aXylophone – Music App Review

Sparse xylophone app sounds good but is limiting. Gives This A 2/5 Overall Rating.

Quick Content Overview of What Your Child Will Experience:

  • App Play Simplicity: 5
  • Level of Fear and/or Violence in App: 0
  • Amount of Sexual Content: 0
  • Level of Bad Language: 0
  • Amount of Drug Use and/or Smoking: 0
  • Amount of Consumerism: 0

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Some Things To Keep In Mind

Parents need to know that aXylophone is a barebones xylophone music app that kids play freestyle. The interface has seven easy-to-play bars that are polyphonic (two or more bars can be played at the same time) and chromatic (tuned to the white keys on a piano). The app’s tonal quality is authentic and sounds good. But oddly, aXylophone doesn’t span a complete octave — it runs from Middle C to the B below the octave above Middle C, which limits the overall playing range and learning potential. You’ll be satisfied with this app if you want a very simple xylophone experience or for playing songs like “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” “Hot Cross Buns,” “Twinkle Twinkle,” and “Lightly Row.” But that’s about it. If you want greater functionality or more keys, you’ll be happier with a different xylophone or piano app. 

aXylophone is a Music app that is designed for those 2.  The app has an overall rating of 2 out of 5 and a learning rating of 2 out of 5.

aXylophone is available for Free On The Following Devices:

iPod Touch


Our Thoughts on the Level of Engagement:

This simple design gives players an easy, but limited, musical experience. The sound quality is good and the interface plays like a real xylophone (minus the mallets).

The Support Level for aXylophone is about a 2 out of 5.

No in-app instruction, recording, or playback. Kids don’t see music notation or note names on the bars. There’s a brief description of the xylophone’s origins and construction, so kids can learn about the instrument’s history and design.

We’d like to thank C.S.M for providing some of the information on this page.


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March 14, 2016