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60 Apps in 60 Minutes

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Robert Schmidt

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Transcript of 60 Apps in 60 Minutes

Must Have Apps for Music Educators
60 Apps in 60 Minutes
General Education
Tuners & Metronomes
Music Readers
Multi Function
Theory & Ear Training
Microsoft OneNote for iPad and iPhone is a digital notebook for capturing what's important in your personal life and professional life. Jot down your ideas, add pictures, update lists, and check your to-do's.

Sketch ideas, annotate documents, complete worksheets, keep a journal, jot travel notes, teach a class.

Sign in to Chrome to sync your open tabs, bookmarks, and passwords from your computer to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Pick up right where you left off.
A decent app on keeping track of student behavior. You can track the positive or negative behavior of your choice. You can mark one or many students at a time. You can organize students by first name or last name. Will become a great app when they allow you to create a seating chart.
Track attendance, behavior, grades. Can create a seating chart, but not practical for large classes. You can import .csv files from Dropbox or email to load your entire class at once. Reports can be emailed to parents. Reviews say it is a work in progress but has great potential.
Appsgonefree posts Apps that have gone free that day. Usually 6-12 a day. Many of the apps on this list have been free at one time or another
The apps are not paid advertisements. The editors give reasons why the app was chosen to be on the list for the day.
AppAdvice has categories of apps from all different genres that they consider the best. New categories are created often and posted. Many of the music apps below that I don’t own came from AppAdvice. You can also check out Appadvice online for free.
The official YouTube app. Sign in and see all of your favorites and preferences from your computer.
Listens to music and tell who the artist is and the album. Offers a link for you to buy the music online. Allows for sharing your picks.
SoundHound allows you to sing or hum a melody for recognition.

Listens to music and tell who the artist is and the album. Offers a link for you to buy the music online. Allows for sharing your picks.
Also listens to TV shows and identifies.

Chromatic tones on the iPad version and a single auto key strobe on the iPhone version. I bought this one simply because it was less expensive than Peterson’s iStroboSoft tuner ($9.99)
On the iPad shows all 12 strobes of the chromatic scale that allows you to tune a chord as well as a single note.
Peterson Strobe Tuners' popular StroboSoft tuning application for the iPad® offers the unmatched accuracy of a mechanical strobe tuner for the highest degree of precision available in a software tuning application.
Tune your electrics, acoustics, brass and woodwind instruments quickly and easily with 1/10th cent strobe precision.

by Harold Merkel
for iPhone only
Trace Tuner is a simple but accurate chromatic tuner. You will see the trace of your tuning over the last five seconds. By this, the reaction of the tuner can be faster and more accurate, but still gives you the feeling for your tuning.
• 35 different time signatures, including compound and complex meters.
• Customize accents or turn beats off to create more complex rhythms
• Tap tempo function
5 volume sliders and mute buttons to control quarter, 8th, 16th, triplet and beat note sounds.
Tap tempo.
Halftime feel.
Adjustable swing feel functions.
Multi beat mode. (you can set up to 16 beats per cycle with the beat sound on any desired beats to create complicated rhythms).

All your settings ,including tempo, can be saved for later recall.
Alarm timer that syncs with the metronome.
Quarter note triplet.
Coach functions. (Gradual up/down tempo, step up/down tempo and Quiet Count)
Tuning note generator

• Visual feedback in the form of pulsating LEDs
• Flash whole screen
• Store presets in multiple setlists
• Vibration mode
• Classical metronome and Italian tempo markings
• Pitch pipe for playback of all 12 chromatic pitches
Free Version Features: Extremely easy to use and AD FREE!, Dynamic Time Signatures settings, 7 best-selected Metronome Tones, Dynamic Accent settings (including f , mf, p , mute indicators), TAP to calculate BPM,

Pro Features: LED/Screen Flash Mode *, Vibrate Mode, makes you FEEL the beats *, Subdivisions, Favorite mode, save your favorite settings, and load whenever you want, Airplay mode,
* LED Flash Mode
* Vibrate Mode only available for iPhone

PDF Reader - Can import from dropbox or the internet. Can create a set list. Includes a metronome that works while reading music. Can annotate, highlight, rearrange page orders, crop pages, buy music online, share files, take pics, includes a pitch pipe, and more
Works in conjunction with www.musicnotes.com.
Music purchased on the computer can be printed. Music can also be downloaded to your device
PDF’s can be imported with Personal Library add-on $14.99
Conductor and performer mode either through wi-fi or bluetooth
highlighter and pen available to mark music
Can create set lists
quick jump to any page

PDF Viewer & Annotator, Chromatic Tuner with Pitch Pipe, Audio Recorder & Player, Metronome, Timer/Stopwatch, Instrumental/Vocal Ranges & Transpositions, Common Guitar Chords, Fingering Charts, Musical Terms & Translations, PDF viewer with markup capabilities, and the ability to import PDFs from the Internet or other Apps.

CIRCLE of FIFTHS: Actually hear the chords when you touch any of the “keys” on the wheel
SCORE PDF: View and Annotate PDFs (Colored markers, pens, and text annotations) – import PDFs from e-mail, Dropbox.com, Box.net, and many more! Export functionality via e-mail and iTunes.
Go to a notepad, your calendar or the internet without leaving the app.
Notion, is a notation editor and playback tool giving you the convenience of an easy-to-use music creation tool right at your fingertips. Notion gives you the ability to compose, edit, and playback scores using real audio samples.

With a simple interactive piano keyboard, fretboard, and drum pad; Notion makes it easy to get started composing your music.
Begin by using the score setup tool or open your Notion files as well as import MusicXML, Guitar Pro, and MIDI files. Alter your score and playback using a palette full of articulations, expressions, and dynamics. Or create the perfect balance using the full-featured multi-track mixer with effects.

Share your work with anyone by simply sending a file that they can use Notion to view, hear, and edit your creation. Other options include sending MIDI or MusicXML files, or emailing a PDF file that can be viewed and printed anytime they want.
NotateMe Now is a way for you to try out the program. It includes only one voice
Quickly and accurately enter music notation with your finger or stylus.
Similar to writing with pen and paper, but with instant playback, editing and a score suitable for publishing at the end!

Email PDF, MusicXML and MIDI files of your scores to friends or other musicians. Open in other apps and desktop notation packages. Print to paper.
Write music for solo instruments (including voice and piano) or ensembles from string quartets and choirs to full orchestral scores. Includes support for transposing instruments.

NotateMe recognizes a wide range of music symbols, including notes (with solid, open, and slanted noteheads), flags, beams (even cross-staff), leger lines, multiple voices per staff, chords, rests, accidentals (natural, sharp, double sharp & flat), articulation marks, augmentation dots, ties, slurs, hairpins, clef changes, key signatures. Barlines, clefs, time signatures and tuplets are added automatically.
Add chord-symbols, dynamics and lyrics to your score. Write comments or ideas in 'red pen'.

This app gives you unlimited access to SmartMusic's extensive repertoire library, including over 50 method books, nearly 50,000 skill building exercises and a combined 22,000+ solo and ensemble titles by major publishers such as Alfred, Barnhouse, Belwin, Hal Leonard, Kjos, and others. Full repertoire access requires a SmartMusic account with access to a valid subscription.
Now, you can review, grade, and comment on student assignments any time, any place. As you grade each assignment, it disappears from your Inbox.
ANYTUNE™ is a music practice app for singers, dancers and musicians of all kinds. Artists worldwide use Anytune to learn to play, transcribe and practice songs by slowing down the tempo, adjusting the pitch, repeating loops, and sharing comments using their favorite tracks.
Drum Guru delivers drum lessons with high-quality video and audio, coupled with music notation and unique practice features so drummers can use the app in the practice room. These tutorials are grouped into “packs” that you can download from our catalog. Currently, we offer lessons from drumming legends such as Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Mike Portnoy, and Chad Smith, David Garibaldi, George "Spanky" McCurdy and Mike Manigini with more coming weekly.
40 Essential Rudiments with video break down of each rudiment by Dr. John Wooten. Each rudiment has 5 graduated levels for students to pass off.
39 Music Theory lessons from musictheory.net (Tenuto includes exercises).
The Staff, Clefs, and Ledger Lines
Note Duration
Measures and Time Signature, Dots and Ties, Steps and Accidentals
Simple and Compound Meter
Key Signatures
Introduction to Chords
Triad Inversion, Seventh Chords

Diatonic Triads
Roman Numeral Analysis: Triads, Diatonic Seventh Chords, Voicing Chords
Nonharmonic Tones
Phrases and Cadences
Circle Progressions
Common Chord Progressions
Neapolitan Chords
Some music analysis examples

For beginners, Nota's tools covers the basics of music notation with a 4 octave piano that displays the notes on a staff, interactive notes quiz to test your knowledge of notes.
There are advanced lessons also.

For Beginners:
Note Naming Games
Key Signatures
Interval Ear Training
Beginner mode for Note Names, Key Signatures and Interval ear training
For Pros:
Competitive Games- post your score to compete worldwide
Ear Training Chords– inversions, open voicings Ear Training Scales – Modes, Western Scales, Blues, Whole Tone, Pentatonic, etc.
Jazz Chords and Scales – Altered Dominants, extended chords

• Choose from four different modes: intervals, chords, scales, melodies


• Choose from all intervals between 2 octaves

• Activate "backing chord" to hear the interval in harmonic context

• Play them ascending, descending, or simultaneously

• All possible triads and inversions

• All possible 4-note-chords (e.g. Cm7)

• 20 different extended/altered chords (e.g. D7b9b13 or Emaj7#11)

• 38 different scales

• All ionian scales (e.g. ionian, dorian...)

• All harmonic-minor scales (e.g. Ionian #5)

• All melodic-minor scales (e.g. Mixo #11)

and more

• Identify random generated melodies

• You can make them diatonic, or non diatonic

• Choose the intervals, that you want to be included in the melody

• Activate "backing chord" to hear the melody in harmonic context
Tenuto is a collection of fifteen customizable exercises designed to enhance your musicality. From recognizing chords on a keyboard to identifying intervals by ear, it has an exercise for you. Tenuto also includes five musical calculators for accidentals, intervals, chords, analysis symbols, and twelve-tone matrices.
iReal Pro offers an easy-to-use tool to help musicians of all levels master their art. Our completely-redesigned app simulates a real-sounding band that can accompany you as you practice. The app also lets you create and collect chord charts of your favorite songs for reference.

Band-in-a-Box for iPhone is a program that works as a client to your existing copy of Band-in-a-Box 2011 or higher for Windows, allowing you to play, generate and transfer your songs to/from the iPhone or iPad.

Important: You need to have Band-in-a-Box 2011 (or higher) for Windows to make the most use out of this program.

An interactive timeline of the History of Jazz. Made specifically for the iPad - makes your iPad come alive with rich video, audio and superb design.
GarageBand turns your iPad into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play pianos, organs, guitars, drums and basses. They sound and play like their counterparts. sedcclint.com
16 Track recording available (32 tracks available on newer devices)
Music Studio offers a complete music production environment with features and a sound quality previously only known to desktop applications and expensive audio hardware.

It combines a piano keyboard, 118 studio-quality instruments with sustain, a fully fledged 127-track sequencer, extensive note editing, reverb, real-time effects and much more on a user-friendly interface.
SPLnFFT is a noise meter (or sound meter) with extra features such as FFT viewer and frequency meter and test signal generator. Which makes an all-rounder product at a very affordable price.
It is "universal" which means it is "HD" on an iPad and it supports native resolution of "retina" displays.
Multi-Function Meter for Sound Level & Noise Exposure Measurement, Hearing Protection, Hearing Loss Prevention, and Workplace/Appliance/Toy/Kitchen Noise Safety.

SoundMeter+ offers a very accurate sound level meter, noise exposure meter, spectrum analyzer, and a professional grade hearing-safety monitor.
Learn and look up THOUSANDS of guitar chords.
Full fingerings show you which fingers to put where, with barres clearly labeled to get you up and down the fretboard.

Know how to play it but not what it's called? Reverse ChordFinder mode lets you tap the fretboard and identify any of the thousands of chords inside of ChordBank.
Play your favorite songs on guitar right from your iPad. Choose from 600,000 tabs and chords with lyrics, get free daily catalog updates with latest music releases. Experience tabs like never before with our limited selection of high-profile tablatures, handcrafted and regularly updated under "Tab of the Day" franchise.
■ Supports all your instruments! 6-, 7- and 12-string guitar, 4-, 5- and 6-string bass, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele, each with standard & alternate tunings.
■ Tuner, chords, scales & arpeggios automatically adapt for the selected instrument & tuning.
■ Superb chromatic tuner, every bit as accurate as dedicated hardware tuners but far more flexible.
■ Massive library of over 2,000,000 chords, scales and arpeggios. Strum chords and tap notes to hear what they sound like.
■ Precision metronome can run in background while using other GuitarToolkit features or other apps.
■ Chord finder answers the question, "What chord is this?"
Instead of teaching complicated charts, Star Scales Pro app quickly helps you to master scale patterns, improve speed and accuracy, and build up muscle memory at the same time. In Star Scales Pro app each scale comes with fingering and note names in all positions on the fretboard, making it easy to master a pattern.

The Star Scales Pro app will teach you one scale, and all its patters, at a time. It allows you to concentrate on one scale in all keys, and practice it until you sharpen your skills. You can switch between different keys, tunings, or playback mode, as well as create your favorite scale patterns, or find a particular one using the search bar tool.
A large piano for a quick pitch reference when you are out and about.

With Tonara’s patented interactive scores you can now experience playing with sheet music in a completely effective and engaging way!
Tonara scores will listen to you play, mark your position in the score, and turn the pages automatically for you exactly at the right time.
Enjoy hundreds of free classical scores and songs in the Tonara 'Free Zone'. Get access to thousands of classical, rock, pop, soundtracks and other scores in the Tonara store.
Use our music synchronization capabilities - your recordings automatically are synchronized to the score so that it's easy and effective to review your practice.
Discover artists similar to your favorite bands with our interactive music maps.

Read bios, check out songs, & videos.

Play 30 second samples of the most popular songs.

Watch music videos from YouTube.

by Robert Schmidt
Desert Hills Middle School
Dixie State University
updated Feb 7, 2014
Actually we did 75 Apps
Did we make it in 60 minutes?
Tonal Energy has a tuner, tone generator, that includes high quality multi-sampled instruments for symphonic brass and woodwinds
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