Best Apps for Music Teachers/Students
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Let's create a list of the best apps for Music Teachers and Students. Please help populate the list. Feel free to add more columns if you'd like. THANKS!
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Name of AppBest FeaturesSeems to be lacking ...
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AudacityNot an app but a must for anyone recording and wanting to edit with a free open source platform
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AutoRapTurn your speech into rap and/or rap over a catalogue of beats.Free but premium lets you rap over popular beats
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BandGives you a few instruments including one big set that lets kids play with 12 bar bluesNot infinite in choices, a bit prescribed
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CadenzaPractice your recital music with beautiful accompaniments that listen to you—and turn pages for you
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DM1Visually representative of the subdivision of beats. Cool drum machines
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DrillbookField view for marching band, can load shows or just pdfs of sets
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Drum SchoolMust have for drum set players
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flat.ioCollaborative composition tool.
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GarageBandLoops, Layers, AutoPlay - Multiple entry points for musicians of all levels.Web-based option
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Google ClassroomStudents can upload performance assessment videos, listen to recordings, respond through GAFE
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iKaossilatorCreate Electro-House music successfully with an expressive X-Y control
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IncrediboxQuick musical fun, quick sharing with others. But also a great demo of looping fundamentals, the "math" of music. http://www.incredibox.com/v4/"App" version. (They are working on it.) & a ready way to layer user voices.
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iReal BookMust have for Jazz Teachers and students
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iShredPreloaded songs and kids push one button to chord, can learn progressions
Doesn't address chord structures as much as apps like Pocket Guitar
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Launchpad Beat pad(Hip Hop & Electronica) that works w/Novation Launchpad S hardware but works standalone as wellFree but premium lets you input custom beats to each button
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Loopy HDUser friendly, combine layers of sound quickly
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MadPadRemixing environemntal sounds.
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Monster ChordsGreat for kids that wants to learn to play the guitar, but want to avoid boring practices. It teaches chords in form of games so kids practice while having fun.It's currently only on iOS
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Music MindedGreat for students learning recorder. Lots of interactive movies and games to help kids learn at home. $14.99 (it showed up on AppsGoneFree one day last year and my kiddos snatched it up!)
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NoteFlight.comAnother web based notation program that can help students with creating traditional print music and hearing what they create.Subscription required for some advanced features
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OcarinaTurns iPad/phone into woodwind instrument. Four finger positions, tons of music online 4 freelimited range perhaps
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Pocket GuitarOn a phone the fretboard is nearly the same size as real one. Chord structures are same as real.Can only fit a few frets
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Real Piano HDAllows you to adjust the tuning so band members can play their music on the piano in their tuning
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Sight Reading FactoryCreate customized sight reading exercises.subscription required
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Smart MusicGreat for performers to have a full performance ensemble to practice their part withIt is another that requires a subscription per student
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Smart MusicPlay along app - A+ Standard in Music EductionPaid service
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Smithsonian FolkwaysFREE Lesson Plans for Multicultural music for all agesNot all countries are represented
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SoundCloudUpload your recordings for all to hear and share.
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SoundtrapKind of like Garageband for devices such as Chromebooks. Web based. Collaborative.
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String TunerGreat tuning app that sounds each string for each string instrument
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TempoMetronome - every musician needs a metronome on their smart phone or tablet
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TenutoCustomizable exercises and lessons to work through basic music theory concepts and ear trainingThis is a pay version, but Musictheory.net is the free web based version.
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ThumbJamPerformance interface. Many cool sounds - set to diatonic or different modes.
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Tonal EnergyStrobo-tuner, includes tuning adjustments, tone generation, etc.$3.99
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Traktor DJDJ app - nice. Create markers in songs to snap back to.
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TunableTuner - every musician needs a tuner on their smart phone or tablet
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UkeTabsGreat app that has most of lyrics to songs as well as UkeTabs to accompany the song. Has a cool feature to scroll along while you're playing.To avoid copyright, the words are * out a lot and makes it hard to read the words if you don't already know the song.
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UkueleBe able to play chords without knowing anything about Uke.
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Urban PlayPlay along app for Wind Instruments by Buffet - Free - Cool, Hip, Modern - currently Free
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VideoStarBe able to record video WHILE music is playing at the same time.
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VoicebandLets kids hum into their phone/iPad and turn voice into instruments. Recorder built in.Little more complex than tuorials make it look
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WebMusicWrite music notes on a staff and see the recognition results. Play what you wrote on the web.
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more info here http://mmedvinsky.edublogs.org/2014/04/10/whats-on-your-ipad-creating-music/
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