Notable Phantom (C64, 5 1/4" Disk) DesignWare - 1984 USA, Canada Release
|Media||5 1/4" Disk|
|Developer(s)||Al Borges, Ralph Higgins|
|Category(s)||Education, Music Education, Children's Music Education|
|Recommended age(s)||Ages 5 to 10|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
Description from the packaging.
Discover the fun and excitement of learning to read music and creating your own songs on The Notable Phantom Keyboard.
Includes an exclusive piano keyboard overlay plus a children's songbook.
Learn to recognize notes you see or hear, to name musical notes, and to play simple tunes on a musical keyboard.
"The Notable Phantom with its piano keyboard overlay turns the computer into a music machine, and the elements of spiders, bats, ghosts and phantoms make learning the names and sounds of the notes on the musical staff and piano keyboard fun. I especially enjoyed creating my own tunes and being able to play them back and save them for future use. My dad and my mom enjoyed this game as much as did my little sister and me," - Rawson Stovall, "The Vid Kid", Age 12, Universal Press Syndicate Newspaper Columnist.
"...this is the kind of innovation which the personal computer industry so desperately needs. Your musical keyboard overlay makes possible musical applications which, before now, were either awkwardly impractical or completely impossible. And it does so at a price which promises to extend the range and cost effectiveness of musical keyboard applications while returning real tangible value to the consumer. I am delighted to see that such creativity is alive and well." - Steve Gibson, President, Gibson Laboratories.
"The program has an excellent concept... the section where the song is played and seen on the little screen's keyboard and staff is excellent... If a child (especially a young child) is studying piano this program would reinforce note reading and ear training." - Caroline Pugh, Music Teacher, Grades K-3, Cupertino Union School District, Cupertino, California.
"I like the part best where you play your own song. The spider is my favorite game." - Jesse Gelber, San Jose, California.
Ghosts Teach You To Read Music.
When a ghost brings you a note on the musical staff, play the correct note on the keyboard to change the ghost into a bat and send it to the bat rack.
The Notable Phantom Trains Your Ear.
When the Notable Phantom appears on the screen, you hear the note he is playing. Play the same note on the keyboard and send him to the Phantom House.
Spiders Teach You Note Names.
Play the note on the piano keyboard that matches the note name the spider is carrying and trap the spider in a spider cage.
Compose And Save Your Own Songs.
Listen to the 20 songs built into the program and watch the notes as they play. Or create and save your own simple tunes on the piano keyboard.
By Al Borges and Ralph Higgins.