"I know what you're thinking - there's in-app purchases. BUT, you don't have to buy anything, it's just a short cut to get things more quickly. All the upgrades in the store are available by simply playing the game. I had so much fun playing this game."
"You start with three instruments and you just jam on them - the monkey will then repeat what you did, note for note. When you have a good rhythm going, he will dance, clap and look appreciative. If you are slow and hesitant, he looks a little bored. The longer you jam and the more the monkey enjoys himself, the more bananas you earn. Feeding these to the monkey will unlock more songs. In a different section of the app, you can draw and record your own music! Lots of fun, no musical knowledge needed but great for building musical appreciation."
Of course, when she wrote about how "she" had so much fun playing drums for the monkey she meant "my kids."
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Featured by Apple in Apps For Learning Music!
Making music has never been so fun, or so easy! Play realistic instruments and watch as little jungle animals copy your tunes. See their funny reactions as you feed them bananas, spin them, or bop them on the head! Make them happy and see them reward you with a special song!
Create real music just by drawing and watch as the creatures play your creation. Get creative and re-mix your songs with different instruments, or accessorize your characters with a hat and sunglasses. Use Heart Coins to unlock new instruments and other fun items.
* Create songs by drawing on the screen
* Play cool instruments with a mini-keyboard
* Customize your characters with a hat or sunglasses
* Save and name your songs
* Remix songs - change instruments and tempo
* True 3D graphics with tons of surprises!
* Djembe drum, marimba, and kalimba included
* Earn Heart Coins and bananas just by playing!
* Unlock new instruments and other fun items!
Items you can unlock:
* Acoustic Guitar
* Girl Monkey
* Baseball Hat
* Bunches of Bananas
Note: This app is completely free to play and all items can be unlocked simply by playing. We also offer the option to buy additional Heart Coins with real money - if you'd like to disable this option, see the settings on your device.
If you would like to download Monkey Drum please support Smart Apps for Kids by using the links provided.
Every day we pick what we call the Good Free App of the Day, an app that we have downloaded, tested and certified: It can't have a ton of ads or just a little content with a ton of in-app purchases.
It also has to be good.
We then present them to you to read, download, and share so, based on which ones got the most hits, here are your Top 40 Favorite Free Apps. (We've eliminated apps that were only free for a limited period of time.)
2) LEGO App 4+ (build a vehicle and then use it in activities)
8) Play 123
10) Rover (flash-enabled browser for kids)
12) The Lorax
14) Draw Something (Pictionary online!)
15) Hide Run Growl
16) NASA App HD
17) Khan Academy
18) Using I and Me
19) Scribble Press
20) Math Bingo Games
22) PBS Kids Video
23) Color Uncovered (don't let your dog drive)
27) I Can Write 2
28) Art Maker
31) Little Finder
32) Lego Duplo Jams
33) iTunes U
35) Math Vs. Zombies
40) Screen Chomp