Sunday, 1 September 2013

My Top 5 Apps for Musicians

5. Garage Band.
    An Apple classic that allows you to turn you iPhone/iPad into a recording studio and play 'smart instruments. £2.99 from the App Store.

4. Notation.
    A new discovery for me, Notation is a music writing app that allows to compose, edit and playback scores all from you iPad. Similar to music notation softwares such as Sibelius. £10.49 from the App Store.

3. Cleartune Chromatic Tuner.
    There are a lot of tuner apps out there, but this one is my favourite. It is very responsive, accurate and has a great display. £2.99 from the App Store.

2. MetroTimer.
    A great metronome app. Its simple to use, has a variety of metronome sounds to choose from and the tempo and time signature can be changed with ease. Free from the App Store.

1. Music Journal.
I love being able to record how long I practice each day and this app allows me to do just that. You can store in different pieces and exercises and record how long you practice them for, simply by pressing a start and stop button. You can have several different instruments and the app allows you to see your productivity for the week, in a bar chart format. This is a really useful app if you want to record how productive you are in your practice sessions and I think it would be a useful app for young students just starting out. I would recommend starting off with the free version.

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