Education apps are probably something you don’t have a lot of on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. When it comes to interacting with your iOS device you’re probably using it for entertainment, social media, or to conduct business. There really aren’t a lot of instances when you pick up your device to learn something new. The fact of the matter is, we’re constantly learning while using our favorite devices and there are some amazing apps in the App Store that can help you. We’ve discovered Mozart 2 Pro and it will help you or a member of your family develop a much-needed skill to be a well-rounded musician.One thing shouldn’t surprise us anymore, our iOS devices are capable of teaching us how to do something new everyday. Mozart 2 Pro is an example of this. Whether you’re new to reading music or you need to brush up on your skills, this education app is sure to help you enjoy music on a whole new level.
Mozart 2 Pro is highly functional for everyone ages 4 and up. It’s extremely easy to use and it gives you 11 instruments to choose from in the “Pro” version. Mozart 2 Pro teaches you how to read 12 minor and major keys, practicing Solfege, unfamiliar keys, clefs, all while having fun playing an educational game.
Once inside Mozart 2 Pro everything comes to life on your device’s screen. Select your instrument, default is piano, from the toolbar and press the play button to start the game. A stream of whole notes starts scrolling across the screen from right to left. Tap the corresponding note on the instrument to make the whole note disappear. Once a note reaches the far left side of the screen it disappears and you lose a life. Lose too many lives and your game is over.
The longer you stay alive the more levels you complete and raise your score and lives. Levels get progressively harder to test your music reading skills so each added life is much-needed while learning and playing in Mozart 2 Pro.
The great thing about Mozart 2 Pro is how you can choose different instruments to try something new. You can even select a different sound for each instrument too. For example, I used the banjo for a few games and tried a couple different sounds to make the instrument sound even more interesting. It’s a fun way to switch up the traditional sound of an instrument without having to spend a dime on equipment.
Mozart 2 Pro does a great job of having everything right when and where you need it. The overall look and layout of the app is great and doesn’t offer up any distractions while still being visually pleasing, especially on my iPhone 6s Plus.
• Letters (C, D, E), Solfège (Do, Re, Mi)
• Banjo, Bass, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Viola, Violin
• Very intuitive interface
• All major and minor keys
• All common clefs
• Supports movable and fixed Do
• Adjustable tuning for all string instruments
• Support for left-handed players
• Half-speed mode for beginners
• Top ten list
Learning how to play Mozart 2 Pro is very easy, but remembering what you’ve learned is completely up to you. Makers of the app believe five minutes here and five minutes there with continued use will result in your ability to accurately read music. If you put enough time and effort into using the app I’m certain you’ll gain a much better understanding on how to read music. I’ve never before tried to learn how to read music and even I started feeling like I was starting to grasp a few basic concepts on how to accurately read music.
How does this translate over to playing an instrument? Reading music and playing an instrument are two different animals. In the past I’ve tried to start playing the guitar and getting my hands conditioned to hit different chords was extremely difficult. I also didn’t know how to read music either so I was trying to learn only through sound. Put these two discouraging aspects together and I didn’t have all that great of a time trying to learn how to play the guitar.
Mozart 2 Pro gives you or your budding musician a great way to learn about reading music in a smart and innovative way on our favorite devices for such a nominal fee.
If you want to learn how to read music or refresh your skills, you’ll definitely get hours and hours of use out of Mozart 2 Pro. Parents trying to help their children develop music skills will spend thousand of dollars on lessons, instruments, and Tylenol for the loud and bad music headaches. Mozart 2 Pro will help you and your child discover if this is something they’ll enjoy by introducing them to the most basic skill: reading music.
For only $3.99 (currently on sale) you’re definitely getting your money’s worth from Mozart 2 Pro. I remember when I tried picking up the guitar it was going to cost me about $45 for 30 minute sessions or $60 for an hour. Since I didn’t know how to read music, it was going to cost me a little extra time and money to become a well-rounded musician. I would love to have had Mozart 2 Pro available about 15 years ago so I could gain a better understanding of music before I unsuccessfully tried learning how to play an instrument.
(4 / 5) Save tons of money by using your iOS device to learn how to read music!
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