My Musical Friends HD
By Melody Street LLC
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Meet your musical friends from Melody Street in this colorful Interactive app featuring the instruments of the orchestra.
• Hear the instruments play.
• Play all the instruments yourself.
• Learn Fun facts.
• Amusing 'Did you knows'.
• Fun musical characters.
• high quality photos.
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Optimized for Retina display.
What's New in Version 1.3
Minor Audio Fixes.
Great start, but please fix...
I am using this app to introduce the instrument families to my younger students. However, I am having to explain some things that shouldn't be there, or are incorrect.
The "Pluck" family: what? Shouldn't be there. Please put the harp in the string family and the piano in the percussion family! There are only four families of instruments, unless you would like to have the voice as a family, which would be awesome to show the soprano, alto, tenor, and bass voices.
All the bass clef instruments should have bass clef tabs so the kids can visually see they are a lower instrument. This includes the tuba, trombone, double bass, cello, and bassoon. The alto clef should be used for the viola.
If would be nice to put a saxophone in the woodwind family. I realize you are talking about symphony instruments, but the saxophone is a very integral part of the woodwind family and is the most often confused instrument because the kids think it's a brass instrument. And sometimes it IS used at a symphony concert.
The fun facts are a little lame. Please find another type of fact to talk about. We music educators could help with that if you need us to.
Things I like: being able to click the instrument again to see a real one and hear a real one! Fabulous! Is there any way to integrate videos of players?
Good but room for improvement
Great concept and overall this is a great app for learning instruments. My main suggestion for a future update is to be able to go from one instrument in a family to another without having to go back to the main screen first.
When it works, it is cute and the kids enjoy it. But sometimes it is glitchy and kind of freezes up and just stops working. Have to force close it and re-open to get it to work again.
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- Category: Education
- Updated: Jul 06, 2012
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 43.8 MB
- Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Melody Street LLC
- © Melody Street llc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.