Music

In MAZAAM, the riches of classical at the service of your children.

In Mazaam, music becomes a learning tool!

Seeing, touching, listening, your children will experience a multimodal game.

The music comes from the recording catalogs of Canada's leading classical music labels and is performed by the greatest Canada's musicians.

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Pitch

Music Box - Squirrels

Music is made up of sounds with different pitches that create melodies. In this module, your child will play with low- and high-pitched sounds.

Discover music excerpts played by:

the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, harpist Valérie Milot as well as Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Alain Trudel (Atma Classique) and you will hear excerpts of musical works such as the Symphony No. 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven, Clair de Lune by Debussy and Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin.

Tempo

Music Box - Chameleons

Duration refers to how music flows. In this module, children play with musical excerpts that feature different tempos to help them differentiate between slow and fast passages.

Discover music excerpts played by:

the harpsichordist Luc Beauséjour, pianist Alain Lefèvre and the Ensemble Caprice and you will hear excerpts of musical works such as the Valse minute by Chopin, Lullaby by Brahms and Toccata in D Minor by J.S. Bach.

Intensity

Music Box - Lynx

Intensity refers to musical dynamics (i.e., loud and soft). In this module, your child will enjoy discovering the different kinds of musical intensity.

Discover music excerpts played by:

the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Chamber Soloists and you will hear excerpts of musical works such as Carmen by Bizet, The Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns and Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov.

Timbre

Music Box - Eagles

Timbre is a sound’s “colour,” which is related to how it is produced – the characteristics that allow you to distinguish a flute from a violin, for example. This module will help your child discover wind instruments and string instruments.

Discover music excerpts played by:

the cellist Stéphane Tétreault, pianist Janina Fialkowska (Atma Classique), the ensemble Les Violons du Roy and the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and you will hear excerpts of musical works such as the Allegro appassionato for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 43 by Tchaikovski, Gymnopédie No. 1 by Satie and Pictures at an Exhibition by Moussorgski.

Harmony

Music Box - Sea Lions

There are several aspects to musical harmony, including consonance and dissonance. This module will help your child differentiate musical passages whose organization is more harmonious or discordant.

Discover music excerpts played by:

violinist Angèle Dubeau, Gryphon Trio as well as the National Arts Centre Orchestra and you will hear excerpts of musical works such as Tabula Rasa by Pärt, Concerto in D Minor by J.S. Bach and the Angry Birds Theme by Pulkkinen.

The musical excerpts by the following musicians are courtesy of Analekta:

Adam Cicchillitti, Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà, Buzz Cuivres, Charles Richard-Hamelin, Ensemble Caprice, Gryphon Trio, James Ehnes, Les Solistes de l'OSM, Luc Beauséjour, Montréal Guitare Trio, Orchestre du Centre national des Arts, Philippe Sly, Stéphane Tétreault, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Valérie Milot, l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

The musical excerpts by the following musicians are courtesy of Atma Classique:

Alain Trudel, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Anne-Julie Caron, Flûte Alors!, Janina Fialkowska, Jean-Willy Kunz, Louis-Philippe Marsolais, Mathieu Lussier, Pentaèdre, Les Violons du Roy

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