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October App Share

It’s October, and if there’s one thing you shouldn’t be scared of this month its exploring your smartphone or tablet to start using the latest and greatest music apps! We have 3 more of our favourite apps from soundLINCS HQ this month as part of App Share for you to play and explore.

Let us know if you’ve used any of these apps and what you thought of them, plus what you’ve been using recently. Contact us on Facebook or Twitter with your favourites, and visit App Share to see more of ours!

app3Baby’s Musical Hands (£0.79 on iOS, £0.63 on Android)

Perfect For: Early Years and SEND.

What is it? The app has 15 brightly-coloured squares that make different sounds such as drums, piano and guitar. It’s great for exploring sound and it’s really easy to use, making it accessible to everyone.

Why do we love it? Baby’s Musical Hands is so colourful and the stars that burst from your fingertips whenever you touch a square make it ideal for engaging young children. More than one square can be pressed at once so the possibilities for creating unique soundscapes are brilliant.

app2My Note Games (Free on iOS)

Perfect For: All ages.

What is it? My Note Games has been designed to teach music theory and enable musical instrument development. It recognises the notes that you play along to the games and gives you instant feedback on how well you’re performing.

Why do we love it? The app can recognise instruments such as the piano, guitar, trumpet and recorder and has games to suit them all. You can unlock more levels as you progress which makes practicing your instrument a lot more fun and engaging.

app1Ratatap Drums Free (Free on iOS)

Perfect For: All ages.

What is it? Ratatap is a drumkit simulator that claims to provide the fastest response time of any drum app! With 10 different kits across a range of genres and the ability to customise your kits positioning and selection, its a great way to explore a range of combinations and sounds.

Why do we love it? It’s not just the array of kits and customisation potential we love, as the way you interact with the drums really sets the app apart. The harder you hit the drums, the louder they sound and swirling your finger around allows for creating slower or faster rolls. The drum sound will also vary slightly from hit to hit, with very fast response time providing an authentic drum experience.

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


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