It’s Christmaaaaaaas! And whether that means Santa is bringing you a shiny new tablet or phone you need to fill with apps, or just that you’re stuck inside hoping to keep you or the family busy – then 3 more engaging Apps is exactly what you need.
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Perfect For: Ages 5+.
What is it? Guitarism is a recreation of an acoustic guitar, offering an extensive chord library and a simple interface for strumming the available chords. It offers a great guitar sound and has even put a lot of thought into the images shown, striving to give the closest expierience to playing the real thing that you can hope for.
Why do we love it? It sounds good, claiming to be the “most realistic sound” on offer from the world of guitar apps. The interface allows you to strum and finger-pick using the on-board chord library.
Jammer (Free on iOS)
Perfect For: Ages 8+.
What is it? Always fancied yourself as a DJ but never tried it? Jammer gives one of the easiest entry points into the DJ life we have seen, with great sounds just a tap away. Jammer turns songs into musical instruments, using shapes within their videos to help you mix, with circles for loops and squares for one-shots and repeats. Its great fun to explore!
Why do we love it? Whilst the lack of a recording or sharing function means that the legacy of this app isn’t fantastic, it is still one of the quickest to access and feel like you are making music quickly and effectively. With a lot of independent songs and record labels used on the app as well, it’s a great way to discover your favourite artist you’d never heard of!
Perfect For: All ages.
What is it? Simply put – Bongos is a bongo app! There are four instrument sounds available, two bongos, a wooden stick and a cowbell, with 18 high quality bongo samples available.
Why do we love it? Depending whereabouts you hit the skin of the bongo, you create a different tone, similar to the real thing! Multi-timbrel so you can have all four sounds playing at the same time if you want.
To view more of our favourite apps and start app-lying yourself to music technology visit our App Share page.