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By Kim Alessi, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Music app offers original, endless listening experiences.

App iPad Music
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Scape is a captivating music tool that lets you explore relationships between visual and sonic elements by creating sound pictures that are a meditative, tranquil listening experience. Unlike the thumping beats, tinny sounds, and blaring lights of many other music generating apps, Scape fills your senses with space and peace and welcomes you to breathe.

Kids can have fun layering Scape's ethereal sights and sounds and listening to their creations while doing focused play (puzzles, drawing, looking at books) or while relaxing. Parents can enjoy Scape for creativity and escape. Imagine a nap, reading a book, doing yoga, to your own original soundscapes … ah. Plug this gem into your docking station, press the play button, and see where it'll take you.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Arts: improvising and music analysis, music
  • Skills: Tech Skills: digital creation, using and applying technology, Creativity: imagination, making new creations, Communication: listening, presenting, Thinking & Reasoning: decision-making, investigation, part-whole relationships, prediction
  • Release date: September 25, 2012
  • Category: Music
  • Topics: Music and Sing-Along
  • Publisher: Opal Limited
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.0 or later
  • Last updated: August 19, 2016

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