Musical Instrument—Lamophone

[asa_item id="535422655"] Musical Instrument—Lamophone turns an iPad into a musical instrument that is original to tablets. After launching the app, users are provided a tutorial for customizing and using the lamophone. Next, users can play the lamophone on their iPad. To access advanced options, users can tap the “record” button on the top left of their screen. Here, they can select different musical instruments’ sounds that the lamophone will play (e.g., flute, piano, and bell, among others), the key played and play mode, button arrangement, musical notation, and instrument theme. Plus, users can record music they played on their lamophone…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 7.7
B. Design - 9.1
C. Engagement - 10

8.9

Musical Instrument Lamophone: A Must-Have App for Music Class

Summary : The Most Unique Musical Instrument Possibly Ever!

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Musical Instrument—Lamophone turns an iPad into a musical instrument that is original to tablets. After launching the app, users are provided a tutorial for customizing and using the lamophone. Next, users can play the lamophone on their iPad. To access advanced options, users can tap the “record” button on the top left of their screen. Here, they can select different musical instruments’ sounds that the lamophone will play (e.g., flute, piano, and bell, among others), the key played and play mode, button arrangement, musical notation, and instrument theme. Plus, users can record music they played on their lamophone or listen to previously recorded music.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can share this app with students and have them download it to their iPad. Next, teachers can give students a piece of sheet music and have them play it on their lamophone. Students can then journal their thoughts about playing the new instrument. Sample prompts include: (1) What did you like about the instrument? (2) Would you prefer playing this instrument or a more traditional one? (3) What were some challenges you had while playing this instrument?
  2. Students can play a piece of music on the lamophone and then another musical instrument of their choice. Next, students can then use the Venn Diagram app to compare their experiences playing the two instruments.
  3. Groups of students can create a digital band, and each student can play a different instrument with the lamophone being one of the instruments played. Students can practice playing in their band and, when they are ready, the teacher can record them using the TouchCast app. After recording them, the teacher can post it to a class website so other students can view it. After viewing it, students can respond to the recording by posting a critique.
  4. Students can independently play a song on their lamophone. When ready, they can record themselves playing the song. They can do this each week and monitor their recordings to see if they improve.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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