If your child is learning how to play an instrument for the first time, you know that practicing can be a challenge at times. Music apps for beginner musicians can help make practicing a fun and engaging experience.
Whether your child is taking music lessons or has joined the school’s beginner band, applying what he/she has learned at home is difficult at times. With a class full of beginner musicians, the music teacher focuses on the basics for each instrument and relies on the student to practice at home.
PlayAlong music apps were developed to accelerate the beginner musician’s ability to play music. By engaging the student and providing immediate feedback, your child will have fun practicing and learning to play much quicker.
Most beginner musicians learn to play familiar songs like Hot Cross Buns, Mary Had a Little Lamb and Twinkle Twinkle. Although your child may know the song, he/she may not know how to make the instrument play the right notes. PlayAlong music apps include finger charts for each of the songs provided so your child can see where to place his/her fingers for each note. As your child plays the song, the app listens to each note and provides instant feedback if the note is played incorrectly.
At the end of the song, the app provides a proficiency score so your child knows how many notes were played correctly. The student can continue practicing until he/she receives a perfect score. The pride on your child’s face will be priceless!
PlayAlong apps also provide three levels of skill. The beginner level displays the finger charts and note names. The intermediate level allows the student to display just the name of the notes, and the expert level shows only the music. The skill levels let the student gain proficiency and confidence to master each song.
There is a PlayAlong music app for each of the popular band instruments: cello, clarinet, flute, French horn, trombone, trumpet, alto and tenor saxophone, viola, violin, as well as guitar. Each app comes with eight songs, and additional songs and song packs are available through the in-app store.
We continue to add more instruments to our PlayAlong app product line, in addition to adding more songs to our music library.