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An Interesting Infographic Featuring Top Apps for Learning Music

January 17, 2017
Here is a collection of some of the best iPad apps for learning music. The apps cover different topics related to music learning from practical tips to help  you master musical tools such as piano and guitar to learning how to compose, read and make music sheets. Whether you are a music teacher, a parent keen on teaching their kids music, or simply a music fan, the apps below will definitely enhance your music learning experience. They are all featured in iTunes list of 'Apps for Learning Music' where you can access tons of other music apps to use with your students in class. Also the categorization of these apps is also adopted from iTunes list. We selected our favourites apps from the list and incorporated them into the infographic below. Feel free to use the visual the way you want provided you cite us as the source and keep it free of charge.

You can download this infographic in PDF format from this link. The links to the apps are provided in the bottom of the infographic.

An Interesting Infographic Featuring Top Apps for Learning Music

I- Instruments
1- Piano Maestro


‘From playing a single note to complete pieces, Piano Maestro helps your child master sight-reading, rhythm, technique and playing with both hands to make sheet music come to life. Fun piano learning for the entire family with positive screen time!’

2- Drum Guru


‘Drum Guru is an educational app for drummers of all ability levels - beginner to pro - which delivers the highest quality educational content from some of the world’s best known drummers. You will broaden your skills by learning new grooves, fills, and other concepts, taught in easily digestible, short lessons.’

3- Drum School

‘Whether you're a beginner or a pro, Drum School is the perfect tool for advancing and expanding your skills.  With a large selection of grooves, exercises and practice ideas, Drum School will continue to take you to the next level.’

4- Learn Guitar

‘Through a series of 27 video lessons including easy-to-understand diagrams, Jen -- a guitar instructor who's been playing since she was 13 -- will show you all the basic guitar essentials to get you on your way to becoming a guitar hero.’

5- Learn Piano HD

‘Mahalo's Learn Piano app makes playing look like a daunting feat made easy. You'll never need a private lesson to rock at piano again!’

6- Lick of the Day

‘Each Lick Pack features 12 to 25 lick video lessons—about 60-90 minutes of video—from a skilled instructor, along with matching interactive tab/notation, text narrative and backing tracks. Many Lick Packs are presented in sets of two volumes per genre, where the second volume builds on the concepts and techniques that were presented in the first.’

II- Read and Compose
1- Tabs abd Chords HD

‘Play your favorite songs on guitar or ukulele right from your iPad. Choose from 1,100,000+ tabs and chords with lyrics, learn how to play riffs and solos with interactive Tab Pro tabs.’

2- forScore

‘Shelve those 3-ring binders. Get organized. Download and play something new in seconds. With forScore, your sheet music has never been better—it’s everything you can do with paper and so much more.’

3- GarageBand

‘GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. And now Live Loops makes it easy for anyone to have fun creating music like a DJ, by triggering loops and audio effects in real time.’

4- Tonara Interactive Piano Sheet Music

‘With Tonara’s patented interactive scores you can now experience playing with sheet music in a completely effective and engaging way! Tonara scores will listen to you play, mark your position in the score, and turn the pages automatically for you exactly at the right time.’

5- Notion

‘An incredible composition app for any music lover, Notion gives you the ability to compose, edit, and playback scores using real audio samples performed by The London Symphony Orchestra recorded at Abbey Road Studios.’

6- Symphony Pro

‘Symphony Pro 4 (SP4) is a complete and easy-to-use app for creating music notation on iPad. It allows you to compose music for just about any size ensemble, from piano, symphonies, band, lead sheets, chord charts, guitar tabs, and more.’

III- Theory
1- EarWizard

‘The ultimate portable sheet music library, allowing you mobile, all-in-one place access to your Musicnotes.com library of sheet music.’

2- Tenuto

‘Tenuto is a collection of fifteen customizable exercises designed to enhance your musicality. From recognizing chords on a keyboard to identifying intervals by ear, it has an exercise for you.’

3- Quinterval

‘Quinterval is a circle of fifths that also shows all tones of the selected scale. A scale in the circle can be selected by tapping on the tonic or by turning the controller in the middle.’

4- Ear Trainer

‘Ear Trainer is an educational tool designed for musicians, music students and anyone interested in improving ones musical ear. It has over 260 individual exercises that are conveniently placed into nine different areas of study.’

5- Theory Lessons

‘Theory Lessons features 39 music theory lessons from musictheory.net, presented in their original animated versions.’

6- Cleartune

‘Cleartune is a chromatic instrument tuner and pitch pipe that allows you to quickly and accurately tune your instrument using the built-in mic in your iPhone or using an external mic on your 2nd or 3rd generation iPod Touch.’

VI- Tools
1- Tempo - Metronome with Setlists



‘Tempo features an innovative interface that morphs between modes that each presents a different combination of functionalities optimized for the task at hand. Five modes are available on the iPhone: Basic, Preset, Setlist, Practice and Gig. On the iPad, Preset, Gig and Complete modes are available, the last providing access to all controls.’

2- Jamn Multi-tool: Visualize music theory



‘Jamn Multi-tool is the ultimate, interactive reference tool for musicians with basic music theory knowledge.’

3- GuitarTuna – Tuner for Guitar, Bass and Ukulele



‘GuitarTuna is the easiest, fastest and most accurate tuner app in the world!
The ultimate tuner for guitar, bass, ukulele and all popular string instruments. GuitarTuna has been downloaded over 20 million times and is used by beginners and experts!’

4- Tunable: Tuner, Metronome, and Recorder



‘Join 700,000+ other musicians using Tunable and turn your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch into the best chromatic tuner, tone & chord generator, metronome, and recorder — so you can learn to play steadily, in tune, and on beat anywhere you go.’

5- Metronome

‘MetroTimer is the most accurate metronome app on the App Store. It provides highly accurate audio and visual feedback, and easy to use timer to track your practice sessions.’

6- Chordion : Musical Instrument, Arpeggiator, Drum Machine, and MIDI Controller


‘Chordion makes it easy to play common chord changes in any key. In "auto" mode, Chordion's keyboard follows the chords you play, letting you strum up and down or effortlessly pluck out melodies. The built-in drum machine & arpeggiator help you keep the beat.’