Joy Tunes is a neat web and iPad application for learning to play the recorder and the piano. Joy Tunes presents students with games to play with a recorder or a piano.
The recorder game from Joy Tunes is available for iPad and the web. To play the game you have to play the correct notes on your recorder. When you play the correct notes you can move forward in the game. The notes that are played on the recorder are picked up by the microphone on your iPad and on computer.
The piano game from Joy Tunes is available for iPads only right now. The concept is the same as for the recorder game. Play the notes on your piano or keyboard and your iPad picks up the sounds to give you feedback in the game.
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Playing the Joy Tunes games could be a good way to mix up music practice. I wouldn't replace practicing scales and other time-tested methods with playing these games, but playing the games could throw a new fun element into practice.
H/T to TechCrunch.