MusicBox 2

Music

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  Age range     5-15 years  
  Key Stages     1-4  
  Scotland     P1-S3  
  Also suitable for     SEN, Whiteboard  
  Author     Marshal Anderson  
  Available for     PC (see below)  
 Print-friendly product sheet for MusicBox 2
Educational software interactive whiteboards TEEM evaluation BETT Gold Award PIN Gold Award
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Product information
"MusicBox 2 is a fun, relevant resource. The publishers clearly understand how ICT can be used to provide ... for young musicians to explore certain aspects of music that might be difficult without technical skills on traditional instruments." TEEM (full evaluation below)

Most children have a natural enthusiasm for music, but many find it hard to play a real instrument. Award-winning MusicBox 2 was designed to let them explore and make music on a classroom computer without knowing anything about notation. It's just like painting on the screen, except that what comes out is music!

With more than 200 instruments in categories such as percussion, brass, strings and keyboard, MusicBox 2 provides immense scope for creativity and self-expression. Easy-to-use options allow you to tailor MusicBox 2 to suit individuals or groups on standalone or networked machines.

Four easy-to-use self-contained activities in MusicBox 2 encourage pupils to explore sounds, chords and percussion, and to create single- or multi-part compositions:
  • Sound Box - experiment with pitch and the way different instruments sound
  • Chord Box - investigate the effect of playing notes together, and create chord sequences
  • Beat Box - a 'drum machine' that explores percussion in real time on a time-line; visual patterns help understand pulse and rhythm
  • Tune Box - sounds, chords and percussion come together here; drag and drop sounds, swap instruments, sppeed up and slow down compositions, edit and save them

Supplied with
  • National Curriculum and QCA guidance
  • Handbook
  • MusicBox 2 in the Classroom book
  • 10 worksheets
Reviews and quotes
"I'm a primary teacher, and Music Box is used in my school. As my son moved up to high school this year, he really misses using this program, and sometimes calls into school to use the suite and play the compositions he has saved. It is an excellent piece of software, so I was really pleased to find your website and purchase a copy for him. It has really helped to develop his confidence in music and composition. I thought you might like a little feed back!" - Christine Duffin (Bury)

"The main aim of MusicBox 2 is to allow children to be musically creative without being disadvantaged by a lack of specific musical knowledge. It is a first-rate resource that meets this aim and is both enjoyable and straightforward to use." - Music Teacher Magazine

"MusicBox 2 is a fun, relevant resource. The publishers clearly understand how ICT can be used to provide an environment for young musicians to explore certain aspects of music that might be difficult without technical skills on traditional instruments." - TEEM Click here for more...

"MusicBox 2 (Topologika) and Music Explorer (RM) are two good composing packages for children, and both can be used with children as young as Key Stage 1. But which is better? Personally, I'd definitely go for MusicBox 2." - Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School Click here for more... 
System requirements
Windows
  • Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32-bit)
  • Mouse
Pack prices
Your purchase will be managed by our UK distributor, REM Ltd.
 
Format and Licence Networkable Ex.Vat Inc.Vat Code 17687
 
Windows CD-Single User £49.00 £58.80 71297-SU
Windows CD-Licence 5 users £89.00 £106.80 71297-L5
Windows CD-Licence 10 users £139.00 £166.80 71297-L10
Windows CD-Licence 15 users £189.00 £226.80 71297-L15
Windows CD-Primary Site Licence £239.00 £286.80 71297-PRI
Windows CD-Secondary Site Licence £339.00 £406.80 71297-SEC
Home Windows CD-Single User £17.01 £20.41 71344-SU
 
Free online resources
Downloadable demo(s)

Download a Windows demo (56.4Mb)

Downloadable guided tour

Download the guided tour (28.7MB)

Product resources

Download extra instrument themes (Windows only)
View and print the worksheets
Download the WAV File Converter (593Kb)
General teaching links
NC (KS1-3) Music
QCA (Music KS1&2, KS3): All composition elements 
Screenshots
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Main Menu choose one of the four activities

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Sound Box


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Chord Box


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Beat Box


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Tune Box


 
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