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Musilla Music School - Rosamosi ehf

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Mussila Music School is an educational app familiarising children with different aspects of music, such as melody, rhythm, instruments, and reading sheet music. The app is completely free from ads. Suitable for kids aged 5 and older.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Musilla Music School was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 13 September 2019.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Musilla Music School
Developed by: Rosamosi ehf
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free, Paid
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: While being safe, the app is likely a bit too complex and some of the content too advanced for children under 5.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Musilla Music School contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

Our Reviewer considered all available features in this review.

App description

Musilla Music School is divided into three main sections: Courses, Theory and Games. The Theory section is divided into “Instruments”, “Rhythm”, “Melody” and “Keyboard” which each contain hundreds of playful exercises. In “Instruments”, the user gets to listen to short tunes, is presented with pictures and names of instruments and has to match the sound with the correct instrument. In “Melody”, the player is introduced to the principles of music notation and reading sheet music, and learns to match a tune with the correct music sheet. In “Rhythm”, the player is introduced to note and rest values, such as whole, half, or quarter notes and rests, and how they are represented in sheet music, by matching a drum tune with the correct notation. “Keyboard” teaches the player how to play a tune on a piano keyboard following a music sheet. This knowledge can be applied and practiced in the provided Courses which contain a mix of exercises from each theoretical category. Each exercise is intuitive and the player gets as many attempts as needed to master the task. While progressing through the exercises, the player is awarded stars and earns in-app currency which can be traded for things like additional instruments or outfits for game characters. Beside these tutorials, there are several free in-app extensions that can be downloaded from the app store. These include a keyboard tutorial as well as music-based games, like experimenting with turntables, joining a jam session and arranging a band, recording own music sequences, and playing tilt and tap games.

Reviewers comments

This app offers children a fantastic opportunity to engage with music and to pick up music-related skills and knowledge while enjoying games and challenges. Appealing, high-quality animations and sounds as well as an intuitive trial and error approach motivates and allows children to learn about music with no previous knowledge or education needed. While playing Mussila, children learn to identify the sound as well as appearance of classical instruments such as guitar, violin, piano, tuba, harp, cello, counter bass, banjo, organ, keyboard, marimba, percussion. They learn to pay attention to and identify rhythms as well as melodies while comparing the sound to sheet music. Earning awards and in-app currency provides an additional motivation to succeed. The creators also cater for creativity and motor-skill/dexterity-based fun by including music creation as well as tilt and tap games.

In App purchasing

The app can initially be downloaded for free. The free version contains a limited selection of music courses and games.

In order to access all features and monthly new courses, the user can purchase a subscription – monthly for $12.99, trimonthly for $30.99 or yearly for $77.99. Before committing, the user gets a free 7-day trial.

Access to the app store is gated through a maths problem.

Online information

It is not necessary to create an account, provide any personal details, or connect with social media in order to play the game. There is no connectivity with social media or interaction with other users.

Gambling

  • At the time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content.  If you discover simulated gambling content in this app, please contact us with the details so we can update our review.

Advertising and product placement

  • None of concern.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

  • None of concern.

Coarse language

  • None of concern.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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