July 9, 2015
For those of you looking for some good Android apps to use in their music classes, the list below is a good place to start with. We have curated for you a collection of some of the best web educational music apps out there. All of these apps have been tried and used by teachers and proved to be a big hit. Check them out and share with us if you have other suggestions to add to this list. For iPad users, check out this list instead.
1- Drum set
‘Drum set comes with different drum setup variations and gives you the lowest latency on Android. Sounds are taken from a real drums and they give you studio quality. Low latency, multi-touch and cool animations in a combination with recording option give you the ultimate real drum experience.
You can pick between different drums. Each kit contains a different set of drums and cymbals.App features following setups: basic, big concert, jazz, double bass, electric pad and Africa drum set.’
2- Real Drum
‘REAL DRUM is a free application for Android that simulates a real drum on your mobile/tablet screen. To play it, just drumming your fingers on the pads of the drums and the sound is played simultaneously. A fun, light and easy to use application. Ideal for those who want to study or play drumming without making much noise or taking up much space.’
3- My Guitar
My Guitar is an excellent Android app that provides a virtual guitar simulation. Play guitar on your device like on a real guitar.
‘128 musical instruments and more than 50,000 songs are available in this free piano tutor app. Piano Teacher is not only the most elegant game to enjoy your songs, note by note, but also a great app to learn how to play music any time, anywhere.’
‘ Flashnote Derby is the fun way for kids to learn music notes and practice memorizing them. Learning to read music is key to laying the groundwork for future success. Flashnote Derby actually makes this enjoyable and helps students stay motivated in their music studies.’
‘This application is a MUST HAVE for anyone interested in reading music sheets. One of the toughest things about playing music is playing the notes in a timely manner. That’s why I created this application. It displays notes on a music sheet and your job is to identify them as fast as you can, improving your music sheet reading speed.’
‘Learn to sight-read music with MusicTutor SightRead (MTSR). MTSR is a quiz game designed for music students, for learning to read (and write) music in an easy and pleasant way.’
‘Move away from rote memorization techniques and learn how to read music notes in a natural and engaging way. Note Trainer is a fun game that teaches you to recognize music notes through sight reading practice. The Note Trainer game increases in speed and difficulty over time so that you can truly learn to read music effortlessly. Sight reading practice has been shown to be very effective in helping people learn how to read sheet music.’
‘Learn to play any instrument and how to read music is a difficult task that requires lots of practice. But the practice don’t have to be boring. Rhythm teacher it’s the perfect tool for your music education. This rhythm game teaches you how to read music in a fun and easy way. It’s perfect for your rhythm training! With a bit of practice on every level you’ll learn that sight reading is easier than you thought.’
‘Mix, record, play and perform your own electronic music with the SPC – Music Sketchpad 2! It’s the best Android app for sampling, sequencing and beat programming on your phone or tablet.Start producing now: Play loops and sequences with the 16-pad multi-touch enabled main screen and program your own sequences and drum grooves by setting steps and notes.’