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PIANO SOFTWARE OR PRINT BOOKS: WHICH IS BETTER

I've published both forms of learning products, and there is a tangible difference that parents and children report.

Supporters of piano and music learning software point to advantages such as carefully graduated increments and attractive graphics.

But if you've ever talked to a child who used one of these products, you'd get a resounding snore.

Here's what one kid told me. "Once you get to the top level, it's boring. It's like a video game without the excitement."

There is an essential problem with software in general, and music software in particular.

No matter what you do with software, ultimately it is playing you, rather than the other way around.

The point of a musical instrument is that you can take it to places that software cannot go. Software is always limited by a group of functions, but your brain, in terms of music, is not limited to any set group of outcomes.

The benefits of playing the piano are derived partly from the two-handed nature of the piano, which develops brain function. Using a computer, physically, is not a two-handed enterprise, because either hand or only one hand may enter the information necessary.

Playing the piano is a wordless ballet of the hands, impossible to capture or experience within the confines of a computer.

There is no substitute for the experience of sitting at a musical instrument.

It's an intellectual experience that cannot be put into a bottle.

By John Aschenbrenner Copyright 2008 Walden Pond Press All Rights Reserved

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5. 141 page THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER Book with 130 songs, and removable stickers 

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