June 28, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Palo Alto, California - Independent children's app developer Duck Duck Moose today is pleased to announce the launch of Musical Me! HD 1.0 for the iPad. The iPhone version of Musical Me! recently won the Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice Award. Musical Me! teaches children about notes, rhythm, pitch and instruments, and is designed for children ages 3 and up.
Musical Me! "is exactly what parents with young children need to explore the world of music.... This is an app to play with your children, to support a parent who loves to sing to their child and would like to introduce some basic concepts in a fun and engaging way," says Wired's GeekDad.
The iPhone Mom also praised Musical Me!: "Duck Duck Moose has combined the musical success of their first apps with the terrific educational interactivity that has become standard in their latest titles."
The Musical Me! App includes five activities that teach the fundamental components of music:
1) Memory - Listen to the notes and copy the pattern. Train your ear to hear different pitches.
2) Rhythm - Touch the birds to play a song. Learn about rhythm, and short and long notes.
3) Dance - Tap, drag, or hold the monsters and make them dance to the beat.
4) Instruments - Play along with a drum, cymbals, triangle, maracas, egg shaker, or rubber duck!
5) Notes - Learn to read notes and create your own music by moving notes on a staff.
Popular children's songs recorded especially for this app with voice, cello and violin include:
* Yankee Doodle
* Mary Had a Little Lamb
* The Muffin Man
* Pop Goes the Weasel
* Skip to My Lou
* She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain
* The Farmer in the Dell
Instrumental versions of the following songs are featured in the Rhythm and Notes activities:
* Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
* Wheels on the Bus
* Itsy Bitsy Spider
* Old MacDonald
* Happy Birthday
* Row Your Boat
* Five Little Ducks
The Musical Me! App offers three levels for the Memory and Rhythm activities and different instrumental
options (violin, piano, electric guitar, voice).
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 25.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Musical Me! HD 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Duck Duck Moose is an award-winning creator of educational children's applications. It was founded in 2008 by three friends who are parents themselves, and share a passion for children, music, education, design, and play. Duck Duck Moose's top-selling apps include: Wheels on the Bus, Old MacDonald, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Fish School, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Park Math, and Word Wagon. Wheels on the Bus won the KAPi Award for "Best Children's App" at the 2010 International CES and was featured as one of The New York Times' "Best iPhone Apps for Kids." Park Math won the "2010 Best Kids' iPhone/iPod App of the Year Award" from iLounge. All of the company's products have won the Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice Award for Excellence in Design, and six have won Parents' Choice Awards. Copyright (C) 2008-2011 Duck Duck Moose. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.