Parents' Guide to

My First Classical Music App HD

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Modern, engaging intro to the fineries of classical music.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Paid Music
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Is It Any Good?

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Developed by well-known classical music label Naxos, MY FIRST CLASSICAL MUSIC APP takes a modern, interesting, and relevant approach to teaching about classical music that kids and grown-ups will truly enjoy. Each page is packed with lively illustrations, information, guided listening questions, and fun facts (like how Mozart was afraid of the trumpet when he was a little boy) -- with over 40 high-quality classical music samples to explore.

Kids learn about eight classical composers (spanning the 18th to 21st centuries) and 18 instruments featured in a the symphonic orchestra. The app also underscores how classical music is found in many places outside of concert halls -- like in movies and TV, and at weddings and dances -- and is actually part of everyday life. This is a much more engaging introduction to a musical genre that's typically presented as a stuffy laundry-list of names and dates. Still, the app (and its soundtrack) would benefit from showcasing women and and non-European composers.

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