Technology is pretty amazing! Here are some fun apps to help you along your musical journey.
NOTATION (Reading Notes):
- Staff Wars - Clever Star Wars spin off. This app allows students to level up by naming the notes on their clef. $0.99 App; FREE Desktop
- Flashnote Derby - Fun racing game incorporating music notation. $4.99
- Music Tutor - Test your knowledge of notation names using this simple yet engaging app. FREE
- Name That Note - Different levels available from beginner to advanced. FREE
- Whack a Note - Web based carnival-style game that asks you to “whack” a given note. FREE
- NotesDeMusique - For android devices. FREE
- Music Notes Go - Drag and drop notes to the correct position on a music staff. $.99
- Music Theory.net Note Trainer Game - Web based clean, functional note identification game. FREE
- Lines and Spaces - Web based treble and bass clef reading game. FREE
- Word Warrior (Treble Clef) - Web based, treble note puzzles spell out words. FREE
- Treble Cat - French-cat themed game based on the notes of the treble staff.
- Bass Cat - French-cat themed game based on the notes of the bass staff.
- NinGenius Music - Master notes and fingerings for band/orchestra instruments through gameplay. Earn ninja belts as you increase speed and accuracy. Helps eliminate the need to keep checking your instrument’s fingering chart. $2.99
- (Your Instrument) Racer - Fun racing game that interacts with your student playing their instrument. Play the correct note and you speed up! $2.99
- Play Along (Your Instrument) - Beginner students now have fun as they practice and learn new songs! This app listens to you play, guides you through the selected song and provides a proficiency score to help you improve. $4.99
- Bandmate Chromatic Tuner App - Great visual for students who want to make sure they are playing the correct note on their instrument. Gives a visual notation of the note as well as the intonation (tuning) of that note below. FREE
- InsTuner - Shows your pitch and indicates whether or not you are flat, sharp, or in tune. Also generates a tone for a student to match (great for percussionists on timpani!) FREE
- Tonal Energy Tuner - Another great visual of how your note fits in the intonation spectrum. Even shows a smiley face when you play perfectly in tune! Also has a tone generator and metronome feature. $3.99
- MetroTimer - Simple app that helps students stay in time when they play. Great companion for practice sessions. FREE
- Drum Beats+ - Students love playing along with a cool drum beat and this is a wonderful app for it. Mrs. Wood even practices along with this all the time. $3.99
- Metronome Beats - Simple app that helps students stay in time when they play. Great companion for practice sessions. FREE
- Online Metronome - Use anytime. FREE