Sheet Music Apps this week!
Calypso Score (http://www.calypso-score.com/index.html) For a solo musician or orchestra player; tool for music scores; organize thousands of scores and easily access them; quickly access over 10000 songs of many popular fake books; annotate scores; automatic page layout; no page turning as with paper sheets; no swiping or tapping to turn pages; synchronized audio; add any .mp3 to music scores; synchronize music with scores; tap on any bar and hear the music starting at that bar; sheet music and fake book reader; play back music at a slower tempo for practicing and/or change the pitch; put music sheets into iPad; organize scores into songbooks; make set lists and mail them to bandmates; record practices and play back to teacher; annotate teacher's hints or conductor's instructions; take a photo of new scores at rehearsal; supports Bluetooth and MIDI devices; can record music while playing a gig or during exercises; tap on any bar to hear the recording at that position; make an index of PDF files; everything can be shared: music scores, synchronized recordings, complete songbooks, set lists, and PDF indexes; share over iCloud, Dropbox, WiFi, Bluetooth, iTunes, or email; (iOS 9.0 or later).
Today's app is the Little Piano - Learn to Play app:
Little Piano – Learn to Play (http://ayground.pl/) Learn to play piano; music game for kids and adults; over 80 melodies to learn including 16 carols with the “follow me play” guide; app will light up the key to play next; need to keep the rhythm; kid friendly app; easy to follow lessons; piano sounds and multi-touch support; songs included: “Ten Little Indians,” “Yankee Doodle,” “Ode To Joy,” “500 Miles,” “Happy Birthday,” “Old McDonald,” “London Bridge,” and many more; (iOS 10.3 or later).
Today's app is the Play Along Keys Piano Karaoke app:
Play Along Keys Piano Karaoke (https://playalongkeys.com/) Fun and authentic; includes the real notes of the songs; play enough to get a high score and go to a real keyboard and play the same song part as in the game; free with no advertising or in-app purchases; promotes music performance at all levels; play all songs right away; for everyone and is suitable for parents to share with kids or music teachers to share with students; (iOS 11.0 or later; Android 5.0 and up).
Today's app is the Music Notes for Kids app:
Music Notes for Kids (http://www.hypoapps.com/) App for kids ages six-eight; learn different music notes in an easy and joyful way; practice identifying treble or G clef and bass or F clef notes separately or together; (iOS 7.0 or later).
Today's app is the Music Crab app:
Music Crab (http://www.musiccrab.com/) Musical game to learn to read music notes while having fun; 168 levels allows anybody to read music notes and improve their sight reading; game to learn music theory and improve sight reading; dive into the aquatic world of Music Crab and learn music notes in all the clefs: treble clef, bass clef, tenor clef, mezzo soprano clef, baritone clef, and alto clef; progress at own pace to learn to read music and music notes; innovative way to read music; with buoy on the side, open music theory lessons and improve sight reading for all clefs; adapted for children, but also for adults who wish to improve sight reading; (iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up).
Today's app is the Sketch-a-Song Kids app:
Sketch-a-Song Kids (http://www.sketchasong.com/#/) Designed to make music creation accessible and enjoyable; make notes by tapping and dragging; with two simple gestures can explore the sounds of over 40 different instruments; quickly create music that sounds great; designed to support and embolden creativity; with the right tool, anyone can make great music; free app for all iOS and Android devices; no ads, locked content, or in-app purchases; experience the joy of composing in color; (iOS 8.0 or later; Android 2.2 and up).
Today's app is the Favorite Kids Songs, Nursery Rhymes and Baby Lullabies app:
Favorite Kids Songs, Nursery Rhymes and Baby Lullabies (http://brainsterapps.com/) Collection of classic children's songs, lullabies, and nursery rhymes for preschool, babies, and children of all ages; each song comes to life with rich animations and sounds; synchronized song lyrics allow the child to follow the songs and sing along, helping to develop early reading skills, vocabulary, and language development; songs included: “Wheels on the Bus,” “Itsy Bitsy Spider,” “I Have Two Hands,” “Open Shut Them,” “Up and Down,” “Time to Change,” “Time to Eat,” “Stretch Ourselves,” “Wash Your Hands,” “Way Up in the Sky,” “Let's Do Some Hopping,” “Who is Ready for Preschool?,” “Grand Old Duke of York,” and “Head Shoulders Knees and Toes”; (iOS 6.0 or later).
More Children's Music Apps this week!
Let's Go to the Opera! (https://www.facebook.com/DADACompany/) Join a group of schoolchildren visiting the Opera House and be greeted by a friendly tour guide who will show all the nooks and most intimate secrets about the theater’s inner workings including orchestras, singers, choirs, dancers, lights, and scenery; discover how the show and the professionals who make it possible work; explained in a playful and didactic manner; illustrated by John Berrio; recommended for children between ages 5 and 12; unique opera experience for the whole family to enjoy; travel through the history and origins of opera; discover genres and operatic themes; learn about key representatives of the genre; observe theatrical architecture and structural elements; learn about types of opera singers, choruses, ballet, and more; role description of each member of the orchestra; how a stage director works; find out about technical duties including tailoring, stagehands, illuminator, set designer, seamstress, sewing, costume, makeup, and characterization; introduction to major opera composers; child will learn many new concepts associated with opera performance; app provides a safe environment for children, containing no third-party advertising or in-app purchases; acquire or expand user knowledge related to the opera; ideal as educational support for teachers; texts and dialogue in English, Spanish, Catalan, Galician, and Basque; detailed original artwork from artist Juan Berrio; develops the ability to analyze lyrical production; promotes the education and diversification of musical tastes; acquire vocabulary of the processes involved in developing an opera; encourages participatory methodology; (iOS 6.0 or later).
Today's app is the Kapu Bloom Tunes app:
Kapu Bloom Tunes (https://www.kaputoys.com/en/) Combines two of the most awesome pastimes, creating music and painting; teaches the basics of how melodies and tunes are crafted in a fun and surprising way; digital toy designed for ages 0-3; kids dig deep into the ground to find and decorate the seed of a mystical melody flower; painting will make the whole soil resonate with beautiful chords and joyful melodies, inspiring little ones to further explore the world of music and create their own compositions; pouring magic water over the seed will make it sprout as a happy little plant which will in time bloom into a colorful flower full of life and music; when tickled the plant will sing an ever-changing melody; plant knows how to sing familiar nursery rhymes as well as dozens of cheerful little compositions of its own; by giving it a spin of its petals, the child can explore and experiment by speeding up, slowing down, or playing in reverse the magical small melodies; learn about the small pieces all music is made of; gameplay and intuitive controls have been designed so that there is no wrong way to play with the toy; everything the kids do will make it work; no high-scores, time limits, or difficulty levels; (iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up).
Today's app is the Sesame Street Makes Music app:
Sesame Street Makes Music (https://www.sesamestreet.org/) Children can explore instruments, tempo, and musical creativity; join the Sesame Street band and rock out with favorite characters to six classic songs; get transported to a tropical island and play the vibraphone in a reggae version of “If You’re Happy and You Know It” or to a family farm for a jug band rendition of “Old McDonald”; encourages musicality and creativity by introducing children to different instruments and musical genres while playing along to classic preschool tunes; child can play songs with the band or explore instruments on their own in the Sesame Street concert hall, playing fast and slow rhythms to their cheering fans; play along with Abby, Cookie Monster, Elmo, and Ernie; includes ten popular children’s songs; ten user-controlled instruments to play with; Band Mode; Free Play Mode; hear different genres of music from around the world; learn about and play various instruments; learn to manipulate musical sounds and elements; explore tempo and beat-keeping by playing instruments fast and slow; (iOS 7.0 or later).