Today's app is the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten app:
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten (https://brittenpears.org/) Introduces young people to the joys of the orchestra and music-making; aimed at 7–11 year children; resource for the classroom; includes a new, complete recording of Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder; games and quizzes to become familiar with the music while learning about the instruments, musical terms, and composition; illustrations by Sara Fanelli; scrolling short score based on Britten’s original manuscript; narration accompanying the music; videos of the performance and instrumentalists; written sections on the instruments of the orchestra and Benjamin Britten’s life; recordings of some of Britten’s early works; archive photographs; includes The Active Score, The Aural Quiz, The Personality Quiz, The Variation Game, The Fugue Game, The Orchestra Pages, The BB Pages; created to celebrate the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth by the Britten Pears Foundation in collaboration with the Royal Northern College of Music; (iOS 6.1 or later).
Today's app is the Rhythm Friends app:
Rhythm Friends (https://www.oneroomgames.com/) Music timing game; introduces the basic concepts of rhythm; children tap their fingers to the beat to create their favorite songs in a playful manner; two frogs, Earl and Pearl, gobble up the notes as they are played and provide feedback on the accuracy of the timing; reinforces musicality without the added complexity of learning notes and proper finger placements; for the child just starting to explore music or for those who are already learning on an instrument and looking to improve their timing; more complex songs challenge the child's ability to use both their left and right hands together; includes free songs as well as the option to purchase more; (iOS 4.3 or later).
Today's app is the AudioStretch app:
AudioStretch (https://www.audiostretch.com/) Audio and video transcription tool; manipulate the pitch and speed; transcribe tunes from both audio and video files; import audio or video files; capture video with phone camera for transcription; change the speed of files without changing the pitch; listen to individual notes while dragging the waveform; play audio and video at zero speed; transpose any music; loop difficult to learn sections; for transcription, learning songs by ear, sonic experimentation, and listening to music library in a new way; (iOS 9.3 or later).
Today's app is the Note Rush app:
Note Rush (https://www.noterushapp.com/) Game for practicing note reading on the music staff to help learn to play the piano, keyboard, flute, saxophone, violin, etc.; shows one note at a time in random order; uses microphone to listen as user plays and checks if playing the right note; fun themes; race to earn stars; for teaching keyboard geography by making sure each note is played in the correct octave; for learning sight reading at all levels of music education; (iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up).
Today's app is the iGigBook Sheet Music Manager app:
iGigBook Sheet Music Manager (http://www.igigbook.com/i-gig-book-sheet-music-manager.aspx) Manages PDF sheet music resources including real books, fake books, chord charts that transpose, single sheets of music, and full blown scores; search engine to find a song in personal sheet music collection; optimized for the larger screen of the iPad Pro; over 70 fake and real book indexes; import PDF files from iCloud, Dropbox, and Google Drive; add notes to any score, highlight repeats, D.S., D.C., Coda, etc.; transpose between Bb, C, Eb, and Bass clef versions of the same PDF; manage scores of any size; locate song by typing in title; Set List Manager to create, arrange, sort, combine and rename; Email set lists to band members and include a PDF of the songs in the set; print a hard copy via AirPrint of the music contained in a set; import bookmarks present in PDF documents; send MIDI commands to MIDI devices from any page; turn pages hands free with an iPod 5th Gen/iPhone 4S or greater; over 1,300 chord charts of Jazz Standards that can be transposed to any key; (iOS 8.0 or later; Android 5.0 and up).
More Music Education Apps this week!
StaffWars (http://www.themusicinteractive.com/) Game designed to help beginning and intermediate musicians learn, practice, and woodshed the note names on the grand staff, treble, alto, and bass clefs; for anyone who wants to master these clefs; (iOS 8.0 or later).
Today's app is the My Little Drum app:
My Little Drum (http://tokentoken.com/blog/support-e/my-little-drum/) Learn drum notations using Bass Drum, Snare Drum, and Hi-Hat; connect actual MIDI drums; (iOS 8.0 or later).
Today's app is the My Little Chord app:
My Little Chord (http://tokentoken.com/blog/support-e/my-little-chord/) App to learn musical chords; use piano keyboards, Bluetooth, or USB keyboards to answer questions; (iOS 10.0 or later).
Today's app is the My Little Note app:
My Little Note (http://tokentoken.com/blog/support-e/my-little-note/) App to study and learn how to read musical notes; for students who have difficulty reading musical notes; listen to sounds and guess appropriate notes; (iOS 8.0 or later).
Today's app is the My Little Rhythm app:
My Little Rhythm (http://tokentoken.com/blog/support-e/my-little-rhythm/) App for improving basic musical skill; musical game with repetition to help read rhythms faster; visual and acoustic perception helps player feel rhythms more intuitively; rhythm training tool for all ages and instruments; (iOS 8.0 or later).