The Waay: Learn Music Theory App
Today's app is the Waay: Learn Music Theory app:
Waay: Learn Music Theory (http://www.tenkettles.com) Learn how to stitch notes together into melodies, chords, and songs; teaches applied music theory; video lessons and interactive exercises teach the basics of notes, steps, and keys through chords, chord progressions, and more; music theory tailored for beginners and aspiring songwriters; video lessons with musical examples; interactive exercises on keys, intervals, scales, and more; built-in tools to track progress; lesson videos download automatically on WiFi; won’t need a connection again to use the app; Course 1: “Melodies” comes free with app; includes eight video lessons and nine interactive exercises; Notes and steps: What are the 12 notes in music and how do we talk about them?; Intervals: Steps, half-steps, and moving between notes; Keys: Learn what notes sound good together and hear audio examples; Scale building: Build major and minor scales from scratch; Songwriting: Learn how to use theory to write music; Circle of Fifths; Melodies: How to apply music theory knowledge to writing melodies; Course 2: “Chords” is an in-app purchase; includes eight video lessons and eleven interactive exercises; Chord foundations: Learn about thirds and fifths, the building blocks of chords; Building chords: Build any major, minor, or diminished chord with two intervals; Songwriting: Hear how a song can be built from a melody by adding the right chords; Magic formula: What chords sound good together?; Chords in major and minor keys; chord progressions; Relative major: How are major and minor scales related?; Fast minor scales: Learn how to build minor scales fast; (iOS 9.3 or later).
The Navichord App
Today's app is the Navichord app:
Navichord (https://www.navichord.com) Musical instrument and songwriting tool; create chord progressions; loop progressions in sync with other apps; trigger chords from MIDI footswitch; play simple chords (minor, major) with one finger from any root; play complex chords (sevenths, ninths) with two or three fingers from any root; play 28 musical scales from any key; compose with Roman numeral chord names; use the same chord shape for any root; discover interesting chord progressions; find chords matching a melody; find a melody matching chords; learn chord structure from the piano keyboard and play along; quick save discovered chords to chord pads; save chord progressions; find chords matching selected scale; loop progressions in sync with many apps supporting Ableton Link; Audiobus and Inter App Audio; record to GarageBand, Loopy, Beatmaker 2, and many more; MIDI support: connect to soft synths via virtual MIDI (Animoog, Thumbjam, Magellan, Sampletank, and many more); connect to hardware synths and external keyboards; send MIDI control messages from keys and pads; (iOS 8.0 or later).
The ChordUp App
Today's app is the ChordUp app:
ChordUp (http://www.dmitryklochkov.com/chordup) Chord musical instrument and MIDI controller with chord selector; 108 available chords including nine chord types for each of the twelve notes; ten embedded instruments: Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano, Guitar, Organ, Accordion, Vibraphone, Strings, three synth sounds; twelve pads surface for piano like parts; six strings surface for guitar strumming, power chords, and arpeggios; expression pad surface allows user to play full chords and control an expression parameter at the same time; smart sustain; octave shifting; chord locking; buttons size adjustment on iPad; CoreMIDI support; Audiobus support; (iOS 8.0 or later).
The ChordFlow App
Today's app is the Chordflow app:
ChordFlow (http://www.dmitryklochkov.com/chordflow) Songwriting sketchpad to create chord progressions and melodies for songs; to use create a chord progression; draw an arpeggio/rhythmic pattern for the chords; compose a melody; build a complete song adding more sections; save song, share, or export to DAW as a MIDI file; (iOS 9.0 or later).
The Chord Wheel App
Music Theory Apps this week!
The Chord Wheel (http://chordwheel.com/) Learn essential and practical applications of chord theory; learn when, why, and how different chords work together; comprehend key structure; transpose any progression to any key; compose music; primarily intended for musicians; depress wheel's cells and hear chords played back in instrument and chord voicing selected; hear relationships between chords and key; (iOS 9.0 or later).
The Pianonome App
Today's app is the Pianonome app:
Pianonome (http://pianonome.com) Piano-learning platform for iPad and iPhone; helps user develop more efficient piano practice sessions; uses built-in microphone; listens to playing and tells what notes were played wrong and/or out of tempo; upload books or pieces to the platform or download them from app library; must tune app to user’s piano; includes 40 scores; Practicing mode and Evaluation mode; in practice mode can click pause button and correct notes then proceed; correctly played notes are colored in blue and mistakes are colored in red; rhythmic unevenness is marked with a blue square; in evaluation mode notes appear on the screen and the last correctly played note is colored in blue; integrated metronome provides visual and audible tempo cues; for iPhones, will need headsets for the audible metronome; for iPad, headsets are optional for using the audible metronome; practice room must be quiet while tuning app and practicing as background noise will degrade the quality of note detection; website includes short video clips explaining how to use the app; (iOS 9.0 or later).
The Dream Piano – Music Game App
Today's app is the Dream Piano – Music Game app:
Dream Piano – Music Game (https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/App-Page/Dream-Piano-Tiles-1940526726163984/) Tap music tiles fast and challenge tapping speed; free game; weekly New Songs Event; tap music tiles to enjoy the music and rhythm; simple graphics; challenge mode with faster music tiles; numerous original, classic, anime, and pop songs; share music game record with friends; compare with world-wide players on ranking list; save progress via Facebook account and share progress in different devices; (Android 4.2 and up.)
The Notecoach Piano Lessons App
Today's app is the Notecoach Piano Lessons app:
Notecoach Piano Lessons (http://www.notecoachapp.com) Learn to play the piano; app listens to user play on real piano or keyboard; teaches theory; master pieces by famous composers such as Mozart and Beethoven; suitable for piano players of all levels; teaches classical, gospel, and modern styles of piano music; interactive lessons and exercises; build an impressive repertoire of pieces; training modes to improve in reading music, rhythm, and playing at speed with both hands; (iOS 9.0 or later).
The Piano Academy App
Today's app is the Piano Academy app:
Piano Academy (https://www.pianoacademy.app) Learn how to play the piano; requires a piano keyboard; watch videos teaching theory topics including notes, the staff, chords, and more; app listens to notes played and gives instant feedback to help improve playing; practice tunes by reading sheet music; play fun games to train musical hearing, hand-coordination, and sense of rhythm; for all ages from kids to adults; learn to play with both hands; play chords and more; staff player shows music notes in sheet music; notes are synced with background music that accompanies playing; unlock more lessons as tasks are accomplished; repeat tasks until ready to move on; (iOS 10.0 or later).
The Piano App by Yokee
Today's app is the Piano App by Yokee:
Piano App by Yokee (https://www.yokee.tv/piano/) Play timeless piano classics and popular radio hits; songbook of songs across a wide variety of musical genres including classical, popular hits, traditional, and kids’ songs; new songs added daily; PLAY: Choose from a catalog of songs and musicals across a variety of genres and themes; ACHIEVE: Play songs at the difficulty level chosen (beginner, intermediate, advanced), practice the chords, and create music; the better the song is played, the better the score; CHALLENGE: Challenge friends to play the same tune via Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, SMS, Email, etc.; IMPROVE: As user plays more songs they progress in game levels; reach top levels and win coins, songs, and game capabilities; complete challenges and improve skills to progress faster; “duet style” feature where user plays one part of a tune while the app plays the accompanying melody; (iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.0.3 and up).