9 Good Music Apps for Middle School Teachers

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Looking for some good music apps to use with your students? The updated list below has you covered. This is a collection of some useful apps we curated from iTunes App Store specifically for middle school students. Some of the things students can do with these apps include: learn how to play guitar,  access tons of music theory lessons, learn to read music, make your own music using a wide variety of instruments...and many more. We invite you to check them out and share with us your feedback.

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

2- Yousician
‘Yousician is your personal music tutor for the digital age, covering Guitar, Piano, Singing, Ukulele and Bass! Learn and play thousands of songs on your real instrument with clear, instant feedback as the app listens along."
3- Coach Guitar
‘Guitar Lessons : Get visual teaching guitar app with colors - We show you how to play popular songs without music theory.*The easy way to learn to play guitar without guitar tabs information.’

4- Jamn Multi-tool
‘The app is the perfect companion to visualize a song’s hidden structure and chord progressions. The Jamn wheel that confers the app its uniqueness, reveals the relationships between keys, chords and scales for guitar (electronic guitar and acoustic guitar), bass, ukulele and piano. Re-discover the circle of fifths with Jamn multi-tool.’

5- ScaleBank
‘ScaleBank puts scales in your pocket. Major, minor, pentatonic. Play guitar better, design new riffs and practice anywhere.’

6- Fretello
‘Fretello provides the most efficient practice routine to learn guitar and to improve your guitar playing skills. The app will teach you how to play solos professionally. Hence you become the guitar player you have always wanted to be.’

7- 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.’

8- 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.’

9- Scales and Modes
‘Scales & Modes is an interactive visual and audio reference for the diatonic scales and modes that are fundamental in music theory. View major and minor modes on the musical staff, see fingerings for both keyboard and guitar, and listen to the scales note by note, in any key’