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Educational Composition Software for Windows/Mac
Item ID: Compass

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Learn to Compose!

NOTE: This product is available in the U.S. and Canada only. This is a special version of Compass priced for educators.

Compass sets out to demystify the often daunting task of learning music composition. Sibelius Compass is a unique program to help students learn how to compose. It includes lessons, worksheets, and self-tests covering a wide range of topics, leading on to complete composition projects. For each lesson, students study relevant interactive topics, test themselves with the built-in quiz, and try out what they've learned in the Tracker. Topics include melody, harmony, scales, rhythm, dynamics, transformations, timbre, texture, and form. Compass brings out the composer in all of us!

Sibelius Compass at a Glance:

  • Tracker

  • Structured projects

Compass's Tracker is a unique educational sequencer which helps students record and develop musical ideas. It includes 1200 motives (e.g. chord sequences, rhythms, scales) to use - plus tools to create canons, inversions, ostinati etc., and combine material in new ways.

Structured projects
The lessons lead on to composition projects such as theme and variations, songwriting and blues. Students develop music in the Tracker, and can also transfer it to Sibelius 3 or any sequencer.

Sibelius Compass Features:

  • Extensive lessons and composition projects

  • Wide range of styles
  • Unique Tracker educational sequencer
  • 33 quizzes, marked automatically
  • Supports MENC and QCA standards
Sibelius Compass - The art of composition!

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Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 9910-42518-00

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See also: Avid, Avid Instructional Software