KEYED-UP! BY RAYMOND CITAK AUGUST 1988 ANTIC SUPER DISK BONUS Keyed-Up! is a music education game that teaches the relationship between sounds and key signatures (sharps or flats at the start of a composition) of various major and minor musical scales in the treble clef. XXX On the first screen you will see several options available. Use the [OPTION] and [SELECT] keys to set the game level from 1 (easy) to 3 (difficult). You can select major keys only, minor keys only, or both. A HELP screen, which you can switch on or off with the joystick button, explains the scoring and shows the key signatures for the scales. Press [START] when you are ready to play. Anytime you want to return to the title screen, press either [RESET] or [START]. XXX The game screen shows a fence along a highway. There are five strands of wire on the fence -- like the five lines of the musical staff. Between each fence post is a key signature. There are seven sections with one to seven sharps, seven sections with one to seven flats, and one blank section with no sharps or flats. A bird appears in flight above the fence and a letter (indicating the first note in the scale) appears at the lower center part of the screen. XXX Using the joystick, land the bird on the section of fence that shows the correct key signature for the scale and note indicated. If you land correctly, you gain points and a new scale will be played. If you land on the wrong section of fence, watch the birdie -- the fence is electrified! Play continues for three minutes. XXX You will have to listen carefully to the scale being played to see if you can tell the difference between the major and natural minor scales. Beginners should first play the major option, then the minor, to accustom their ears to the difference. (The third note of the scale is the best one to listen for.) XXX To play, copy KEYEDUP.EXE to a disk which has been formatted with DOS 2 or 2.5. (Make sure the DOS.SYS file is on the disk, too!) Rename this copy of KEYEDUP.EXE to AUTORUN.SYS. Finally, turn off your Atari, make sure your KEYEDUP disk is in drive one, remove all cartridges (XL/XE owners should press [OPTION] ) and turn on your Atari. KEYED-UP will load and run automatically.
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