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O-Generator World Music joins the Sibelius Education Suite
London, UK, 2 August 2007 – Sibelius Software continues to expand its acclaimed Education Suite with the exclusive distribution of O-Generator World Music, a new African & Latin music edition of the BETT Award-nominated loop-based composition software from O-Music.
O-Generator World Music empowers teachers with an engaging and interactive way to teach this sometimes-unfamiliar area of the music curriculum. It is completely designed around the requirements of the curriculum, and follows clear, progressive lesson plans.
Designed to run on an interactive white board for whole class teaching, the software provides step-by-step exercises to teach students to play African and Latin American rhythms with school percussion instruments. A clear voice-over guides both teacher and students through exercises, and videos are included to show children exactly how to play each instrument.
O-Generator World Music quickly gets a class playing together to create often-complex rhythms that they recognize from popular music. Teachers can print out percussion scores directly from the software to use as handouts, and the O-Generator World Music comes with a booklet full of lesson plans.
A second part of the software enables World Music composition in the ICT lab. The “O-Instructor” encourages students to compose their own rhythms on lab computers using O-Generator’s revolutionary circular loop-view and sequencer. Students can even export these in a format that can be imported into Sibelius to form the basis of wider composition projects.
In addition to all this, there is a World Music quiz that tests student’s knowledge on subjects such as the origin of different percussion instruments and styles of rhythm.
“Watching a class play along together with O-Generator World Music is really inspiring” says Jeremy Silver, CEO of Sibelius Software. “Students are quickly able to get to master really quire complicated syncopated rhythms and the software really brings them back to playing real instruments.”
- Sibelius is the world’s market leader in music notation software.
- Sibelius was founded in 1993 to sell music notation software for initially the Acorn computer and was released for Windows and Mac in 1998/99.
- Since then the Sibelius Group has developed 20 additional music products for the professional, educational and home user, ranging from Internet publishing to guitar software.
- Sibelius has customers in over 100 countries.
- Sibelius is used in 60% of schools in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
- Sibelius is endorsed by the Royal Academy of Music and is used by all the major music academies and colleges: the Royal College of Music, Trinity College of Music, Oxford and Cambridge Universities, the Juilliard School, Berklee School of Music, the Sibelius Academy in Finland, the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
- The world’s leading music publishers including Music Sales, Hal Leonard and Yamaha use Sibelius.
- In 2005, Sibelius was awarded a prestigious Queen’s Award for Innovation.
- Sibelius was recently acquired by Avid Technology Inc the worldwide leaders in digital media editing and creation solutions. Sibelius is part of of Avid’s Audio division which also includes Digidesign, producers of Pro Tools, and M-Audio.
Sibelius is headquartered in London, UK, with offices in San Francisco, Adelaide and Tokyo.
2 August 2007
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