Music Ace Deluxe

I’ve always been musically inclined. Since I was very young I’ve loved to sing and play piano. I’ve tried my hand at different instruments, amongst them the tenor and alto saxaphone and clarinet and someday I’d love to learn more about drumming. I have a natural sense of rythm and I really love music so of course I’d love to pass that enjoyment off to my kids. That’s why I’ve decided not to give them piano lessons myself. ;D

Anyway, knowing my musical background, you can imagine I was very excited to try out a product from Harmonic Vision called Music Ace Deluxe. Here’s what the product is in the companies own words:

“…Music Ace Deluxe is a comprehensive series of 36 engaging music lessons and games that teach beginning music students of all ages the basics of music theory, rythm, pitch, note reading, listening and the keyboard. No previous musical experience or instrument is required.”

I liked it the moment I started the first lesson. The notes that are displayed have smiley faces and actually open their mouths to play out their note. It’s very cute and very engaging for kids. Your guide through the lessons is a little animated figure named Maestro Max. You can hear and read clear instructions from the Maestro all along the way. I think this a great program because it makes music theory very clear and easy to learn.

But what does my oldest think?

He tried it out and went through three lessons by himself the first time, answering questions, repeating musical phrases he was learning and slowly getting the hang of rythm and beat - one thing he’s not very good at. And when I told him it was time to get off he made me promise him he could play it the next day. Even the lessons seem like games to him and games that teach are great!

Music Ace Deluxe can be found online for less than $50 at and J & R. I think this is a great product and definitely recommend it.

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Comments (4)

KristiFebruary 23rd, 2009 at 10:00 am

I made the same decision to not teach Noah, but he seems interested again too. Let me know in a few weeks if he can actually go to the piano and play songs on his own. If he can. it might be worth purchasing it for Noah. I want to know if what they learn will transfer and not just be a fun game. I’m glad you’re trying it out.

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Richelle FFebruary 24th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Being musically inclined myself, this sounds great. I would love something like that to help teach my son, although he is probably a bit young right now.

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Carol VRFebruary 24th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Do you teach piano lessons via the computer…LOL???

I would love to learn.

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MeganMarch 2nd, 2009 at 6:02 pm

I used to play Music Ace all the time. I took group piano lessons and we would make rotations. One with the teacher, one practicing on our own, one at the computer playing Music Ace. I liked it at first. But then I grew out of it.

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