Learn music online
DO YOU wish you learnt how to play an instrument when you were younger?
Pick up an ‘‘ app- strument’’ and let tech be your music teacher.
There is a growing trend of apps dedicated to incorporating musical education into fun and games, all without homework or stern looks from a tutor.
YouTube also has a growing community of music tutors and musical app enthusiasts, who video their tutorials for you, playing popular songs slowly and accurately for you to copy.
JoyTunes is an Israeli startup that incorporates using a real instrument to activate video games. It was recently awarded the biannual United Nations World Summit Award for the most creative eContent and innovative information communications technology.
JoyTunes is a little different, delivering a series of music apps activated when users play their own, real world musical instrument.
Learning piano is widely acknowledged as the essential first step in learning the basics of Western music formula. Learn it well and you will have a better understanding of musical language, making it easier to pick up other instruments.
JoyTunes has also released a free iPad app called Piano Dust Buster, which allows users to learn and play songs at their own pace, using their own piano through the iPad’s microphone or the app’s 3D virtual keyboard.
It is mainly aimed at beginners but you may still learn a lot as you progress through different game levels, with music lessons disguised as fun exercises in different modes.
BROAD BAND: Incident gTar ( iPhone) is a life- like guitar into which you can dock your iPhone, triggering the guitar frets to light up as directions for how to play