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"Music Ace" is a fun, engaging and non-judgmental music education software program designed by Harmonic Vision to provide an introduction to music fundamentals for beginning music students, both young and old. Following the friendly direction of Maestro Max and his choir of singing notes, users participate in a series of 24 comprehensive lessons, play a variety of challenging games, and easily compose their own music on a unique Music Doodle Pad.
(Winner of 21 Awards and Honors!)Key Features: Lessons - 24 engaging, self-paced lessons that develop and reinforce fundamental music skills and an understanding of music theory. Lessons cover:
* Staff and keyboard relationship
* Pitch identification
* Note reading
* Listening skills
* Sharps, flats and key signatures
* Keyboard basics
* Major scales and octaves
* Treble, bass and grand staff
* Whole and half steps
* Much more Games - 24 exciting games (one per lesson) that sharpen music skills and improve retention of important lesson concepts. Colorful animated graphics, digitized sound effects, bonus points and high scores provide fun, arcade-like entertainment.Tracking Progress - Special feature allows individuals to track 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.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.Key Points:
* Exceptional value - extremely affordable combination of lessons, games and composition
* No expensive MIDI keyboard required
* Users develop real musical skills, not just an introduction to music
* Ideal for beginning students, young or old - any instrument (children and adults enjoy!)
* Extremely entertaining/fun, highly interactive, easy to use - point and click navigation with mouse System Requirements - Works on BOTH Windows and MacWindows 3.1: 386MHz or greater; 4MB RAM; 640x480 256-color Super VGA; 12MB free hard disk space; 3.5" disk drive; MPC compatible sound card or General MIDI required. No MIDI keyboard required (optional). Additional Requirements for Windows 95: 486 with 33MHz or better - 8MB of RAM. Additional requirements for CD-ROM: 8MB RAM; 5MB free hard disk space; CD-ROM drive.Macintosh: 68030 @ 25MHz or greater; 5MB RAM; 640 x 480 256-color monitor; 11MB free hard disk space; system 7.0.1 or higher.©1997.