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Music Box 2 Available with eLCs and 30 days approval              Topologika Website
            Winner of BETT Gold Award
                Exploration of pitch
                Experimentation with chords
                Exploration of percussion patterns, pulse and rhythm
                Creation of compositions with more than 200 instruments
                Great Web support at Topologika.

Compose World Junior         Available with eLCs                            RM Website
Compose World Junior is a simple and flexible musical software package for the primary classroom
in which pupils drag and drop icons representing sounds into a table to create melodies.
You can know upgrade from Compose World Junior to Compose World 2.

Compose World 2               Available with eLCs
Compose World 2 is a music program that uses phrases and tracks to encourage musical
composition. The phrases can be displayed in a variety of ways including stave notation and new
phrases can be created and edited.
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Music Explorer               Available with eLCs
Designed to assist both specialist and non-specialist music teachers to teach the key music topic
areas of rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, tone-colour and timbre. The application enables Key
Stage 1 pupils to create sound composition and with the four colour-coded user levels

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comparison Music Explorer and Music Box

Finale NotePad 2003            FREE
This is a fantastic free program that can be downloaded from the internet. The program allows
children to begin composing with standard musical notation. The program will play and print the
music too. You are guaranteed to be impressed with this resource. Download it now at

Finale PrintMusic is a more advanced version of NotePad which also allows you to import Midi
files. A free demo version is available.

PLUS Finale Viewer         FREE
The Finale Viewer, a FREE web browser application, is now available for sharing Finale
NotePad™ files on the web. Download it now Finale Viewer

Sibelius is the world's best-selling music notation software for Mac and Windows. It is only
suitable for gifted and talented children in upper primary and is most suitable for secondary schools
and beyond. Download the demo version here . Both NotePad and PrintMusic are simpler
versions of Sibelius 2.
VanBasco’s Karaoke Player             FREE
VanBasco’s Karaoke Player is a MIDI Player for Windows 95/98/ME/NT 4/2000/XP that also
supports karaoke files. It comes with full-screen lyrics display and you can change tempo, volume
and key. You can also mute instruments so that the children can listen to various combinations of
sounds. You can download this free of charge from the link below
 VanBasco's Karaoke Player 2.52
VanBasco's MIDI Search                FREE
This is a facility where you can quickly search out midi files to play on you Karaoke Player. There
is a wide selection of music from classical, to pop, to nursery rhymes and many more genres too.
Combined with the Karaoke player, this site is bound to have you and your children hooked. Just
click on the link below

Music Maker Pitch
Free demo disc available on request, Resource Education, Telephone: 01509 672222
Music Maker Pitch introduces children to the idea of pitch without using formal musical notation.
There is a choice of 5 different activities.

Super Duper Music Looper            FREE DEMO VERSION                     available with eLCs
Children compose tracks made up from loops. Similar to Dance eJay but is very easy to use. The
key and tempo of tracks can be changed and there is a choice of instruments from 9 separate
categories. Guaranteed to have both yourself and your class hooked!
Try the online version!
Play the Super Duper Music Looper Online Version. All you need is Macromedia Flash and you
can try Super Duper Music Looper right away!
Download the free version!
Download Super Duper Music Looper XPress, the free version

Notable Impressions
Notable Impressions FREE Demo FREE DEMO VERSION
                   Notable Impressions is a fun and motivating program to help children learn to
                   read music notes using "smart," computerized flashcards. This quality program
                   is packed full of features including adjustable speed and number of cards,
                   background music, letter name hints, record keeping to track your improvement
                   and a personal mentor who gives encouragement and makes suggestions along
                   the way. For absolute beginners or those who just need a refresher, Notable
                   Impressions is the program for solid learning and lots of fun!
                   This would work particularly well for whole class teaching with an interactive
whiteboard and also as drill and practice for individuals in an after school club for example
Aldo's Pianito 3.1                     SHAREWARE £10.87 to buy
Shareware Download
Pianito is a very intuitive and funny piano simulator great to learn music.
This piano features 128 different instruments and 48 percussion instruments, save unlimited songs
recorded with instruments, replay with a single key pressing CTRL, all piano keyboard mapped to
your PC (use SHIFT to play one octave down). Play perfect chords pressing a single key using the
Auto-Chord feature.
Play in background your favourite MP3, midi or wave files as your rhythm pattern while you play
interactively with the keyboard of your PC.
                                                         You can try this free of charge, but if you
                                                         intend to use with the children, you will
                                                         need to buy it otherwise every 20 seconds
                                                         you will be asked to register - Very

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