Rock, Rap, Loop, and Jam With These 8 Music-Making Apps for Kids
Pretty sure you’ve never made music quite like this before!
Maria Bailey · 29 days ago
The world of apps has added an exciting new element to music-making in ways we never knew were possible! The best music apps for kids open up the door to new musical possibilities — where animated animals are musical instruments (more on that later), and you can become a music producer in seconds. Whether you’re in the mood to rock, belt a ballad, or become a master DJ, these apps are your new musical playground!
1. Melody Jams
Bust out some tunes with your own animated band with Melody Jams! This is no ordinary band — you’ll be jamming out with monsters. But don’t worry, they’re of the friendly variety, and they love to rock. Mix and match your band members, choose their instruments, and create your own songs. Once you’re done being a music producer, grab an instrument and play along! Get ready to jam, available for iPhone or iPad.
Create loops and mix beats using animals — yes, animals — as musical instruments! Each animal makes a unique sound, including a baseline beat and a simple sequence of musical notes. But the real magic happens when animals are grouped together to create a multi-instrumental sound. Did we mention these adorable animated creatures even bust a move, too? Kids (and big kids) will be far too busy having fun to realize they’re learning about music composition. Download Loopimal, available for iPad or iPhone.
3. Toc and Roll
Any aspiring songwriters in the house? Toc and Roll is THE perfect platform for anyone interested in creating music. Choose from a library of instrumental sounds, and take advantage of the super-cool recording feature where you can record your own voice! Get started writing and producing your own songs by downloading the app for iPad.
4. Crayola DJ
Who needs to go out and party when you can bring the party on home? Turn your living room into a dance floor and get behind the decks with Crayola DJ! Mix loops, and add fun creative effects to make great-sounding music that will have you dancing the night (or day) away. Download the app for iPad or iPhone.
5. Magic Piano by Smule
Could you be a musical prodigy in the making? You might be convinced — after planting your fingers on Magic Piano and making music magic! You’ll be playing along to your favorite songs in no time, with the help of on-screen beams of light that guide your fingertips to the right notes. There’s also an option to switch up your musical instruments — baroque harpsichord, anyone? Or how about a new wave synthesizer? There are thousands of songs to choose from — from John Legend to Mozart, so everyone’s musical tastes are covered. Download it free on your iPhone or iPad.
6. Piano Dust Buster
Now you can actually learn how to play the piano for real — using the genius Piano Dust Buster app! Prop your phone or iPad on your piano and make sure to leave your microphone on so the app can track your progress. If you don’t have a piano — no worries! There’s a virtual piano on the app, so you can play right on the screen anytime, anywhere. Download the app free for iPhone or iPad.
7. Medly Music Maker
Whether you’ve never played an instrument in your life, or you’re a music master, Medly Music Maker is a musical treasure trove for absolutely everyone. You have enough instruments to form an entire orchestra right at your fingertips! And hundreds more instruments are available for purchase in-app — ranging from house synths to classical violins. Create songs in a variety of musical genres, where musical notes are drawn right on the screen. Ready music maker? The free app is available for iPad and iPhone.
8. Keezy Classic
Tikatikatikatika! Poom poom poom! It’s time to take your beatboxing skills to the next level with Keezy! Record a sound into each of the 8 colored tiles, and tap the tile to play it back or hold to loop. You’ll be ready to challenge anyone to a beatboxing battle in no time! Download the free app for any of your iOS devices.
There you have it, music makers! We hope you have a blast creating unique sounds we could perhaps one day hear on the radio. Who knows what the future has in store, but in the meantime, rock on!
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