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Sibelius Groovy Shapes - Music Concepts Teaching Software

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Product Highlights
  • Students 5 to 7
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows

The Groovy Music series from Sibelius consists of three software programs for elementary and middle school students. Fun to use, the software 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.

In Groovy Shapes, the first of the three programs, children five to seven years old learn about basic music concepts. There are two main modes for the program, create and explore. In the explore section, students are guided aurally through a series of progressive musical exercises and games which teach them the fundamentals of music.

In the create section, students can put into practice what they learned earlier by creating their own music. Various shapes represent the different elements of music, including rhythm, melody, bass lines, arpeggios, chords and so on.

Every version of the Groovy Music series has teacher controls. Teachers can control the kind of musical material that the children work with, control various settings within the program, and how the software will work in a computer or lab environment.

Software that uses an imaginative virtual environment where students arrange shapes, characters and images to create music
Easily integrates technology into any teaching method
Students learn at their own pace and own level
Makes time with students fun and efficient
Can be used on a single computer, whiteboard, or network
In a network environment the teacher has control over children's screens and work-flow
Uses the latest educational standards and teaching methodologies
System Requirements
Mac 800Mhz processor or faster
OS X 10.2 or later
128MB+ RAM
100MB free hard disk space
CD-ROM drive for installation
PC 800Mhz processor or faster
Windows 98/2000/XP
128MB+ RAM
100MB free hard disk space
Windows compliant 16-bit sound card
CD-ROM drive for installation

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SibeliusGroovy Shapes - Music Concepts Teaching Software
 
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4.0

Great music educational product

By Andy

from Philadelphia, PA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fun for kids

Cons

  • Sound issue on older CPU

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    Comments about Sibelius Groovy Shapes - Music Concepts Teaching Software:

    My child really likes this software. She enjoys getting the cool new shapes as a reward for getting through lessons, and there is enough variety to not get bored. Reviews basic topics such as instrument sounds, loud and soft, etc. without being tedious. I take one star off because on my older laptop computer, there was an issue with the sound being kind of "bubbly". However, when I ran the software on a newer system, we've had no problems. Definitely recommend!

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