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Cove: The Musical Journal

By Keri Wilmot, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Compose music to reflect your mood; moderate learning curve.

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While the app states that it's not a replacement for counseling services or visits with a medical professional, it's a solid, free option that offers anyone an outlet for creative musical expression. Cove: The Musical Journal does take a bit of trial and error, especially for younger users, to figure out how to compose and manipulate the music. While certainly there's no right or wrong way to express yourself, a little more guidance or information on how choosing different themes and options could enhance the music in a technical way could help the user experience. While this blend of musical creativity, emotional expression, and journaling won't appeal to all kids, it's a unique way for kids to process complex emotions.

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