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14Dec/14

Musical Space Invaders PC

Musical Space Invaders is the finest note teaching software available anywhere for the PC or Macintosh. If you can find a better note teaching program, get a free code. Let’s face it, learning the notes on the musical staff is not fun nor is it easy! Just imagine if it were. This is what makes Musical Space Invaders so special. Your students will have hours of fun while painlessly learning the notes of the Grand Staff. Get the best of both worlds. Students who use Musical Space Invaders with a Midi Keyboard will develop a very heightened tactile sense of the piano keyboard. Your keyboard geography and note reading skills will blast you to new levels of playing music.

Musical Space Invaders will prove to be the number one weapon in any music teacher’s software arsenal. This program was designed by a concert pianist to improve sight-reading skills. All ages and levels will greatly benefit from this break through teaching technology. Musical Space Invaders puts the power in your hands so that the computer can work for you. Quickly design customized lessons to meet all your student’s needs. The lesson generator is completely customizable. Despite the programs rich feature set and limitless lesson possibilities, it’s remarkably easy to use. Quickly adjust the note range and speed with the intuitive easy to use interface. Just launch Musical Space Invaders and off you go. Shoot the notes down as they fly across the screen pressing the correct piano key. There are plenty of sounds and special effects to help you have fun along the way. Pick and choose the bells and whistles you want and don’t want.

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14Dec/14

Music Note Teacher PC

The Music Note Teacher is a very exciting way for children to learn reading music. It is even better if you have a mdi keyboard but you can still play it with just a mouse. For more details go to Features Use External Midi Keyboard or Mouse Complete Treble and Bass Clef Range Adjustable Note Range Accommodates all learning Levels Giant Full Size Notes For Easy Reading Unlimited Printable Note Tests Type 1 Type 2 Full Working Version With Limited Range

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14Dec/14

Music Scale Teacher

The Music Scale Teacher for Macintoshis an invaluable computerized music tutor. It uses advanced teaching techniques to accelerate your note reading abilities. It replaces the monotony of memorizing the scales with a thrilling more action packed arcade game. The more notes you shoot down, the more scales you have mastered. Master those difficult keys instead of being intimated by them!

This program compliments Musical Space Invaders. After having achieved a fundamental knowledge of note reading, either with the help of Musical Space Invaders or this program, Scale Teacher will advance you to the next level. It will help you to intuitively know the notes for each key signature. Students will be freed from having to constantly consult the key sign as they struggle to learn a new piece. This knowledge will greatly facility your ability to read and learn music.

The Music Scale Teacher will play a random musical phrase ranging from 1 to 8 notes based on the key, range and note count you have selected. Shoot the notes down by playing the correct note on the piano. Use the mouse or optional midi keyboard to enhance the value of each lesson. Increase the games excitement by turning on the optional note timer. If you don`t shoot the notes down within the given time, they will blow up! There are plenty of special effects that augment the excitement of the game as well as sharpen valuable skills. Turn these features on or off, as you need them. This flexibility allows you to use this program with all ages and levels.

There are two modes of play, single key or multi key mode. In single scale mode, practice each key one at a time. When you become more advanced, switch to multi key mode and review all the keys. The game is logically setup to teach you the keys in a progression from simple to advanced. Just follow the lessons outlined in the Key`s menu and you`re guaranteed to make progress.

Included in this program, is a robust student grades database. Teacher`s can easily track the progress of each student. Print these grades out or post them on the web with the instant HTML feature. Beginner students will also benefit from the Auto Teacher function. Auto Teacher will highlight the notes simultaneously on the piano as each new melodic phrase is played. Think of it as a never -ending instructional video that you design based on the parameters that you`ve selected.

The Music Scale Teacher is in invaluable tool to have in your teachers bag of tricks. It will prove to be a great addition to your music lab. Don`t waste your money on those more expensive commercial programs that don`t teach anything. The `Music Scale Teacher` only cost 25$ for a single user. Schools and music studios can install an unlimited number of copies with my generous 100$ site license plan.

To use this program with a USB midi device, you will need the Opcode OMS midi driver. You can download it for free at OMS. Please consult Opcodes included support files for help with configuring OMS with Scale Teacher.

If you enjoy this program and can realize its` economic value, please pay your shareware fee. Your support will inspire me to create new music programs for teaching other music skills. Once you unlock the program, this downloaded version will become fully functioning. The demo version of Scale Teacher is completely functional except that the note range is limited. You will have access to all the keys and special features.

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David Bagno
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Download OSX version at: www.davidbagno.com/mac/Scale_Teacher_OSX.sit
Download Classic version at: www.davidbagno.com/mac/Scale_Teacher_FAT.sit


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14Dec/14
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Musical Space Invaders 2011 (OSX)

Musical Space Invaders 2011 (OSX)

Musical Space Invaders was first released in 1997. Since then it has been the premier musical arcade game for learning to read music. I first started developing musical education software in response to the fact that as a music teacher I could not find any music teaching software that met the needs of my students. Almost 15 years later, not much has changed. There are a lot of electronic lesson books and gimmicks but none to my knowledge that exploit the special relationship between computer and midi keyboard to really teach music. The invention of the computer and midi empowers students like never before, to learn to play the piano at an accelerated rate. Students in the past did not have this advantage. If you have found this program you are very lucky. The piano lesson process usually drags on for years because students hate to practice and memorizing scales and keys is monotonous. It doesn’t need to be that way anymore because students love to play Musical Space Invaders and in the process they will learn everything else! Musical Space Invaders has been completely modernized for todays computers. The Macintosh and Windows versions work exactly the same. Many new features have been added that will help students learning other instruments like the guitar to get the most out of Musical Space Invaders. If you are a music teacher, this program will be an invaluable tool and will give you a new line of business. The flexibility of this program, makes it ideal for students of all ages and levels. You will never out grow this program nor the skills you will develop by using it. The price for Musical Space Invaders is $30.00 per licensed copy. For personal use you may install the program on two different computers. Schools will have to pay $30.00 per computer. The Macintosh version has a different activation code from the PC so be careful what your order. If you want a Macintosh and PC version you will have to purchase two different Keys.

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14Dec/14

Music Chord Teacher Macintosh

The Music Chord Teacher is a serious note teacher program that is fun to play. A practicing pianist and composer programmed this music software. Students will learn the chords for all the major keys. The game also includes the fret boards for the equivalent guitar chord. This will enable both piano and guitar students to benefit from using this program. The game also includes the option to show either the standard or roman style chord notation. This will help both serious student and those who are interest in learning to read popular music. The Music Chord teacher will teach students the notes of the treble clef. If you need to learn all the musical notes I recommend you start off with my programs Musical Space Invaders or Music Scale Teacher.

The Music Chord Teacher provides you with a very stimulating and creative setting for learning the chords. It lets you customize every detail of the lesson. First select the key or keys you want to study. Then specify which scale degrees to include in your questions. Drill down further to select the exact inversions to include. Once you are ready just click on the Start button to play. One to seven random chords will be played on the musical staff from within the parameters that you have defined. You answer the questions by playing the correct notes on the computerized piano. You click the piano keys in the same order that you read the chord in. For example, if the chord were C Major you would answer by playing C, E, and G on the piano. The notes youve selected will remain highlighted and numbered 1, 2, and 3 on the piano until the chord is complete. If you have accidentally selected a wrong note, just click on the note again and it will be cleared. The interface is so easy that even a 4 year old could use this program. I have not included the option to use a midi keyboard because I think it would distract from the lesson. The Music Chord Teacher is teaching several skills simultaneously so you really need the hands on experience to reap all its benefits.

This program includes many options and features. As with my other programs it includes a student name and grade database. Chord Teacher goes one step further by including and optional floating history window. This window keeps you up to date with all the detail of the game in progress. Zero in on those real trouble spots. When your done save it as a web page! Show your friends or teacher that you really did practice. These features make the program great for the classroom or music studio.

This program is very easy to use. All the music graphics are very large and easy to read. Each interactive screen elements has help tips attached to quid you along the way. This online version is fully functioning except that you will not have access to all the keys. Once you register the program the unlocking code will be emailed to you. The price for this program is $25.00. Schools can order an unlimited site license for just $100. To purchase a site license enter 4 into quantity field below.

Why pay all that money for those commercial programs that dont teach anything? You will certainly get your moneys worth with this program.

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14Dec/14
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Rhythmic Dictation

Rhythmic Dictation

Easy To Use Step-By-Step Program That Quickly Improves Rhythm!
Generate Unlimited Measures and Rhythmic Combinations.
All Program Parameters Completely Customizable.
Mac OSX 10.4.4 Compatible
No Midi Keyboard Required

Objective
This program will train your inner ear to recognize simple and complex rhythmic patterns at sight. It develops both the visual and audible skills needed to decipher the rhythmic layer of music. You will learn how to play note patterns based on their notational value and you will learn how to notate them based on how they sound. These encoding and decoding skills are similar to the skills used while reading. You know how to spell words based on their pronunciations and you know how to pronounce words based on their spelling. In reading this exchange happens almost instantly. Ideally, the same should happen while reading music. Reading rhythmic patterns will become as easy as reading words. This is a great skill for any musician or composer. It will greatly improve your musicianship. You can have good rhythm too!

How It Works
The game is setup up to incrementally develop the skills mentioned above. First you must choose the rhythmic patterns to include in your lesson. This is easily done via the ?Patterns? tab in the ?Setup? window. Check the rhythm patterns you want to include in your measures. You can save your own lessons or choose from the sample lessons included with the program. There are two modes of play, ?Question & Answer? and ?Rhythmic Dictation?. You will do most of you work in Question & Answer mode. Mode one is like an animated multiple-choice test. You must fill in the sample measure by clicking on the correct rhythmic button for each beat. Clicking on the button will sound the rhythm pattern through QuickTime?s midi player. Clicking on the note patterns inside the measure will count the beats using Text To Speech. Both these audible clues help to reinforce the patterns being studied. The second mode ?Rhythmic Dictation? is a computerized dictation session. The program will play the sample measure and you must tap it back on the instrument of your choice. You must play it back in the time given or it will skip to the next measure. It is a free style dictation test. There is no judge except your teacher or your own ear.

Purchase
Remember this is ?try before you buy? software. This online version is fully functioning for 14 tries or 14 days, whichever comes first. If you decide to buy it you will be sent the unlocking code. You can purchase it online for $24.95 US dollars at: Your must download your own copy of the program. This online purchase is electronic only. You will only be sent the unlocking code, no disks! This license is for a single user only. If you want to buy a site license the price is $100 US dollars. To purchase a site license enter 4 in the quantity field below.

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14Dec/14
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Sight Reading Studio

Sight Reading Studio

Sight Reading Studio OSX is a one of a kind program that will help you to learn to read music very quickly. Only since the invention of the computer and midi keyboard is such an opportunity for learning music even possible. If you have them, then put them to work for you with the help of this program. It?s like having a virtual piano teacher that you never have to pay. It will guide you along every step of the way towards becoming more proficient in reading music. It will help you to develop the kind of musicianship that only people who have had years of musical study possess. This privilege can be yours too with the help of a program like this. Unfortunately most people don?t get it and programs like this remain unknown. Congratulations if you found this page. You are on your way towards becoming a better musician and sight reader.

Sight Reading Studio will play a random musical phrase and ask you to play it back on a midi keyboard. It will evaluate your note and rhythmic accuracy and show you the results. It will tell you when you played too fast or too slow or when you played it just right. You control every parameter of the lesson so you can make it work just for you. You select the rhythmic patterns and note range to include in your sample. This program was developed by a musician addressing the specific challenges facing new students. It is for any age or level. You will never outgrow this program. When you purchase this program you also gain from the experience of someone who has taught years of piano lessons. Some methods work, some don?t this one definitely does.

The downloadable version of Sight Reading Studio is fully functioning. It comes with a generous free 12 trial usages so you can evaluate the program. It has been developed for the new generation of Macs. It is designed to take advantage of the bigger screens so that children or senior adults don?t have to strain their eyes to use it. The notes have been scaled to 225%. They are big and bright and easy to read. It requires a minimum screen resolution of 1152 by 800. If your screen is smaller you can still use the program but certain screen controls will not be visible. You will have to access them by the menu system.

The program comes with a generous online help system in addition all controls have tool tips. It is strongly recommended that you use it with a midi keyboard. You can still use program with just the mouse but it is not recommended. If you don?t have a midi keyboard this program is a good reason to get one.

To install this program just extracted the zip file and drag the Sight Reading Studio folder to your Mac drive. Once there you can create a shortcut and put it on your toolbar. Just double click on the program icon and you are on your way. You will have to make sure you midi setup is configured properly.

This is try before you buy software. Make sure it works with your midi keyboard and system first before purchasing it. This is Macintosh only software. Refunds will not be given to PC users who order the program to run on a PC. Check for updates at www.davidbagno.com

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14Dec/14

Bagno Piano Exercises Book One

Introduction
These exercises were developed in the early 1980s while I was a student at Stony Brook University. They were a byproduct of a supervised independent research project that I did on the anatomy of the hand as it pertained to playing the piano. My motivation for doing it came from my own frustration with the existing methodologies. At the time, I loved the piano so much that I was willing to do anything it took to get better. I would practice 8 to 12 hours per day and dedicated a major portion of this time to practicing piano exercises. It seemed like no-matter how hard or long I practiced, my technique was only improving marginally. I then began questioning if there was a better way. At first I started reading through the existing technique books but could not find what I was looking for. I realized that the pianist that wrote these books were most likely prodigies so they never really struggled with technique the way I did. They say you teach best what you need to learn. I will never forget my reaction to the philosophy outlined in Walter Gieseking`s book, `Shortest Way to Pianistic Perfection` that it was the ear that controlled the 4th and 5th finger. Even though this man was a great pianist, this statement did not ring true. Common inconsistencies like this in the existing literature made me turn to science to separate fact from fiction. I believed that if I knew my own hand, I would have more control of my musical destiny. So I turned to anatomy. Knowing the anatomy of the hand does separate fact from fiction. The hand is an amazing creation. Its complexity perplexes even the greatest hand surgeons. It is little wonder that it should perplex us pianists as well. The hand is nature`s toolbox for working at the piano. It contains many tools. We should have knowledge of these tools so we can pick the right tool for the right job. Some times we just use the tools that move the fingers up and down. Other times we use the tools that bend the fingers in and out and from side to side. It would be nice to know what we are using and when. Doing these exercises will give you a working knowledge of this. This knowledge will help you to diagnose your problems and figure out how to solve them. I also hope these exercises will give you a new love and appreciation for piano technique. A window into this world will open a whole new realm of pianistic possibilities to you. I know as a composer that it opened new areas of musical creativity to me. The exercises came first before composing my piano work `The City Of God`, which exemplifies innovative pianistic technique. It was never my intention to evangelize these exercises but since I have received so many requests for them, I have decided to publish them on the Internet. For those of you who have wanted to get to the bottom line on piano technique, the answers are right here.

Contents of Book 1 PDF
1- Technical exploration of the anatomy of the hand and its relevance to playing the piano.
2- Graphic illustrations to simplify important technical concepts.
3- 24 individual exercises (72 pages) tailored to the anatomy of the hand.
4- Easy to learn and fast to play leaving you extra time to play music.
5- Accelerated technical progress. Noticeable improvements in weeks not years!
6- Empowers you to reach your full potential.
7- Great price just $10.00

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14Dec/14

Talking Spelling Bee


The Talking Spelling Bee is a talking interactive spelling tutor. Unlike most educational products, it is more about learning then bells and whistles. There are enough bells and whistles to keep kids interested but enough teaching technology to serve both teachers and students with years of customizable lessons and expandability. Let the Talking Spelling Bee grow with you and your kids. Quickly incorporate your weekly spelling and vocabulary list into the game to help student’s ace their exams. Confidence and grades will escalate as kids have lots of fun at learning how to spell.

The Talking Spelling Bee, is truly a spelling bee. Kids can interact with siblings, parents or classmates at school. This will nurture good sportsmanship and eliminate the sense of isolation associated with most computer learning. This is a bonus feature! The Talking Spelling Bee can also be played in One Player Mode, against the computer.

The Talking Spelling Bee uses Macintosh Text To Speech. This will accurately pronounce the words. This saves you lots of time and opens the Talking Spelling Bee to endless possibilities. Import spelling list from you favorite word processor or just type them in on the fly. Lists can be of any length and combination. There are 12 customizable word banks for you to store your favorite words in. Quickly switch between word banks to accommodate different grades and reading levels. This makes the Talking Spelling Bee timeless. Ages 4 through Adult can play. Get lots of reuse out of your spelling list too. The Talking Spelling Bee, also allows you to print a variety of tests based on the word list. No two tests will ever be the same! Easily generate fun written homework for your kids. Save lots of money on lesson books that can only be used once!

Spelling Test

This spelling game gives students the opportunity to test their skills in a real time spelling bee environment. All the words in the list must be answered before the student’s see the results. When the test is completed, students will be presented with a list of misspelled words. The Talking Spelling Bee’s artificial intelligence automatically collects the words for the misspelled word bank. Players can go back and practice these words at any time. This will ensure that kids have really mastered the current lesson before going on to a new one.

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