A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn to recognize and play a variety of well-known songs. They'll practice concepts of tempo and rhythm as they tap out tunes on the keyboard on their own, with the app, or with other players. Kids won't learn to read notes, but they will experience the satisfaction of producing music.
Ease of Play
Browsing and making sounds is easy; playing the songs well is another story.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
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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