Re: audio software for elementary students

Subject: Re: audio software for elementary students
From: Rick (
Date: Mon Mar 28 2005 - 02:26:51 EST

There's also Mortin Subotnick's Children's Music Games website. I
haven't really looked over the website much, but the CD-ROM it is base
on is good for kids.

It's note based, but not reliant on note knowledge. Lot's of stuff
about contours, and painting note on a canvas. Uses QT instruments.
Fun stuff.

PS It might not work well with Firefox, maybe.

On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 23:58:03 -0500, Kevin Austin
<> wrote:
> 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.
> Best
> Kevin
> 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

Rick Nance
De Montfort University
Leicester, UK


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