Spotlight Drums ~ The drum set formerly known as 3D Drum Kit

[asa_item id="322122402"] Spotlight Drums allows users to play a 9-piece drum set. When users launch Spotlight Drums, they are given a tutorial that guides them in selecting a drum set (only one drum set is available in the free mode), the lighting, and the sound setting. By clicking the “settings” button, users can select if they wish to play a left-handed, cowbell, or cross-stick drum set. Once users have made their selections, they can play the drums by simply tapping on their screen. Instructional Ideas Once students learn to read music, they can practice playing the drums to it using…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 5.3
B. Design - 9.1
C. Engagement - 10

8.1

Spotlight Drums: A Best App for Music

Summary : Don't just hum when you can drum!

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Spotlight Drums allows users to play a 9-piece drum set. When users launch Spotlight Drums, they are given a tutorial that guides them in selecting a drum set (only one drum set is available in the free mode), the lighting, and the sound setting. By clicking the “settings” button, users can select if they wish to play a left-handed, cowbell, or cross-stick drum set. Once users have made their selections, they can play the drums by simply tapping on their screen.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Once students learn to read music, they can practice playing the drums to it using this app.
  2. As students gain confidence with their ability to read and play music, students can be put in pairs. Then, each pair can practice drumming the same piece of music together. This will allow students to build their musical fluency by working together to read and play music.
  3. Teachers can organize a concert by having students use multiple music-playing apps simultaneously. To organize the concert, teachers can have students individually practice playing the same piece of music using Spotlight Drums, Tiny Piano, and Guitar Chords. When ready, students can come together to perform the song using the different music-playing apps. In this way, students become musicians and the teacher becomes a Maestro.
  4. Students can listen to their classmates perform a song using this app. Next, the students who listened to the song can write a review about the performance. Using thoughtful language, the students who are writing the review can express what they liked about the performance and how it could be improved. Next, students can change roles, so the students who wrote the review will perform a song and the students who performed the song will compose a review.
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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  • ‎Spotlight Drums ~ The drum set formerly known as 3D Drum Kit Screenshot
  • ‎Spotlight Drums ~ The drum set formerly known as 3D Drum Kit Screenshot
  • ‎Spotlight Drums ~ The drum set formerly known as 3D Drum Kit Screenshot
  • ‎Spotlight Drums ~ The drum set formerly known as 3D Drum Kit Screenshot
  • ‎Spotlight Drums ~ The drum set formerly known as 3D Drum Kit Screenshot
  • ‎Spotlight Drums ~ The drum set formerly known as 3D Drum Kit Screenshot
  • ‎Spotlight Drums ~ The drum set formerly known as 3D Drum Kit Screenshot