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August App Share

Create your own summer symphony with these apps!

WI Orchestra (Free, iOS) (In App Purchases)

Perfect for: Ages 4+

What is it? This app is a full orchestral library and composition tool for iPhone and iPad devices. The app enables you to create your own orchestral composition using a range of orchestral strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion instruments.

Why do we love it? We love that you can easily record multiple projects and build compositions by smoothly layering instruments within the recording. The free version offers five instruments from the instrument categories which are all easily played through the interactive keyboard. This app is great for beginners starting to create their own orchestral compositions.

Finger Drums (Free iOS)

Perfect for: Ages 4+

What is it? This very simple and easy to use app encourages musical creativity. The app motivates children to play the drums through the simple user interface and interactive drum kit. All you need to start playing is at your fingertips.

Why do we love it? We love the simplicity of the app. There are no unnecessary menus or pages to navigate. Simply open the app and the drum kit is available. All you need to do is tap on the different drums and cymbals to generate sounds and patterns.

Note Quest: Learn Music Fast (Free preview iOS) (£4.99 for all levels & Intervals)

Perfect for: Ages 4+

What is it? Note Quest is a Piano Interval Flash Cards Game, designed with beginners in mind, the app includes a series of games designed to help piano learners read notes. The app features interval drills, three piano modes and virtual piano to practice whilst you travel.

Why do we love it?  We love this app as it can be used at home between piano lessons to aid practice and as a tool within lessons. We also love that the app scores the user throughout the levels, motivating and guiding the user’s improvement of playing the piano.

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