Description - Florida Music Education Associations

Apps for the K-12 Music Classroom
and Students with Disabilities
Kimberly VanWeelden, PhD
Laura Meehan, BME
Florida Music Educators Association
State Conference
January 9, 2014
Amazing Slow Downer Lite
• By: Roni Music
• Description: Repeat any section of the music at full speed,
slow it down or even speed it up by changing the speed
between 25% (1/4 of original speed) and 200% (double
speed) without changing the pitch! Change the tuning or
musical key? No problem, Amazing Slow Downer Lite handles
that as well.
• Cost: Free
• Download:
Ultimate Guitar Tabs
• By: Ultimate Guitar
• Description: Learn how to play your favorite songs with the
world's largest catalog of guitar & ukulele chords, tabs and
lyrics. The app includes:
• Popular songs from latest releases
• Chords, notes and guitar scores for over 400,000 songs
• Chord diagrams with note placement on fretboard.
• Quick search by type, difficulty, tuning and rating
• Autoscroll
• Cost: $2.99
• Download:
Chord Detector
• By: Martian Storm, Ltd.
• Description: Chord Detector is an app that will analyze audio
sources and automatically detect the musical chords within it.
Learn to play any track in your device’s music library or
Dropbox folder as well as within a YouTube video or a
SoundCloud sound.
• Cost: $3.99
• Download:
Blob Chorus
• By: Lumpty Learning
• Description: This educational game is used to teach pitch
and improve your musical ear for notes. Each of the blobs
in the chorus sing a note then king blob sings his note. The
aim of the game is to identify the blob that sang the same
note as king blob. It’s more difficult than it sounds but if
things do get too easy you can increase the size of the
• Cost: Free
• Download:
Music Cubes
• By: Marek Ledvina
• Description: Just listen to the cubes and repeat the sequence
of notes back. It starts with one note and after that is your
turn. In each subsequent round you hear the same notes as
previously played plus one new.
• Cost: Free
• Download:
Ear Trainer
• By: thoor software AB
• Description: Ear Trainer is an educational tool designed
for musicians, music students and anyone interested in
improving ones musical ear. It is filled with over 230
individual exercises covering intervals, chords, scales,
relative pitch and melody. It has a playable keyboard with
studio sound quality and a note view for superior
visualization. No need to be an expert, Ear Trainer is
suitable for all users from beginner to very advanced. No
matter what level your musical hearing skills are Ear
Trainer will help to hone them.
• Cost: $6.99
• Download:
Music Tones
• By: Marek Ledvina
• Description: This game is focused on music tones. It
will teach you where you can find for example tone C
on music staff with either treble or bass clef. We use
colors to let children and people freely explore the
music realm. No matter how old you are, this music
game is designed to help you to be completely fluent
in reading music tones on a music staff.
• Cost: Free
• Download:
Music Tutor
• By: JSplash Apps
• Description: Improve your sight reading skills using Music
Tutor. This is a perfect tool for people learning music.
Choose to practice between treble clef, bass clef or both. Try
to make a higher score each time. After each test, you can
review your mistakes. With Game Center integration, the
app keeps track of your high scores too.
• Cost: $0.99
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Music Notes
• By: Marek Ledvina
• Description: This game helps persons recognize music
note values as they appear in music. In "train" mode you
get a hint in the case that you are stuck in recognizing the
correct note value. In "play" mode you have 60 seconds
for recognizing as many note values as possible.
• Cost: Free
• Download:
• By: Stacey Jett
• Description: Choose a time signature and drag notes of
different rhythmic values onto the music staff. If your note
counts match the time signature, your measure will play.
Then the notes are whisked away for continued play.
• Cost: Free
• Download:
Rhythm Sight Reading Trainer
• By: Rolfs Apps
• Description: Features exercises in 2/2, 4/2, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4,
6/4, 7/4, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8 time. Each exercise can be played at
different speeds so that you can hear how it should sound
and get the right rhythmic feel. Practice mode allows you to
tap along while the device is playing the rhythm. In test mode
you will only hear the metronome and are required to tap the
• Cost: $2.99
• Download:
• By: JoyTunes
• Description: Learn to play the recorder in a fun and addictive
way. Play notes on the recorder to avoid obstacles, collect
bonuses and scare away evil birds, on your way to become a
“Recorder Master”... Become an expert in playing songs while
working on rhythm, correct and stable tone production, ear
training, fingering technique and more!
• Cost: Free
• Download:
My Note Games
• By: Appatta Ltd.
• Description: This app listens to you playing your
instrument! Watch the notes fly off the screen when you play
them correctly! This app comprises a suite of simple games to
teach music theory and instrument mastery. All games are
free to try. You can upgrade to the premium versions within
the app. Music practice will never be the same!
• Cost: Free
• Download:
MadPad HD
• By: Smule
• Description: Remix your life with MadPad! Turn
everyday sights and sounds like your car, an empty soda
can, or your friends into the ultimate percussive
instrument. Who would have thought everyday life
could be so musical?
• Cost: Free
• Download:
• By: Smule
• Description: With the tap of your finger, transform
simple videos into beautiful vignettes or viral vids that
your friends and family will love. Advanced audio filters
automatically compose music to match your video.
With 18 different visual and audio styles, from simple
background melodies to outrageous remixes, you will
create a unique experience every time. Share your
videos with your friends, and follow creative people
from all over the world.
• Cost: Free
• Download:
• By: StarMaker
• Description: The only karaoke game with real AutoTune™. Sing, record, and compete with over 500 hit
songs made famous by Adele, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga,
Katy Perry, and others, then share your recordings using
Facebook, Twitter, and email! FREE app includes several
free songs.
• Cost: Free
• Download:
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Apps for the K-12 Music Classroom
and Students with Disabilities
Kimberly VanWeelden, PhD
Laura Meehan, BME
Florida Music Educators Association
State Conference
January 9, 2014

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