Melody Jams, from Melody Jams, is a simple and intuitive, music-making app game that allows kids to create, and then jam with, their own monster band. The music making screen is laid out with a stage in the center, and a collection of cartoon monsters with unique instruments on the bottom of the screen. Kids create songs by scrolling through the available monsters, then selecting and dragging the monsters onto the stage. The created song plays as the band is created, and each band member monster has an immediate effect on the song's sound. Once a desired sound is achieved, players can join the performance, and jam along with the monsters using a piano, drums or xylophone, which pop up on the bottom of the screen.
Melody Jams is currently available for iPhone and iPad as a free download. At the time of this review, no information was available as to whether the app will receive an Android version.
The app's first jam, called Garage Band, is available immediately with the app, for free. New Jams with additional monsters and instruments will be released, and provide a great reason to return to the app. These additional Jams will cost money.
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