Friday, March 18, 2011

Nota iPad App

Yesterday I downloaded the Nota app for the iPad. Its free and its one of the best apps for the classroom I've seen.

The app has an on screen keyboard and a treble clef staff. If you press a note on the keyboard the corresponding note appears on the staff. Cool. But if you press chords or scales the app will highlight what keys to press. Very useful for beginning theory.

It also has a handy and easy to use reference section with common terms. You can take a simple note quiz which isn't very useful but might be good for elementary students.