Stockholm, Sweden (May 13, 2004)–Propellerhead Software, the Swedish company behind Reason, ReCycle and ReBirth, has announced the release of Teaching Music with Reason, a new product designed exclusively for educational use.
Based on a specially adapted version of Reason, this new package is a unique combination of software and lesson-based materials that represent a new approach to teaching music creation. Designed for use by high school teachers in class music lessons, it can also be used as a basis for college level introductory modules in Music or Music Technology.
“We know that Reason is widely used for teaching music at all levels,” commented Ernst Nathorst-Böös, CEO of Propellerhead Software. “We decided to make it even easier by creating a package that could be used by the teacher right out of the box without prior knowledge of Reason, or endless hours of preparation. We also wanted to create a method of music teaching that lets students explore their musical abilities, working with styles of music they listen to every day.”
At the heart of the package is a 220 page printed Teacher’s Resource File, containing lesson preparation notes, teaching plans, student material and assessment sheets. Specially designed for the busy music teacher, it contains everything required to teach the lessons, without any previous experience of Reason. Also included are 10 printed student booklets, the Reason Adapted program for installation on 10 computers, lesson song files in different contemporary styles, PDF files of student material in A4 and US letter format, plus a full Reason 2.5 for the teacher’s own use.
The product is designed to allow integration with existing areas of a particular national, state, or school curriculum, covering fundamental skills that include listening, understanding basic musical elements and applying technical knowledge in a creative context.
Teaching Music with Reason is now available from Reason dealers and distributors worldwide for $1,595.