Do your kids play music? Or do you plan to have your child learn music or any instrument? If the answer is yes, Music Learning Lab is a great app to get them started. It teaches music theory in a fun way and all in bite-size lessons at kids’ level. I wish we had it when my son started his piano.
There are 4 sections in the app: Learn, Play, Create and Trophies.
You want the kids start from Learn, which includes 14 lessons. Each lesson is about couple minutes long with gradual progression. They start from Lesson 1 – introducing the concept of pitch, to Lesson 2 – to repeat the pitches played by a radio, to Lesson 3 – placing symbol on melody map based on the note played, to all the way to Lesson 14, where kids create their own melody.
Kids unlock games in the Play section by finishing lessons. By the time they finish all 14 lessons, they unlock all the games. All games are related with the lessons they learned, but are more game like activities.
The Create section is unlocked upon finishing all 14 lessons. This will be the most fun part of the app, especially when kids learned the lessons and know the meanings of the higher and lower notes. Kids can choose different instruments, place notes they want the instrument to play on the melody map, then hit play button to listen to their music creation.
Learning music at a young age will benefit kids in so many areas that are beyond music itself. I heard so many kids quit music after a short period, and most parents told me the reason was “he doesn’t like it” or “she doesn’t enjoy it”. From what I see, a lot can be attributed to the boring music theory learning, and some are the repetitive practice without truly understanding of the music. Music Learning Lab can serve as a great fun introduction of music to young kids. It doesn’t require reading, so kids as young as 4 or 5 can benefit from it. It will lay a great foundation of music knowledge and hopefully future appreciation of any music.
Music Learning Pro is available on iPhone, iPod, and iPAD, and is $4.99 on App Store at the time of this post. There is a lite version that is free for you to check it out.
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