Quincy Jones Launches Music Education App, Playground Sessions

Famed music producer co-created music version of Rosetta Stone

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Music legend Quincy Jones launched a new music education app Tuesday called Playground Sessions. The Associated Press reports that the newly released tool teaches users how to play the piano with real-time feedback and video tutorials from pianist David Sides.

There’s “such a need for this,” Jones said in an interview last week, according to Associated Press. “The concept is brand-new. I have been praying for this for a long time.  It has a learning concept similar to Rosetta Stone.  I’m blown away by this.”

The musical app features close to 70 popular songs by “Single Ladies” songstress Beyonce and Canadian-born pop star Justin Bieber, as well as well-known tracks like Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” and Katy Perry’s “Firework.”

Co-creator of the app and founder of Playground Sessions Chris Vance told AP he linked up with Jones over a year ago after working alone on the project for three years. He said the 79-year-old music mogul immediately saw a vision for the app and wanted to make learning music fun.

Jones hopes Playground Sessions will impact music education programs in schools around the world.


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