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Reviews About Old Software on CD-ROM from the 1990’s

Virtual Musician, The May 6, 2009

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Music – Contemporary

The Virtual Musician

The Virtual Musician, a Simon & Schuster book written by Brad Hall, comes packaged with a CD-ROM, so we?re including it in our music reviews. The book takes a good stab at providing exhaustive coverage of music on the Internet, although a subject like this (as the author repeatedly reminds us) is changing so quickly, and growing so large, that no single examination of it could really be exhaustive (more…)

 

Play Guitar with Ross Bolton May 3, 2009

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Music – Music Tutors

Play Guitar with Ross Bolton

Play Guitar with Ross Bolton (Play Music) is the beginner?s installment in Play Music?s guitar-teaching trilogy (which includes Play Blues Guitar, intermediate, and Play Rock Guitar, leaning towards advanced) (more…)

 

On the Road with B.B. King April 28, 2009

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Music – Contemporary

On The Road With B.B. King

Tour a digital replica of America with one of the greatest bluesmen of all time in On The Road With B.B. King (M.C.A. Records, Inc.). The disc is subtitled “An Interactive Autobiography,” which is pretty much right on; Mr (more…)

 

NewBeat Trancemission April 16, 2009

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Music – Music Tutors

NewBeat Trancemission

NewBeat Trancemission (Microforum) lets you program catchy techno beats, add samples, drop elements in and out, and get even fancier ? change pitch, swap channels, auto-compress, and much more ? but the disc, somehow, remains incredibly easy to use (more…)

 

Music Magician March 14, 2009

Creativity Tools

Music Magician

Musical ability, knowledge, and an advanced degree would all be helpful when you boot up Music Magician (Sony Classical, ages 8 -13). This is an incredibly complex and convoluted program, a clear case of having too many options and too little instruction on their effect (more…)