Today's app is the Musical U: Easy Ear Training app:
Musical U: Easy Ear Training (https://www.musical-u.com/apps/EasyEarTraining/) New resources every day; unlock natural musicality; recognize notes and chords by ear; break free of sheet music, tablature, and chord charts; make sense of music theory by connecting it to real music; understand and appreciate music in depth and detail; create own music freely and easily; train ears and develop musicality; (iOS 9.0 or later).
Today's app is the Music Tutor app:
Music Tutor (https://musictutorapp.com/) Learn to read sheet music and improve sight-reading skills; develop speed and accuracy in reading sheet music by identifying music notes in timed sessions; choose to practice with notes in treble, bass, and alto clefs in timed or untimed sessions; after each test, review mistakes and see progress; Custom Practice Range to set own range of notes to practice with; supports notes up to four ledger lines above or below the staff on any of the clefs; Notes Reference Charts for Treble, Bass, and Alto clefs; MIDI Support to connect keyboard or digital piano using Lightning to USB Camera Adapter and respond directly from instrument; (iOS 10.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up).
Today's app is the Lesson Composer for Teachers app:
Lesson Composer for Teachers (https://www.musiquest.com/teachers) Allows teachers and enthusiasts to create their own lessons and daily songs that contribute to a child’s learning experience; create effective lesson plans covering the full breadth and depth of music; lessons are ultimately drafts which could inspire even better work; Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, Suzuki; all styles; all niches; all perspectives; maximizes the number of pathways students can explore to find their personal passion for music; (iOS 9.0 or later).
Today's app is the goodEar Pro - Ear Training app:
goodEar Pro – Ear Training (http://www.calypso-score.com/goodear.html) Ear training for beginners to pros; having a good trained ear is one of the most important skills a musician should have; made for all musicians, whether beginner or professional; choose from four different modes: intervals, chords, scales, melodies; Intervals: choose from all intervals between two octaves; activate “backing chord” to hear the interval in harmonic context; play intervals ascending, descending, or simultaneously; Chords: all possible triads and inversions; all possible four-note-chords; 20 different extended/altered chords; Scales: 38 different scales; all ionian scales; all harmonic-minor scales; all melodic-minor scales; five pentatonic scales; five hexatonic scales; seven octatonic scales; play them ascending or descending; Melodies: identify random generated melodies; make them diatonic or non-diatonic; choose the intervals to be included in the melody; activate “backing chord” to hear the melody in harmonic context; create own exercises depending on personal approach; play the exercises on piano or give the answer with multiple-choice; watch progress in statistics; make high scores; made with the knowledge of various professional musicians and teachers for giving high quality music education on the iPad; (iOS 8.0 or later).
Today's app is the Notation Scanner - Music OCR app:
Notation Scanner – Music OCR (http://scanner.notationpad.com/) Scanner to recognize sheet music; music OCR tool to scan and playback sheet music; take a photo of the printed sheet music; does the recognition process; use as a simple sheet music reader or player; supports more than 100 different types of instruments along with sound effects; scan the whole sheet at once using the built-in camera or a picture from own image library; tap a bar to play the song; supports multi-page and reordering of pages; supports up to eight systems; change tempo speed; turn up/down the voice of each part; export MusicXML, MIDI, PNG, and PDF files; (iOS 9.0 or later).
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Sheet Music Scanner (https://sheetmusicscanner.com/) Scans printed sheet music using the built-in camera and plays it back; point device at the sheet and let it play the notes; choose the instrument and pick the speed; app for all iOS devices for the price of one; scan the whole sheet instantly using built-in camera; scan and playback from any image in photo library or from a PDF; playback from anywhere in the song by tapping the measure; notes and symbols are highlighted as they're played; export as MIDI, MusicXML, digital audio, or PDF to cloud storage, directly to other apps, or via AirDrop; all major cloud storages supported: iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive, etc.; reads and recognizes the following symbols of musical notation pertaining to melody, harmony, and rhythm: treble, bass, and alto clefs, notes, duration dots, rests, accidentals, note ties; support for voices played in tandem, e.g. both piano hands at the same time, or all the choir voices; support for playing individual staffs separately, e.g. right or left piano hand; support for multiple pages; accommodates speeds between 50 and 330 beats per minute;instruments include accordion, acoustic bass, alto sax, bagpipes, banjo, bass guitar, celeste, cello, choir, clarinet, double bass, flute, French horn, guitar (classical, clean, distortion), glockenspiel, harp, mandolin, marimba, oboe, organ (percussive, pipe, reed, rock, tonewheel), piano, recorder, tenor sax, trombone, trumpet, tuba, vibraphone, viola, violin, xylophone; supports actual instrument pitch for the transposing instruments; supports pitch shift/sound transposition by semitones up to two octaves up or down; change pitch standard based on instruments from standard 440Hz to 380-480 Hz; reads printed sheet music, not handwritten or mimicking handwriting, tablatures, etc.; reads standard oval note heads only, no special symbols like shape notes; the following symbols are not currently supported: repeat signs, codas, triplets/tuplets, percussion notation, dynamics, double sharps, double flats, and grace notes but are planned to come in future updates; app currently reads three clefs: treble, bass, and alto; recognition of octave clefs and clef changes in the middle of one staff are on the roadmap; use high-quality printed sheet music and take photos under good enough light, when scanning from camera, for optimal results; for scanning from a file, the recommended resolution is 300 DPI or 8-12 MPx per page; some older prints and unusual fonts may not be recognizable; (iOS 10.0 or later).
Sheet Music Apps this week!
Calypso Score (http://www.calypso-score.com/index.html) For a solo musician or orchestra player; tool for music scores; organize thousands of scores and easily access them; quickly access over 10000 songs of many popular fake books; annotate scores; automatic page layout; no page turning as with paper sheets; no swiping or tapping to turn pages; synchronized audio; add any .mp3 to music scores; synchronize music with scores; tap on any bar and hear the music starting at that bar; sheet music and fake book reader; play back music at a slower tempo for practicing and/or change the pitch; put music sheets into iPad; organize scores into songbooks; make set lists and mail them to bandmates; record practices and play back to teacher; annotate teacher's hints or conductor's instructions; take a photo of new scores at rehearsal; supports Bluetooth and MIDI devices; can record music while playing a gig or during exercises; tap on any bar to hear the recording at that position; make an index of PDF files; everything can be shared: music scores, synchronized recordings, complete songbooks, set lists, and PDF indexes; share over iCloud, Dropbox, WiFi, Bluetooth, iTunes, or email; (iOS 9.0 or later).
Today's app is the Little Piano - Learn to Play app:
Little Piano – Learn to Play (http://ayground.pl/) Learn to play piano; music game for kids and adults; over 80 melodies to learn including 16 carols with the “follow me play” guide; app will light up the key to play next; need to keep the rhythm; kid friendly app; easy to follow lessons; piano sounds and multi-touch support; songs included: “Ten Little Indians,” “Yankee Doodle,” “Ode To Joy,” “500 Miles,” “Happy Birthday,” “Old McDonald,” “London Bridge,” and many more; (iOS 10.3 or later).
Today's app is the Play Along Keys Piano Karaoke app:
Play Along Keys Piano Karaoke (https://playalongkeys.com/) Fun and authentic; includes the real notes of the songs; play enough to get a high score and go to a real keyboard and play the same song part as in the game; free with no advertising or in-app purchases; promotes music performance at all levels; play all songs right away; for everyone and is suitable for parents to share with kids or music teachers to share with students; (iOS 11.0 or later; Android 5.0 and up).
Today's app is the Music Notes for Kids app:
Music Notes for Kids (http://www.hypoapps.com/) App for kids ages six-eight; learn different music notes in an easy and joyful way; practice identifying treble or G clef and bass or F clef notes separately or together; (iOS 7.0 or later).