Every once in a while I run across an app that is so exciting because it is so out of the box! Isle of Tune takes composition and creativity to a whole new level.
Designed by Jim Hall, the iPad app is based off of the isle of tune game online where you can build a “musical” city. You start out by creating streets which ultimately serve as your “staff”. The cars will eventually drive to to play the music. In addition, you can move the direction you want the cars to “play” in. (Think repeats, coda’s, etc…) You can add up to 8 cars, setting each one at a different tempo if desired. You can even add in road delays (ie: rhythm values) before a car begins to drive. Street lamps and houses create rhythm “drum kit” style sounds and the trees and pot of flowers create the keyboard pitches. When you hover over these items you will find that you can change the rhythm or note pitch and actually create a fun composition.
To get a real good feel of what it is here is a quick demo of what it does and how to create!
One of the best parts of this app is being able to see and listen to what others have created and share your creation as well. Some people did original compositions, others made an isle of tune from a popular piece or a fun spin off on twinkle twinkle little star, etc. The beauty of this app is the creative possibilities are absolutely endless! Here are a couple YouTube examples of some awesome creations!
Michael Jackson’s Beat It-
Clocks by ColdPlay-
I don’t know about you, but my students will love this. So much so that I’m not sure they will want to go home after experiencing what they can create with Isle of Tune!
The Isle of Tune is now universal which means it is compatible with the iPhone, iPod and iPad and is amazingly only $1.99! Even better- Jim has graciously offered to give away 7 promo codes! Whoohoo!!!
To enter just leave a comment below. Deadline to enter is by this Friday (my birthday!), July 19th 10:00pm (mountain time). (*Winner MUST respond within 72 hours of announcement or another winner will be chosen*) The winner will be announced on this blog and on the FPSResources Facebook page by Saturday, July 20th. Be sure you subscribe to the blog and like FPSResources on the Facebook page so you don’t miss out seeing if you are a winner!
Disclaimer: I received this app in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own.