Making Music Win/MAC CD-ROM
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 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 System Requirements: 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