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Music Apps for Musicians and Music Teachers

Elizabeth C. Axford

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In today’s digital age, learning and creating music has never been so easy and affordable. Anyone can enhance their musical knowledge, skills, and creativity with the multitude of music apps available. However, sifting through thousands of music apps in the Apple App Store and Google Play can be a daunting task for any musician or music instructor. But not anymore! Having spent countless hours researching the most interesting useful, educational, fun, and easy-to-use music apps, Elizabeth C. Axford in Music Apps for Musicians and Music Teachers surveys the landscape of music-related apps for both iOS and Android mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones.

Music Apps for Musicians and Music Teachers lists hundreds of music-related apps organized by category, including singing, musical instruments, music theory and composition, songwriting, improvisation, recording, evaluating music performances, listening to music, music history and literature, music appreciation, and more. App developers are listed with each app, including links to their websites for updates and support. The book sections and chapters align with the newly revised National Standards for Music Education released in 2014 by the National Association for Music Education. Suggested activities for educators are provided, as well as key terms and a bibliography.

Music Apps for Musicians and Music Teachers is for anyone interested in music, whether hobbyist or professional. It enhances the ability to learn on the go by offering musicians, music students, and music instructors a list of the most useful music apps available.
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 312Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4422-3277-8 • Paperback • February 2015 • $58.00 • (£39.95)
978-1-4422-3278-5 • eBook • February 2015 • $57.99 • (£39.95)
Elizabeth C. Axford is the owner of Piano Press Studio in Del Mar, California. She has been a studio piano and voice instructor since 1984, as well as a composer and songwriter with numerous film, TV, and new media placements. She facilitates online college courses in music and the arts and is the author of Song Sheets to Software: A Guide to Print Music, Software, Instructional Media, and Web Sites for Musicians and Traditional World Music Influences in Contemporary Solo Piano Literature, both published by Scarecrow Press.
Introduction
Part I: Creating Music
Chapter 1: Reading and Notating Music Apps
Music Theory Apps
Note Identification and Sight Reading Apps
Scales and Chords Apps
Sheet Music Notation and Sheet Music Reader Apps
Chapter 2: Composing, Arranging, and Improvising Music Apps
Composing and Arranging Music Apps
Improvising Melodies, Variations, and Accompaniments Apps
Songwriting Apps
Chapter 3: Recording Music: “The Sounds” Apps
Beats, Loops, and Drum Machine Apps
Effects Apps
Synthesizer Apps
Chapter 4: Recording Music: “The Gear” Apps
DJ Apps
Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), Sequencers, Samplers, and Recording Apps
Discussion and Activities: Creating Music
Part II: Performing Music
Chapter 5: Singing and Ear Training Apps
Children’s Songs Apps
Choir Apps
Ear Training and Sight Singing Apps
Karaoke Apps
Opera and Classical Singing Apps
Popular Songs and Artists Apps
Singing Lessons and Vocal Training Apps
Vocal Warm-Ups and Singing Exercises Apps
Chapter 6: Brass Instruments Apps
All Brass Instruments Apps
French Horn Apps
Trombone Apps
Trumpet Apps
Tuba Apps
Chapter 7: Woodwind Instruments Apps
All Woodwind Instruments Apps
Bassoon Apps
Clarinet Apps
Flute and Piccolo Apps
Oboe and English Horn Apps
Recorder Apps
Saxophone Apps
Chapter 8: String Instruments Apps
All String Instruments Apps
Banjo Apps
Cello Apps
Double Bass Apps
Dulcimer Apps
Harp Apps
Mandolin Apps
Ukulele Apps
Viola Apps
Violin Apps
Chapter 9: Drums and Percussion Apps
Drum Kit Apps
World Music Percussion Apps
Chapter 10: Piano and Keyboard Instruments Apps
Piano Apps
Piano Apps for Children
Piano Lessons Apps
Piano Notes, Chords, and Scales Apps
Piano Repertoire and Popular Songs Apps
Various Keyboard Instruments Apps
Chapter 11: Guitar and Bass Guitar Apps
Bass Guitar Apps
Guitar Apps
Guitar Lessons Apps
Guitar Songs and Repertoire Apps
Guitar Tabs, Charts, Chords, and Scales Apps
Guitar Tuner Apps
Discussion and Activities: Performing Music
Part III: Responding and connecting to Music
Chapter 12: Preparing and Evaluating Music Performances Apps
Metronome Apps
Practicing and Rehearsal Apps
Tuner Apps
Chapter 13: Listening to Music Apps
Concert Tickets and Tours Apps
Internet Radio Apps
Movie Music Apps
Music and Video Streaming Apps
Music Identification Apps
Chapter 14: Music Appreciation, History, and Culture Apps
Classical Music Apps
Classical Music Apps for Children
Classical Music Composers Apps
The Orchestra Apps
Jazz Music Apps
Popular Music Apps
Religious Music Apps
World Music Apps
Discussion and Activities: Responding and Connecting to Music
Bibliography and Websites
About the Author
Music Apps for Musicians and Music Teachers offers a comprehensive and thorough survey of mobile device apps available for those who create, teach and perform music. Author Elizabeth Axford has an impressive and award-winning career as a musician, instructor, composer, and online-course facilitator. Her detailed research and resulting publication elevates the validity and the impact music-related apps carry in the world of music.
American Music Teacher


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