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Amplify Your Teaching with MusicED-Software: Start Here!

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If you're seeking ways to rejuvenate your teaching with innovative music-tech ideas, you've come to the right place. In this article, I'll present a curated list of various web-based and dedicated apps to help you determine which is most suitable for your teaching needs.

Navigating the vast array of software available for the classroom can be overwhelming, especially with new tools and options emerging daily.

To simplify your search, I've chosen three options per category, aiming to save you time and guide you to precisely what you require. Let's dive in!

🗒️ Teaching Music Theory APPs

  • MusicTheory - A free online music theory resource with interactive exercises and lessons.

  • Teoria - A comprehensive music theory resource with a focus on ear training and sight reading.

  • Musicca - A web app for learning music theory and ear training with interactive exercises and games.

🎼 Teaching Music Notation APPs

  • Noteflight - A web-based music notation software with a free plan and paid plans with more features.

  • Musescore - A free, open-source music notation software with a wide range of features.

  • Flat - A web-based music notation software with a focus on collaborative composition and playback.

🎙️ Audio Recording & Editing APPs

  • Audacity - A free, open-source audio editor with a wide range of features, including recording, editing, and exporting audio.

  • Audio Cutter - A web-based audio cutter that allows you to trim, split, and cut audio files.

  • Audio Joiner - A web-based audio joiner that allows you to combine multiple audio files into one file.

💿 Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs)

  • BandLab - A free, online music creation platform that allows you to compose, record, mix, and share your music.

  • GarageBand - A digital audio workstation (DAW) developed by Apple for macOS and iOS. It is a popular choice for music production, songwriting, and recording.

  • Soundtation - Online music creation platform that allows you to compose, record, mix, and share your music.

🥁 Teaching Rhythm - Drum Machines APPs

  • Virtual Drumming - Free online drum machine that allows you to create and share your own beats. It has a variety of drum kits to choose from, as well as a variety of effects and features.

  • Drum Bit - free online drum machine that is designed to be easy to use. It has a simple interface with a limited number of features, but it is a great way to get started with creating beats.

  • Groove Pizza - free online drum machine that is designed for collaborative music making.

🎵 Melody & Songwriting APPs

  • Online Sequencer - A web-based sequencer that allows you to create and share music.

  • ChordChord - A web-based tool that helps you find chords for songs.

  • ChordPlayer - A web-based tool that allows you to play chords and melodies.

🎹 Virtual Instruments

  • Roland50 - A virtual studio that allows you to play and experiment with classic Roland synthesizers and drum machines.

  • ARSynths - An augmented reality (AR) app that allows you to play virtual synthesizers in the real world.

  • World Instruments - A website that offers a collection of virtual instruments from around the world.


🧰 Get the Music-Tech Starter KIT

Looking for a PDF version of this list? Simply click here to subscribe, and as a thank-you, you'll receive the complete Music-Tech Starter Kit along with some bonus resources.

Within the PDF, you'll discover extra tips to optimally integrate these tools into your classroom.

For those eager to engage deeper, I've recently launched the Music-ED-Tech forum, now known as the Musicverse Community. I warmly invite you to participate in our discussions.

Alternatively, feel free to bookmark this page and return whenever you'd like to reference the list again.


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