May 1, 2023
Getting children to compose music has always been seen as difficult, a skill reserved for those who have mastered theory and acquired sufficient instrumental skill. With Hyperscore, children can express their innate musicianship literally in minutes, regardless of their level or prior music experience.
Hyperscore’s Director of Education has created several Google Slides modules specifically geared toward educators teaching with Hyperscore. The first module presents all things rhythm. The next module teaches how to navigate Hyperscore’s melody windows, experimenting and playing with pitch and note length. And the final Slides module presents how to change tone colors; highlight and move harmony in time and register; add Introductions, Bridges, and Codas; and more.
This gamelike music composition tool was originally developed at the MIT Media Lab. Recently an updated web-based application was released by New Harmony Line. In collaboration with MusicFirst, New Harmony Line has launched an Education version of Hyperscore, which enables teachers to coordinate a large number of composers, like groups of students in classrooms. For an entire organization—such as a school—one Hyperscore Education license is all that is needed.