2013 ON for Learning Award Winner!

Morton Subotnick presents a new way for your kids to create music. Pitch Painter is a musical finger painting app that is simple yet surprisingly sophisticated. While engaged in creative musical play, the child will be introduced to a variety of musical instrumental sounds and authentic scale tunings from four regions of the world.


-designed specifically for ages 3-5.
-select 3 instrumental sounds from each of 4 different regions of the world.
-Hear what you are creating as you paint it using up to three fingers at one time.
-play the "canvas" in many different ways:
-hear exactly how you painted it.
-hear it as a normal piece of ‘written’ music played from left to right.
-hear how it sounds upside down, backwards
-scrub it like a DJ
-erase notes you don’t want.
-save and load your compositions.
-detailed instructions for parents and educators.

What’s New

Version 1.70

-iOS 11 support
-fix for iPad1 rotation issues

Ratings and Reviews

Bobnamoldy ,


I know this is designed for 3 to 5 year olds but can't wait to let my 9 month old loose on this. He started playing piano on my ipad at three weeks in his own very modern style. So far i only wish for an adult version with the ability to put loads of different saved screens together and create longer pieces, a tempo control would be great too. This is a wonderful toy/tool which deserves support as it is full of possibilities if allowed to evolve. Have to go make more loops now....

Yet Another Unique Nickname ,

Not for first generation iPads?

Alas it does not seem to work with a first generation iPad as the screen is all scrunched - so probably failing due to the lack of a retina display.

Apart from that it is excellent and much enjoyed by one and all.

happyfromlondon ,

Great idea - lots of possibilities

I'm enjoying the app a lot but how do you make your page of music loop? At the moment, I can only write a single page and then I have to press play each time to repeat.


38.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Morton Subotnick


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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