Elementary/General Music Software Matrix

Elem/General Music Software Curriculum Matrix
EMT Music Software Instruction Matrix for Elementary/General Music
Based on music education skills matrix from Experiencing Music Technology by Williams & Webster (2008, Schirmer/Cengage Learning)
  Drill & Flexible Practice Guided Instruction Game-Based Exploration & Creativity Teacher Resources Internet-Based
Beginning Skills Groovy Series Explore (6); Clef Notes (17); MiBAC Music Lessons (20) Groovy Series Explore in Auto (6); Children's Music Journey 1-3 (16); MiDisaurus (8) Children's Music Journey 1-3 (16); Making Music and Making More Music (9); World of Music Beginner (9); Musicus (12); Adventures in MusicLand (13) Groovy Series Create (6); Thinking Things (11) Groovy Lesson Plans (6), StarClass (28); Subotnick's creatingmusic.com (25); NYPhil KidsZone (23); Online Music Flash Cards (21); Fun Trivia for Classical and Other Music (42)
Aural Skills & Music Theory Groovy Series (6); MiBAC Music Lessions, Ear Training Coach Groovy Series Explore in Auto (6); Music Ace and Music Ace 2 (7); Alfred Music Theory (44) Hearing Music (9); World of Music Intermediate (9); Groovy Series Create (6) StarClass (28); musictheory.net (22); creatingmusic.com (10);
Extended Listening & History     Children's Music Journey 1-3 (16) (16) Instruments (27); Impromptu (1); Living Jazz (36); Oscar Peterson (37) Instruments (27); Kennedy Center ArtsEdge Lessons (5); ArtsEdge Xploring & Xtremes (4); Carneige Hall Listening Adventures (31); Classics for Kids (2); DSO Kids (3); ArtsAlive Music (38)
Performance Early Keyboard Skills (18); Children's Music Journey 1-3 (16); Smart Music (14); eMedia Piano, Guitar, or Violin (35); Piano Suite (41) Children's Music Journey 1-3 (16); Playing Music (9); Piano Suite (41)      
Improvization       Children's Music Journey 1-3 (16); Sheddin' The Basics Latin and Piano Jazz (34); GarageBand (32); Band-in-a-Box (33); Alphabet Soup (45)   SheepBeats (26)
Composition   MusIQ Challenger (19) Making Music and Making More Music (9) Groovy Series Create (6), Jam Trax (15); GarageBand (32); Sibelius (29) and Finale (30) Notation (30); NoteFlight (43) Groovy Lesson Plans (6), Sibelius Worksheets (29) & Finale Worksheets (30) SuperDuper Looper (24); Vermont MIDI Project (39); Aviary Myra (40)
Developed by David B. Williams, Feb 2010. See active links to all software referenced below. Updated 2/15/2010
TuneBlocks Impromptu (1)
Mac and Windows with Java. Free.
Classics for Kids (2)
Web browser. Free.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids (3)
Web browser. Free.
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE: Xploring Xtremes (4)
Web browser. Free.
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE: Lessons (5)
Wide repertoire of lesson plans on all aspects of music. Free.
Sibelius Groovy Music Series: Shapes, Jungle, and City (6)
Mac and Win. $57 educ each. Note each Groovy has a Create mode for composing and an Explore mode for basic skills.
Harmonic Vision: Music Ace and Music Ace 2 (7)
Mac and Windows. $35 educ.
MiDisaurus Music (8)
Mac and Windows. ~$34 each. Series with Volumes 1-8 and MusicFun.
Morton Subotnick's Hearing Music, Making Music, Making More Music, World of Music, Playing Music from eMedia (9)
Mac and Windows. $25 educ.
Morton Subotnick's Creating Music (10)
Web Browser. Free.
Thinkin' Things - Riverdeep Education Software (11)
Mac and Windows. $60. Collections 1 and 2.
Musicus - Music Education Software from FreeHandMusic.com (12)
Mac and Windows. $30.
Adventures in Musicland - Music Education Software from FreeHandMusic.com (13)
Windows only. $40.
SmartMusic (14)
Mac and Windows. $30 per year license for students; $130 for teacher set.
Sony Creative Software - Jam Trax (15)
Windows. $80.
 
Children’s Music Journey by Adventus (16)
Mac and Windows. $60 each, 3 volumes.
Clef Notes - Music Education Software from FreeHandMusic.com (17)
Mac and Windows. $40.
Early Keyboard Skills - Music Education Software from FreeHandMusic.com (18)
Mac and Windows. $40.
MusIQ Challenger Game by Adventus (19)
Windows. $60.
MiBAC Music Software (20)
Mac and Windows. $99 educ.
Online Music Theory Flash Cards -- Musicards.net (21)
Web browser. Free.
Ricci Adams' Musictheory.net (22)
Web browser. Free.
New York Philharmonic Kidzone (23)
Web browser. Free.
Sony Creative Software - Super Duper Music Looper (24)
Web browser. Free.
Morton Subotnick's Creating Music (25)
Web browser. Free.
 
SheepBeats: sheeps get their grooves on (26)
Web browser. Free.
Sibelius Instruments (27)
Windows and Mac. $99 educ.
Sibelius Starclass (28)
Mac and Windows. $132 educ.
Sibelius 6 Notation Software Teacher Worksheets(29)
Windows and Mac. $249 educ.
Finale 2010 Music Notation Software Teacher Worksheets (30)
Windows and Mac. $240 educ.
Carnegie Hall Listening Adventures® (31)
Web Browser. Free
Apple - GarageBand (32)
Mac Only. Comes with Mac or iLife Suite. $80 educ.
PG Music Inc. - Band-in-a-Box (33)
Windows and Mac. $80 educ.
Roxmedia Sheddin' The Basics Latin and Piano Jazz (34)
Windows and Mac Classic OS 9 only. $30 educ.
eMedia Music Software: Guitar, Bass, Piano & Keyboard Methods (35)
Windows and Mac. $25 to $40 educ.
Amazon.com: Herbie Hancock Presents Living Jazz (36)
Windows and Mac. ~$50.
Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson CD-ROM (37)
Windows only. ~$50 educ.
ArtsAlive.ca - Music (38)
Web Browser National Arts Centre Orchestra. Free.
Vermont MIDI Project (39)
Web browser plus various music software as needed. Small membership fee.
Aviary Myna Sequencer Direct Access (40)
Web browser. Free.
Adventus | Piano Suite (41)
Windows and Macintosh. ~$75 educ.
Classical Music Quizzes and Classical Music Trivia -- Fun Trivia (42)
Web browser. Free w/ads. Read comments and evaluations; public contributed content.
Noteflight - Score Editor (43)
Web browser. Free.
Alfred Essentials of Music Theory Series (44)
Mac and Windows. Three Volumes. Ages 8-adult. $60 educ.
Ozmusiccode's Alphabet Soup (45)
Mac only. $60.
Updated 2/25/2010


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