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A wide array of video games for kids, ranging from musical instruction to pure entertainment.

Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker: The Musical Game
Music Games International
Platform: Windows

Kids will enjoy solving musical puzzles, reading about Tchaikovsky and the Nutcracker Suite and solving puzzles with this entertaining, interactive classical music game. Also included is a dictionary of musical instruments.

Alice in Vivaldi's Four Seasons: The Musical Game
Music Games International
Platform: Windows

Alice's magic musical clock is broken. Kids can fix it by winning 12 different musical games. Also included are riddles, brain teasers, a dictionary of musical instruments, biographical information on Vivaldi and a listening room where this composer's music is played.

Mozart's Magic Flute: The Musical Game
Music Games International
Platform: Windows

Mozart's music comes alive in this interactive game that includes a biography, riddles, musical trivia, jigsaw puzzles, a dictionary of musical instruments and more.

Making Music: Create! Play! Experience!
Viva Media
Platform: Windows

Create and play music with this original game. Add instruments, rhythm, and melody. Hear the piece backwards or learn how it sounds upside down. This game is designed to develop knowledge of all the elements of musical composition.

Music Ace Starter
Harmonic Vision
Platform: Windows, Macintosh

12 fun lessons introduce the basics of music theory such as notation, ear training and key signatures. The Music Doodle Pad also allows children to compose their own music.

Music Ace Deluxe
Harmonic Vision
Platform: Windows, Macintosh

Designed for beginning music students, this game teaches kids the fundamentals of music, including notation, tempo, instruments, intervals and more. There are 36 interactive lessons, each of which is supported by a game that tests skills learned. Also included are a musical composition component and classical music excerpts from the masters.

Magic of Music
Fogware Publishing
Platform: Windows

Hearing Music
Viva Media
Platform: Windows, Macintosh

Teaches kids how to listen to music and to identify melody, changes in rhythm and other aspects in pieces by famous composers through games that can be adjusted to the skill level of the player.

 

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