Parents' Guide to

Playing Music

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Creative game teaches kids musical expression.

Game Mac , Windows 2006
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This software works well because it cleverly breaks the subject of musical expression into small interactive elements. It builds on kids' knowledge of reading musical scores to show them how the use of tempo, loudness, and other musical attitudes can affect an audience's response to music. By exploring Playing Music, kids learn to listen carefully to music and to register their own emotional reactions to changes in the way music is presented. Perhaps by teaching kids the subtleties of musical expression, they will also come to appreciate that all communication, not just music, has similar nuances.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Mac , Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Viva-Media
  • Release date: November 2, 2006
  • Genre: Music & Dance
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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