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happyhomeschooler 11-12-2003 08:22 AM

Music Ace Makes Learning Fun
 
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HARMONIC VISION'S MUSIC ACE SOFTWARE RECEIVES 28 AWARDS AND HONORS; EMERGES AS "CLASSIC" MUSIC EDUCATION SOFTWARE TITLE FOR BEGINNERS OF ALL AGES

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - Harmonic Vision's Music Ace software for beginning music students has emerged as the "classic" music education software title on the market, receiving 28 awards and honors. Music Ace recently received high marks from Macworld and Practical Home Schooling magazines and was featured as the top rated music software package by Family PC. Music Ace has also been honored by publications such as Technology & Learning and MacHome, and organizations such as Parents' Choice, the American Library Association and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

"We are thrilled by the numerous awards, consistently favorable reviews and overwhelming enthusiasm Music Ace has received from respected organizations, publications and customers from around the world," said Ian de Hueck, president and CEO of Harmonic Vision. "This support has enabled Music Ace to emerge as the "classic" software title for music education."

MUSIC ACE MAKES LEARNING FUN
Under the friendly direction of Maestro Max and his choir of Singing Notes, users participate in a series of 24 lessons, play a variety of challenging games, and easily compose their own music on the innovative Music Doodle Pad. Combining self-paced, non-judgmental instruction with an orchestration of lively animation and voices, colorful graphics and digitized sound effects, Maestro Max brings musical concepts to life for beginning music students, young and old.



COMPREHENSIVE LESSONS, CHALLENGING GAMES AND EASY COMPOSITION
Music Ace offers 24 comprehensive lessons covering fundamental music skills and concepts:

Staff and keyboard relationships
Note reading
Sharps, flats and key signatures
Major scales and octaves
Pitch identification
Listening skills
Keyboard basics
Treble, bass and grand staff
Much more
An exciting interactive game follows each lesson, designed to reinforce new material and sharpen skills. Music Ace also includes an innovative Music Doodle Pad that allows users to easily compose and listen to their own musical creations using six different instrument sounds. These compositions can be saved and played back for family, friends and teachers. Users can also take a break from composing to listen to and modify a variety of popular and classical music selections from the Jukebox section of the Music Doodle Pad.

28 AWARDS & HONORS
Visit the full list of awards and honors Music Ace has received.

Music Ace is the first title in the Music Ace series of music education software from Harmonic Vision. Located in the Northwestern University/ Evanston Research Park in Evanston, IL, Harmonic Vision is dedicated to developing engaging and effective software for beginning music students.

ABOUT HARMONIC VISION

Available on a hybrid CD-ROM for both Windows and Macintosh platforms for a retail price of $49.95, Music Ace is available from educational software dealers, music stores, select retail outlets and can also be purchased direct from the Harmonic Vision Web Site. Special versions designed for use in classrooms and music studios are also available, including Educator versions, Lab Packs, and Network versions. A free demonstration copy of Music Ace can be downloaded from Harmonic Vision's Web site at http://www.harmonicvision.com.


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