Feb 23, 2009

Music Ace Deluxe ....music lessons for beginners

While we do a variety of homeschooling activities throughout the week, one that we do not do as much as I would like is .... Music.
AND NO, turning the radio on does NOT count! lol
So, I decided to give Music Ace Deluxe a try.
A little about the program:
Harmonic Vision's Music Ace Deluxe, a home based software program gives parents an affordable and fun way to bring music into their children's lives.
Designed by music education professionals, Music Ace Deluxe is a comprehensive series of music lessons and games that teach beginning music students of all ages the basics of music theory, rhythm, pitch, note reading, listening, and the keyboard. No previous musical experience or instrument is required.

Under the guidance of animated tutor Maestro Max, students are led through a carefully sequenced series of music lessons. Used alone or as a complement to traditional music lessons, this program will challenge, engage and motivate music students and help them succeed by mastering important music concepts and skills.

My kids love this program! It is so much fun. You can lean how to read notes, keyboard basics, key signatures, scales and so much more.
With the Music Doodle Pad, your kiddo can create their own tunes and listen to them once they are done. (This is a big hit with my kids.)
There are 36 lessons to learn. You can break them up and do a couple per week, one per day....however you see fit.
1. Introduction to the Staff 19. Notes Longer Than a Beat
2. Intro. to the Piano Keyboard 20. Below the Bass Staff
3. Beat and Tempo 21. Dotted Quarter Notes
4. Playing with Pitch 22. Half Steps and Whole Steps
5. The ABCs of the Keyboard 23. Rests
6. Hearing Rhythms 24. Sharps and Flats
7. More Piano ABC's 25. Sharps and Flats on the Staff
8. The ABCs of the Staff 26. Syncopation
9. Basic Rhythm Notation 27. The Key Signature
10. The ABCs of the Treble 28. Introduction to Major Scales
11. More Treble Staff ABC's 29. Sixteenth Notes
12. The Quarter Rest 30. Sharp Key Signatures
13. Below the Treble Staff 31. Three Sounds per Beat
14. Melody 32. The Time Signature
15. Above the Treble Staff 33. Flat Key Signatures
16. The Measure 34. The 6/8 Time Signature
17. The ABC's of the Bass 35. Minor Scales
18. Above the Bass Staff 36. Introduction to Harmony

We have been doing two lessons per week and the kid's usually ask me to do more. I may have a few music major's in the near future!
I would definately reccomend Music Ace Deluxe for anyone that wants to learn about more about music.

Thanks to Family Review Network for another great review opportunity.


Princess Hairstyles on February 25, 2009 at 3:51 PM said...

I admire you for home schooling your kids. This music looks fun!

music lessons on April 17, 2009 at 2:42 AM said...

the idea and its concept are really good..this might be a new and much better way to do...


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