What is Music Island Adventure?
Music Island Adventure introduces music making to every child (ideally from 7-12 years) in an interesting and engaging way. No prior knowledge of music is required from pupil or teacher!
Also included are print-outs, worksheets, interactive games – and the real beauty of Music Island? Well, ANY teacher in a school can supervise and lead – they need NO PRIOR music ability – and, we even provide an extra, completely FREE CD-ROM with additional suggestions and information sheets to help teachers along.
Come visit our amazing musical island for younger musicians – an exciting and engaging musical adventure exploring the building blocks of music – with loads of fun along the way.
Captain Cook, Chico and the gang are having a Beach Party – want to join in? You can sing along to the backing tracks – print the lyrics and music to 6 new songs and pieces – play your recorder, guitar or keyboard – or simply kick your feet in the sand!
Musical Map – Captain Cook’s Map
Captain James Cook has arrived on the island to map it out – unfortunately some naughty natives have ripped up his favourite pieces of music – can you put them back together again by listening to the three contrasting pieces?
An excellent exercise in learning how to see how the music sounds.
Composing using blocks of music
Chico the monkey has to get to the other side of the river. You have to build the musical bridge to let him cross. Are you ready to build this bridge and let Chico back across the river? Simply choose a plank – listen to the music as it plays, and you decide where they go on the bridge and how your complete composition will sound!
Be a master composer with three contrasting pieces to choose from.
Music Club Section – Learn basic music theory interactively!Mountain Railway Adventure
Come with us into the mountain on our gigantic steam train to discover the very secrets of some wonderful music. Composers, famous music, instruments and music theory – are all included on this musical journey. All aboard to find out much more!
Rock Pool Band
Mixing sound is easy with this character mixing desk
Six fishy characters playing instruments are invited up on to the rocks to perform. Mix the band’s three contrasting tracks with individual volume and panning – you decide how you want the final mix!
Battle against the clock and take your boat round the islandIsland Boat Race
Take a break and enter the Island Boat Race. Navigate your ship around the island in record time, avoid sandbanks and shallow waters. The seafarers champion cup awaits.
Paint and print all the characters on the CD-ROM
Paint your favourite characters and save or print them out. Add some colour and stick them in a photograph for your friends.
Puzzle back the island picture against the clockIsland Puzzle
Think you’ve conquered the island? Piece this puzzle together and see if you can remember all the locations. You have 25 seconds – is that enough time?
This CD-ROM will open a completely new dimension in your child’s introduction to music – while supporting music making being undertaken at school and at home. All the games, projects and performances are linked to programmes of music education currently undertaken at Primary School. Whether your child knows very little about music making, or is already enjoying the benefits of learning an instrument, Music Island Adventure is the perfect destination to enjoy and progress in the world of music.
Included with Music Island Adventure is an Island Poster (size 42 x 57cm) and three sheets of 12 Music Island stickers.
PC – Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 /XP, Pentium or faster 192Mb+ RAM (128Mb+for Windows98SE/Me)
MAC – Mac OS X 10.2.8/10.3.9/10.4 or later, 256Mb+RAM.
- easy to use and understand
- introduces music making
- develops listening skills
- appropriate levels
- develops playing skills
- encourages sight reading
- stimulates creative thinking
- it’s fun!
20 Site License – Can be used on 20 computers and single whiteboard
For further information call John Montgomery on 01334 461244
Primary Teachers & Pupils take command of music
Music Island Adenture – reviews/customer comments
‘children will have great fun with this’ The Times Educational Supplement
‘very effective in engaging children who have attention and concentration difficulties and who might otherwise not be interested in the composing and evaluating aspects of the music curriculum.’ Peter Owen, Headteacher, The Court School, Cardiff
‘Kids love it…..visually bright and captivating, easily accessed by pupils across a wide range of ages and ability…..all pupils enjoy Beach Party and Rock Pool Band…..holds the attention and inspires the most reluctant of composers.’ Alison Ralston, Head of Arts, Mary Russell School, Paisley
‘looks good, sounds good and offers an imaginative approach to developing pupils’musical skills and knowledge.’ Colin Hutcheon, Education Officer, West Lothian Council
‘..what immediately strikes me is how useful some of the activities are as an early lead in to music in Secondary school (e.g. “Rock Pool Band” as an introduction to midi sequencing etc.)’ Lorna McLaren, Youth Music Co-ordinator, Aberdeenshire Council
‘Super, Smashing’ Elaine Duffus, Curriculum Support Teacher, Aberdeen Council
‘Allows children from a young age to experiment with the sounds of musical instruments, phrases, structure and timbre. Their interest is captured from the start by the fantastic imagery and theme of adventure throughout.’ Kirsty McRae, Primary Music Specialist, Castle Park School, Dublin
‘a runaway success at all levels.’ Howard Duthie, Head of Music, Morrison’s Academy, Crieff
‘We have enjoyed using Music Island in Key Stage 3 lessons. All students find it interesting (even 16 year olds) and we used it as part of a project on sound scapes. It was useful for teaching musical phrases (monkey business) and the Rock Pool Band and the Map were also really useful and fun to use.’ Head of Music, Pittville School
‘a hit with our pupils. They find it very motivating particularly when used on the whiteboard. The Beach Party and Rock Pool Band are the present favourites.’ Deputy Head, Hazel Court Special School
‘We love both Music Island and Listen Hear!!!’ Whitesboro Central School, NY, USA