NEC’s School of Continuing Education wants to support your classroom technology needs! Here are some excellent online resources that we hope you’ll find helpful.

Online Sound Libraries

Sounddogs.com

Findsounds.com

Partnersinrhyme.com

Online Scores

Variations

Petrucci Music Library

iPad Apps and Applications for the Music Classroom

Music Notation

These are apps that can be used to read music and access notated music.

SongsterrSongsterr
Read tab for 70,000 songs with rhythmic notation. Songs can be heard, music scrolls, and guitarists/bassists/drummers/pianists can adjust the speed for practice.
(iPhone, iPod, iPad)
$4.99

 

Ultimate Guitar TabsUltimate Guitar Tabs
Access Ultimate Guitar's complete tab library. The app allows you to read the tab easier, supports auto-scroll, and lets you transpose.
(iPhone, iPod)
$2.99

 

MusicnotesMusicnotes
This app gives you iPad access to all of your purchases from Musicnotes.com. Anything you buy from the website will sync to the app, and you can also purchase music directly.
(iPad)
Free

 

TonaraTonara
A basic reading app that listens as you play, follows with a cursor, and turns pages automatically. Features a limited library of public domain composition, and an equally limited store.
(iPad)
Free

Symphony Pro
A notation app for iOS. You can compose, hear playback, and export your compositions in a variety of formats. Surprisingly powerful for an iPad app.
(iPad)
$14.99

Moozart
This fun elementary app teaches the basics of music reading through fun, creative play, using farm animals. Students can create new tunes, adjust the tempo, or edit classic folk songs.
(iPad)
$1.99

Music—Creative

These apps allow the user to create, through recording, fun & games, or written notation.

GarageBand
The most powerful $5 you will ever spend. Record live instruments (with effects), record best-quality software instruments (played both manually and on varying levels of automatic play), and arrange with loops. It does almost as much as the full version for your Mac (or MixCraft). Can be used with USB keyboards, mics.
(iPad)
$4.99

iRig RecorderiRig Recorder
When used with the iRig connector, you can record your electric guitar directly into your iPad. Edit recordings, and export in many formats.
(iPod, iPhone)
Free

 

QuickvoiceQuickVoice
One of many very simple voice recording apps available. Makes good quality (not excellent!) recordings right on your iPad. Save and share recordings.
(iPad-equivalent of Voice Memos on iPhone)
Free

SoundCloud
Share Your Sounds—Capture a voice, moment or music in seconds or upload audio you’ve already created.

BebotBebot: Robot Synth
Use your finger to direct the singing robot. Scales can be adjusted (major, pentatonic, etc.) so a more tonal product can be achieved. Lots of fun. Wouldn't want to be in a room of 5-year-olds using it without headphones.
(iPhone, iPod, iPad)
$1.99

Rehearsal/Practice Tools

These apps are indispensable tools for the conductor in rehearsal, or the musician in a practice room.

iHearItiHearIt
Take any song from in your iPod, and slow it down, without changing the pitch. You can also loop sections. Great for both practice and transcription.
(iPhone, iPod, iPad)
$4.99

 

Instruments in ReachInstruments in Reach
Basic but comprehensive fingering charts for band instruments. Tap on a note and see the fingerings.
(iPhone, iPod)
$2.99

 

Steinway MetronomeSteinway Metronome
Visually appealing metronome, tempo wheel, tap option, and meter choices.
(iPod, iPhone)
Free

 

Cleartune Chromatic TunerCleartune Chromatic Tuner
Precise and easy-to-read tuner.
(iPhone, iPod, iPad)
$3.99

SoundCloud
Share Your Sounds—Capture a voice, moment or music in seconds or upload audio you’ve already created.

Music Learning Games

These apps are built for students to practice specific skills.

DolceDolce Music
This flashcard app includes treble and bass clef, music symbols, and key signatures. You can choose any or all of those areas to practice (but can't limit ranges within a staff), choose how many questions to get, and add a timer.
(iPhone, iPod, iPad)
$3.99

Wild ChordsWild Chords
This guitar playing app allows students to practice chords (including C, Am, G, Em, E) and notes (read on tablature, not on the staff). Students work through levels of increasing difficulty—each level is a game. The graphics are great, the scoring is fair, and the accompaniments are cute. Very engaging.
(iPad)
Initial levels free: add 5 additional levels for $.99 each.

RecorderMasterRecorderMaster
This recorder practice game is a lot of fun and very self-teaching. Students are introduced to the basic notes (G, A, B, C, and D) and try them in different games, including Rock Band–esque "reading," playback, and dynamics practice. I can guarantee that any 8-year-old would be totally into this app, and practice recorder for an hour without knowing it. But not including music reading is a big downfall.
(iPad)
Free

My First Classical Music AppMy First Classical Music App
This eBook-style app lets young elementary students explore the basics of classical music through text, images, and sound. Text can be tapped for read-aloud, and the audio examples are high quality.
(iPad)
$4.99

Miscellaneous Music

Other great apps.

SoundHoundSoundHound
Hear a song on the radio and want to know the title and artist? Or have a song stuck in your head and can't remember what it's called? SoundHound has excellent music recognition—it can hear the music being played and bring up the information, including scrolling lyrics for many pop songs.
(iPod, iPhone)
$6.99

Notion
NOTION is a notation editor and playback tool for your iPad, giving you the convenience of an easy-to-use music creation tool right at your fingertips. An incredible composition app for any music lover, NOTION gives you the ability to compose, edit, and play back scores using real audio samples performed by The London Symphony.

KORG iElectribe
Korg’s ELECTRIBE® has been coveted by dance musicians for ten years running. Today, this indispensable instrument has been reborn as a dedicated iPad app—the KORG iELECTRIBE virtual analog beatbox!

Theory Lessons
Theory Lessons features 39 music theory lessons from musictheory.net, presented in their original animated versions.

2014-03-19


YOU PLAY BACH YOUR WAY, AND I'LL PLAY HIM HIS WAY. WANDA LANDOWSKA