Play Music Games! Apps, Apps, Apps !!

In our current day and electronic-age, learning has taken a new route: down the path of the internet and apps. With this phenomenon taking over childrens lives, let's see what's out there in regards to learning music !



Fun (& educational!) Piano/Music Apps !
(searched via iPhone, but there should be similar music apps for Androids.)

! MUSIC GAMES !

Musical Concept
Search for…
Name of App
Key Music Concepts
- main area of focus
Cost & Notes

Rhythm
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Rhythm Cat
Suitable for young beginners

Reviews Time Signature and Note Values; practices even time by tapping rhythms

Unlock levels !
Free !

$ Pro version available

Ideal for young beginners

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Rhythm Training
Reviews Time Signature and Note Values; includes metronome option

Practices even time by tapping rhythms
Free !


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Rhythm Lite
Reviews counting & even rhythm playing

Listen to the pattern, then try tapping it while counting
Free !

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Rhythm Party
Idea for young beginners


Free !

Fun and easy to play

Rhythm Trainer
Reviews counting & even rhythmic playing

Built-in metronome

Create your own rhythmic patterns in various Time Signatures
Free !

First Step and A Half
Useful tool to begin listening to intervals.

Start with comparing same sounds vs. step… build from there
Free !

Ideal for older beginner and adults

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Ear Trainer
Simple notes on staff layout, listen to selected sounds, visually see and hear intervals

Great starting learning tool
Free !

Ideal for all first learning to listen to intervals

Ear Training
Useful (but limited) tool training the ear to listen to melodic intervals starting on C

Listen, then play back on keyboard
Free !

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Right Note Ear Trainer
Excellent tool focused on listening to intervals, pitch, and melody
Free !

Ideal for adults, & RCM students

Music Theory
Music Theory
All-in-one package app

Subjects include:
-music theory concepts
(symbols, key sig, chord theory, cadences)
-ear trainers (interval, chord, rhythm, melody)
-general music trivia (composers, concert instruments, performance halls)

Free ! trial
Available for purchase on iTunes.

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Piano Helper
Review notes on the grand staff

Flashcard style; includes option of hearing the note
Free !

Easy to use; download and play

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Music Minds: Flashcards with Calvin & Zoey
Apply music theory skills by identifying flashcards

Options include:
- note names
- symbols and terms
- timing
- key signatures & intervals
Free !

Easy to use & fun to play

Ideal for young beginners

Music Keys
Locating notes on the keyboard via music letters
- including b (flats) & # (sharps)

Free !

Easy to use; download and play

Name That Note
Apply music theory skills by naming notes on the ‘flashcard’ (timed)
Free !

Easy to use; select your level and begin

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Pluto Planet
Ideal for young beginners learning notes on the staff!

Solidifies line/space concept with music note visuals
Free !

Fun & easy to play

Ideal for young beginners

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Solfege Note Reading
Review and solidify sight reading by connecting notes on staff to keyboard (timed)
Free !

Ideal for beginners

Ear Training
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Nail That Note (lite)
Options including listening to and identifying:
-          notes
-          chord/arpeggio
-          scales
-          intervals
Free !

($ full version available)

Easy-Moderate use; adjustable options to suit each individuals level

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Music Intervals
Ideal for young beginners learning/reviewing intervals
Free !

Easy to play

Ideal for young beginners

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Music Mastery: Ear Training
Ideal for older beginners and RCM students

Listen & identify:
-          intervals
-          chords
-          arpeggios
-          scales
-          tempos
-          pitches
Free !

Easy to use; various options; meets RCM requirements

ABRSM Aural Trainer Lite
Ideal for older beginners and RCM students

Listen to & identify ET concepts meeting ABRSM standards
Free !

Easy to use; follows ABRSM (UK) Syllabus standards

(100MB+)

AuralBook for ABRSM
Download based on individuals grade level

Options include:
-          sing
-          cadence
-          clap
Free !

Easy to use; follows ABRSM (UK) Curriculum

Ideal for adults & older beginners

My Intervals
Listen to & identify harmonic and melodic intervals

-includes inverted intervals

Free !

Ideal for adults

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Blob Chorus
Ideal for young beginners

Listen to and match same sounds; great for first steps in listening for same vs. different sounds
Free !

Ideal for young beginners training ears to recognize same vs. different sounds

Good Ear : Melodies
Great tool to use for melody playback.

Suggestion: listen to melody from app, replay & sing along, playback on piano (or keyboard in app)
Free !
(Pro version available; also comes in Intervals, Chords)

Ideal for adults

Ear Trainer Lite
Great tool to use when learning intervals

Compare 2 intervals at a time; hear differences
Free !

Ideal for beginners learning intervals; and RCM students

Technique
Interval Workout Lite
Excellent visual tool when learning scales

Scale pattern on keyboard shown, play highlighted notes, learn by intervals
Free !

Easy-moderate to use; ideal for older beginners and adults learning scales of all types

Composition /Other
Piano Infinity
Inspirationally fun & hones creativity J

Options include:
-          free play on a piano
-          learn tunes via rote
-          create your own music
-          jam to tunes
Free !

Easy-Moderate use;
Tutorial available in app

Piano Man
Learn to play tunes by rote
Free !


Mini-Synth II
Have fun creating your own music with different sounds!

Create your own type of sounds!
Free !

Moderate use; play around with the buttons and knobs to create your own sounds; start by choosing a soundwave.

Masterpieces
Learn about different classical composers by reading biographies and listening to music pieces
Free !

Easy to use

piaScore
Search for classical pieces and build your own library
Free !

Easy to use

PMelody Free
(Piano Melody Free?)
Search for popular tunes and learn to play via rote
Free !