What is it
Easy Music- Give kids an ear for music – is a very well animated app that aims to introduce children to musicality in a fun and engaging way. Children will learn to recognise notes, pitch, rhythm, and melody.
The app is set with the natural world as its background. Among other things, children can tap on the frogs in the pond to produce a rhythm; follow the bear’s clapping pattern; copy the pitch of the whale’s song by clicking on underwater objects; and experiment with various instruments, genres of music and objects in an interactive sand castle.
There are a wealth of learning opportunities and children are immersed in a world of music while playing the app. There are four areas that are used to help children recognise notes, pitch, rhythm, and melody. Players choose either path – practise mode or compose mode. In each mode there are lots of animals and items from nature that can be used to make music. There is also a rainbow piano which children can use to play familiar tunes by ear.
Adults can create up to 40 kids’ profiles from the same adult account; there is also a parents’ guide.
Tested on an iPad
What our team of testers said
"I love the whale" - Girl aged 7
"Can I play the rainbow again?" - Boy aged 4
"The pictures are really funny!" - Girl aged 5
"Great, this is what I do in piano lessons!" - Girl aged 5
- Encourages children to follow simple musical patterns
- Enables children to listen to (and match) melodies, rhythms and pitches
- Introduces children to musical notes
- Allows children to compose their own musical pieces
What our experts think
Easy Music is a beautifully animated app that appeals to children in so many ways; our testers didn’t want to stop playing and were engaged, and motivated to carry on playing, from their first encounter! The app works on many different levels; children can work through the learning activities and test themselves, or they can just mess about in the composing rooms…there is lots for them to explore as they embark on their musical journey.
The game play is simple and intuitive and the app is engaging and motivating. It is a fantastic app for allowing children to get to grips with the basic skills required in learning music; it introduces them to pitch, rhythm, melody and musical notes in a fun and engaging way. It is a great tool for children who are starting to learn a musical instrument.
We loved the way in which adults could set up forty different accounts for separate children; this means that progress can be monitored. There is also an extensive parents’ guide that is very useful.
It would be even better if...
Our testers loved the app so much they couldn’t think of anyway in which it could be improved!
- Brands: Edoki Academy
- Key Features:
- No 3rd party adverts
- No in-app purchasing
- No internet access required for core features
- Child Restrictions: Yes- appropriate features restricted
- Languages available:
- Apple version: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Requires iOS 8.2 or later
- Android version: 2.3 and up
- App Types: Educational Apps
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Memory, concentration & attention