Adventus is an exciting and interactive award-winning children's 3 volume series music program. The music program is designed for children ages 4 -10. The Music IQ Homeschool version was specifically designed for homeschoolers ages 4-18. The volume that I reviewed was Children's Music Journey 1. Each volume features 18 of the greatest composers/performers who teach the child about their lives, works, and how to read music, play piano with both hands, compose, and improvise. The piano and music program ensures that the child will have fun by taking part in the interactive lessons, activities, and games. "Children's Music Journey makes use of a MIDI piano keyboard connected to a computer. The computer presents music concepts and provides immediate and intelligent feedback on the students' performance."
Windows XP/Vista/7 or Mac OSX
Each volume includes:
- 95 Interactive Lessons taught by 18 famous composers (Beethoven, Bach, Joplin, Mendelssohn, Villa-Lobos, Satie, Dvorak, Mozart, Beach, Tchaikovsky, Handel, Chopin, Scarlatti, Haydn, Bartok, Chaminade, Debussy, & Schumann)
- 95 Practice Sessions with ‘Miss Melody’ the friendly practice room teacher.
- 150 Learn-to-Play Songs and famous pieces.
- 30 Games to reinforce theory and make learning fun.
- Composing and Improvising with dozens of instruments, sounds, beats, and pre-loaded arrangements from classical to rock ‘n roll.
Our Homeschool Experience:
Oh my gosh, I LOVED this program and so did my 7 year old daughter. I was so very excited when I was selected to review this music program. The set up with the webinar was a bit frustrating but it was all worth it. When we first signed in, my daughter had an opportunity to select an avatar for herself. For lesson 1, Beethoven teaches the child the way around the piano. He also went over high and low sounds. (My daughter had already completed another piano program so this information was a review for her). My daughter loved that she was able to compose her own music and later on be able to hear it being played back using different background music. The song she created could be stored in the library so she was able to go and listen to it as often as she wanted. She was also able to see the music she had composed on a music scale. I loved that every lesson was taught by a famous composer. The initial lesson was started with a piece of music being played that the composer had created. The games and "Miss Melody" incorporated the lesson she was just taught. One of my daughter's favorite games was "Bongo Boy." In "Bongo Boy," my daughter was required to repeat the same beats the boy was playing on his bongo. If she did not complete this activity correctly, there was a crab that would pinch her toe. "Jungle Girl" and "The Princess" were two other games my daughter enjoyed playing. After every lesson, there was another game introduced to her selection. The program also provided an opportunity for my daughter to review the musical alphabet. I really appreciated that the lessons used the music scale from the very beginning. This gave my daughter a visual of where the notes are suppose to be on the scale. The lessons gave her an opportunity to learn, practice, and apply what she had learned. She really enjoyed that the lessons where interactive and she had an opportunity to compose her own music. I loved that she was introduced to the lives and music of famous composers. We LOVED this program and we would recommend it.
I have received this product free of charge for review purposes.
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