Dropmix – part game, part DJ mixer, part ear-trainer… ALL fun!
Dropmix is a new game from Harmonix (the makers of “Rock Band” video game) that lets participants create unique mixes of popular songs by using playing cards connected to an iPad or iPhone. Because it’s a fun game, music programs quickly realize that it’s a great way to engage participants but others have found other creative ways to use Dropmix to teach their participants core musical concepts. Below is some feedback from program directors using Dropmix and the clever ways they incorporate it into their programs.
Learn more here: www.dropmix.hasbro.com/en-us
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– “Dropmix has been engaging participants who were typically on the fringe (ie. not very active). They had a lot of fun once they tried it and now I have participants coming to my program just to play!” – Eddie Salas, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County
– “Dropmix is a good quick way to get participants in the room and engage them. It really helps me to transition them to other activities once they are here.” – Dustin Cicero, A. Worley Brown Boys & Girls Club
– “It has been great for getting more kids involved that would normally just “hang out”. The game makes interacting with music a fun and non-intimidating activity. It’s also perfect for getting brand new participants involved, excited, and having fun as soon as they walk in.” – Alex Delorey, Methuen YMCA
– “I was skeptical at first but it has been helpful with programming because it has been a draw for some kids who wouldn’t traditionally come into the music room. It feels less intimidating to play a game than learning an instrument.” – Chris Knox, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County
“I have the kids listen when they play a card and try to explain what they hear changing in the music before they play a new card.” – Submitted by Chris Knox, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County
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Example #1 – Engage participants on the “fringe”
Example #2 – Bracket Competition
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