It’s not often I see a really new idea in games, but the Compose Yourself Card Game by ThinkFun is different and … well, fun.
The game comes with musical cards that can be arranged in a variety of different patterns. Each of the cards are numbered with a code on the top as well as on the bottom for easy identification. When the child is finished arranging the notes on the cards the way that he wants them, he can input the code on a special website and will be able to hear his composition being played.
His creation will be performed by a symphony orchestra at an actual music studio. What parents love about this set is that kids who don’t know anything at all about music composition or even how to play a single instrument can still create wonderful compositions.
- 60 transparent music cards
- a bag for easy storage
- the website address where card codes are entered to hear the musical compositions
- Requires an internet connection (works on a computer, tablet, etc.)
This learning toy does so much more than ordinary music kits that teach a child how to read sheet music. This set teaches a child how to actually compose. The notes are arranged in musical compositions based on what another music composer created.
However, by using Compose Yourself, kids can change the sheet music to suit what they want. They can remove the bass symbol or turn the card upside down. When kids get to experiment with music, not only do they find it fun, but they’re eager to learn – and kids retain more with hands-on learning versus being instructed without actually doing.
The set allows kids to create compositions for themselves. This learning toy is the creation of Maestro Philip Sheppard and any child can use the cards to create the music he wants to create.
Not only will your child learn by playing, but he’ll be able to arrange the notes in a manner to create a beautiful composition. With more than a billion different combinations of music, your child will never get tired of creating his compositions.
These cards will help inspire your child’s imagination, help him to express himself musically and build his self-confidence. Using the cards is simple to do and even young kids can get involved with some help from older kids or adults.
All kids have to do is put four cards in whatever order they want them to go in. Once they have the pattern that they like, they put the codes into the website. After the code is entered into the website, the child’s creation will them be played by the orchestra.
Your child can still rearrange the notes if he prefers a different sound. When he’s satisfied with his musical composition, he can get the MP3 of his music which he can share via email, Facebook, etc. if he’d like to. He can also print it out to play on a musical instrument.
As a way to nurture a love of music and creativity, Compose Yourself is a fun and innovative toy for kids (and adults).