Here are your most common questions.
- How are the Melodys workshops?
- Is there any music software that can help dys children?
- My child has dyslexia / dyspraxia / dysphasia, can he learn a musical instrument and music theory?
- Why a child 'dys' Did he need a suitable music education?
1. How are the Melodys workshops?
The Melodys Workshops take place in Nice (06) center. Various workshops are offered according to age, profile, and the musical tastes of children. More info here.
2. Is there any music software that can help dys children?
Some software allows the child to hear the song he wants to play, scroll through the partition, transform a manuscript into computer partition, to musical dictation, but remember that this is not an education progressive and adapted musical, but rather a support or even a game, complementary to the living music lessons with a teacher.
- Free software MuseScore http://musescore.org/ :
- Reading scores (page scrolling)
- MIDI file playback and XML
- Modify partitions
- PDF printing, XML
This excellent software offers a cost effective alternative to professional software Sibelius and Finale.
It is available on SourceForge, famous site hosting management development mostly free software.
- Noteworthy http://www.noteworthysoftware.com/
It can transform a manuscript score in the published score, either by entering manually or by importing from a file (in midi format or NoteWorthy format). It also allows you to export the score in midi format (or NoteWorthy format). Partitions can be played, either entirely or partially (some measures).
While listening, the partition scrolls on ONE line, so it is not displayed as a page (for display as a page, you must print it). The cost is $ 49 (about 38 Euros). You can change the playback speed.
There is a free version of NoteWorthy, which allows only play songs midi (or Noteworthy format), the "NoteWorthy Composer Viewer" http://www.noteworthysoftware.com/setup/setup_nwc25_viewer.exe.
- Melody Assistant or Audacity scroll music during audio playback.
Melody assistant (20 euros). Very ergonomic, but interesting: http://www.myriad-online.com/en/index.htm
- Sharpeye http://www.visiv.co.uk/
Can scan a paper partition and into midday.
free software that, according to the image of a partition, the transcribed into musical signs and actually partition a computer. http://www.myriad-online.com/fr/products/omer.htm
- Music Theory (in French)
A musical dictation software for the first years, to dictations at home. It costs less than 2 euros. Here it is found: http://www.dol88.com/francais.php (2nd in the list). One can try it for free to get an idea, but it is very easy to access and very gradual.
- Aural (40 euros):
progressive musical dictation with choice of 3, 4, 5 notes and sharps etc. with choice of response notes, keyboard or guitar fretboard, and write range and / or tablature. Up to 48 consecutive sounds. musical memory game game.
3. My child has dyslexia / dyspraxia / dysphasia, can he learn a musical instrument and music theory?
Of course ! Your child can learn to play a musical instrument, learn music theory, learning to play in a group, etc. Musical practice is even beneficial for him because it promotes multi sensory activities, and rehabilitation of language. Only, learning often needs an adjustment so that the child can learn in the best conditions (see question / answer 4).
4. Why a child 'dys' Did he need a suitable music education?
The child "dys" often needs a suitable music education because:
- To learning the instrument and music reading and writing, dys child can find his difficulties at school in the areas of concentration, coordination, memory, hearing, motor skills, space, reading and writing music, sight-reading, pulsation. These difficulties are not encountered in all dys children, a child may be embarrassed by reading, and comfortable in motor skills, or just have some of these difficulties. Inversions (hands, notes, reading direction, fingering ..), random associations (which are compensations), and slowness in motor learning (including fingerings) are however very frequent difficulties. The method adapts Melodys musical learning these difficulties, so that the child is in the success of the business, and accessed as quickly as possible to the enjoyment of music, and keeps intact motivation. It offers solutions to problems before they will interfere with the child and allows the latter to directly access the pleasure of music and content of learning. Finally, the exercises are designed with the help of scientists from the question of the relationship between language and music, for music learning aid as directly as possible all the difficulties, encountered in school and in everyday life.
- "Traditional" groups of activities, such as traditional music lessons, can go wrong for various reasons (the child feels judged by others, the courses are not suitable and falls behind in rhythm, etc.) . With Melodys method, children are in small groups of dys children, they found themselves confronted over the judgment of others, are not recorded, and progress at their own pace while being stimulated by group activities. The teacher can be attentive to everyone.
- The child may have dys difficulties affecting the daily, the music teacher trained and informed on dys disorders will be more attentive and efficient in teaching. It may, with the Melodys method adapt his teaching, and give the child the same chances to learn than others.