Today's app is the One Minute Changes app:
One Minute Changes (https://www.justinguitar.com/products/one-minute-changes-app) App to help beginner guitarists keep track of the amount of chord changes they can do; chords used in the course are built in; can add in chords and see statistics; (iOS 10.3 or later).
Still more Music Education Apps this week!
Cheeky Fingers (http://cheekyfingers.com/) Piano chord dictionary; for beginner or advanced pianists; no menus or terminology, just the chords; choose a key to see chord variations, related chords, and progressions in that key; find chord inspiration for a song; access to hundreds of chords; find chords that sound great together; view accurate musical notation; listen to great sounding progressions; add and share progressions; playback as chords or arpeggio; view chord inversions; slow, medium, and fast playback; four piano sounds; go between octaves; no in-app purchases; install on iPhone & iPad; (iOS 7.1 or later).
Today's app is the WHOOs Making Music app:
WHOOs Making Music (http://whoomusic.com) The Whoo family of musical owls are getting ready for the big concert; child is invited for a front row seat; learn what all of the instruments of the orchestra sound like; hear a short little melody from behind the curtain and guess which instrument is playing; tap the curtain to raise it and reveal who is making music; child hears the sound of the instrument before they see it or hear its name so they have time to imagine what the instrument might look like; low sounds usually come from bigger instruments, and higher sounds come from smaller instruments; children learn to tell which instrument is playing from the sound alone; become familiar with a variety of instruments; created by a twenty-year veteran in the field of music education and faculty member of the Sherwood Community Music School in Chicago; inspired by his own three-year-old daughter's love for music and different sounds as well as for owls; audio examples were selected for quality and diversity of style; all sounds are authentic recordings of actual instruments, not computer generated imitations; classical, jazz, blues, folk, and rock styles are all represented; free version of the app includes five different instruments (piano, violin, guitar, clarinet, and tuba) and two mini-concerts; upgrade to premium version for 13 additional instruments (cello, drums, electric guitar, flute, harp, harpsichord, French horn, oboe, pipe organ, saxophone, string bass, trombone, and trumpet), six new concert finales, and multiple audio examples of each instrument; recommended for ages one to five years; (iOS 4.3 or later).
Today's app is the Rhythm Swing app:
Rhythm Swing (http://rhythmswing.com) Learn about rhythm and how it is written with music notation; outwit the crocodile by tapping rhythms correctly; variety of levels takes students from keeping a steady beat through all different types of notes and rests; gameplay keeps students motivated to master each new concept; each level has a brief instructional video which explains the new rhythm concept; students can view and listen to short musical phrases and hear exactly how they sound; in practice mode, student can attempt hundreds of rhythms until they are mastered; helpful feedback to guide in fixing mistakes; when student is ready, can progress to game, which requires precise accuracy; types of rhythms covered include Quarter Notes and Quarter Rests, Half Notes and Half Rests, Whole Notes and Whole Rests, Dotted Half Notes, Eighth Notes and Eighth Rests, 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 Time Signatures; (iOS 8.0 or later).
Today's app is the UCLA Music Theory app:
UCLA Music Theory (http://musictheory.woofutech.com) Designed as a supplemental for students to practice ear training in music theory; four different training modules including Sight Reading, Intervals (melodic and harmonic), Chords (regular, 7th, basic progressions), Dictation (rhythmic, melodic); two modes for each section including Practice Mode (untimed, score is tracked) and Survival Mode (timed, end score is recorded in high scores); practice ability to recognize notes and note formations; (iOS 7.1 or later).
Today's app is the Ultimate Music Theory app:
Ultimate Music Theory (https://www.brainscape.com/subjects/music-theory) (https://shop.ultimatemusictheory.com) Includes 8000 flashcards; music theory app for studying piano, voice, guitar, and band instruments; study sight-reading, ear-training, and playing music; for the music student, teacher, music school director, professional musician, or composer; includes six progressive theory subjects with specific cards including audio; partnered with Brainscape; for beginner to advanced levels; hear pitch and name notes, intervals, chords, and scales; pronounce and memorize musical Italian, German, and French terms and their definitions; read music with key signatures and accidentals; identify time signatures, music notation, rhythm, and rests; improve sight reading and ear training skills; prepare for nationally recognized music theory exams including The Royal Conservatory of Music; includes progressive subjects building from simple concepts and definitions to complex examples and applications; customized flashcard repetition algorithm; flashcards are organized in six subjects of progressive learning with built-in audio for ear training; visuals with staff notation questions and answers; enhance learning with music theory workbooks, exams, games, and online music theory courses including a certification course for teachers; free music theory resources available including practice exams, instructional videos, and downloadable worksheets; (iOS 8.0 or later).
Today's app is the Notes Teacher app:
Notes Teacher (http://www.notesteacher.yannisrichard.com) Learn to read music notes or improve sheet music reading; “Learn” mode is composed of 32 lessons to teach user step by step to read music notes; start with only two notes and finish with all the music notes; “Practice” mode allows user to practice treble clef, bass clef, or both; practice groups of notes to improve speed and accuracy; read music notes more easily; statistics help detect weaknesses; work on specific music notes; (iOS 10.0 or later).
Today's app is the MyMusicTheory app:
MyMusicTheory (https://www.myeartraining.net) Practice music theory and train sight reading skills; key signatures; intervals including compound intervals up to double octave; chords including triads, sevenths, extended chords (9ths, 11ths), open voicing, and inversions; scales including all major scale modes and Neapolitan scales; many different clefs (treble, bass, soprano, baritone, mezzo-soprano); various note naming schemes: English (CDEFGAB), German (CDEFGAH), Latin (DoReMiFaSoLaTiDo); (iOS 9.0 or later).
Still more Music Education Apps this week!
MyEarTraining (https://www.myeartraining.net) Learn to identify intervals including melodic or harmonic, ascending or descending, and compound intervals up to 15th or double octave; chords including 7ths, 9ths, 11ths, inversions, open and close harmony; scales including major, harmonic major, natural minor, melodic minor, harmonic minor, Neapolitan scales, and pentatonics; all scales including their modes; melodies including random melodies up to ten notes; chord inversions; chord progressions; solfege exercises as single notes or melodies within a given tonal center; rhythm including dotted notes and rests; create and parametrize custom exercises; input answers using buttons or piano keyboard; challenge with exercises of the day; use statistics reports to see strengths, weaknesses, and progress; ear trainer for musicians who want to improve their relative pitch recognition abilities; (iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.0.3 and up).
Today's app is the Meludia Melody app:
Meludia Melody (https://www.meludia.com/meludia-melody-training-tool/) Used in 162 countries and selected by several Heads of State for nationwide deployments for entire populations; selected and endorsed by the world-renowned Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and used by over one thousand conservatories and music schools worldwide; developed in collaboration with the El Sistema program; award-winning method used by leading medical professionals in the field of neurosurgery and neurosciences for its benefits on the human brain and listening skills; used and recommended by world-renowned musicians; aggregates the principles of several recognized music learning methods, such as Kodaly, Orff, Willems, Dalcroze and Martenot; based on over a quarter century of research and designed by experts in pedagogy and cognitive learning; offers a complete program that will allow user to learn how to replay any melody, from classical to electronic music, from jazz to pop rock, from world music to film music; uses advances in cognitive science, including reinforcement learning and implicit learning and develops pitch identification, musical focus, memory and reaction time; (iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up).