Welcome to the ESU#3 Music Collaborative Workshop Wiki!

Here are some suggested apps to download for our presentation: (Don't worry, they're all free!)

Percussive Free <https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/percussive-free/id383777617?mt=8>
Ratatap Free <https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ratatap-drums-free/id428149234?mt=8>
Djembe Free <https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/djembe-free/id457088864?mt=8>
Rain Stick <https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rain-stick/id287335465?mt=8>
Singing Fingers <https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/singing-fingers/id381015280?mt=8>
Kids Bongo <https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kids-bongo-drum/id510364284?mt=8>
Taiko <https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/taiko-drums-free/id454639327?mt=8>
Bongos <https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bongos-dynamic-bongo-drums/id411722855?mt=8>
Music Sparkles <https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/music-sparkles-all-in-one/id452584114?mt=8>
PitchPipe <https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pitch-pipe-now/id441889991?mt=8>
iNoteTeacherLite <https://itunes.apple.com/app/id466150018?mt=8>
Blob Chorus Ear Training <https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blob-chorus-ear-training/id484567131?mt=8>
Master in a Minute <https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/master-in-minute-free-music/id490587593?mt=8>
Canupa Band <https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/canupa-band-deluxe/id350977804?mt=8>

Bonus Apps:

Dust Buster - Free
Recorder Master - Free
Pluto Piano - Free
My Note Games - Free
Show Me - Free
iMovie - Free
Tuner - Free
Strings Tuner – 3.99
Metronome - Free
Instruments in Reach - 2.99
Musician's Practice Journal - 4.99

By The MENC Standards


iPads in the Music Classroom

1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
Songs For Kids - Free
Do Re Mi Voice Training – 4.99
Singing Fingers - Free
Songify - $2.99

2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
Manhattan String Quartet
iPad Church
ThumbJam - 8.99
Garageband - 4.99
Drumline - .99 + 1.99
DrumJam - 7.99
Real Piano - Free/2.99
Ratatap - Free/1.99
Percussive - Free/1.99
Fingerstomp Light

3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
iRealb – 7.99
MadPad .99/2.99

4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
For composition, an obvious choice is a loop-based music creation tool, akin to Apple’s Garageband, I’ve had the chance to play with one loop-based recorder on an iPad,Pianist Pro
. This app uses a piano keyboard, with several piano-organ sounds, and a simple drum machine. Students can record one part (such as a bass line) and then multi-track several more parts while listening to what has been recorded. Students could easily record a 4-part chorale or be given the pattern for a simple blues bass line, and then improvise a solo using the included pentatonic scale modePianistHeader.png
Pianist Pro Pentatonic Mode
GarageBand - 4.99
Symphony Pro – 19.99
Scorio - 3.99

5. Reading and notating music.
The App store already has quite a few apps which address this goal, although none I’ve seen that follow a step-by-step approach needed for comprehensive theory and ear training.

Another music theory program that has a good track record on the iPhone/iPod Touch is Nota HD, for the iPad. Nota offers piano training, as well as quizzing on basic theory. The developers of Nota seem to be dilligent in upgrading the software frequently, and may be responsive to educators who wish to use the software in their classrooms.

Notable - Free
Treble Clef Kids – 1.99
Rhythm Sight Reading Trainer Free/2.99
Dust Buster - Free
Pluto Piano - Free
My Note Games - Free
iBach - Free

6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
YouTube - Free
Pages - 9.99
Soundbeam - .99

7. Evaluating music and music performances.
Here’s another place I think the iPad can really shine as an instructional tool. An obvious use of the iPod software built into the iPad as a way for students to listen to recordings, and keeping a diary in a text editor likePages. Students could use headphones for a more enveloping experience of the music they’re evaluating, which could be served from a teacher computer’s iTunes library.
In addition to analyzing existing recordings, I use the iPad to allow students to analyze their own performances, visually evaluating their pitch accuracy. Using software such as Pitch Primer to record their own voices (using an iPhone headphone/mic headset) while singing with the choir, and then going back and listening to their own voices while studying the pitch information shown on the screen could provide valuable, concrete feedback about the pitch aspect of their performance.
Pitch Primer
Pitch Primer

Pitch Primer

YouTube - Free
Skype - Free
Polycom - Free

8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
Discovr – 1.99
MadPad - 2.99

9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.Apps such as Brighthouse Labs’ “History of Music Study Guide” (I can’t find a direct link, so fire up iTunes to see this app) offers information on history, art, and culture, although it may be more useful as a college student’s companion to NAWM than to the average middle school music student. Resources such as Wikipedia can be browsed with various apps rather than via Safari, or ebooks can be easily created with the ebook creator tool from Wikipedia
History of Jazz – 3.99
Instruments from other countries
Djembe – Free/.99
Tiny Sitar Ex- Free
Celtic Harp – Free/2.99
iSteelPan- Free
iBach - Free
Manhattan School of Music
Polycom - Free