Fun new App helps players increase their Aural iQ!
London, UK: Appatta’s latest game for iPad, iPhone and iPod will help players develop a musical ear by making music theory playful.
“Hear It, Note It! – The Aural iQ Game” challenges a player to listen to a tune, and then note it down using a beautifully simple and intuitive drag and drop interface. The more tunes that a player correctly notates, the higher their Aural iQ score goes.
It has been produced by James Everard and Ian Willey who are creating a range of Apps to encourage and assist learners of music theory and practice.
“We are really excited about the way this App turns listening to and writing music into an addictive puzzle game," says James.
"We’ve worked hard to make something that is simple to pick up and play, but at the same time is fun and challenging. We love creating new playful ways of learning music."
“Hear It, Note It! – The Aural iQ Game” is Appatta’s second musical App. In late 2011 they launched “My Note Games!” an innovative App that contains a bundle of games for learners of musical instruments. Some of the games use sound recognition technology to listen to a user play their instrument. “My Note Games!” was nominated for a “Learning Without Frontiers Innovation Award” in January 2012.
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“Hear It, Note It! – The Aural iQ Game” is produced by Appatta Ltd.
Available from 19th April 2012: http://itunes.apple.com/app/hear-it-note-it-the-aural-iq-game/id508812657
Game Web Site: appatta.com/pages/hear-it-note-it-the-aural-iq-game
Price: $1.99 / £1.49
Appatta contact: ianATappatta.com
‘My Note Games!’ app turns children’s music practice into a game!
London, UK: A clever new app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod that listens to children as they play their musical instruments goes live on the App Store today!
‘My Note Games!’ is the first children’s app to use note recognition technology, listening to the notes they play and delivering instant feedback on how well they are doing. The note recognition technology is tuned for a wide range of instruments including the piano, guitar, trumpet and recorder.
You can see it in action here at http://mynotegames.com/video-preview
It has been produced by James Everard and Ian Willey who both have children who enjoy playing musical instruments but who also love their Nintendos. This gave them the idea of turning the music stand into a games console.
“We want this to be embraced by music teachers, children and parents as a part of daily practice," says James. "Children sometimes think of sight reading as boring but, as every music teacher knows it enables them to play confidently with other musicians in bands and orchestras. ‘My Note Games!’ makes practicing sight reading fun."
‘My Note Games!’ comprises three games: ‘Tap That Note’ is a touch game that teaches the names of the notes, ‘Play That Note’ teaches you to play the first octave of your instrument in tune and ‘Play-A-Day’ is a daily practice game that asks you to play simple phrases in time as well as in tune.
In addition to the three games ‘My Note Games!’ includes a tuner spanning six octaves.
More games and activities are planned shortly including a basic composition game and a clapping game.
‘My Note Games!’ is a Freemium app that is free to download and try, but requires payment for access to the higher levels and more complicated lessons.
‘My Note Games!’ supports piano, guitar, recorder, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and trumpet. It also offers limited support for violin, viola, cello, voice and even whistling!
Please contact ianATmynotegamesDOTcom
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