Alfred Music’s JP’s Sousaphone and Music Symbol Parade

Mike Lawson • Resources • August 29, 2016

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Alfred Music’s releases JP’s Sousaphone and Music Symbol Parade. Each resource is constructed to teach music concepts and history with colorful animation and characters.

JP’s Sousaphone details the story of new band member, JP, and his journey to discover the sousaphone. Along the way, JP learns about America’s most famous bandmaster, John Philip Sousa. This interactive software CD-ROM includes illustrations and age-appropriate vocabulary, which can be read from each screen and heard with each page turn. Professionally voiced narration guides users through JP’s adventure while background music and sound effects immerse students in the story as they follow along. Utilizing flash technology compatible with individual computers and interactive whiteboards, the software lets you watch and listen by clicking the highlighted elements on each interactive page. 

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Music Symbol Parade is a set of 9″ x 12″ cardstock poster teaching tools. Illustrations depict music signs and symbols, while definitions clearly explain each term. Dynamics, articulations, tempo headings, clefs, accidentals, and more are included to help students understand complex musical terms in an easy-to-use format.

Both JP’s Sousaphone and Music Symbol Parade are available for $29.99.

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