Learn, Create, Play
- Learn the fundamentals of music through lessons, games, and more!
- First 5 lessons, 4 instruments and
a backing band free!
- $4.99 for all lessons, instruments, backing bands, and games.
Scientific Approach to
We applied state-of-the-art learning science research in designing Music Learning Lab. We identified key skills that serve as a foundation for music learning, and designed the lessons in Music Learning Lab using a systematic approach to teaching those skills. The result is that learners acquire an important set of music skills, and have a tremendous amount of fun doing it.
In the Learn area, interactive lessons teach skills that provide an essential foundation for music education. Learners complete lessons on high and low pitch, interpreting sounds and melodies as written musical symbols, and interpreting written musical symbols as sounds. There are 14 lessons, with several levels of increasing complexity. Completing a lesson unlocks the next, and learners can repeat a lesson at any time.
The Create area is a fun environment where kids can use the skills they’ve learned to create their own musical pieces. Learners can choose pitches, change instruments, add longer melodies and more complex rhythm to their pieces, and choose a backing band to play along with them. The Create area provides endless fun for all ages.
See Your Songs Performed
Learners can watch a band of Music Learning Lab friends play the songs they create. Try different backing bands to change where the band plays. Choose different instruments to see different friends perform!
There are three fun mini-games in the Play area. In the mini-games, learners engage in activities that give them extra practice in the music skills they learned in the lessons. When learners complete a group of lessons teaching them a new skill, they can practice and extend the skill in the Play area. As learners make progress in the Play area activities, they earn trophies, and unlock new instruments and backing bands in the Create area.
The Trophies area is where learners can go to see all the trophies they have earned in Music Learning Lab. When they meet certain goals in the program, they’ll see a “lock” open and a new trophy appear. Learners can touch any trophy to see what they’ve earned. You can encourage your learners to explore the program and try to earn every trophy!
Music Learning Lab is available on all generations of iPad and iPad mini, and 3rd, 4th and 5th generations of iPhone and iPod touch. It will be available for Mac OS X users in fall, 2013.
Generategy is a small team of developers dedicated to the science of learning. Our goal is to make apps that really teach, and to make them really fun!
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the recommended age range for Music Learning Lab?
We’ve tested Music Learning Lab with 5-year-old kids, 65-year-old adults, and all ages in between. Everyone can have fun with Music Learning Lab. The lessons may be challenging for kids under 5, but younger kids will enjoy composing music in the Create area and watching animations in the Trophies area. The Create area is seriously fun for older ages too.
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What’s included in the free version of Music Learning Lab?
The free download provides access to the first 5 tutorial lessons in the Learn area, the ability to compose with one of three available instruments and a backing band in the Create area, and an animated Music Learning Lab friend who will perform composed songs. (back to top
What’s included in the full version of Music Learning Lab?
With the full version of Music Learning Lab, learners gain access to:
- 14 tutorial lessons in the Learn area
- the ability, in the Create area, to compose with two instruments, drums, and backing bands, watch a band of Music Learning Lab friends perform their compositions, and save up to 3 compositions per learner
- three mini-games in the Play area to practice and extend skills learned in the lessons
Explore the full version of Music Learning Lab to earn all 15 instruments, nine backing bands, and 32 trophies! (back to top
How can I download the full version of Music Learning Lab?
The full version of Music Learning Lab is available as an In-App Purchase within the free version, and can be purchased by touching the shopping cart at the top right of the screen. (back to top
What’s the Music Master Key?
The Music Master Key is found in the bottom-right of the account management window. Once one learner has completed all 14 lessons, the Music Master Key code is unlocked. Entering the code unlocks every feature in the Learn, Create, and Play areas for the account selected. Within the full version, the Music Master Key code may be purchased at any time, without an account having completed all 14 lessons. (back to top
It will be available soon!
Music Learning Lab was submitted to the App Store on May 17th. It will be available soon!
Music Learning Lab will be available for Mac OS X users this fall.