Parents' Guide to

Musitude

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Convert keyboard into instrument; simple tunes work best.

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age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Turns a mobile into a 'go anywhere' instrument.

I don't think this music learning game is for under 6yo but my daughter is 5 and she loves it. She can't play well but I was surprised how she patiently goes through the notes and slowly plays them one at a time. Actually the look of intense concentration on her face while she plays is quite funny. The review says there are mainly pieces in the classical genre but there are loads and loads of children's nursery rhyme songs and also pieces in the folk, national anthem, faith and Christmas genres too. I think the best feature is that the kids can press play and the app plays the music on the screen so they can know how it sounds. Or they can have the app play part 2 while they play part 1 along with it. The app isn't easy if you arn't good with a phone keyboard so I'm not so good at it but most kids text like crazy so they should have fun with this and learn about music too. Would like to see more pieces in the pop sections etc and also maybe have some animations or level scores but It's a really cool app and I think it is educational as well as fun. I'm going to practice with it myself as think it's a good way for parents to play along with their children rather than just leaving them alone with something.

Is It Any Good?

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Playing popular songs just using a keyboard can be wildly satisfying for anyone even mildly interested in music. Musitide makes it relatively easy by allowing kids to skip the whole process of learning musical notation and the ins and outs of an instrument. It can be downright addictive to browse through the library and play song after song. Though while playing music with Musitude is accessible and fun, it's not quite time to abandon traditional ways of playing music. Because there's no instruction on how to read the notation, Musitude works best for simple songs or ones that kids already know. Otherwise, without understanding concepts like tempo, it's harder to make the songs sound appealing. And, any song with more than one part is a bit harder to master. At the time of review, song libraries are heavily biased towards classical music, with categories like pop and rock and roll completely empty. That said, this is a great way to introduce new music genres and get kids quickly and easily engaged with producing music.

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