This post highlights a few of my go-to iPad apps for Music Lab time that my students enjoy: Rhythm Cat HD, Rhythm Lab, and Staff Wars.
Rhythm Cat HD
The paid version, Rhythm Cat HD (currently $4.99), currently includes six stages, each with ten levels. If you are looking to use this as a lab for your students, then you will need the full paid version.
Please note that this app does not have a way for the student to hear the rhythm in playback. They tap the rhythm along to an accompaniment track. Often the accompaniment does not include the rhythm in any way, so students must have a solid sense of beat. If they miss just one note, they will receive two, not three stars.
Stages and levels can only be unlocked by successful completion. So, you cannot assign stage 4 to a student until someone has successfully mastered and unlocked stages 1, 2, and 3.
Corresponding Music Lab Sheet
Students cannot “sign-in” to this app to track their progress, so I like to assign stages and track progress by having them fill out this music lab sheet.
It is recommended not to assign a stage until the student is proficient at the rhythms included.
For example, even though level one only uses whole, half, and quarter notes, some of the exercises must be executed at fast tempos.
This download includes two pages covering all six stages and ten levels.
Add this lab to your cart now, or find it (along with other music labs in the shop)