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Title: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: KL on May 18, 2012, 11:15:59 AM
Hi everyone,

After over 4 years of development and half a year of beta testing, the day has finally come for Little Musician to be officially launched!

Once again, thank you so much for your patience with this project!  Special thanks go out to all the beta testers who gave feedback. Your feedback has been invaluable and has helped take the product to a much higher level. THANK YOU!

Read up all about Little Musician Basic here:

http://www.brillkids.com/teach-music/

Purchase it from our Online Store here:

https://user.brillkids.com/onlinestore/ls-little-musician-basic.php

(BETA TESTERS PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS BELOW!)

Price, Promotion, Discount

For a limited time, it will be on a Promotional Offer of $175.

Purchasing it at this promotional offer will be as if you had purchased it as part of a LR, LM and LMs bundle, so in effect, you have not lost out by not having been able to purchase it as a bundle before.

For those of you who do not have LR and LM either, you have the option of purchasing all three as a value bundle too. (There will no longer be just a LR+LM bundle.)

Those of you who participated in our Beta Survey will also receive an email very soon with a 5% discount coupon that can be applied to that price too.


Physical Box set and Shipping

You may purchase Little Musician Basic as a box set or download only.  Please note that if you choose the box set, you will be able to download Little Musician immediately, but the box set might not be ready for shipment until end of June.  Of course, there will also be shipping charges.

If you’re in Singapore, Hong Kong, UK, or Thailand, you may also choose to purchase it from your local distributor: http://www.brillkids.com/distributors.php


Beta Users - PLEASE NOTE!

If you previously installed the beta version of the software:

PLEASE COMPLETELY UNINSTALL THE BETA SOFTWARE FIRST!

(When asked during uninstalling, please choose to also delete your database and media library.)

The release build unfortunately does not support old content.  If there's something REALLY must transfer over from beta, then export the content and send it to us and we'll see what we can do.


And that’s all! Thank you, and I hope you all enjoy Little Musician as much as we did creating it!

KL


==================
What’s New In This Release Build?

Since the first beta version (Build 561):

RAINBOW COLORS
- For Sem1 and 2, virtually all notes on the staff (except in Rhythm) will show either rainbow-colored notes, rainbow-colored icons, or icons.  In the first year, we're using color-association to make the notes and pitches more easily identifiable.  We'll start dropping it come Sem 3 and 4.

RHYTHM
- We now start with quarter notes/crotchets, then eighth notes/quavers, before introducing half notes/minims and whole notes/semibreves.

CLAP-ALONG
- We now start with 'every beat' instead of 'first beat'.  We've also added a few more clap rhythms which are more challenging, like 2+3, 3+4, and even 'mixed' (which changes clap rhythms during the song).

KEYBOARD
- We also now have rainbow-colored highlights as well as key-labels.


Since the second beta version (Build 564):

START GUIDE
- The Start Guide is now ready (except for the Video Tutorials section, which is coming soon). I would encourage all of you to read it if you want to get maximum enjoyment out of Little Musician.  In addition, you may download the booklets “Teaching Your Young Child Music” and “Teaching With Little Musician”.  Before using LMs, I encourage you to download and read the latter:
http://www.brillkids.com/media/ebooks/ebook-teaching-with-little-musician.pdf

RESOURCES SECTION
- This is a brand new section that you’ll find amongst the main buttons on top. In it, you'll see a directory of embedded YouTube links that will show videos of instruments, composer pieces, popular classics, etc.  After a day's lesson ends, you will also be taken to a page here that shows videos of all the Knowledge lessons (instruments/composer and classics) shown that day.

MUSIC APPRECIATION
- For the music appreciation lesson at the end, we have added a picture of a child conductor.  This picture is to act as a prompt for you to help your child pretend to be a conductor as she listens to the music.  So grab a child-friendly stick or pen, and perhaps one day she’ll be as ‘into’ music as this boy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0REJ-lCGiKU

DOWNLOADING CONTENT + LICENCE KEY
- We’ve streamlined the whole process to make it much easier for you to download and import your content and license key.

After you have installed the software, just go to your Account Management page, and click on the content link, and that’s it!

After clicking on the link, Little Musician will pop up and automatically download and import both your content as well as your license key, so you just have to sit tight and wait for it to be done.  If the downloading is taking too long and you want to play with the software first, you can ABORT the download and resume it again later by restarting the software.

For more info, see here:
http://support.brillkids.com/entries/21317172-installing-and-setting-up-your-little-musician-from-your-brillkids-account

MANY BUG FIXES AND MINOR ENHANCEMENTS
Apart from the above, we’ve also made countless fixes, tweaks, and enhancements, which some of you will no doubt notice as you play the lessons through.

==============

Read up all about Little Musician Basic here:

http://www.brillkids.com/teach-music/

Purchase it from our Online Store here:

https://user.brillkids.com/onlinestore/ls-little-musician-basic.php


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: Mae_Jakob_Ka on May 18, 2012, 03:11:41 PM
Could LMs be installed into  2 computers like other learning systems?

Elle


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: pitchperfect on May 18, 2012, 04:46:45 PM
YAY!  So excited!!!  :yes: Get ready for the stampede...


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: vanichezhiyan on May 18, 2012, 04:55:47 PM
waaoow!!! great work KL....Finally the day has arrived!!! Hope Brillkids would not stop with LR,LM and little musician....eager to know the next move of brillkids...   ;) ;) but i really understand the hardwork involved,kudos to brillkids team...


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: vanichezhiyan on May 18, 2012, 04:56:37 PM
Can we spend our loyalty points in getting little musician plz??


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: seastar on May 18, 2012, 05:30:18 PM
Well, I've joined the stampede and LM is now installed. Does anyone know if this version is very different from the one we were just trialling? I am wondering whether to continue where we finished yesterday or should I start at Day 1?



Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: KL on May 19, 2012, 12:13:06 AM
Could LMs be installed into  2 computers like other learning systems?

Yes, like all our products (except iAccess which allows up to 3 devices).

YAY!  So excited!!!  :yes: Get ready for the stampede...

Thanks, Greg, especially for all your help with the curriculum and great suggestions (not to mention your awesome review!).

waaoow!!! great work KL....Finally the day has arrived!!! Hope Brillkids would not stop with LR,LM and little musician....eager to know the next move of brillkids...   ;) ;) but i really understand the hardwork involved,kudos to brillkids team...

Thanks!  Will update what we're doing next in a blog post soon!

Can we spend our loyalty points in getting little musician plz??

Yes, but it would only be some time after the promotional offer has ended (not sure when).

Well, I've joined the stampede and LM is now installed. Does anyone know if this version is very different from the one we were just trialling? I am wondering whether to continue where we finished yesterday or should I start at Day 1?

I know a bit about that question... :)
It's probably ok to continue from the same day where you left off in the beta.  If you had upgraded to the second beta version, then you're not going to notice any difference in content itself, but if you were still on the first beta, then biggest difference is rainbow colors and clap-along (see 'what's new' in my original post).


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: Mae_Jakob_Ka on May 19, 2012, 04:44:14 AM
My son and I love the pictures of the little conductors on Music Appreciation lessons. :D

BTW, I tried to help a friend to install a free trial version. When I tried to download the software for her, the page came up blank.

I hope you can tell me why and how I can install the free trial version for her.
Thanks!! :)


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: KL on May 19, 2012, 04:47:23 AM
Can you write in to support(at)brillkids.com with details of that? Please be clear as to which page is coming up blank when you write in. Thanks!


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: Mae_Jakob_Ka on May 19, 2012, 04:58:32 AM
I will..the thing is I used teamviewer to install the trial version for her.


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: asha316 on May 19, 2012, 04:17:04 PM
is it possible to get the trial if already registered to the site?


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: Skylark on May 19, 2012, 05:32:22 PM
Yes, Asha316, kindly note, that once you have registered, you can download your software (both trial and purchases) from your account - any time. Simply go to account management and chose Little Musician on the left-hand panel.

Let us know if you have any other questions.


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: dalis on May 20, 2012, 12:55:20 PM
Hi,

I'm trying to download Little Musician (trial) and the link in my account is not bringing the OPEN/SAVE file screen when I click the download button.
It brings just a new tab with a black screen and my original page tries to load a page but it stays blank.

http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/1034873603/?label=gq3JCO3H2QIQg9a77QM&guid=ON&script=0&ctc_id=CAIVAgAAAB0CAAAA&ct_cookie_present=false

http://www.brillkids.com/user/acct-mgmt-purchases/Trial-Download.php?file=LMs-1.0&id=63864&app=lms

Any ideas why?
Thanks in advance for the reply.


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: Kezia on May 21, 2012, 07:23:50 AM
Hi Dalis, we're currently looking into fixing this bug. In the meantime, we've checked across different browsers and confirmed that the download does work even if that blank page pops up (in some browsers it opens as a new tab).

Kindly try the following:

1. Click on the Little Musician software download button
2. The blank page/tab will open, but just close it
3. Check if the pop-up which asks "do you want to open / save the file..." is among the open browser windows you have
4. Click "save" in that pop-up and the download should proceed as usual

Do let us know how this works for you. :yes:


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: HavingFun on May 21, 2012, 06:58:24 PM
How long will the $175 (bundle pricing) be going on for?  Just want to make sure I don't miss it.  How much will regular pricing then be?  What type of a deal do you typically do with letting folks use loyalty points towards purchasing the software?  (i.e. an approx. like 10000 loyalty points equals $10 off or something)?   Thanks.


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: Skylark on May 21, 2012, 07:15:27 PM
HavingFun,

You can see the regular pricing when you go to the BrillKids store -- https://user.brillkids.com/onlinestore/ls-little-musician-basic.php  -- 199 USD

To get an idea about point redemption, you can visit this store section -- http://www.brillkids.com/coupon-store/index_points_redemption.php -- where discount coupons may be purchased with loyalty points for both BrillKids products and partner companies products

Hope this helps and gives you a good idea.

Another great way to save is to purchase a value bundle, like this: https://user.brillkids.com/onlinestore/value-bundle-1.php

And sometimes there are additional holiday discounts -- for example for Mother's Day, Christmas, etc


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: tamygram on May 21, 2012, 07:23:05 PM
I'm just getting the blank page too. any ideas?
Taammy


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: saks_ks on May 22, 2012, 05:25:06 AM
Hi I DID a survey.I DIDN'T GET ANY DISCOUNT COUPON YET.I am waiting for that to purchase LMU Please reply me.


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: Kezia on May 22, 2012, 05:47:46 AM
@tamygram: Can you kindly try as suggested in my earlier reply:

...
1. Click on the Little Musician software download button
2. The blank page/tab will open, but just close it
3. Check if the pop-up which asks "do you want to open / save the file..." is among the open browser windows you have
4. Click "save" in that pop-up and the download should proceed as usual
...

@saks_ks: I believe we did send you an email regarding the discount. Please check your email inbox, and perhaps your Spam folder too in case the email went there instead. The email should have come from our enews[at]brillkids[dot]com email address.

If you still can't find that email, do let me know :yes:


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: dalis on May 22, 2012, 12:57:48 PM
Hi,

Thanks for the sugestions. Neighter Firefox nor IExplorer worked.
I've bought the package and I was able to see the SAVE option. I went to download the Key and Content and Firefox said it doesnt want to download as the format is not re-cognized. I tryed it in IExplorer and it allowed me to download it.
Hope it helps someone else.

Thanks for the reply again,
Dalis


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!-
Post by: saks_ks on May 22, 2012, 03:38:54 PM
Hi
   I didn't get any email aboutcoupon. please help me


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: Kezia on May 23, 2012, 02:39:29 AM
Thanks for the tip, Dalis. We're still looking into the problem, but we hope to get things sorted out ASAP!


Hi saks_ks, I sent you a PM a few minutes ago. Please check your inbox, thanks!


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: lulubear on May 23, 2012, 08:05:29 PM
Hi there,

I'm having the same problem mentioned by Dalis: the pop-up which asks "do you want to open / save the file..." does not pop up anywhere for me. I've tried looking around to see if it's behind the browser, but it doesn't appear to have opened anywhere. I'm using Google Chrome - could it be a problem with the browser?

Thank you for your help!


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: sugarglider on May 24, 2012, 12:16:02 AM
Hi there,

I also haven't received the 5% discount email. Will it be sent shortly?

Thanks


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: Kezia on May 24, 2012, 03:54:31 AM
...
I'm having the same problem mentioned by Dalis: the pop-up which asks "do you want to open / save the file..." does not pop up anywhere for me. I've tried looking around to see if it's behind the browser, but it doesn't appear to have opened anywhere. I'm using Google Chrome - could it be a problem with the browser?
...

Sorry about that -- we're almost done fixing this problem so you should be able to download successfully very soon! Will post an update here once everything is back in order.  :yes:


-- ETA --

We've finally fixed the problem! Kindly note, though, that for Internet Explorer users, after clicking on the software download button, you'll see a page saying "Problems with the download?" with a yellow warning bar at the top of the page. Please click on that yellow bar and choose "Download file..." from the small menu that pops-up, and the download should start right away!

I've attached a screenshot of this yellow bar in IE in case you can't find it. For Chrome, Firefox and Safari, the download will automatically start as soon as the "problems with the download.." page appears.

....
I also haven't received the 5% discount email. Will it be sent shortly?
...

I've just sent you a PM regarding the discount, please check your inbox.


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: CheeYuen on May 24, 2012, 04:41:18 AM
Hi

I am a brillkids member and have purchased all the products so far, except for the Little Musiciam. I also tested the beta and have a discount code

However, when I tried to purchase Little Musician from your website, it kept refering me to the Singapore brillkids website for the purchase.

when I did that, I realised that the price quoted in Singapore was much higher than the $175 quoted on your website. Moreover the beta testing discount code does not work for the singapore brillkids website.

I am not interested in buying from the singapore website at a much higher price. How can I order the download purchase from your website without being directed to the singapore website?

Cheeyuen


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: Lappy on May 24, 2012, 07:36:47 AM
Hi Cheeyuen!

We were notified that our Singapore Distributors have written you an email directly regarding this matter. :) They do honor our 5% discount code at their Online Store, and you will be able to get Little Musician at the same rate.

Hope this helps!

Lappy


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: Millssam on May 24, 2012, 07:01:47 PM
Hi,

I have the same problem as a couple of posters - I can't download the trial. I have tried on Firefox 12 and IE9. I just get the blank page...

Help!

Steve


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: Kezia on May 25, 2012, 05:37:15 AM
Hi Steve, can you try again now? You may need to refresh the page first and after that the download should work as described in my previous reply:

...
We've finally fixed the problem! Kindly note, though, that for Internet Explorer users, after clicking on the software download button, you'll see a page saying "Problems with the download?" with a yellow warning bar at the top of the page. Please click on that yellow bar and choose "Download file..." from the small menu that pops-up, and the download should start right away!

For Chrome, Firefox and Safari, the download will automatically start as soon as the "problems with the download.." page appears.
...


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: Millssam on May 25, 2012, 07:09:39 AM
Thanks Kezia - downloading as i'm typing this  :)

I'll try it with my little one tonight when I get back from work.


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: orindge on May 25, 2012, 06:33:43 PM
Thank U for this programm! We love it very much!
I bought LM 2 days ago and installed in my laptop, how I can install it for another computer? Do U have any instructions?
The conductor in Music Appreciation (long) doesn't move, is it supposed to be waving its hand?


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: Skylark on May 25, 2012, 06:54:11 PM
Orindge,

You can sign into your BrillKids account from the other computer ( the one you are trying to install it on), re-download it to your second computer from your account, and do everything the same way you've done it on the first computer! It is as  easy as that!

Good luck!


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: orindge on May 26, 2012, 06:04:16 AM
Skylark,

thanks!!


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: ylkuay on May 26, 2012, 03:52:16 PM
Hi, have you sent out the email on the 5% discount coupon for participants on beta survey ? I have participated in the survey and I did not receive the discount code. I hope to purchase during this promo period.


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: KL on May 27, 2012, 01:33:12 AM
The conductor in Music Appreciation (long) doesn't move, is it supposed to be waving its hand?

No, it's just a picture there to encourage you to help your child 'conduct' the music. You could do that, or dance, move or clap to the music, or even skip it and watch the full video instead in the Resources section. Up to you.

Hi, have you sent out the email on the 5% discount coupon for participants on beta survey ? I have participated in the survey and I did not receive the discount code. I hope to purchase during this promo period.

To make sure we respond to this, can you please email us about this at support(at)brillkids(dot)com.  but before that, can you please check your SPAM folder? You'll probably find it there if you haven't already looked.


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: ylkuay on May 27, 2012, 06:37:02 AM
Hi KL, found it. Thanks.Will place my order soon. =)


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: leemr on May 28, 2012, 12:47:42 PM
Hi I am mother of 2 from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

Just downloaded and purchased your Little Musician.

Loved the programme. Fantastic work. I play with my daughter and she loves it. She asks for it.  :laugh:

Thank you. Amazing link so helpful on music appreciation.

Leemr


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: early learning17 on May 28, 2012, 05:40:21 PM
How can i please change all the slides to autoforward? Here is what i did, but without sucsess: put the green light on "override settings" and the individually chose for every section that gave that option " autoforward on"  but it still doesn't work, can you please help?

Many thanks


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: KL on June 02, 2012, 04:31:51 PM
In the Override Settings, under the NOTES main tab, click on the "Additional" button, and you'll find the AutoForward Slides toggle. . Turn it on (green) and check it. Then make sure your main Override switch is ON.

FYI, in the new build which we're releasing this coming week, this field will be found on the bottom left corner of the Override panel (much more obvious).


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: early learning17 on June 02, 2012, 05:29:16 PM
Yes, it works, thank you so much, I thought I was going crazy this week with the ""press the space bar to continue" message while I couldn´t press it :-(

I always do one session with them with the slides being manually forwarded, but during the immediate afterwards second session, I usually prepare the snack and just can´t be there to forward the slides manually. Great job, brillkids, for allowing for all these options!
Now all that we are waiting for is the Little Musician on the Ipad, KL ;-)) When is that planned for more or less?


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: KL on June 05, 2012, 03:05:27 AM
Now all that we are waiting for is the Little Musician on the Ipad, KL ;-)) When is that planned for more or less?

It's already available!
http://forum.brillkids.com/little-reader/little-reader-available-on-the-ipad-today!/

:)

As for a dedicated "Little Musician Touch" app, I don't see it coming out anytime this year. Hopefully some time next year.


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: leemr on June 15, 2012, 08:28:12 AM
Hi I purchased Little Musician over the web. Now waiting for the actual box to be delivered to my home. When can we expect?


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: Kezia on June 15, 2012, 09:05:30 AM
Hi leemr, as mentioned in your receipt (and also in the online store), we'll start sending out Little Musician box sets after June 22nd.

In the meantime you should be able to download your software files from your BrillKids Account now. In case you haven't done this yet, please have a look at the article for detailed instructions:

http://support.brillkids.com/entries/21317172-installing-and-setting-up-your-little-musician-from-your-brillkids-account


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: Punika on June 17, 2012, 04:25:31 AM
I have downloaded a free trial but it only worked for a day and now asking about license key.  I'm considering of getting one but just want to make sure my girl likes it.  It said the trial will be good for 15 days? Can I have another try for free trial before purchasing one.

I have LR 1 and wanting to Little Math and Little Musician. What would be your recommendation for getting a bundle?

Cheers,

Petch


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: Kezia on June 18, 2012, 07:21:26 AM
Hi Petch, I sent you an email with a suggestion for fixing you Little Musician trial problem. Kindly check your inbox for a message from our support(at)brillkids(dot)com email address and see if the suggestion helps.


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: skinnykim on June 23, 2012, 06:45:19 AM
what are the words to the little solfedge and i am a little learner song


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: Kezia on June 25, 2012, 04:47:57 AM
Hi skinnykim, the lyrics for those two songs haven't been finalized yet, but I'll send you what we have now via PM.


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: myproflie on July 09, 2012, 08:17:16 PM
is this for 10 year olds


Title: Re: LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED!
Post by: buddlenn on July 12, 2012, 05:48:52 AM
 :)  lol  I have seen this version of LMs.......Its very funny and interesting.and I want to know when will the next version will going to be launched....


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