Some of the highlights of this site are:
- Sketch Pad and Rhythm Band
Here one can ‘draw’ at the level of finger painting and get musical feedback. The participant can choose instrumental color and edit as a composer might, by changing pitches, making things go forward or backward, or inverting and duplicating.
- Sketch Pad: Students can compose music for four different instruments.
- Rhythm Band: Students can compose music for five different percussion instruments
- Hearing Music
The puzzles are melodies broken into four phrases. The participant will learn to recognize (by ear) the ordering of these phrases. Rhythm, melodic intervals and harmonic progressions are learned since the phrases are differentiated by subtle harmonic, melodic or rhythmic differences.
- Comparing Game: Student discriminates between same or different melodies. Suitable for grades 1, 2, 3.
- Pitch Game: On this game you must remember three pitches in order. Suitable for grades 1, 2, 3
- Rhythm Game: Student creates a rhythm, then is quizzed to see if they remember the rhythm. Suitable for grades 1, 2, 3.
- Playing with Music
These activities are designed to allow the participant to ‘play’ with two of the basic qualities in music: tempo and dynamics. Two of the three activities also introduce notation.
- Playing with Beethoven: Using the keyboard, students can play Beethoven's "Sonate Op. 31, No. 3" in their own tempo.
- Playing with Scales: Using the keyboard, students can play C major, C natural minor and C harmonic minor scales on clarinet, oboe, and marimba.