Avid Groovy Shapes (No Longer Available)
Educational Music Software for Young Children - Mac/PC
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Get kids into the "Groove"!NOTE: This product is available in the U.S. and Canada only. This is a special version of Sibelius Groovy Shapes priced for educators.
Groovy Music is a series of three exciting software programs for elementary and middle school students. Fun to use, Groovy Music teaches the basics of sound, rhythm, pitch and composition using pictures and animation - progressing to the study of simple notation as well as major and minor scales. Students love Groovy Music. It guides them with a simple voiceover and lets them create their own music as well as carry out directed activities, so there's plenty of room for creativity. In fact, Groovy Music is so compelling that once students start making music; they just won't want to stop! And best of all, Groovy Music is incredibly easy for both teachers and students.
In Groovy Shapes, the first of the three programs, children learn about basic music concepts. The Explore section guides them aurally through a series of progressive exercises which teach them how music works. They can then put into practice what they've learned by creating their own music in the Create section.
Shapes are used to represent elements of music such as rhythms, melodies and chords. As your chosen character walks across the screen, the shapes play their sounds. A library of preset sounds is included, which children can simply drag onto the screen to build up their musical creation. They can then play back their piece, edit it, or even see the elements displayed as music notation.
The progressive exercises mean Groovy Shapes can be used immediately by any teacher, and because instructions are given aurally, no reading is required by students.
Sibelius Groovy Shapes Features:
Sibelius Groovy Shapes - The "Groovy" way to learn!
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