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August App Share

It’s officially the summer holidays! And if you’re in need to any activities or inspiration on what to do for the next five weeks when the rain inevitably arrives, look no further than August App Share!

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!

BeatMirror-set-tempo-1Beat Mirror (£4.99 on iOS)

Perfect For: Any practicing musicians.

What is it? Simply put, Beat Mirror uses your device’s built-in microphone to detect your tempo while you play. All you have to do is set your target and Beat Mirror will do the rest, laying out your bpm on a simple graph to monitor where you need to be speeding up or slowing down.

Why do we love it? The effortlessness of the app is its true beauty. You can be underway in a matter of seconds and then have the data immediately at your fingertips to evaluate. Beat Mirror should give you an invaluable form of feedback without impacting on your routine or approach at all!

duckiedeckhomemadeorchestraappss2Duckie Deck Homemade Orchestra (£2.99 on iOS)

Perfect For: Ages 3+.

What is it? Similar to Toca Band, Duckie Deck allows children to select and listen to sounds made from a variety of “instruments” and characters, all formed of household objects. Sounds can be played on their own, or placed together to explore how they interact and can be built.

Why do we love it? It encourages you to step away from the screen and explore the music of your house. As much as we love apps that has to be a good thing! The performers available include pencils, combs, glasses of water and pots and pans – with the app having a real emphasis on recreating it and making your own household soundscape!

screen480x480 (1)ABC Music (£2.99 on iOS)

Perfect For: Ages 3+.

What is it? Designed as an introduction to music alongside other academic elements, ABC teaches both about the alphabet and different kinds of musical instruments through an array of different media, including videos, pictures, sounds and games.

Why do we love it? It’s a great app to help a child explore their first steps into music at their own pace. It is easy to navigate and has over 50 different exercises and 100 different videos they can use, helping build up a wide ranging knowledge of both instruments and musical terms.

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

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