Press release - Mazaam Interactive, in partnership with the Faculty of Music of Laval University and the Royal Higher Institute of Music and Pedagogy of Namur in Belgium, launches the edutainment game Let's follow the rhythm intended for children from 4 to 6 years old. This is offered free of charge on the website of mazaam.com.
The digital game Let's follow the rhythm consists of adding sound to a musical work using a variety of percussion instruments, body percussions or everyday objects. The child, alone or in a team, accompanies the music by following the codes corresponding to the part that scrolls on the screen.
This new game, the first in a series to be developed over the next year, introduces children to the very popular theme of Symphony No. 9 in E minor, B. 178: " From the New World " by Antonin Dvořák performed by the National Arts Center Orchestra of Canada, as well as the story of this great composer.
"Thanks to the game Let's follow the rhythm, my students were able to learn about Dvořák's great music with pleasure while working on different aspects of their development. Mazaam has once again improved the quality of the music lessons, ”testifies music teacher Isabelle Désy, who tested the game in class at Camille-Marcoux school.
With its three levels of difficulty, Let's follow the rhythm is intended for early childhood educators, preschool and primary education teachers, music teachers, but also parents who want to introduce their young children to music while having a good time with the family.
"The game Let's follow the rhythm is based on a multimodal approach to awaken young children to music. From a masterpiece of classical music, children stimulate their temporal, visual, auditory and motor skills. Interrelated, all these capacities improve the overall development of the child ”, declares Jonathan Bolduc, Ph. D., holder of the Research Chair in Music and Learning at Laval University, who is the principal researcher of the project.
" With Let's follow the rhythm, Mazaam offers a new playful experience to children and pursues its mission to offer classical music as a gift to new generations. It's a fun game to play with the kids as a family during the holiday season, ”says François Mario Labbé, president and founder of Mazaam Interactive and Analekta, the largest classical music record company in Canada.
To keep pace with the Symphony No.9 in E minor, B. 178: "From the New World" IV. Allegro con fuoco performed by the National Arts Center Orchestra of Canada, conducted by Alexander Shelley, go to the Mazaam website.
About Mazaam Interactive
Mazaam Interactive develops unique digital solutions to introduce young children to the benefits of music and provides innovative experience and useful entertainment with its award-winning mobile app Mazaam - the genius of music and Mazaam Academy for school and preschool settings.