Compose Yourself Music Card Game Giveaway - Teaching Children Music

Compose Yourself Music Card Game Giveaway

Help your kids compose
music in minutes!

Hey guys, it's giveaway time and as I was hunting for the perfect item, I stumbled across the "Compose Yourself Music Card Game".  Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to try it out myself yet, but I feel like I've got a good idea what this game is about enough to recommend it and feature it as a giveaway.  If you want a review from a non-musician, check out the this review on "Dad Does".  His video review demonstrates the card's use and what a finished composition might sound like.  Just in time for Christmas!

This game was created by the world-class composer and cellist, Philip Sheppard.  One of the things I really love about the game is how he introduces complete beginners to the techniques of retrograde and inversion.  No experience or knowledge necessary, but as they play the game and explore, they'll get an idea of what this is all about, even if they don't know the fancy terms.

compose yourself music card game

Inversion:  When a melody is flipped upside down.  For example, instead of going up a 5th, down a 2nd, and up a 3rd, the new melody will go DOWN a 5th, UP a 2nd, and DOWN a third.

Retrograde:  When a melody is played backwards.  For example, instead of going up a 5th, down a 2nd, and up a 3rd, the new melody go up a 3rd, down a 2nd, and end with going up a 5th.

Retrograde Inversion:  Mama, Mama!  I went to town, inside, outside, upside down!  This is when a melody is played upside down AND backwards.  So our example of up a 5th, down a 2nd, and up a 3rd would now be DOWN a 3rd, UP a 2nd, and end with DOWN a 5th. 

Yikes!  But it sure is fun, and this game will have you experimenting with all three.  Might as well know the official fancy words and impress your friends with your new knowledge as you play.

Enter to with the game below.  We are only running the giveaway a week so it can get to the winner in time to go in a Christmas stocking!

Enter below to win this fun card game!

Learn more about the "Compose Yourself Music Card Game" on Amazon.
Enter to win!  Giveaway ends December 12th.

Discussion 13 comments

Julie P. - December 4, 2016 Reply

Wow! That looks pretty awesome. I would love to learn along with my children. Thanks for the chance!

Lana Simanovicki - December 4, 2016 Reply

This is great i love it

Gabrielly - December 4, 2016 Reply

Wow! This is great for my niece.

Emi - December 4, 2016 Reply

This is also good on teaching kids which notes get the line up and which ones get it down.

KIMBERLY SAVAGE - December 4, 2016 Reply

I this this will be awesome to use with my daughter. She loves music and this would be an excellent tool to assist her.

Natalie - December 5, 2016 Reply

That looks original and fun! Love when you bring out of the box ideas and games 😉

Lois O'Brien - December 5, 2016 Reply

I have been interested in the resource for quite some time. I think it would be a great activity for my piano students!

Nicole Lancaster - December 5, 2016 Reply

My girls would really enjoy this game. They have been taking Piano lessons for a year now, and they love trying to compose their own music.

Deanne - December 11, 2016 Reply

Looks great!! Would love to have this for my students! Thank you!

dfamily57 - December 11, 2016 Reply

Looks like a neat way to learn another aspect of music!

Kimberly - December 11, 2016 Reply

This would be so amazing for my kids!

tromanko - December 12, 2016 Reply

Looks great! Very excited!

KFoster - December 12, 2016 Reply

Thanks, Tamsyn! This looks wonderful!

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