Re: audio software for elementary students

Subject: Re: audio software for elementary students
From: Kevin Austin (
Date: Sun Mar 27 2005 - 23:58:03 EST

For notation, MakeMusic's NotePad is free.

I have used NotePad (which is both Mac and Windows) in very
introductory music courses. It may be too much for most elementary
school children who do not want to know much about basic notation,
but has worked with grade 8 and up.



At 10:34 -0800 2005/03/27, Mike K wrote:
>Hi all,
>I am wondering if anyone could recommend any freeware or shareware
>audio/music software, that might be appropriate for students of the
>elementary or middle school age level. It should be in context of
>exploring music and technology.
>The constraints are that it has to be free, and it should be for PC.
>And what is meant by "appropriate" for elementary school students,
>is that it should be very simple to use, reliable, and for the most
>part graphically based software. It could be anything from an
>abstract sound exploration type program, to a reliable freeware
>audio editor, to a simple sequencer/recording software, to simple
>notation titles or soft synths.
>Any suggestions would be helpful, either in terms of software or
>anything else related to this activity.
>Mike Konkin

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