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Best Apps to Learn Music

Best Apps to Learn Music

Learning music has a wide range of benefits that can change your life. While it might be true that children have an easier time learning music, you are never too old to learn music.

The important tip for music learners is to identify what kind of music they like and choose their instrument for that type of music. The following music learning apps will provide you comprehensive insight into the music notation, rules of harmony, ear training, etc.

Here’s some of our best apps to learn music whether you're looking to simply learn music theory or sheet music or learn to play an instrument or create your own tunes.

Read also: Best Music Apps for Kids to Play and Listen

Learn Music Theory & Sheet Music

Music theory is comprehensive. It’s more than just learning how to read music or picking up instrumental skills. It’s more fundamental than topics like audio editing or sound engineering. It’s the exploration of all possibilities in music, and we still have so much left to explore.

ABRSM Theory Works

ABRSM Theory Works

The application ‘Theory Works’ is a course of explanations and exercises to work your way through the theoretical understanding in preparation for music theory exams with ABRSM. It is aimed towards any student that is looking to improve their theoretical understanding, but particularly those who are completing the ABRSM exams, from Grades 1 to 5. The display is very simple to navigate and understand, and needs no further instruction. The use of the explanations are helpful, aided by diagrams where suitable, and further exercises to practise. This app is designed to give students some interactive enjoyment when improving their theoretical understanding, with instant feedback and recognition for accurate answers, without necessarily having a music theory teacher, or to aid alongside this.

Available on Android , iOS

Read also: Best Music Theory Apps

MuseScore: sheet music

MuseScore: sheet music

MuseScore app is there to help aspiring musicians in their journey to master the music they love. It offers free, powerful, and easy-to-use music notation software to create high-quality sheet music, with audio score playback for results that look and sound beautiful.

Using this music notation software, you can create musical scores for piano as well as guitar tablature and percussion sheet music. Beyond notation and tablature, you can also add chord names and lyrics to your sheet music. MuseScore also has a good variety of export options.

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EarMaster - Music Theory & Ear Training

EarMaster - Music Theory & Ear Training

EarMaster provides an excellent range of teaching and listening questions to develop any music learner from beginner topics to much more developed aural awareness. There are a range of products dependent on the type of student you are, and the EarMaster Cloud is ideal for students in a music class or school.

This app is designed to build and develop your aural skills in rhythm and pitch identification. It takes you through from basic rhythmic and pitch understanding and simple interactive questions, to much more advances understanding of chord progressions, interval identification and sight-reading and sight-singing of far higher complexity, including jazz workshops and customised exercises.

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Music Tutor (Sight-reading)

Music Tutor (Sight-reading)

Learn to read sheet music and improve your sight-reading skills with Music Tutor app. Develop your speed and accuracy in reading sheet music by identifying music notes in timed sessions. Choose to practice between treble, bass and/or alto clefs for a duration of 1, 5 or 10-minute sessions. Music Tutor helps with ear training and practicing your listening (aural) skills. During the practice session, every note is displayed along with the sound of the note.

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Vocal Training

Aspiring singers can now become extremely proficient without expensive coaches or schools. And one of the best tools for self-improvement is the singing app.

VoxTrain

VoxTrain

Transform Your Voice in 18 Weeks! The course Voxtrain is a vocal training class. It is aimed towards any student interested in understanding their voice and improving their singing from absolute beginnings, to developing the complexities and understanding the depth of singing through use of breathing, tone and control. The display is very easy to navigate and understand, and needs no further instruction. The use of the videos is engaging and helpful, aided by diagrams where suitable, and further exercises to practice. This app is designed to give students some interactive enjoyment when improving their singing, without necessarily having to have a singing teacher too, and being able to practice in their own home.

Voxtrain provides the student with an interactive way to improve their vocal skills using any of their devices. The app gives students the opportunity to practice vocal skills, and understand how to improve their singing.

The videos are so informative. It gives such depth without going over your head, and the presenter speaks clearly and slowly, which really helps the learner to understand. It also has a good musical accompaniment which definitely helps the video along!

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Read also: Best Singing Apps

Play an instrument and understand chords

To play music instruments such as guitar, bass, banjo and ukulele, you need to understand the various chords and scales. Most of the professional musicians who have mastered the art of playing these instruments had to spend hours training.

Yousician - Learn Guitar, Piano, Bass & Ukulele

Yousician - Learn Guitar, Piano, Bass & Ukulele

Yousician will help you learn to play the piano, guitar, bass or ukulele. Yousician is an interactive music app that’s designed to really provide a fully-formed experience for just about everyone to better their instrument playing.

One of the features that make Yousician stand out is its exhaustive choice of learning options. Use Practice Mode to slow songs down. This will help you build the coordination you need to play songs up to speed. You can also learn songs in parts; then once you've mastered each part you can try the whole song.

The app is designed to give the player a chance to improve through practice and competition. When you’re starting, you can tackle the standard lesson structure, and as I mentioned, the lessons ramp up at a very comfortable pace.

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Simply Piano by JoyTunes

Simply Piano by JoyTunes

Simply Piano by JoyTunes is one of the widely used and most popular Piano learning application available on both iOS and Android platforms. Here you can learn from basics, like understanding the sheet music, to advanced level, like playing from both hands. This app is perfect for beginners as well as advanced players. You can personalize your workout as well as try your hand at tons of popular songs available in its library.

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Chord!

Chord!

Chord app is tailored to help you master the various chords. Chord! is no doubt the best source of information on various guitar, bass, and banjo chords. You just need to drag and drop your preferred chords to write a song on this app. In addition, you can come up with unique fingerings by tuning the chords as well as generate beautiful print-ready PDF document to share with friends and colleagues in seconds.

The key feature of the app is its chord fingering engine. Instead of having a list bundled with it, the app generates the fingerings on the fly, just for you and as you wish: number of fingers, bars chords, capo, alternative tuning.

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