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What's it about?
This fairly easy-to-use tool lets kids create musical compositions. Starting with a blank score, kids use toolbar options to adjust time signature, tempo, key signature and choose from a wide range of musical symbols. A free account lets kids create up to 10 songs using 15 instruments. They can listen to their songs with the playback feature, keep pieces private, or share them publicly. A paid subscription allows for an unlimited number of pieces, up to 50 instruments, the option to share with individual users, an audio mixing panel, and the ability to annotate songs.
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Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how you can express creativity and feelings through music. How can you represent different emotions, like happiness or sadness, in songs?
Users can let other composers comment on their work on the site. What privacy concerns might arise from making your songs public?
If a user posts a mean or hurtful comment about one of the scores you've composed, how should you respond?
- Subjects: Language & Reading: discussion
Arts: improvising and music analysis, music, rhythm
- Skills: Communication: conveying messages effectively, multiple forms of expression
Creativity: imagination, making new creations
Tech Skills: using and applying technology
- Genre: Creating
- Topics: Music and Sing-Along
- Price: Free-$295 a year
- Pricing structure: Free, Paid
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