I was not compensated for this review. I did receive a game to facilitate my review. However, all opinions are 100 Percent my own and are not influenced by the game I received.
Teaching children to love music is not difficult at all. There are so many different types of music that children can learn to appreciate. When I was putting together this week of game reviews I wanted to make sure to feature a game that focused on music. I am so happy to share my Compose Yourself game review. This really is a fun way to get kids excited about music.
What did I receive?
I recently received the game Compose Yourself.
How does Compose Yourself work?
When you open the box you will see the items pictured above. The goal of this game is to build your own composition. Each card has a different arrangement of notes with a code.
Once your child has built their composition you will take the cards to the computer. Using the codes you will input the entire composition. Then your child has the option to keep it as is or to change it up. Each card can be flipped or rotated to give your child a new sound. They can also be moved to a different position in the composition. There are two different styles of music you can use which gives a great diversity to the game. Your child can choose a Marimba, Orchestra, or both.
After they have built their composition the way that they like it they can either download an mp3, print the sheet music, or save it to come back to in the future. If you have a musician in the house this would be a great way to give them ownership over what they are playing.
What did the kids think?
The kids really seemed to have a great time playing this game. They spent quite some time debating which way their composition should sound. I think they spent a good hour trying to plan out their music. Below are the songs that each child put together. To me they sound like they belong in a video game. It was really a great experience to watch the look at where the notes were placed and how that affected the sound of the composition.
Where can I buy Compose Yourself?