound separately and together.
Building Blocks: Listen to six sample tunes to learn about structure and repetition, then mix them up and make your own.
Flip Book: Combine three elements – melody, rhythm, and instrumentation – from a musical flipbook.
Games: From novice to maestro – these games can even be played using your compositions!
“One of the rare programs that use the computer’s capabilities to give teaching and learning a whole new beat.” - Newsweek
Mac: Operating System 7 or later • OS X carbonized Color-capable Mac with 68040 or faster processor • 16MB of installed RAM with 6MB free RAM - 2X or faster CD-ROM drive • External speakers or headphones
PC: Microsoft Windows version 95/98/NT/XP PC-compatible computer with a 486DX-2 or faster processor • 16 MB of installed RAM (minimum) 2X or faster CD-ROM drive • sound card with speakers or headphones
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.