Music Ace 2 is the second title in the highly-acclaimed Music Ace series from Harmonic Vision. It is designed for beginning and intermediate students and features 2,000 musical examples. Music Ace 2 complements the original Music Ace product by introducing standard notation, rhythm, melody, harmony, intervals and much more.
Maestro Max and his choir of Singing Notes return for an encore performance with a variety of new instruments to provide students with a continuing introduction to music fundamentals and theory. Music Ace 2 continues the same fun and engaging format of 24 comprehensive lessons, challenging games and a creative composition tool.
24 engaging, self-paced lessons that accelerate development of fundamental music skills and music theory. Lessons cover:
1. Beat and Tempo
2. Hearing Rhythms
3. Review Note Names
4. Review Sharps and Flats
5. Basic Rhythm Notation
6. The Quarter Rest
7. Review Key Signatures and Major Scales
9. The Measure
10. Sharp Key Signatures
11. Notes Longer Than a Beat
12. More Sharp Key Signatures
13. Dotted Quarter Notes
14. Flat Key Signatures
16. More Flat Key Signatures
18. Sixteenth Notes
19. Minor Scales
20. Three Sounds per Beat
21. The Time Signature
23. The 6/8 Time Signature
24. Introduction to Harmony
24 exciting multi-level games (one per lesson) sharpen music skills and improve retention of important lesson concepts. Colorful animated 3-D graphics, digitized sound effects, bonus points and high scores provide fun, interactive entertainment. Users can select novice or advanced difficulty settings.
Special feature tracks an individual's progress through lessons and games. A "completion count" provides the number of times the user has gone through each section of a lesson and "games progress" provides high scores. Consumer editions of Music Ace 2 will track the progress of 10 users.
MUSIC DOODLE PAD
Unique feature allows individuals to easily compose their own music using a variety of instrument sounds. These creative compositions can be saved and played back for others, showcasing the knowledge and skills acquired from the lessons and games. Users can also listen to and modify popular music selections from the Jukebox section of the Music Doodle Pad.
INSTRUCTIONAL AND APPEARANCE SETTINGS
New features enable user to select clef instruction (treble and bass, treble only, bass only or alto only), determine rhythmic stringency (relaxed or strict), determine game difficulty (novice or advanced), and also adjust the appearance of the notes and instruments (with or without faces).
POINTS OF DISTINCTION
Educator editions of Music Ace 2 are available for virtually every setting, from the one-computer classroom to a local area network of 3,600 users.
Music Ace 2 is sold on a hybrid CD-ROM that runs on both Windows and Macintosh platforms.
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