Dad of Divas' Reviews: Compose Yourself Lets You Compose Your Own Music

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Compose Yourself Lets You Compose Your Own Music

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About the Game
Start Creating Original Music in Minutes! Invented by world-famous composer and cellist, Philip Sheppard, Compose Yourself combines a set of Music Cards with an exclusive website to allow you to create, play and share your own world-class composition. The 60 transparent Music Cards, each containing a series of notes, are like building blocks for music, and can be arranged to form over a billion musical combinations. Simply select and arrange several of the cards, then register online to hear your melody played by virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie accompanied by a full symphony orchestra. The website will allow you to flip, rotate and swap cards so that you can change your melody until you love what you hear. When you're done, download an mp3, print music and share with your friends and social networks. Compose Yourself stimulates and connects the right and left brain, building new thinking skills and encouraging creativity, self-expression and a passion for music. As Philip Sheppard has said, "We all talk about playing music, but it's even more fun to play with music!"

My Take on the Game
Philip Sheppard has invented a fun filled activity that involves arranging cards of musical notes and then submitting the numbers on the cards to produce music.

There are 60 cards that can be flipped over, so 120 choices.

Using the computer, you place the numbers of your cards you choose on the screen in the order you desire. Then you choose if you want to hear your music played by a marimba, orchestra, or marimba and orchestra.

My girls enjoyed making music. There is no correct or incorrect way to use the cards and their own creativity was the limit. The girls were so proud of their compositions and wanted to hear their music played using all the instruments.

Another feature is the ability to print the music you created . It will then become sheet music.
Philip Sheppard has included tips and instructions which are easy to use.
You and your child will enjoy this musical activity in your home.

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