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Compass from Sibelius is a software 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.

The software is suitable for students in high school and college.

Extensive lessons and composition projects in the art of composition
Covers a wide range of styles
Unique "Tracker" educational sequencer
Includes 1,200 motives to use (e.g. chord sequences, rhythms, scales), plus tools to create canons, inversions, ostinati etc., and combine material in new ways
Thirty-three quizzes, marked automatically
Music developed in the Tracker can be transferred to Sibelius or any sequencer
Supports MENC and QCA standards
System Requirements
Mac iMac, G3, G4 and G5
OS 8.6 or later including OS X
64MB RAM (128MB for OS X)
300MB hard disk space
PC Pentium II or faster
Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/NT4
64MB RAM (128MB for Windows 2000/XP)
300MB hard disk space