March 13, 2014 in Education (F)
[prMac.com] Kensington, Maryland - Music Mind Games, a company that uses playful games to make learning music theory fun, has released its first iOS app, Rhythm Solitaire 1.0. The app helps students learn the value of musical notes and rests via a digital, music theory-focused game of solitaire.
"We chose this particular game as our first app simply because solitaire is such a popular game around the world", explained Michiko Yurko, Founder and Creator of Music Mind Games. "Anyone can play it: Children who are learning about musical notes, students who already know them, and musicians who'd like to test their knowledge."
The app uses rhythm cards that depict musical notes and rests of varying value in place of a standard deck of playing cards. The goal is to win stars by putting all the cards in ascending order in four piles. First time users can consult an easy-to-follow tutorial before they play.
Cards are dealt in 6 columns (rather than 7), where you can organize them in descending order before moving them up to one of the four piles. If you need a reminder of the order of notes and rests, simply tap on the '?' button during play. Keeping in line with the Music Mind Games philosophy, users win every time they play.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 32.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Rhythm Solitaire 1.0 costs $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available in the App Store in the Education category.
Music Mind Games teach music theory to students of all ages in a fun, approachable way, turning an often-dry subject into an engaging one. The high-quality games and materials that make up Music Mind Games have been meticulously designed by Michiko Yurko with the assistance of trained Music Mind Games teachers. They have been successfully tested around the world since 1992. Learn more at the website. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Music Mind Games. 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.