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Music Apps

This music app list covers all the core subjects needed to pass up to grade 5 music exams around the world, including melody, rhythm, chords and harmony, intervals, scales, and keys, styles and genres, and the instruments of the orchestra.
 
Children can easily learn their first notes, play fun tunes and gain confidence playing their first tune with a selection of instrument apps. Students can also find music theory and sheet music apps so you can learn how to perform scores from your favourite stage musicals and movies.

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    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Zayn and Zayna’s Little Farm is about a family that lives in an English village. The aim of the application is to provide simple activities to reinforce the principal that family life is the foundation of human society and is the seed bed for passing on some key virtues. The application has a great variety of activities ranging from videos to colouring in sheets that can be printed out.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Piano Marvel is an online piano teaching and assessment software. It can be used with a private piano teacher or on your own. It is an interactive teaching tool combining cutting-edge technology with a solid platform that has been designed with the help of real music teachers. It lets you learn through songs and exercises designed to challenge all ages and ability levels. Piano Marvel is an app available for download on PC’s or Macs as well as for iPad. Piano Marvel helps students engage with and learn how to play the piano. There are video lessons on the app, that help teach you the basics of piano method and technique. There is an excellent library of music covering a wide repertoire in several genres.

    Devices: iPhone iPad , Windows , Mac


    Skoove is a great piano learning app that will help students engage and learn how to play the piano. There are video lessons on the app, that help you move from basic understanding of piano, into more advanced skills. With a wide range of music, songs and exercises to study with, the app identifies where you are performing well, and what is going wrong, so that you get individual feedback. This is because the app uses your microphone and a range of inputs of keyboards to help identify what you have played correctly or incorrectly. At every step, there is a contact button to hand so that if you are stuck, you can send a simple question for a piano teacher to help you out. On the website you can also use PC’s or Macs, but on the App, you can use for iPad and iPhone. Android is not available at the current time, but this is currently being developed and released soon. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Skoove are making some of their premium content available for free to help those who may be struggling during these difficult times.  Start Learning

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    All the World is a video-based service that delivers a very wholistic array of topics to young children.  Covering both classroom and general interest topics, it provides a great basis for children's future learning.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    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. In terms of cost, Piano can be downloaded free of charge and you can access a limited number of the app’s lessons without having to pay a dime.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Entertainment, education, songs, and puppets - Hip Hop Kangaroo and Friends brings a modern spin to a classic children's learning experience and offers great fun at a fantastic price.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The application Mazaam is an engaging and animated app for children to develop their understanding of music through a range of games and levels. It is ideal for parents to work alongside their child, play games with them, and check their understanding. The audio is excellent, the animations are exciting and engaging, and the sharing collaborations with parents or teachers is an excellent opportunity. The games are full of fun and colour, and students wouldn’t be able to recognize that they are learning, as they will be having a lot of fun!

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The application Tonal Harmony Analysis provides users with the opportunity to input a range of different chords, and identify the suitability of the chord progressions. It provides users with the analysis of each chord progression, offering a range of different options and choices. The app would analyse each option, and identify whether the options worked with different harmonic analysis rules. It can identify potential issues, and explain them, so that you can make a more suitable choice. This is an excellent app, particularly for A Level students, who have a huge amount of rules to learn, and this can be very difficult to teach without the students losing their creativity and musicality.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Note Quest is a great app which helps people of all ages to learn and review or drill all the notes needed to become a competent piano or keyboard player. Through levelled sequences of fun and enjoyable piano practice ‘games’, the app helps the user to learn the notes of the keyboard quickly and successfully. The app is highly engaging and simple to use and although the graphics are more suited to a child user it would be extremely useful for anyone who is learning the piano. It could be used as an introduction to the notes of the keyboard, an aid for practice between lessons or for use by a piano teacher as a resource within lessons.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Mussila is an award-winning music learning app for kids with hours of musical lessons, challenges and games carefully crafted by musical experts and educators, designed to provide a playful experience.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Flowkey is a multi-platform piano learning app to learn and add pieces to your repertoire. Flowkey takes beginners from the very basics of the piano as an instrument to playing easy four-chord songs, to improvising in pop music. flowkey app has a series of courses to help you from the very beginning to the more able develop their piano skills and one of the best piano apps for kids on the market. Flowkey is aimed towards any student wanting to develop their understanding and keyboard skills, and covers not only the skills to play the keyboard, but also the theory behind this, development of this as a musician, and a range of songs to work through. Whether you're looking for a piano for iPad app or a piano app for beginners, flowkey is widely accepted as one of the best piano apps out there. flowkey download is available for iOS (iPad and iPhone) and Android devices.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Curious World app is currently only available in the US. Curious World is free to download with in-app purchases for iOS devices (iPad and iPhone). A monthly subscription costs $7.99 and the annual membership $64.99. Curious World is a child-safe app that helps to develop reading, creative development, thinking and reasoning, and health and fitness. This app is suitable for children 3+. Our team has compiled their Curious World reviews and found the app is packed full of different types of activities to entertain and educate children.  From videos to sit back and watch, to suggested craft activities that require rolled up sleeves and a bit of mess,  this app provides a great source of inspiration and learning for children. 

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Theory Works is an official ABRSM app which offers 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. ABRSM 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.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    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. 

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    ‘Baby Mozart Children’s Music’ is a unique application that is guaranteed to help improve your babies sleep and help develop their brain by listening to music. The application is full of content and includes high quality popular classical music tracks, lullaby’s, audio flashcards, nursery rhymes and much more. The app is free from in-app adverts although there are in-app purchases that relate to other musical packages that you can purchase such as Popular Kids songs, Children’s Classic songs, Christmas Classics and more.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    The app Tonara is an audio-based app. It is aimed towards any learners of any musical instrument. It is very easy to understand how to progress through the app, and there are clear instructions given for the teacher, and a clear helpful chat in order to clarify any questions. This app is designed to give students the guidance in order to ensure their practice is completed in between lessons, with opportunity for reward, and guidance from the teacher.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Smule is a karaoke-style Music & Audio app that lets users sing solo, or in duets with other singers around the world. Smule is available in the App Store and the Google Play Store. This app can be safe for teens with parental supervision.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Spotify continues to be the go-to music listening platform for many around the world. No surprise there, really. With its easy-to-access download for all platforms, you can finally jam out to your favorite songs at home, in the office, or on the go.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    KiddZtube is a video-quiz app that has selected and sanitised a vast range of YouTube videos making them safe for children to use and free from distractions. A group of teachers have selected the videos and written context-specific questions for essentially pre-school children to learn.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Simply Piano by JoyTunes is one of the widely used and most popular piano learning app 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. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    This app is designed to build and develop your keyboard skills and pitch identification. It takes you through from basic songs using animals to identify notes, to developing to more difficult songs, removing colours to ensure further complexity, and then eventually removing the animal, so that the pupil can identify the note purely by where it belongs on the stave and on the keyboard. There are also flashcards in order to explain each note, and where it belongs on the stave, before moving onto the next one. 

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    This is a music app that supports any listeners of music, children or adults. It provides insight and awareness of how to monitor your listening ability based on your personalised hearing capacity. It also helps to prevent hearing loss by providing exercises each day to monitor your daily hearing in each ear, and equalises the sound of any song you listen to via the app to personalise the sound to your own personal hearing capacity. It can also be shared with other users, and also monitors your progress in your hearing ability daily, providing charts of progress. A great app this is ideal for anyone who listens to music frequently, or is at risk of high Sound Pressure Level damage, by making the user more aware of their hearing ability and potential loss. 

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    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. Each lesson takes you through a brief explanation of the topic, and then a completion of a listening and response task, before moving on to the next exercise, until completion of the chapter. EarMaster is a great tool for ear training, sight-singing and rhythm at all skill levels, from beginner to very advanced.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    YouCompose is a compositional software for any musician interested in composing using either traditional or non-traditional practices. It provides you with a wide range of options in order to develop compositional skills, through recording, editing and manipulation. This can then be shared as an audio file or as a pdf across a range of platforms, giving opportunity for feedback and critique. An absolutely brilliant find, particularly for focusing new musicians on how to compose, harmonise, and develop more complexities to their compositions. Excellent accuracy through recording live and use of MIDI, and editing techniques.

    Devices: iPhone iPad