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Dolphin Don’s Music School is a set of thirteen educational music games suitable for ages 6 to 106. Learn to read music – learn ear-training and reading of notes, rhythms, key signatures, intervals, and chords. This music software has games for the absolute beginner music student. Also, serious music students can challenge their music reading and ear-training skills with college-level material. Effective for individual or classroom use, the program keeps track of personal scores for an unlimited number of players.
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Dolphin Don’s Music School is a set of thirteen educational music games suitable for ages 6 to 106. Learn to read music – learn ear-training and reading of notes, rhythms, key signatures, intervals, and chords. This music software has games for the absolute beginner music student. Also, serious music students can challenge their music reading and ear-training skills with college-level material. Effective for individual or classroom use, the program keeps track of personal scores for an unlimited number of players.

Created by Dr. Don Bowyer, a university music professor, this software helps kids learn music.

Dolphin Don makes learning music fun!

Introduction
There are thirteen different modules in the package, with 24 lessons in each — a total of 312 levels. The games are presented in the format of multimedia flash cards. You score points by correctly identifying a note, rhythm, key signature, interval, or chord that is shown on the screen or played through the speakers.

Designed for children, this program will help kids learn music the fun way: with music games. Whether used as a music teacher aid or in an independent environment, students will learn to read music faster if they understand these basic music theory concepts. Let Dolphin Don teach music the old-fashioned way: fun!

Instrument Configuration
If you play an instrument, let Dolphin Don know. He’ll tailor your course of study to your needs. After all, the first notes a flute player learns are different from the first notes a clarinet player learns (not to mention tuba)! If you don’t play an instrument, don’t worry. Choose the default setting.

Learn Mode
Each lesson of each game includes a Learn Mode that introduces the musical concepts for that lesson.

Play Mode
Each lesson of each game includes a Play Mode that quizzes the student on the musical concepts for that game.

Compete Mode
Each lesson of each game includes a Compete Mode that allows two players (or two teams) to compete head-to-head.

Score Keeping
Dolphin Don’s Music School keeps track of scores for an unlimited number of players! With one or more Lab Packs, scores from all computers can be kept in a single shared location.

Individual Modules
Read Notes — Treble Clef, Bass Clef, Alto Clef, Tenor Clef
There are four different Read Notes modules: one each for treble clef, bass clef, alto clef, and tenor clef.

In Read Notes, Dolphin Don shows you a note and you click on its name. Grade one starts with just three different notes. The highest grade covers three chromatic octaves.

Hear Notes
In Hear Notes, Dolphin Don plays two of the notes on the screen. The first note is highlighted and you click on the second one. Grade one starts with just three different notes, and the first note is always the middle one. The highest grade covers a full chromatic octave, and the first note can be any note in the octave.

Read Rhythms
In Read Rhythms Dolphin Don shows you a one-measure rhythm with one note hidden and you click on the rhythmic value of the hidden note. Grade one includes half notes and quarter notes in 4/4 time. The highest grade includes whole notes/rests through eighth notes/rests (including dotted notes) in 4/4, 2/4, 3/4. 2/2, and 6/8 time.

Hear Rhythms
In Hear Rhythms Dolphin Don plays a short rhythm and you click on the rhythmic values that spell out the rhythm. Grade one includes half notes and quarter notes in 4/4 time. The highest grade includes whole notes/rests through eighth notes/rests (including dotted notes) in 4/4, 2/4, 3/4. 2/2, and 6/8 time.

Read Keys — Major and Minor
There are two Read Keys modules: one each for major and minor keys.

In Read Keys Dolphin Don shows you a key signature and you click on its name. Grade one includes the keys of C, F, and G. The highest grade includes all major or minor keys from seven sharps through seven flats.

Read Intervals
In Read Intervals Dolphin Don shows you two notes and you click on the name of the interval. Grade one includes unisons and octaves. The highest grade includes all major, minor, and perfect intervals up to an octave, plus augmented 4, augmented 5, diminished 5, and diminished 7.

Hear Intervals
In Hear Intervals Dolphin Don plays two notes and you click on the name of the interval. Grade one includes unisons and octaves. The highest grade includes all major, minor, and perfect intervals up to an octave, plus the tritone.

Read Chords
In Read Chords Dolphin Don shows you a chord and you click on its name. Grade one includes major, minor, and diminished triads in the key of C. The highest grade includes major 7, minor 7, dominant 7, diminished 7, half-diminished 7, and augmented 7 chords in the keys of C, F, G, Bb, and D.

Hear Chords
In Hear Chords Dolphin Don plays a chord and you click on its name. Grade one includes major, minor, and diminished triads in the key of C. The highest grade includes major 7, minor 7, dominant 7, diminished 7, half-diminished 7, and augmented 7 chords in the keys of C, F, G, Bb, and D.

Product Details

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Platform Windows Only
Manufacturer KELLYS MUSIC
System Requirements (Windows) Windows XP (with SP2), Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (including 32-bit or 64-bit versions of each)
Pentium 500 MHz — 256 MB RAM
50 Mb of hard disk space
Sound card
Downloads (Windows)

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