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App Share June

3 more apps to support your musical creativity in lockdown!

Let us know what you think of them and what you’ve been using recently.  Contact us on Facebook or Twitter with your favourites, and visit App Share to see more of ours!

Shazam (Free on iOS and Android)

Perfect for: Ages 12+

What is it? Shazam identifies music, retrieves song lyrics, and points you to where you can stream and/or purchase the song!

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?

All you have to do is pull out your phone and hit the Shazam button.  Shazam’s music detection abilities will analyse the audio that you’re listening to and within seconds, you will be given the name of the artist and song and where you can find it. As if that wasn’t helpful enough, it even provides the song’s proper lyrics!

Bandimal (£3.99 on iOS)

Perfect for: Ages 4+

What is it? Bandimal is a music composition app that enables children to experiment with making their own music.

Why do we love it? Bandimal automatically saves each musical creation and users can save compositions to their collections.  Nine animals are instruments and animate in fun and exciting ways to keep young people engaged as they create catchy drum loops, compose melodies, change speeds and apply effects.


Flashnote Derby (£4.99 on iOS and £1.78 on Play Store)

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.


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