Music in language learning? other learning?
- During Global Learn Day, I very nearly fell off my chair when Renata
Suzuki played her music. Plus, we had a very interesting dialogue
from Kiwi Annette Stock who uses rap music to improve literacy for
particularly difficult (challenged) students.
With this in mind, and aware that there are many, many, many highly
innovative people in the webheads group, I thought the following bits
of information would resonate. It seems to me that if the Webheads
were to hold their own conference, lead of course by Vance, that on
display would be that "far off" stuff of a kind that Renata and Bee
and Daf and Terresa and - or gosh -- way too many to continue - do so
Anyway...here is the piece, from Creative Radio
Melody Assistant is dedicated to music writing, printing and rendering.
Easy to use, Melody Assistant offers a user-friendly interface and
Now used by a very active community of thousands of people, it has
become a favored tool for creating music.
Download and try it with no time limit.
The exhaustive list of Melody Assistant capabilities is too large to
be described here in a few lines. Do not be mistaken by the
unbelievably low price of this program: it is an extremely complete
tool, the result of more than ten years of development.
A wide range of music symbols will enable to edit scores of great
quality, including tablatures and Gregorian notation.
Score input can be performed through the mouse, computer keyboard or
an external MIDI keyboard.
Melody Assistant comes with its own embedded software synthesizer
(SoftSynth), which provides high quality output on basic sound cards,
even without any external MIDI device, and includes hundreds of
Melody Assistant can load and save in many formats (MIDI, WAV, AIFF,
MP3, OGG, TAB, ABC...).
Click here for a more complete overview of its capabilities.
See the differences with Harmony Assistant
Melody Assistant runs on Macintosh (Mac OS 8.6 to Mac OS X) and
Windows (95, 98, ME, 2000, NT4 or XP).
Virtual Singer: additional module that sings lyrics of your songs in
multiple languages or voices (man, woman, child...)
OMeR: additional module that changes, via your scanner, sheet music
scores into editable documents.
Harmony Assistant: It is an enriched version of Melody Assistant. It
offers even more powerful features, that you will probably
appreciate: Click here for a list of the differences between these
Harmony Assistant is a commercial software. Download the trial
version and evaluate it with no limit in time. While unregistered,
saving is disabled and printing is limited to one page only.
If the software matches your expectations, you can then purchase a
license for US$ 70 (or 70 euros).