Parents' Guide to

Creating Music

By Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Play composer with this kid-friendly music site.

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this is a great idea, as an learning tools interested i support the use of music as a stumulation to learn and you can get other ideas if you want , great application maybe a will share it in my educative blog its can be useful, i am started a blog focusing on learning tools for kids and if you are interested to write as a guest you're welcome!

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Creating Music's activities are generally short and sweet and can give an impromptu music lesson whenever the mood strikes. Fun challenges like recognizing harmonies and playing along with classical composers give this site instant kid-appeal, while lessons that work in classical, world, and even rap music to teach and train young ears show this site has the chops for education and fun.

Creating Music launched in the 1990s and lacks the sophisticated look and feel of more modern sites. Some screens look like something your grandpa put together in 1994 and never updated, while others look fine. That is to say, the site design isn't great, and may not impress today's media-savvy kiddos. However, the activities do stand the test of time. Kids might want to try Subotnick's more recent endeavor, the iPad app, Morton Subotnick's Pitch Painter.

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