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May App Share

If you’re gripped by election fever this month then check out some of our favourite apps at soundLINCS HQ for May and see which one gets your vote!

Let us know what you think of the apps we’re using and tell us more about those that you’ve been enjoying lately. Contact us on Facebook or Twitter with your favourites, and visit App Share to see more of ours!

mzl.vvoxdzwb_279128TonePad (Free on iOS)

Perfect for: All ages.

What is it? TonePad has a simple 16×16 interface. Touch a circle and it’ll turn white and play a tone. The app reads these circles like sheet music – from left to right, with higher tones at the top, lower ones at the bottom.

Why do we love it? The best thing about TonePad is its simplicity, which makes it accessible to all ages and abilities. You can save and share your creations as well as downloading what your friends have made.

IMG_0375Sensory Sound Box (£1.49 on iOS)

Perfect for: Early Years & SEN.

What is it? Sensory Sound Box is a developmental touch skills app. Pick from 18 different scenes which play a continuous sound that changes pitch or intensity as your finger moves around the screen.

Why do we love it? It’s fantastically engaging to use and plays with sounds and lights in a really interesting way. It is also a good learning app and can help to teach about “up & down” and “high & low”.

thumbjam-split-screenThumbJam (£6.99 on iOS)

Perfect for: Ages 5+.

What is it? ThumbJam is a sample-based app with over 40 instruments to choose from. Simply run your fingers over the screen and start making a brilliant range of music based around your hand action.

Why do we love it? The great thing about ThumbJam is the multiple options for customisation and the great range of sounds that are available. You can change the length of the scale to suit the player which allows people of all abilities to get involved quickly and easily.

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

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