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January App Share

Happy New Year and Happy New App Share! If your resolution is to get more hands-on with apps then you’ve come to the right place because we’re back with 3 more of our favourites from soundLINCS HQ!

Be sure to let us know what you think of the apps and tell us more about the apps that you’ve been enjoying lately. Contact us on Facebook or Twitter with your favourites, and visit App Share to see more of ours!

screen480x480TuneTrain (Free on iOS)

Perfect for: Ages 3-8.

What is it? Tune Train is an app to help children to compose melodies. Melodies are written by drawing a path for the train and connecting people to learn about the pitch of musical notes.

Why do we love it? A fantastic app for encouraging original creations and a love of music at an early age. Tune Train teaches about the fundamental structure of music and melody creation in a beautiful and interactive environment.

alchemy-ipad-630-80Alchemy Synth (Free on iOS)

Perfect for: Ages 11+.

What is it? Alchemy is a synthesiser tool that you can use to create original sounds through manipulating the various buttons on offer. The app has a huge range of sounds and a brilliant Remix and Sketch Pad which offer endless possibilities.

Why do we love it? The best thing about Alchemy is the sheer number of features that it has. With some fantastic preset sounds and the ability to create up to 4 layers of recordings you can easily create complex and unique tracks.

screen480x480 (1)Beatwave (Free on iOS)

Perfect for: Early Years & SEN.

What is it? Beatwave lets you make amazing music simply by tapping. The app contains a grid of squares which you can light up to start making ethereal, relaxing melodies that can be easily changed or customised.

Why do we love it? Beatwave is a very visual app as you can create bright, dynamic pictures through the squares at the same time as composing your melody. This multi-sensory aspect allows you to draw interesting pictures and explore how they translate into a piece of music.

To view more of our favourite apps and start app-lying yourself to music technology visit our App Share page.

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