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5.0 out of 5 stars Bravissimo, 4 July 2009
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Music (Nintendo DS) (Video Game)
This is scratching me right where I itch. I'd been dabbling with keyboards and harmonica's for a while, but never got round to taking a real course to learn how to read notes.

At the core of the game is a lesson mode, which is well organized. It starts with some very basic concepts (pitch, tempo) but gradually becomes more challenging. I'm not an expert, but I guess by the end of it you should be able to read most sheet music (at least for piano, using notes instead of letters).

Linked to the lessons are tests, where you can win points. You later use these points to buy tabs to 65 songs. Here you get a tab in the upper screen and play the song on a little keyboard on the lower screen (one note at a time). Songs start with 'Twinkle twinkle little star' up to 'Return march from Aida'.

You can later listen to your performance, even compare it to how it should have sounded. Plus, this practice mode is pretty flexible: you can just play around with the keyboard at will, without following the tab.

A few nice extra's include: a chord scheme for easy reference (piano and guitar), fun games, and glossary.

The only minus it'd get from me is for the tacky sounding music in the menus, but that's all.

Otherwise: a great and fun way of learning how to read music.
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Initial post: 2 Feb 2010 21:41:11 GMT
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visog says:
Well done for reviewing this product a full 9 months before it's release. Any other premonitions? How is Final Fantasy XV shaping up?
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