CNET reports that Sibelius, a well-known maker of software used by both musicians and composers on Hollywood films, has released a new program designed for use by children aged five to eleven. The software features game-like graphics and design, and it helps teach children the basics of music theory, instruments, and composition. In addition, it the lets them create their own songs. Educators say using the software is so easy that a kindergartner can compose a song. Because of this, it is believed the software will go far in helping young children become music aficionados, and perhaps curtail digital piracy as kids compose their own music rather than illegally downloading songs…

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