Do your kids like music? Do they like to play with music toys? How about music games? If you are interested in taking their interest in music to the next level and start introduce music formally to kids, such as music notes, instruments, today’s app is a good one to start with. It is still fun, and the music introduction is formal, but gentle. Mussila is a fun and creative music game app that gives kids the basic music skills and instruments to play and create their own music.
When you start the app, kids will see that a group of music monsters lost their instruments. Kids will help the music monsters to find their instruments and other belongings. Along the journey, kids will stop at 64 stations and play music games. If they win, they will win the instruments and other items for the monsters.
At each station, kids will have various music games. Kids may be asked to identify the instruments based on the sound of the music, they may be asked to play a piece of music following the music notes on the keyboard, or they may be asked to identify the rhythm of the piece.
Each station’s game progress through well designed difficulty levels.
Let’s use the instrument identification games as an example. The general format of the game is similar throughout the levels. The music monsters will play a piece of music behind the curtain, so kids can’t see them. While listening to the music, kids are asked to choose the correct instrument that monster is using based on the sound of the music. There are usually about 4 to 5 pieces of instruments for kids to pick from, piano, cello, violin, trumpet, …. If kids picked the correct instrument, they can earn stars and music stickers for their music monsters. The instruments for kids to pick are very different at the earlier levels, like piano and trumpet. As the levels progress, the instruments and the sounds are getting closer, like base and cello. Kids will have to be able to identify the characteristics of each instrument more precisely as they play more games along the stations.
It is the same with other types of games, such as identifying rhythm, playing music pieces with music notes. The progress is slow and if kids follow along, it is hard to notice the differences between games, yet at the end, you will be surprised how far you’ve gone.
In addition to music learning games, kids can also create their own band and record their own music creations.
Mussila is a fun, interactive, well designed music game app for kids who just start formal music training. It can be a great supplement for the music class your child is taking, or as an early music training of itself. It is available on iOS devices.
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For kids like music activities but not ready for formal music study, you can try these 10 Apps Helping Kids Learn Through Music.
For formal music program app, you will like this music app designed for several formal music systems, like Royal Conservatory Music Exams.