Tech Tuesday: Musical Me!

Sorry everyone, for the delay between posts!!  Things are…busy!  I hope to pick back up as we move into Fall.  This week’s technology recommendation: Musical Me, an app by Duck, Duck, Moose.

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Musical Me (I have the HD version) is an iPad/iPhone app that my kids and I both LOVE.  “It is a learning app that teaches children about notes, rhythm, pitch and instruments” through colourful graphics, well-known children’s songs and hands-on musical games.  Kids move (what looks to be a) mouse between 5 screens that each have a different skill and application.  It is easy to use, fun to maneuver and is appealing to both my two year old…and to me!

Kids can choose a song they like and have characters dance to the music on the first screen, which is always good for a laugh from my youngest.  On the next screen, kids tap on flying birds in time to a pre-set rhythm to play various well-known songs.  There is no “wrong” way to play with this…if the notes aren’t in time, they still sound nice as played…and for the more advanced they CAN work on playing the birds (notes) in time to the beat.

As the game progresses to the next screen, kids are encouraged to play musical memory, repeating the pattern that is set out for them, spanning 3 different notes.   The next two parts of the app involve actually learning about notation and the musical staff, as well as about different types of instruments.  Our favourite part is when you can choose an instrument and actually play along to the song, in time/rhythm…or not!!  It really is an app that is worth its money as it can appeal to the very beginner musician, as well as those a little bit more ready to actually put some knowledge to use.

Musical Me (HD and regular) is available at the iTunes store for $1.99  It has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and I would have to agree.  Parents, music teachers and kids alike will all enjoy playing these musical games and may just learn something along the way!

Happy Tuesday!

-A

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