GIFT IDEA – SIBELIUS GROOVY MUSIC CITY SOFTWARE
QUESTION: Where can budding musicians learn the terminology and concepts like musical notation, have fun, and not have to practice?
ANSWER: Sibelius Groovy Music City
About Sibelius Groovy Music City
Avid Technology’s Groovy Music City is part video game part music creation software and it’s a great way to keep kids 7 and up occupied for hours on the computer while actually learning something. While the kids enjoy “building” their own songs with animated shapes and characters, little do they know they’re actually learning the basics of multi-track recording. A great alternative to video games.
REO Speedwagon built a city and so can your tween. If your seven to twelve year old loves music and wants to make some, Groovy Music City is the right software for him or her. It is possible for even a child to create any kind of music–classical to hip-hop as well as everything along the way.
This music creation software that uses visuals and fun shapes to built an animated city and show off sound. Its library of individual sounds and different sound patterns makes it happen. No need to play any instrument, but a computer is needed along with Windows 98/2000/XP or Mac OS X 10.2 or later, a 1.4GHz processor (2GHz recommended), 512MB+ RAM. 155MB+ free hard disk space, 6-bit sound card, and CD-Rom drive for installation.
Sibelius Groovy Music City retails for $39 and can be purchased online from Avid Technology.