Summer is over! And the weather has showed no hesitation in returning to dreary grey. So if you need a new way to brighten up your day, look no further than the latest edition of App Share. You can even play inside so no need to brave the rain.
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Perfect For: Ages 6+
What is it? Flashnote Derby is a fun way to learn and practice reading music notes. Choose the notes that you need to practice and the race begins! With a horse race unfolding in front of you pick the correct notes using letter names, solfege or piano keys to boost your horse and win the race!
Why do we love it? We always find that the competitive game element is a fantastic way to engage children in learning, and to make them repeat exercises until they are mastered. Flashnote Derby does this perfectly and quickly, and can accompany learners of a wide range of abilities.
Perfect For: Ages 10+
What is it? Tido is one of the leading lights in piano sheet music apps, offering a really advanced and wide service which can benefit everyone from beginners to experts. With a massive range of sheet music available from the early composers through to modern musicals like La La Land, Tido intuitively interacts with your playing for the best possible experience.
Why do we love it? The listening technology of Tido is an invaluable tool. Tido will monitor where are you are in the sheet music by listening to your playing, and will automatically turn the page for you so that your focus can lie entirely with your performance.
Rhythm Cat (Free on iOS)
Perfect For: Ages 6+
What is it? Another ‘game’ style music teaching app. Rhythm Cat helps you easily learn common musical concepts such as syncopation, meter changes, ties and several more. Rhythm Cat also allows you to tap along with the tunes until you get the rhythm correct, progressing through levels as you master each.
Why do we love it? Again, the engagement that comes with playing a game makes this a brilliant way to engage younger people. It offers a simple and straight forward layout (plus cute cat) to make it easy to get straight into the levels and start learning rhythms!
To view more of our favourite apps and start app-lying yourself to music technology visit our App Share page.