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ACS music Education Material

Teaching and learning the circle of 5ths, scales and chords in a playful way with new music education material: dice, cards, games...

ACS music Education Material

Teaching and learning the circle of 5ths, scales and chords in a playful way with new music education material: dice, cards, games...

€1,205
pledged of 9.000 €pledged of 9.000 € goal
37
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, July 1 2019 9:59 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 1, 2019

About

This project is for YOU, if you have anything to do with music theory.

If you teach music theory (in school, in preparation for university/college, at university/college or in private lessons) or if you are interested in that subject. Because here you find new and innovative materials to make teaching and learning music theory a game.

That is: play games, thus giving the students the opportunity to tackle music theory. Add spices to your music class, have the kids play in small groups with clear instructions as to the learning objective.

ACS music Education Material

How do we learn best? Playfully on the one hand and on the other hand taking as many viewpoints and gaining as many representations of the learning objective as possible. In music we hear intervals, scales and chords, but how can we understand these concepts?

IMHO ideally we acquire visual and haptical representations of the aural phenomenons and the theoretical concepts behind them. If you agree, ACS music Education Material is made for you! Making it possible for students to playfully approach music theory.

Rewards

6 reward levels

  •  Music Dice + MusiCards (available right away)
  • Circle of 5ths Clock (will unlock at 18.000 €)
  • Stave Banner (will unlock at 25.000 €)
  • Circle of 5ths poster incl. four dodecagon discs (will unlock at 40.000 €)
  • Musical Games Collection "PITCHES" (will unlock at 150.000 €)
  • App for iOS and android (will unlock at 200.000 €)

Music Dice - there are four different types: green (G, D, A...), red (F, Bb, Eb...), sharp (#) and flat (b).

24 Music Dice (6 x 4 types)
24 Music Dice (6 x 4 types)

The green die has the note names G, D, A, E, B and F# imprinted on the six faces. Each note name denotes one of the numbers 1-6. How do you know which one is which? The shape of the letters will tell you.

The shape of the letters show the major keys.
The shape of the letters show the major keys.
Playing Yahtzee with green music dice
Playing Yahtzee with green music dice
Playing Ludo with green music dice (everything will be in English - though we played a German version of the game)
Playing Ludo with green music dice (everything will be in English - though we played a German version of the game)

MusiCards - 76 cards to a deck, i. e. 4 x 19 cards

All MusiCards (2 x 19 - two of these set to a deck)
All MusiCards (2 x 19 - two of these set to a deck)

Each card has a note name (top left and right for right and left handed people) which is highlighted on the piano keyboard at the bottom, and spotted on the dodecagon representing the circle of 5ths. Blue dodecagon -> minor key, e. g. B minor = two sharps, C minor = three flats... Pink dodecagon -> major key, e. g. A major = 3 sharps, Bb major = 2 flats...

Playing musical card games with family and friends.
Playing musical card games with family and friends.

Will Unlock At 18.000 €

The Circle of 5ths CLOCK is an ordinary clock with the circle of 5ths as the clock-face. At 1 o'clock it's "G o'clock" (G major has one sharp). "Half past" is always "a tritone past", ten minutes are always a major second, etc.

The Circle of 5ths Clock
The Circle of 5ths Clock

Will Unlock At 25.000 €

The stave banner is made from washable PVC foil. Your students' feet are the note heads, and they walk, the class has to sing it. Roll it up, use it in different rooms...

A washable PVC stave banner - your students' feet become note heads
A washable PVC stave banner - your students' feet become note heads

Use clefs and accidentals to walk in different keys.

2 treble + 2 bass clefs + 12 sharps + 12 flats (printed on both sides) - so walk definite scales and chords
2 treble + 2 bass clefs + 12 sharps + 12 flats (printed on both sides) - so walk definite scales and chords

Will Unlock At 40.000 €

The interactive Circle of 5ths POSTER with magnetic dodecagon discs shows all the potentials of the circle of 5ths in an appealing and intuitive way.

This will also be available in German.

The poster has a magnet on its back.
The poster has a magnet on its back.

There are four dodecagon discs in the set.

  • The major and the minor scale
  • The melodic minor scale
  • The harmonic minor scale
  • All four types of triads (major, minor, diminished and augmented)

Interlude - How to Use It Videos

Yes, these are a lot of different rewards, and there are even more! How can you use them in your teachings? Easy, I will produce free videos with step by step instructions how to use my materials in music lessons.

If successfully funded, the rewards will get to you in December 2019, maybe beginning of 2020. Until then I will have produced "How to Use It" videos for all of these materials. So don't worry if you cannot forsee all the potentials of ACSmusicEducationMaterial, I will help you, and if you have ideas, please share them with me.

Instructions will be available in German as well. Spielanleitungen sowie das Quintenzirkelposter werden auch auf Deutsch erhältlich sein.

Rewards (cont'd)

Will Unlock At 150.000 €

The Musical Games Collection "PITCHES" makes your music (theory) education fun and playful. Beside music dice and MusiCards it includes a large double-sided game board (1. large keyboard - 2. stave, magic keyboard and circle of 5ths), 3D black keys, note heads and accidentals, clefs, four inlay dodecagon discs for the circle of 5ths (major/minor, harmonic minor, melodic minor, triads), and extensive instructions with gaming ideas and definitions of tasks.

The "large keyboard" side of the game board including all other items.
The "large keyboard" side of the game board including all other items.

Use the Musical Games Collection "PITCHES" for topics like keyboard, note names, chords, scales, intervals and more. The students literally grasp the subjects, they play with music theory matters, thus getting comfortable with them. PITCHES is made for students working in small groups of 3-6 individuals with self-monitoring and the possibility to learn from one another.

All item on top of the "magic keyboard" side
All item on top of the "magic keyboard" side
Playing "Lucky Keys" at Music School's open house
Playing "Lucky Keys" at Music School's open house

The Class Room Set is for innovative teachers who like to go their own ways. Hang up the Circle of 5ths Clock and the Circle of 5ths Poster in your room. Have your students work in small groups of three to six individuals. Give them clear instructions (those are supplied with the set!) and then have them learn by themselves.

The App Will Unlock At 200.000 €

An app for android and iOS will be programmed. It will be financed with the money raised. If successfully funded , there will be an app!

Then you can connect your iPad or tablet with the beamer and show your students how to use the material. You can build wrong keyboards (with 3 + 4 black keys for example) and have the app play the resulting scale. The dodecagon discs will be linked to the stave, to the keyboard, to the dice, and to the MusiCards.

The basic version of the app will be available for free. Other features you will have to pay for - unless you choose one of the rewards including the full feature app.

Proto-Prototypes

The material shown in the campaign video was not the first attempt. Here is a short video of the "proto-prototypes":

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Spending Your Money

You're backing a large campaign. As you can see in the video, I developed a lot of different materials for music (theory) education.To have all of these materials produced at a reasonable price, the quantity has to be fairly large. 

E. g. the large double-sided game board with 3D note heads and accidentals plus MusiCards plus Music Dice plus black keys plus dodecagon discs plus clefs plus cardboard box plus manual... To be able to offer it for a price of 35 € (approx. 40 US$), I will have to order at least 5.000 units. By the way, this game will be produced by the German game manufacturer ilsespiel

The clocks will be manufactured in Germany because it is important to me to make sure labour conditions are fair.The instructions, the poster and the dodecagon discs will be printed on recycled paper to go easy on ressources. And I guarantee: The quality will not suffer from that!

How Can You Be Sure I'm Not Cheating?

I already ran four German crowdfunding campaigns (see below), and actually I am planning more kickstarter campaigns if this one is successful. I have developed even more music educational material which hasn't reached the prototype level yet. The development is costly, and it will revolutionize the way we learn and think intervals and scales. I can't wait to continue working on that - as soon as your rewards arrived at your doorstep!

Also there is my project Sing Human Rights. The last thing I need to deal with is bad reputation. I am working on a full length work for choir and orchestra (www.75years-75choirs.org), and for that project I can hopefully utilise some of the money earned with ACS music Education Material.

You see, I want to produce more creative stuff, I am full of ideas and I have a lot of experience with doing business. I hope I could convince you that I am trustworthy.

About Me

My name is Axel Christian Schullz, I am a freelance musician from Germany. There are three parts to my professional career:

  • Songwriting, performing these songs with choirs, publishing the originating cds and sheet music in my own publishing company (GNGP-Verlag) since 2004.
  • I set the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to music, so that everyone can sing human rights - with free sheet music and recordings. It's a German charity.
  • I teach music (theory) in different contexts and develop music education material such as the products you can order in this campaign.

I studied classical composition at the Folkwang University in Essen, Germany. After that I conducted gospel choirs, directed choir workshops, wrote books on music educational topics (Handbuch der Gospelchorleitung, do, re, mi... - was ist das? und Die Schullz-Methode) - all in German.

That's me - nice to meet you!
That's me - nice to meet you!

My Previous Crowdfunding Campaigns

I have already launched four crowdfunding campaigns on Startnext, the largest German crowdfunding platform. Therefore the descriptions and updates etc. are in German.

2011 - solo CD project

2013 - human rights logo cookie cutters

2015 - key dice (the first music dice)

2017 - "Sing Human Rights" goes to schools 

Risks and challenges

I have planned this campaign very thoroughly. All companies I work together with are trustworthy. But still unpredictable things can happen.
A manufacturer cannot deliver on time - I'm sorry but then the rewards will get to you later.
I might get sick - I'm sorry but then the rewards will get to you later.
I develop all of this myself, so I am responsible and liable, in every case I have a stable network behind me. I am a member of German Mensa (https://www.mensa.org) and I am part of a success team with other mensans. They not only provide feedback but supply support and assistance if required.

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    Thank You + Digital Dice Faces

    Thank you for supporting #ACSmusicEducationMaterial.

    You will receive four JPGs via email to customize D6 dice in the following app. I will produce a tutorial video showing you how to do it. Then you will have all four music dice rolling on your device.
    BUT: To use this feature, you will have to in-app-purchase the full features of the app. That is not included in this reward.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dice-3d-7pixels/id1263339902
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fr.sevenpixels.dice

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    4 Music Dice EARLY BIRD

    Get your 4 music dice at Kickstarter special price.

    Teach music theory while playing games - dice games. The children will not notice the music theory aspect. Simply play, easy to remember, simply ingenious.

    Roll music dice virtually, you will receive four JPGs via email to use with a dice app.

    Free videos explaining the dice will be available on YouTube.

    Add 11 € for one deck of MusiCards.

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    This is a limited reward.

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    • green music die (G, D, A, E, B and F#)
    • sharp (#) die
    • red music die (F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb)
    • flat (b) die
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    MusiCards - 1 Deck EARLY BIRD

    Get your deck of 76 MusiCards at Kickstarter special price. Save 16% off the planned retail price.

    Have fun, play card games using world first MusiCards. "Scale Rummy", a variation of UNO, cooperative scale and chord games and more are described in the instructions.
    If you want more than fun: You also learn about music, as a side effect!

    Add 9 € for 4 Music Dice
    Add 22 € for 24 Music Dice

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    Roll music dice virtually, you will receive four JPGs via email to use with a dice app.

    Free videos explaining the dice will be available on YouTube.

    Add 11 € for one deck of MusiCards.

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    • sharp (#) die
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    MusiCards - 1 Deck

    Get your deck of 76 MusiCards at Kickstarter special price. Save 16% off the planned retail price.

    Have fun, play card games using world first MusiCards. "Scale Rummy", a variation of UNO, cooperative scale and chord games and more are described in the instructions.
    If you want more than fun: You also learn about music, as a side effect!

    Add 9 € for 4 Music Dice
    Add 22 € for 24 Music Dice

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    MusiCards - 2 Decks EARLY BIRD

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    Get two decks of 76 MusiCards at Kickstarter special price.

    Have fun, play card games using world first MusiCards. "Scale Rummy", a variation of UNO, cooperative scale and chord games and more are described in the instructions.
    If you want more than fun: You also learn about music, as a side effect!

    Add 9 € for 4 Music Dice
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    24 Music Dice EARLY BIRD

    Get your 24 music dice at Kickstarter special price. Save 33% off the planned retail price.

    Teach music theory while playing games - dice games. The children will not notice the music theory aspect. Simply play, easy to remember, simply ingenious.

    Roll music dice virtually, you will receive four JPGs via email to use with a dice app.

    Free videos explaining the dice will be available on YouTube.

    Add 11 € for one deck of MusiCards.

    Shipping not included.

    This is a limited reward.

    Includes:
    • green music die (G, D, A, E, B and F#)
    • sharp (#) die
    • red music die (F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb)
    • flat (b) die
    • cube box (7x7x7cm - cardboard), printed like a G, D, A... die
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    MusiCards - 2 Decks

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    Get two decks of 76 MusiCards at Kickstarter special price.

    Have fun, play card games using world first MusiCards. "Scale Rummy", a variation of UNO, cooperative scale and chord games and more are described in the instructions.
    If you want more than fun: You also learn about music, as a side effect!

    Add 9 € for 4 Music Dice
    Add 22 € for 24 Music Dice

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    24 Music Dice

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    Teach music theory while playing games - dice games. The children will not notice the music theory aspect. Simply play, easy to remember, simply ingenious.

    Roll music dice virtually, you will receive four JPGs via email to use with a dice app.

    Free videos explaining the dice will be available on YouTube.

    Add 11 € for one deck of MusiCards.

    Shipping not included.

    Includes:
    • green music die (G, D, A, E, B and F#)
    • sharp (#) die
    • red music die (F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb)
    • flat (b) die
    • cube box (7x7x7cm - cardboard), printed like a G, D, A... die
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    88 Music Dice EARLY BIRD

    Get your 88 music dice at Kickstarter special price.

    These dice can be a reward for your students. As soon as they mastered one die, they may keep it.
    Or you resell the dice to your students - you are free to do so.

    The 88 dice will be delivered in a transparent plastic can with screw-cap.

    Teach music theory while playing games - dice games. The children will not notice the music theory aspect. Simply play, easy to remember, simply ingenious.

    Roll music dice virtually, you will receive four JPGs via email to use with a dice app.

    Free videos explaining the dice will be available on YouTube.

    Add 11 € for one deck of MusiCards.
    Add 85 € for 10 decks of MusiCards.

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    This is a limited reward.

    Includes:
    • 22× green music die (G, D, A, E, B and F#)
    • 22× sharp (#) die
    • 22× red music die (F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb)
    • 22× flat (b) die
    • 20× instructions "Dice Games"
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    88 Music Dice

    Get your 88 music dice at Kickstarter special price.

    These dice can be a reward for your students. As soon as they mastered one die, they may keep it.
    Or you resell the dice to your students - you are free to do so.

    The 88 dice will be delivered in a transparent plastic can with screw-cap.

    Teach music theory while playing games - dice games. The children will not notice the music theory aspect. Simply play, easy to remember, simply ingenious.

    Roll music dice virtually, you will receive four JPGs via email to use with a dice app.

    Free videos explaining the dice will be available on YouTube.

    Add 11 € for one deck of MusiCards.
    Add 85 € for 10 decks of MusiCards.

    Shipping not included.

    This is a limited reward.

    Includes:
    • 22× green music die (G, D, A, E, B and F#)
    • 22× sharp (#) die
    • 22× red music die (F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb)
    • 22× flat (b) die
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    MusiCards - 10 Decks EARLY BIRD

    For students, colleagues, friends... As special musical gifts.
    Get ten decks of 76 MusiCards at Kickstarter special price.

    Have fun, play card games using world first MusiCards. "Scale Rummy", a variation of UNO, cooperative scale and chord games and more are described in the instructions.
    If you want more than fun: You also learn about music, as a side effect!

    Add 9 € for 4 Music Dice
    Add 22 € for 24 Music Dice
    Add 65 € for 88 Music Dice

    Shipping not included.

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    MusiCards - 10 Decks

    For students, colleagues, friends... As special musical gifts.
    Get ten decks of 76 MusiCards at Kickstarter special price.

    Have fun, play card games using world first MusiCards. "Scale Rummy", a variation of UNO, cooperative scale and chord games and more are described in the instructions.
    If you want more than fun: You also learn about music, as a side effect!

    Add 9 € for 4 Music Dice
    Add 22 € for 24 Music Dice
    Add 65 € for 88 Music Dice

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