Firo is an app, currently free, for creating music on your iPad. I’ve tried a lot of music creation apps over the years, Firo is as good or better than all of them. Firo is intended to be a full-fledged music creation tool. It doesn’t contain tutorials or lessons on making music, that is up […]
Last week’s post about Piano Maestro prompted a couple of people to write to me with questions about other apps for helping students learn to play music. Here are some iPad apps for that purpose. Chromatik is an iPad app that makes it fun to learn and practice new music. Chromatik offers recordings of popular songs […]
Piano Maestro (formerly known as Piano Mania) is a neat iPad app from Joy Tunes. The new Piano Maestro app offers lessons on playing the piano. Students place their iPads on their pianos or electronic keyboards to view the lesson as they play along. The app offers challenges of varying difficulty from simple one-hand lessons […]
Notezilla is a neat iPad app that features sheet music synchronized to recordings. As you listen the recording the sheet music scrolls along. You can choose to see a red line moving to indicate the notes being played or choose to not see the red line at all. You can select sections of a recording to […]
Chromatik is a free iPad app that makes it fun to learn and practice new music. Chromatik offers recordings of popular songs along with the sheet music to play them on more than a dozen instruments. The recordings and sheet music are yours to use for seven days. Chromatik includes an option to make a […]
Piano Mania is a new iPad app from Joy Tunes. Joy Tunes previously offered practice games to help students learn to play the piano. The new Piano Mania app offers lessons on playing the piano. Students place their iPads on their pianos or electronic keyboards to view the lesson as they play along. The app […]
Sound Uncovered is a free iPad app from Exploratorium. In Sound Uncovered students can explore a series of interactive activities to learn about how sound travels and what makes us perceive sounds the ways that we do. Some of the highlights of the app are Find the Highest Note in which students play a series […]
JoyTunes is a company that has built two neat iPad apps to help students learn to play the piano and the recorder. The apps are games that require you to play the correct notes on your recorder or piano. When you play the correct notes you can move forward in the game. The notes that […]
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McGraw Hill has put the classic Country Mouse and City Mouse into an interactive format for iPads. The Country Mouse and City Mouse iPad app gives students the...
When it comes to creating videos in elementary school there are some qualities needed in an iPad app that aren’t needed in apps for older students. For...