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August App Share

It looks like the warm weather is here to stay! (For now anyway). If you are unable to move from the garden with how warm it is, we are 3 new apps in Augusts App Share to keep you entertained whilst enjoying the sun.

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!

Piano – Play Magic Tiles Games (Free Trial then £7.99 Weekly on iOS and Android)

Perfect for: Ages 4+

What is it? The fastest way to learn playing piano from a beginner to maestro. The Winner of Appy Awards as the Best Music App. Piano by Gismart is the electric keyboard simulator app with virtual music instruments to help you learn chords and music notes for free! Learn how to play the piano keys in many interesting ways!

Why do we love it? Overall, one word sums up this application – amazing! With the ability to learn the keys at the push of buttons, you will be able to transfer over to piano in no time! (and with a little practice!). Sure enough, the 7-day free trail will leave you wanting more and if you are determined and passionate about learning the piano, this app is a worthy investment! With thousands of songs on offer to play and learn you’ll fly through the ranks of piano learning and be a maestro before you know it!


Shazam (Free on iOS and Android)

Perfect for: Ages 12+

What is it? Shazam is one of the World’s most popular apps, used by more than 100 million people each month to identify music, get song lyrics, and now to discover the music that artists discover themselves! We cannot believe we haven’t listed this one before! Shazam allows you to audio sample part of a song that may play in a programme, movie or advert that you are watching and then it will give you the name of the artist and song. It’s that easy!

Why do we love it? Do you ever have those moments where you keep hearing a song on the radio, or on an advert and you keep missing the name of it or just can’t for the life of you remember what it is? Shazam takes that little stress away! All you have to do is pull out your phone and hit the Shazam button and it will start analysing the audio that you are listening to. Within seconds, you will be given the name of the artist and song and where you can find it. How great is that?! As a music charity, we are always humming tunes to songs we cannot remember and this app has definitely been handy for us!

Magic Tiles 3: Piano Music 2 (Free on iOS and Android)

Perfect for: Ages 4+

What is it? Are you ready to have some real fun? Then you are looking at the right app! The rules of this game are simple, tap the black tiles and avoid the white ones. There are hundreds of songs to choose from all with different difficulties and levels which will test your ability at the Magic Tiles! This game is highly addictive and will have you playing for ages, especially when competing against your friends.

Why do we love it? We are loving this app as it is one that is quick and easy to install and get playing and perfect for when you are on the go and looking to pass some time! There are fantastic songs to choose from. In no time you will be playing Magic Tiles like a pro to the songs of chart music, old forgotten classics and many more. We are highly addicted to this game and it is slowly dividing the office with who is better at which song! We guarantee it is not an app to miss, in fact, the entire series of Magic Tiles is a worthwhile time investment. We hope you enjoy!

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

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