Posts Tagged ‘Band’

Practicing Your Instrument Can Be Fun!

My Note Games

Here’s one for the beginning band teacher or private instrumental studio teacher, meet My Note Games.  The My Note Games app is available as a free download on itunes for both the iphone and ipad.  It’s an interactive app that utilizes the microphone in the ipad or iphone so that students can use their instruments to play video games that revolve around reading and notating music!  The app is set up for piano, guitar, recorder, trumpet, soprano/alto/tenor/baritone saxophone, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, soprano/contralto/tenor/baritone voice, whistling, violin, viola, cello, and fingers.  The games of My Note Games are:

Hear It, Note It!– Listen to the music and notate what you hear.

HearItNoteIt

Tap That Note– Tap the buttons to name the note.  Great for learning to read the notes on the various music staves.

TapThatNote2

Play That Note– Recognizes the notes you play on your instrument.

TapThatNote3

Play-A-Day– Interactive lessons for your instrument where you learn to play simple tunes that get progressively more difficult as you master them.

PlayADay

Play-A-Carol– Play, sing and whistle carols.  Get a score for accuracy.

PlayACarol

Toonr the Tuner– See the note you are playing displayed on the screen and watch what happens as you play.

ToonrTheTuner

One thing I do want to note is that the app is free to download but there comes a point where you have to buy the games if you want to keep advancing.  You can buy each game individually, which costs anywhere from 99 cents to $2.99 depending on the game, or you can buy all of the games for $6.99.  Not a bad deal for all that you get!