Music had always been an art for me, each and every notes passing through generations transcending different boundaries. Back in the day any striving musician who would want their music to be heard would heave tons of heavy gears just to make sure that they are true to their tone, and through great limits just to lay down a track. Nowadays we’re very fortunate to have experienced this age where numerous technological Advancements have catered to the varying needs of musicians in any walk of life. Through various applications, creating music has never been easier.
Here are our takes (in no particular order) of the 10 best applications available for the modern musician to enjoy.
1. Cleartune Chromatic Tuner
The first and foremost cardinal rule in music – always be in tune. The Cleartune app is a handy tool for any musician that turns their android phones into portable accurate tuners that can accommodate virtually any instrument. A nifty app that utilizes the phone’s built in mic. Simple yet effective. The full version of the app that unlocks the extra features costs $3.99.
2. Tempo; your interactive metronome
As any musician knows, keeping the beat is one of the best attribute that is essential for the perfect execution of any song. That is why we would even go through the tedious task of practicing our chops with a metronome even though at times this would bore us out of our minds. Fortunately the Tempo besides having 35 varying time signatures, also stores a number of play through sound sets, a selection of default meters, and a surprisingly useful tool for set list management. The full version of the app costs $1.99 and is developed by Frozen Ape Pte. Ltd.
Now this gives power to any musicians around the world. No matter if your drummer is on the other side of the world, you can easily upload you tracks and ask him to lay his beat over it. This also opens a lot of storage for storage of your ongoing projects. Now you can access your music anytime, anywhere.
4. The Magic Piano
A musician never really stops learning. Be it for younger musicians who are just learning their first chords, to travelling performers who wants to practice their chops or
experiment with some licks on the back of the van, the Magic Piano is a powerful toy that you can bring anywhere with you. The best part is it’s free!
Bringing a heap of music sheets every gig can be a nightmare! forScore is a viable solution for this dilemma every guitarist or any musician for that matter goes through. This also has the capability to import PDF files so you can conveniently download
any sheet music from the web. This app costs $9.99 for the full version.
Music being a language also means that there is a method to be able to hear certain words, phrases, and lines better. Tenuto offers assistance to musicians who wants to
understand chords easier via ear training. Another great feature of this
application is its ability to “calculate” progressions which makes it great for
the introduction to music theory. The full version of Tenuto costs $3.99.
Imaging having your own drum machine right at your pocket. iMaschine is an app that lets you create some drum loops, sample some patterns from your iTunes library, or even jam with your band via your android phone! This also has the capability record
samples using your phone’s mic. The iMaschine retails for $4.99.
– This is a bible for every guitar player. The GuitarToolkit offers three essentials for any guitarist – a metronome, a tuner, and a chord book. There is also an option for other
instruments to be added as well. The full version which costs $9.99 has a built
in drum machine feature so you will be able to practice anytime you please.
9. Songwriter’s Pad
Gone are the days of looking for pieces of paper (or even tissue paper) for you to write what’s currently on you mind which may be the next big hit. With this app it is very
easy to put down your ideas, and can even help you finish that song via emotion
based word and phrase generator. Also built in this app is a rhyming dictionary
so you’d get that perfect one liner every time. The cost of this word guru is
10. Songster Tabs & Chords
This app truly helps the modern musician learn various parts of a song faster, cleaner, and much more efficient. You can play through your favorite songs, slow down a certain part while trying to hit that guitar solo, and even offers tablatures for the
really hard part. And the best feature of this app is that it is FREE! You can
opt to subscribe at a cost of $4.99 per month so your app would remain up to
date and have access to the latest songs available.
So there you have it! With all these modern applications to help advance the skills of any modern musician, the power is literally right at your fingertips.