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    #126324 - 03/27/12 12:30 PM Reading/writing music
    DeHe Offline
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    Registered: 08/07/10
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    Hi
    DS 6 is learning to read music at school, but they are at a very basic level. He really wants to write his own music (his stories apparently need theme music smile does anyone know of a website or preferably an app which would allow a kid to mess around with notes to make music. This isn't my thing, I am so far from musical its not funny, but my searching seems to pull up learning to read or making music without using notes.

    Not sure if this makes sense, but I would love some suggestions.

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    #126412 - 03/28/12 01:48 PM Re: Reading/writing music [Re: cricket3]
    DeHe Offline
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    Thanks cricket!
    We have GarageBand but have never used it, so I guess we hold start there. The website looks pretty cool too. He seems really interested in this but not in a I want to take lessons kind of way and he won't get an instrument in school for a few years.

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    #126414 - 03/28/12 02:26 PM Re: Reading/writing music [Re: DeHe]
    DeeDee Offline
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    FWIW, you can print blank music paper here: http://people.virginia.edu/~pdr4h/musicpaper/

    Maybe in combination with noteflight (for learning) the paper option would give you the right level of flexibility?

    Since last summer we have a piano teacher who also teaches music theory; DS composes happily and just writes his work on paper.

    DeeDee


    Edited by DeeDee (03/28/12 04:00 PM)
    Edit Reason: to make the link work

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