I found myself in Seattle a few weeks ago, stuck in a 12-person van with my daughter’s synchronized swimming team on a road trip. The girls were getting a bit stir crazy, and I was trying to think of a game we hadn’t played yet. I desperately texted a music teacher friend, “What was that fun music app you showed me last month?”
I quickly downloaded it, and got the girls next to me to give their input on the song and style. Once you choose a song and style, the app tells you certain sounds to make as you are recorded, then mixes them into a fun video. The video can then be shared to your camera roll or on social media (if you desire).
The team loved it. Suddenly every girl in the van was downloading the app to her phone and making weird sounds. In retrospect, maybe it wasn’t a great idea to try it out in an enclosed space…
I was reminded of the app when I saw this article on the Huffington Post about a recent video called, “Schoolhouse Re-mix” by DJ Overeasy. (You should check it out. It’s great!) I don’t think DJ Overeasy used the app to make his video, but the effects are similar.
VidRhythm is rated for ages 9+, and available on iPhone and iPad. It’s free. I’m sharing it today because it’s Phun Phriday, and it’s definitely a lot of fun. Of course, kids will be kids and try to make all kinds of sounds that are not suggested by the app – so be prepared if it’s on a student’s device to hear and see some unique videos that only kids would dream up;)