Colorblind children can now start music lessons with a free music app that uses symbols instead of colors.
The app is called “Pre Piano Lessons” and already available on Google Play, iTunes and the Windows App Store. For the next several weeks, the app is free and to make it easy and quick for you, we are posting the links right here.
Free app links for colorblind children
Select an app store below to download Pre Piano Lessons today for free.
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The app comes with a dedicated help page and an explainer video to get you started fast. Pre Piano Lessons is specifically designed for children who are still at the pre-reading stage which means that minimal guidance by an adult or older sibling is required. As soon as you install it, you can start composing and playing music. It’s really easy. Look at the image below to see how the app functions.
There are only three things to remember. After you load the app, touch the octopus button to generate a lesson. The lessons are 7 notes long and by using the arrows which are located above and below the small animals, you can make changes to the melody and even add an eight note.
Rabbit and turtle buttons.
Children need to hear the melody because it helps them to learn it faster. Because this app is the first in a series of three apps, we’ve kept the lessons short in order to make the even faster to remember. If you want to see and hear the lessons played slowly, touch the turtle button and for regular playback speed use the rabbit button. It’s that easy.
Once your child has listened to the lesson one or more times (it’s OK to listen a few times), then it’s time to play it. This is done by touching the large animal pads at the bottom of the screen. Color blind children will love the layout and have no problems identifying and matching the symbols and by doing so, learn how to play the piano.
Almost all beginner apps use color-coded keys but such methods should be avoided by any child because color doesn’t excite the brain as much as recognizing a symbol does. Le’ts take a quick look at the animals. From left to right, they are:
Please make sure that you refer to each animal only by that name. If you child calls the alligator crocodile then you need to find a way to gently correct it because the first letters of each animal are actual notes. If you touched the camel on the app and then played the middle C on the piano, you would hear the same sound except that one is digital and the other one, assuming you have a real piano and not a keyboard, is acoustic.
If you are the parent of a colorblind child who wants to get started with music lessons early then look into Pre Piano Lessons. The app has a proven track record and was developed by an Austrian music teacher. After a few weeks, your child will no doubt outgrow the app and when that happens, you can move up to the Pre Piano Keyboard. To learn more about this new music method, you can simply go to the Little Composers website and try all of the apps on your device.
Hopefully, colorblind children everywhere will enjoy learning to compose and play music enjoy the benefits that music brings.
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