Below is a list of fun and useful apps that can be used in the lesson and at home.
- Evernote is a free note-taking app that we use in the studio for our weekly assignments. Each student has a digital notebook with their weekly assignments as well as other helpful documents.
- Steinway Metronome is a basic metronome. If you don't have a metronome at home already, this is a simple, convenient (and free) one to use.
- Speakbeat is a metronome app that speaks the beats. You can select the tempo, time signature, and whether or not to hear sub-beats (1 & 2 &). You can also pick from 8 different voices. Students can play along to the steady beat, and even join in counting aloud as well.
- Music Flash Class lets students practice naming the notes on the staff with flashcards. You can select a range of notes to fit any level, as well as set a time limit for each question to encourage quick thinking.
- Flashnote Derby is another app that drills note names on the staff. This app is more of a game and is always a hit with my students. In order to win the horserace, students must answer enough correct questions.
- Rhythm Lab provides a variety of rhythm examples for the student to tap out. You can select either 1 or 2 handed rhythms at a wide range of levels. After tapping the exercise, students receive feedback and a score.