Using Icons to Represent Musical Phrases
Software that helps you compose tunes on a computer is called a music composition program

Some music composition programs have icons to represent different musical phrases.


It is easy to compose a tune in this way because the pictures are easy to remember and you don’t have to play any instruments yourself.

Manipulating Sound

You can usually manipulate or change your tune:

Loop The tune will be played repeatedly until stop is pressed.
Change Tempo The higher the tempo, the faster the tune will play and the ‘squeakier’ it will be.
Change Instrument You can make the tune sound different by changing the instrument the computer plays it with. For example, you may want to listen to it on a violin, trumpet or xylophone!

Made by Mr S Haughton