Every so often, a music app pops up from nowhere on the App Store to intrigue us. Shapes Music is the latest. Launched by a US startup of the same name, it’s an app to “play along with thousands of music videos and learn a ton about music as you play”.
That involves pulling music videos from YouTube and superimposing a piano-keyboard outline over the top of them, so people can play along. “Our playlist is curated straight from YouTube to contain a wide variety of jams and genres, from pop to indie to R&B,” explains its App Store listing, with more information on the company’s website.