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Harmonic Vision - Music Ace 2
Helps Beginning Music Students Succeed!
Rhythm, Melody, Harmony, Key Signatures and Much More

Music Ace 2, the second title in the highly-acclaimed Music Ace series from Harmonic Vision, is designed for beginning and intermediate students.

Featuring 2,000 musical examples and covering treble, alto and bass clefs, Music Ace 2 picks up where Music Ace leaves off to introduce standard notation, rhythm, melody, harmony, intervals and much more.

The Associated Press called it "an ideal supplement to one-on-one music instruction." The National Association of Parenting Publications awarded the software a gold seal and Children's Software Revue gave it a perfect 5-star rating.

Maestro Max and his choir of Singing Notes return for an encore performance with a variety of new instruments to provide students with a continuing introduction to music fundamentals and theory.

Music Ace 2 continues the same fun and engaging format of 24 comprehensive lessons, challenging games and a creative composition tool.


LESSONS
24 engaging, self-paced lessons that accelerate development of fundamental music skills and music theory. Lessons cover:

  • Standard Notation
  • Tempo
  • Comparing Rhythms
  • Rhythmic Dictation
  • Echoing
  • Counting
  • Quarter Notes
  • Eighth Notes
  • Rests
  • Measures
  • All Key Signatures
  • Hearing Melodies
  • Melodic Contour
  • Syncopation
  • Half Notes & Ties
  • Dotted Quarter Notes
  • Sixteenth Notes
  • Rhythmic Composition
  • Time Signature
  • Major & Minor Scales
  • Intro to Intervals
  • Three Sounds Per Beat
  • 6/8 Time
  • Intro to Harmony
  • Ear Training
  • Composing Melodies
  • Distinguishing Melodies & Harmonies

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Teacher Resources:
Music Ace "A Teacher's"
Using Music Ace Family with UK National Curricula.



GAMES

24 exciting multi-level games (one per lesson) sharpen music skills and improve retention of important lesson concepts. Colourful animated 3-D graphics, digitised sound effects, bonus points and high scores provide fun, interactive entertainment. Users can select novice or advanced difficulty settings.

TRACKING PROGRESS
Special feature tracks an individual's progress through lessons and games. A "completion count" provides the number of times the user has gone through each section of a lesson and "games progress" provides high scores.

MUSIC DOODLE PAD
Unique feature allows individuals to easily compose their own music using a variety of instrument sounds. These creative compositions can be saved and played back for others, showcasing the knowledge and skills acquired from the lessons and games. Users can also listen to and modify popular music selections from the Jukebox section of the Music Doodle Pad.

INSTRUCTIONAL AND APPEARANCE SETTINGS
New features enable user to select clef instruction (treble and bass, treble only, bass only or alto only), determine rhythmic stringency (relaxed or strict), determine game difficulty (novice or advanced), and also adjust the appearance of the notes and instruments (with or without faces).

POINTS OF DISTINCTION

  • Ideal for beginning and intermediate music students, young or old-any instrument
  • Accelerates learning music fundamentals-develops and reinforces essential aspects of learning music
  • Exceptional value-affordable combination of lessons, games and a composition feature
  • Excellent motivational tool-excites students about learning music
  • Users develop real musical skills, not just an introduction to music
  • Entertaining, highly interactive, easy to use-point and click navigation with the mouse
  • No expensive MIDI keyboard required (optional)
  • Saves teachers valuable time-ideal supplemental learning tool for group or individual music instruction.
  • Educator Versions include helpful Teacher's Guide

What's Great About the Music Ace Series . . .

Music Ace is a fun game that introduces your child to music.
Children love games. Maestro Max, singing notes, and other interactive characters give Music Ace a game-like quality. It’s the fun way to introduce your child to music.

Music Ace makes the hard stuff fun.
Through a series of fun and interactive lessons, your child will be learning difficult music theories without even knowing it!

Music Ace brings music education to your home.
Parents, now you can add music to the subjects that children learn at home. Music Ace lessons are self-paced and can be used as supplements to schoolroom music classes (or when no music courses are available).

Music Ace rounds out your child’s education.
In a fast-paced, changing world giving your child a well-rounded education is more important than ever. A foundation in music and the arts has long been a respected part of a complete education.

Music Ace can make your child smarter.
There have been many studies conducted that have found a correlation between students that study music and a high academic performance.

MUSIC ACE VERSIONS

Consumer Version - Intended for home use on a single computer. Not multi-seat licensable. Tracks up to 10 users. Includes 1 CD-ROM and  a User's Guide.

Educator Version - Designed for the teaching classroom. Tracks the progress up to 240 students. Licensed for a single computer. Includes 1 CD-ROM, 1 User's Guide and 1 Teacher's Guide*.

Educator Lab Packs - These are pre- packaged standard educator versions with a license for multiple seats. Educator Lab Packs are available in 5+, 10+, and 30+ seat configurations. More seats can be added to any of these configurations at an additional charge. Includes 1 CD-ROM, 1 Teacher's Guide* and 1 User's Guide.

Network Version - These versions are designed to run in a networked lab environment. Tracks the progress of up to 3600 students on the network - 60 students per class x 60 classes. Educator Network Packs are available in 5+, 10+, and 30+ seat configurations. More seats can be added to any of these configurations at an additional charge. Includes 1 CD-ROM, 1 User's Guide, 1 Teacher's Guide*, and 1 Network Installation Guide.

*Teacher's Guide - Designed by music educators to maximize the usefulness of Music Ace in an educational setting, this Teacher's Guide comes in a three-ring binder and includes a comprehensive User's Guide, activity ideas, black-line masters and a detailed matrix of Music Ace lesson content.

MUSIC ACE 2 VERSIONS

Consumer Version - Intended for home use on a single computer. Tracks progress of 6 users. Includes 1 CD-ROM, 1 User's Guide.

Educator Version - Designed for the teaching classroom. Tracks the progress up to 240 students. Licensed for a single computer. Includes 1 CD-ROM, 1 User's Guide and 1 Teacher's Guide*.

Educator Lab Packs - These are pre- packaged standard educator versions with a license for multiple seats. Educator Lab Packs are available in 5+, 10+, and 30+ seat configurations. More seats can be added to any of these configurations at an additional charge. Includes 1 CD-ROM, 1 Teacher's Guide* and 1 User's Guide.

Network Version - These versions are designed to run in a networked lab environment. Tracks the progress of up to 3600 students on the network - 60 students per class x 60 classes. Educator Network Packs are available in 5+, 10+, and 30+ seat configurations. More seats can be added to any of these configurations at an additional charge. Includes 1 CD-ROM, 1 User's Guide, 1 Teacher's Guide*, and 1 Network Installation Guide.

*Teacher's Guide - Designed by music educators to maximize the usefulness of Music Ace 2 in an educational setting, this Teacher's Guide comes in a three-ring binder and includes a comprehensive User's Guide, 20 engaging activity ideas, 40 useful black-line masters and a detailed matrix of Music Ace 2 lesson contents.

MUSIC ACE MAESTRO VERSIONS

Educator Version - Designed for the teaching classroom. Tracks the progress up to 240 students. Licensed for a single computer. Includes 1 CD-ROM, 1 User's Guide and 1 Teacher's Guide*.

Educator Lab Packs - These are pre- packaged standard educator versions with a license for multiple seats. Educator Lab Packs are available in 5+, 10+, and 30+ seat configurations. More seats can be added to any of these configurations at an additional charge. Includes 1 CD-ROM, 1 Teacher's Guide* and 1 User's Guide.

Network Version - These versions are designed to run in a networked lab environment. Tracks the progress of up to 3600 students on the network - 60 students per class x 60 classes. Educator Network Packs are available in 5+, 10+, and 30+ seat configurations. More seats can be added to any of these configurations at an additional charge. Includes 1 CD-ROM, 1 User's Guide, 1 Teacher's Guide*, and 1 Network Installation Guide.

*Teacher's Guide - Designed by music educators to maximize the usefulness of Music Ace in an educational setting, this Teacher's Guide comes in a three-ring binder and includes a comprehensive User's Guide, activity ideas, black-line masters and a detailed matrix of Music Ace lesson content.

  Product Configuration Comparisons

Product
Seats
User Tracking
Consumer Versions

Music Ace

1
10

Music Ace 2

1
10

Music Ace Deluxe

1
10
Educator Versions
Stand-Alone Versions

Music Ace Educator Version

1
240

Music Ace 2 Educator Version

1
240

Music Ace Maestro Educator Version

1
240
Lab Pack Versions - are available in 5+, 15+, and 30+ seat configurations. More seats can be added to any of these configurations at an additional charge.

Music Ace Educator Lab Pack Version

5+
240/seat

Music Ace 2 Educator Lab Pack Version

5+
240/seat

Music Ace Maestro Educator Lab Pack Version

5+
240/seat
Network Versions - are available in 5+, 15+, and 30+ seat configurations. More seats can be added to any of these configurations at an additional charge.

Music Ace Educator Network Version

5+
3600

Music Ace 2 Educator Network Version

5+
3600

Music Ace Maestro Educator Network Version

5+
3600

Lesson Matrix for Music Ace, Music Ace 2, and Music Ace Deluxe
Music Ace Maestro has all of Music Ace and Music Ace 2 Lessons

Lesson Topic

Music Ace
Lesson #

Music Ace 2
Lesson #

Music Ace Deluxe Lesson #

Introduction to the Staff

1

 

1

Introduction to the Piano Keyboard

2

 

2

Playing with Pitch

3

 

4

ABC’s of the Piano Keyboard

4

 

5

More Piano Key ABC’s

5

 

7

The ABC’s of the Staff

6

 

8

The ABCs of the Treble Staff

7

 

10

More Treble Staff ABC’s

8

 

11

Keyboard Review

9

   

Below the Treble Staff

10

 

13

Above the Treble Staff

11

 

15

Loud and Soft, Same Pitch

12

   

The ABC’s of the Bass Staff

13

 

17

Above the Bass Staff

14

 

18

Below the Bass Staff

15

 

20

Same Pitch, Different Timbres

16

   

The ABC’s of the Grand Staff

17

   

Half Steps and Whole Steps

18

 

22

More ABC’s of the Grand Staff

19

   

Sharps and Flats

20

 

24

Sharps and Flats on the Staff

21

 

25

More Sharps and Flats on the Staff

22

   

The Key Signature

23

 

27

Introduction to Major Scales

24

 

28

       

Beat and Tempo

 

1

3

Hearing Rhythms

 

2

6

Review 1: Note Names

 

3

 

Review 2: Sharps and Flats

 

4

 

Basic Rhythm Notation

 

5

9

The Quarter Rest

 

6

12

Major Scales

 

7

 

Melody

 

8

14

The Measure

 

9

16

Sharp Key Signatures

 

10

30

Notes Longer Than a Beat

 

11

19

More Sharp Key Signatures

 

12

 

Dotted Quarter Notes

 

13

21

Flat Key Signatures

 

14

33

Rests

 

15

23

More Flat Key Signatures

 

16

 

Syncopation

 

17

26

Sixteenth Notes

 

18

29

Minor Scales

 

19

35

Three Sounds Per Beat

 

20

31

The Time Signature

 

21

32

Intervals

 

22

 

The 6/8 Time Signature

 

23

34

Introduction to Harmony

 

24

36

Music Ace Reviews

"A solid and entertaining music instruction product that guides users through a series of useful lessons."
-- Newsweek Parent's Guide to Children's Software

"Excellent addition to any family's software library."
-- Computer Player

"Within minutes, [Music Ace] can turn the average home PC into a music hall... delightful way for anyone to explore the basics of music. For a ton of fun, check out the Doodle Pad."
-- Phoenix Gazette

"Many music software programs are boring, or lack a strong curriculum, or are too difficult for young students. Their developers should study this program. It works."
-- Wired Magazine

"Guaranteed hands-down winner...excellent introduction to the basic study of music."
-- PC Gamer

"If you want your students to have fun while learning the fundamentals of music, this program will be a hit."
-- Teaching K-8

"Top 10 New Education Programs"
--
San Diego Union-Tribune

"...combines a serious music training program with whiz-bang graphics and super sound...but what lifts Music Ace above the crowd are all the extras. There are a myriad of games to be played- [and there is] the Music Doodle Pad, a unique feature that allows users to compose their own music using a variety of instrument sounds. For once, a cover blurb such as `Makes Learning Music Fun!' is really truth in advertising."
-- Southtown Daily

"This excellent self-paced course comes with credentials (an associate professor at Northwestern University helped develop it) and top-notch multimedia quality...provides an excellent introduction to music."
-- The Dallas Morning News

"For a program that works as well as it looks- and sounds- try Music Ace. Of all the programs I have tried this year, Music Ace is among the few nearly perfect packages."
-- PC Gamer

"Music Ace is an example of the very best computer programming for music instruction...this product is of the highest professional quality."
-- Pennsylvania Music Educators Association News

"Learning music is easy for young and old alike with Music Ace..."
-- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"My kids love it, but they usually have to drag it away from me, first."
-- Miami Herald

"If anybody in your family is interested in learning about music, then Music Ace is a must, an absolute, 100% sure bet."
-- Big Spring Herald (TX)

"Great musical introduction for students ages 8 to 108."
--
The Lawton Oklahoma Constitution

Music Ace 2 Reviews

"Music Ace 2. A wonderful combination of lessons and games, this CD playfully introduces kids to music fundamentals like notation, rhythm, melody, and harmony. The lessons are tailored to kids’ responses, providing just the right amount of guidance."
-- Working Mother
Super Software: Early School
January 2000

"Music Ace 2 is a great way for kids already familiar with musical basics to learn about more advanced concepts such as rhythm, intervals, and harmony. Using a combination of clever animation, games, and timeless music from Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and other classical masters, Music Ace 2 gives a lesson that you and your children are sure to enjoy."
-- Fortune
Products to Watch
December 6, 1999

"The 24 lessons on such basic music concepts as notation, rhythm, melody, and harmony are fun, engaging, and well designed. You can even attach an electronic keyboard during the lessons, but the goal of the program is to teach fundamental music concepts, with or without an external keyboard. This program offers a systematic, affordable way to introduce children to music essentials."
-- Better Homes and Gardens
The Year’s Best Educational Software and Toys
December, 1999

"Teaches basic music concepts like notation, harmony, rhythm and melody."
-- The Chicago Tribune, Parade
Choosing The Right Digital Tutor
November 28, 1999

"Best Software Titles of 1999."
-- Working Mother

"I was so wildly impressed with this program that if one award were to be given this year, I would hand it over promptly to Harmonic Vision, the developers of this program. Aside from the fact that this program truly teaches kids how to write music, understand rhythm, melody, harmony, syncopation, time signature and all the music basics, the program is just plain captivating. Twenty-four lessons are packed into this program that turns your computer into a veritable midi-system, while a creative doodle pad makes composing music a visual and auditory extravaganza. Take a look at this one right away. Your family will be fighting for their turn at the keyboard."
-- Janice White, National Parenting Publications Association Judge and Columnist

"...an ideal supplement to one-on-one music instruction" that "uses delightful animation in a crisp, well-structured learning environment to walk anyone older than around 8 years old through the world of rhythm, harmony, syncopation, standard notation, melody and time signatures...."
-- Larry Blasko, The Associated Press

"This sequel to the excellent Music Ace is even better than [the] original. The 24 lessons on basic music concepts like notation, rhythm, melody and harmony are fun, engaging and very well designed. You can attach a midi keyboard during the lessons, but the goal of the program is to teach fundamental music concepts, much of which is accomplished without an external keyboard. This program offers a systematic, affordable way to introduce children to music essentials."
-- Children's Software Revue, September/October 1999

"Each lesson involves a lesson followed by a game, although game is a gentle word: they are really exercises in ear training and rhythm that are more useful than what typically passes for entertainment on children's software."
-- Bruce Headlam, The New York Times

"Whether you or the kids want to learn more about standard notation, beat and tempo, quarter notes or time signatures, you'll find it covered with humor and excellence."
-- Mike Madson, Computer Bits Radio Show

"Programs like Music Ace 2 are an excellent form of [music] instruction for children."
-- Gadget Girl, WBZ Television, Boston

"...the most comprehensive music theory software. You've got to see it to believe it!"
-- School Band & Orchestra Magazine

Music Ace Awards

Mac-nificent
-- MacHome Journal

Recommended
-- Family PC

1997 Technology & Learning Software Award
-- Technology & Learning Magazine

4 CD-ROMS
-- PC/Computing Magazine

National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
-- National Parenting Center

Four Mice
--Macworld

Notable Computer Software Award
-- Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association


5.0 Value Rating (Highest possible)
-- Children's Software Revue

Exemplary Rating
-- California Instructional Technology Clearinghouse

1997 EDDIE (Educational Software Review) Award
-- ComputED Learning Lab

1996 Parents' Choice Gold Award
-- Parents' Choice Foundation

(Educational Value)
--LearningWare Reviews

1996 Parents' Choice Gold Award
-- Parents' Choice Foundation

(Educational Value)
--SuperKids Software Review

Bronze Award
--Kids Out! Magazine


-- Macworld UK

"Outstanding"
-- CUE (Computer-Using Educators) Newsletter, July/August 1996

Gold Seal Award [Best Children's Software]
-- Oppenheim Toy Portfolio

Only the Best: The Annual Guide to the Highest-Rated Software and Multimedia
--Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Best Children's Music Program
--The 18 Best and 25 Worst Educational Software Programs, KID SmartWare

All Star Software (Top 34 out of 1540 titles)
-- Children's Software Revue

"Best Bet"
-- PC Gamer Holiday Buyer's Guide

"100 Best PC Gifts"
-- Family PC

"Top 10 New Programs"
-- San Diego Union-Tribune

E.R.I.C. Award (Best Music Software)
-- Homeschool PC

5 Hearts (Highest Rating, 1997 and 1998
-- Practical Homeschooling

Editor's Choice
-- J.W. Pepper (music publication)

"Most Innovative Educational Product" (Nominee)
-- The Music and Sound Retailer

"1996 Buyers Guide: Multimedia Home Companion for Parents and Kids: A Guide to the Best in Interactive Media for Children" [Included in Creativity and Music Category]
-- Warner Books

Music Ace 2 Awards

Five Stars, "Editor's Choice" and 1999 All-Star Software
-- Children's Software Revue

"Top 15 Educational Software Titles of 1999"
-- Parents Magazine


1999 NAPPA Gold Award
-- National Parenting Publications Association

1999 Parent's Guide to Children's Media Award
-- Parent's Guide, Inc.

"Top Ten Back-to-School Tools"
-- Children's Software Revue

"Best Software Titles of 1999"
-- Working Mother Magazine

"Best Picks" and Five Stars
-- Choosing Children's Software Newsletter

4 Mice
-- Macworld

Five Bytes (Highest Possible)
-- Metro Kids Magazine

System Requirements

Music Ace ships on a hybrid CD-ROM that runs on both Windows and Macintosh platforms.

WINDOWS

    • Windows 95/98/2000/Me/NT4/XP/Vista/7/8/10
    • Pentium 166 MHz or faster
    • 32 MB free RAM
    • 640x480 256-color display
    • 50 MB free hard disk space
    • 16-bit sound
    • CD-ROM drive and mouse
    • General MIDI keyboard OPTIONAL. 

MACINTOSH

    • PowerPC/iMac/G3/G4/Intel Mac
    • System 8.1 - 9x and OS X
    • 32 MB free RAM
    • 640x480 256-color display
    • 50 MB free hard disk space
    • CD-ROM drive and mouse
    • General MIDI keyboard OPTIONAL. 

 


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