Compose Yourself: a Music Composition Game for Kids

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Affiliate Links Compose Yourself from Think Fun is a music composition card game for kids — in the key of C. (This is the easiest key for beginners because there are no flats or sharps.) Kids arrange and rearrange the 60 cards and then input each card into the Compose Yourself website. They’ll be able to hear their composition in seconds — it’s so easy and lots of fun!

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Compose Yourself: Music Game for Kids

You’ll need a computer and the Compose Yourself game.

Arrange the cards so that you have four bars per row.

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Enter the code from the card in the computer underneath a blank bar of music. The music will appear on the computer screen.

Compose Yourself: a Fun and Easy Music Composition Game for Kids

Listen to how it sounds. You can pick to hear it either by the marimba, orchestra, or both. (Marimba is a percussion instrument.) Do you like it?

You can also flip it upside down, or delete if you don’t care for it.

Compose Yourself: a Fun and Easy Music Composition Game for Kids

Also, you can drag and drop bars to different positions in the music score.

Compose Yourself: a Fun and Easy Music Composition Game for Kids

Watch this demo if you want to see the game in action:

Remember to use repetition in your score. I think it sound great and it’s one of the tips from the maestro who invented the game.

I LOVE that you can print out the music when you’re done! Also, you can make an MP3 on your desktop and share on social media. Although, I think I was more jazzed about this than my kids. But, how cool, right!?

Compose Yourself: a Fun and Easy Music Composition Game for Kids

I didn’t like that I couldn’t find a good ending card — none of the cards I tried ended on a down note that seemed to wrap things up. My girls felt the same way. Maybe I need to keep trying. I was just looking to find something lower, and didn’t try all 60 cards.

Compose Yourself: a Fun and Easy Music Composition Game for Kids

Would you buy this game for your kids?

I think it’s really amazing.

Compose Yourself: a Fun and Easy Music Composition Game for Kids

Think Fun sent me a complimentary game to review. All opinions are my own and not affected by receiving the free game.

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  1. I just ordered this for a center activity in my music room as well as alternative recorder activity for SpEd kids who cannot process reading & playing at the same time. I like that it has simple rhythms so I can use for all grades. I’m hoping my upper kids can use it as a starting platform then swap out some different rhythm patterns within the melody structure. Couldn’t wait for summer break, now I can’t wait to try this out w/the kids!!

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