Pango Musical March

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Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media
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Simple music loop creator has diverse sounds, few features.

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Educational Value

Kids can learn about a variety of instrument sounds and how they can work together to create a musical composition. They'll experiment with sound and get creative as they build different musical loops.

Ease of Play

Tap and drag to add musical elements to your song.

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Consumerism

A small icon on the home screen takes kids to print and video ads for other apps from the same developer. From there, a simple addition equation acts as a parent gate.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Pango Musical March lets kids play and experiment with building musical loops. Kids simply drag and drop animal or instrument icons to build their song, so play is accessible even for young preschoolers. Parents should be aware that it's quite easy to make a lot of noise with Pango Musical March and may want to have headphones handy. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

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What's it about?

Tap play, then choose which genre of instruments to play with in PANGO MUSICAL MARCH. Kids can make music with electronica sounds, a mariachi band, a marching band, or Japanese-style instruments. Or, tap the star in the middle of the screen to use them all. Then, tap and drag an animal or instrument icon up from the tray on the bottom of the screen to watch and listen as the sound loops by. Build your song with more sounds, either on top of each other or at different points along the loop. Kids can also speed up the loop, slow it down, or play it backwards. Tap the trashcan icon to clear the board and start afresh.

Is it any good?

Kids can easily play around with a diverse array of musical sounds with this easy to use loop creator, even if it's a bit thin on features. Pango Musical March's platform is clean and simple with fun, colorful graphics. Even younger kids won't have trouble dragging sounds onto the loop board and experimenting with different sound combinations. There's also a nice variety of types of sound, with four different categories available. One unique feature is that kids can adjust the loop a bit by slowing it down or making it run backwards. That's where the extras end though. It would be nice to see a few more features to enhance kids' learning and depth of experience, such as a recording function. With space to build a lot of sounds into a loop, kids can easily go crazy adding more and more. Kids may love it, but it can easily drive parents crazy. Parents should be prepared to have kids play with headphones.  

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the sounds kids create with Pango Musical March. Explore musical concepts like beat, tempo, or melody and experiment with different combinations.

  • Talk about and explore the different instruments. What are they called? What sound do they make? What country are they from?

  • Provide opportunities to play music off screen too. Give kids simple instruments or make your own. A shoebox and some rubber bands makes a simple guitar, or a pot and a wooden spoon is great for a drum, for instance.

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