Skills Developed: Beginning Guitar Skills including Chords, Notes, Reading Tablature, Playing on the Beat
App Tested on iPad (for iPad only)
Good Stuff about this music ed app: I’m excited to shout that I’ve found another favorite app! This app is super fun and educational to boot. Learning guitar players will have an enormous amount of fun playing this one. Even if you have never touched a guitar before, you can play this game and by the time you read the end, you’ll really be on your way to having your own garage band!
You get to use your real guitar while playing this app which means you’re learning to play your real instrument. A hip looking dude is your avatar and as you play the chords indicated, you hypnotize the wild animals into following you around. You have to play the chords on the beat. The farther into the game you get, the more chords you know and the more fun the songs begin to sound.
This game also teaches you how to read tablature! Perfect!!
Listen to my podcast (04) interview with the developer of Wild Chords:
Episode 4: Guitar learning has never been so much fun! Interview with Christoph Thur of Wild Chords. This app received our MusiciansWithApps FAVORITE award!
Our wish list: Sometimes even the most advanced guitar player can’t make the app happy as far as it hearing your notes right on time. Those darn birds just keep popping your balloons. Possibly there’s a timing glitch? Or, maybe we need to keep practicing. :)
My Love: I absolutely love the tablature learning portion of this app. What an important skill! Every guitar player needs to know how to read in TAB. I can’t think of a more fun way to practice than to focus on keeping those birds on the telephone wires. Seriously good idea!
Summary: All-in-all we feel that guitar learners should not skip this app. It’s fun and extremely educational. And… it receives our FAVORITE APP AWARD for this month! Congratulations, developers. We love you!
Purchase Wild Chords on iTunes for iPad for: $FREE
Note: this app is only available for iPad.
Have you already downloaded and used this app? Leave us a comment to let us know what you think. Thanks. -Rebecca
Skills Developed: How to play the recorder instrument including: ear training, fingering, breath control, timing, concentration.
App Tested on iPad
Good Stuff about this app: I have been bursting at the seams with excitement over this app. I couldn’t wait to share it with my readers. Before I go any further let me just let you know that I don’t think any more fun can be had learning to play the recorder.
I used 5 different kids to test this one and they all begged to not have to stop playing the game. Ha, they didn’t even realize the great skills they were learning!
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