The Lost Diamond is an engaging musical adventure where students use the included sheet music and online interactive game to solve the mystery. The investigation begins on a river path in the forest but which way will they choose to go first? Moving around the island, clues can only be revealed with music theory knowledge as fake diamonds are ruled out one by one.
The Lost Diamond is playable on a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone and is available with a ‘Student’ or ‘Studio’ licence. The ‘Studio’ version for teachers includes bonus games and resources and is perfect for music lessons.
All work well during in person lessons and many are ideal for online teaching using platforms like Zoom or Skype. Simply open a web browser on your computer, laptop or tablet, select a game and play!
In Sophie’s last music lesson, we suddenly found ourselves in a forest. Straight ahead was a rope ladder and next to it we could make out some kind of wooden chest hidden behind overgrown flowers. We carefully moved the foliage aside and opened the lid with great trepidation …
‘Oh no!’, Sophie exclaimed, ‘the chest won’t open without a code’. Wondering what could be inside, we searched through her printed sheet music and followed the musical clues in it to work out the code. We began learning the music in readiness for opening the mysterious chest next lesson”
‘The Wishing Tree’ from the Early Elementary Piano version
Six tunes to learn
The ‘Lost Diamond’ includes a printable sheet music book (with hidden clues!) to keep forever so you can play your favourite tunes from the mystery as many times as you like. Experience the magic of the mystical ‘Wishing Tree’ and get that campfire burning in ‘Going Camping Boogie’. The book comes in a PDF format for easy printing after checkout.
Three online chapters
Search the island using three interactive games playable on a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Hike through the forest in part one, enter Bluestone Caves in part two, and finish the mystery on an abandoned pirate ship in part three. Musical detectives have 6 months access to the online part (12 months with a Studio Licence for teachers) which is plenty of time to close the case.
Case Files and Suspects
Can you solve the mystery by working out the identity of the true Lost Diamond? Keep track with a handy set of Case Files. Successful student investigators automatically unlock a printable certificate.
The Sheet Music
The Lost Diamond includes six original pieces by experienced teacher of 20+ years. The note ranges for each instrument can be found below (some of the tunes are slightly different in each version to keep them to the correct playing level).
Each sheet music score includes note values of half, 1, 2, 3 and 4 beats, dynamic signs, time signatures of 2, 3, and 4 beats in a bar, no key signatures or accidentals, simple musical terms (such as moderato, allegro), and simple musical signs (including the tie, pause, repeat signs)
Instruments and note ranges are as follows:
- Beginner Piano: All music is in the five finger hand position around Middle C with hands separate playing. There are a few simple two note chords in the right hand.
- Early Elementary Piano: Hands together playing in a five finger hand position (with no stretching) but in different places on the piano. All tunes stay in one position apart from ‘The Wishing Tree’ which moves once in the left hand.
- High Treble Instruments: This includes instruments like the flute or saxophone with all notes on the lines and spaces of the stave. There is an optional duet part for the teacher or a second player.
- Low Treble Instruments: This version is for instruments like the clarinet with notes below the stave. The lowest note is the ledger line G below Middle C extending up the the G on the second line of the stave. There is an optional duet part for the teacher or a second player.
Bonus games for teachers
The ‘Studio’ version of The Lost Diamond includes two bonus games. Baby Bird’ has customisable questions with draggable notes and changeable time signatures. Trek through the forest searching for baby birds to top the worldwide leaderboard!
‘Treasure Hunt’ is a fun mini mystery to solve and is perfect for testing note recognition or interval reading with notes that can be dragged up or down the stave. Will they defeat the pirate captain in a quiz duel and find the treasure?!