I received a download of this app for review.
Morton Subotnick’s Pitch Painter iPad App, while being quite a mouthful, is a great app for making music! Designed for preschoolers, it’s perfect for kids with sensory issues too. It works great – Zoe loads it up every chance she gets. This app is written by Morton Subotnick, the author of the acclaimed educational CD ROM series Making Music,
If your child likes finger painting and other activities that engage sensory input on her fingers, she will love this app. Simply select your instrument set and you’re ready to start tracing musical sounds with your finger. Change up instruments to add more variety – you have your selection of instruments from Europe/N. America, West Africa, the Middle East or Asia. (NOTE: You need to turn off the Multitasking Gestures under General Settings for best results.) The kids were totally engaged with creating swirling lines and building little music pieces. When done, they can play it straight forward, or pick one of the animals in the left column to play it in reverse or upside down. They can use the eraser to “scrub” out certain lines of sound, and they can add more “lines” of music as they go.
I had NO problem with it, but apparently my husband has delicate ears, as he couldn’t take the sound of an “untrained” instrument. So I guess the kids ever learning to play music is out of the question, lol!
What a great app for making music and getting in creative drawing skills! Fun, easy, and the kids took to it right away. The Pitch Painter App is available for iOS 5 for $3.99.