12 Essential Apps For Any Musician

12 Essential Music Apps
The iPad is amazing in many ways, particularly for musicians. This revolutionary device – still less than 5-yr-old – now provides nearly everything a modern musician needs for performing, recording, practicing or teaching. Musicians around the globe have now incorporated the iPad in their daily routine due to the increasing number of powerful apps now available for music. No longer is it necessary to buy a physical metronome, play along cd, or music book (once all publishers hash out the copyright details). As the popular phrase goes “…there’s an app for that!”, and TheGigEasy Complete Music Solutions for iPad is a quality source for online lessons, hardware accessories and helpful tips on making the transition to iPad. There are obviously many more apps out there for all types of music creation and performance, but TGE feels these 12 are useful to any musician who is serious about taking their music into the 21st century. Bookmark TheGigEasy.com as we will be doing a feature video lesson on each of these useful apps in the coming weeks.

Here’s a list of 12 essential apps for any musician using an iPad:
Click on app icon for direct link to App Store for more info and purchase.

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forScore – Sheet Music PDF: Read, Annotate, Scan and Share PDF Charts $9.99

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OnSong – Lyrics PDF or Text File: Read, Annotate, Transpose, Display, Play Along,  $14.99

iGigBook – Organize and Easily Search Large Volumes of Etude/Exercise Books and Fake Books $14.99

Tonal Energy
Tonal Energy – Digital Tuner and Metronome $3.99

Tenuto – Customizable Theory Exercises, such as recognizing chords and scales and identifying intervals $3.99

Ear Trainer
Ear Trainer – 230 Theory Exercises for intervals, chords, scales, pitch and melody Free/$6.99

Amazing Slow Downer
Amazing Slow Downer – Transcribe Audio by changing speed or pitch independently and/or seamlessly loop a section $14.99

iRealPro – Diverse Play Along for Hundreds of Jazz/Pop Standards, all easily adjusted for volume, tempo, and transposition, plus chord/scale learning features, piano voicings and guitar tablature $12.99

Erskn Jazz Essentials
Jazz Essentials – Peter Eskine Play Alongs featuring real musicians, chord chart, mixer and “Record” button $11.99

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The Orchestra – Spectacular Interactive Resource for watching, reading and learning about every instrument in the orchestra $13.99

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GarageBand – Turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. $4.99

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 – Connect with anyone in the world for FREE voice or video calls. Great for Live Music Lessons!

…and a bonus! Don’t forget about simply using your…

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Record w Built-In Video – Use free built-in video camera and microphone to record audio and video lessons, auditions, performances and then easily share it via email Free


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