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Web Based Music Apps and Games




Some of these apps exist on more than one platform. Always "search" in your particular device's "market" to see if the apps that are available for the Ipad are available for your particular iPad/iPhone, Android device, Chrome, or Windows device, etc....

This is the "Mother Load" of music creation apps and links!  

Please use the "Contact Form" at the bottom to submit links or give suggestions to others I'm needing to add. Here is a shortlist for now!




~ Web Based Music Apps ~


Groove Pizza! – Groove Pizza is a circular rhythm app for creative music-making and learning! It’s also a playful tool for creating grooves using math concepts like shapes, angles, and patterns. Groove Pizza debuted at the Department of Education in April 2016 to the acclaim of The Washington PostUSA TodayJulian Lennon, and many others. Over 1,500,000 Pizzas served in 216 countries to date! – Huge Vibrant collection of music and coding experiences brought together by NYU. We create new technologies and experiences for music-making, learning, and engagement.” works on just about any device and is one of the most comprehensive free sites on music education available!

Noteflight - THE most powerful FREE web-based notation software I know of.

Audiotool - Extensive music maker. Virtual synths, pedals, mixers all connected with virtual wires!  Great tool for budding songwriters, DJs, Producers, Beatmakers. Totally Cloud-based and Social!  You can even tune in to AudioTool Radio for FREE. TONS of Instructional videos on YOUTUBE click here!

Audiotool Video 1:  Working with Audio Tracks

Audiotool Video 2: Working with Effect Automation

Audiotool Video 3:  Working with Audio Tracks 2

Audiotool Video 4:  Working with NoteTracks

Audiotool Video 5:  Working with Pattern Tracks

Audio Sauna - ANOTHER great sequencer!  Tons of possibilities with this one as well!  Simply draw your notes and away you go!

Notation Training - Identify Notes and chords. With pro version, you can track your progress.

Color Piano - Incredible "player piano" that shows literally over 100 classic pieces in full-color detail. Just beautiful.  Use this app if you are trying to learn the classics or just want to have peaceful piano music playing.  Stunning!

ToneCraft - Like Minecraft?  Try this!  Another block-based sequencer based on 4 beats of 16th notes stacks up into a ton of fun!

Plink! – Fly your ship with other musicians around the world!

Rick Astley Remixer – The Name says it all. LOL

Theme – Move the sliders and change the chords to experiment with different combos of sound.

applied Music - Simple Redirect to AppKid website.  Music is just one part of the fun!

Practice Your Music! - EXCELLENT app for those wanting to see classical chamber music performed by real performers!  A phenomenal way to fully read along with the performers all while having the ability to change the tempo. You can even listen to parts in Solo!  HIGHLY recommend!

ButtonBeats - ButtonBeats isn't just one you can see, has a whole assortment of pad-based online music generators. Tons of fun and a whole social network side too!  Create, share!  Try them all!  Dubstep Piano, Piano Trainer, Freestyle Mic.

‚Äč works on just about any device and is one of the most comprehensive free sites on music education available! – It’s Time for Jeopardy!  – Absolutely AWESOME and comprehensive Games Link: – MTNA MEGA List  (Music Teacher’s National Association) – This website features various games that teach and reinforce theory, music reading and provide basic introductions to several different instruments. – This site includes games and songs….LOTS of songs. – Chuck VanderChuck Rocks!  Great site with simple introductions to all kinds of music. – This site is devoted to ear training and theory skills. – This site contains lots of free music resources for elementary music classroom teachers, private music instructors and homeschool parents, for the purpose of building kids up in positive ways and enriching their lives with an appreciation for music and learning. – Sphinx Kids contains interactive games and videos. – Classics for Kids contains games, music lessons, lesson plans and information on composers and classical music. (For students and teachers.)

www.musick8kids.coom – Fun music stuff just for kids. – Theta Music Trainer features music and ear training games.

Here are some great classical music, arts and kid-friendly websites for you to visit!  Taken From “


~Apple iOS Ecosystem~

The Orchestra- Impressive way of looking at The Orchestra.  Watch the score, conductor, and players all at once!   Plus hear commentaries from the world's leading authorities on what else; The Orchestra!

Metronome Bounce - Great Metronome.  Very easy to configure and super unique!


Garage Band -The most well known music composition app in Apple history...Ok...well at least for the iPad.  Really versatile and TONS of DIY instructional videos on Youtube.  Click HERE forGarage Band on Youtube.


Smule Magic Piano - Fun and FREE to start.  Not really a theory or composition app but just satisfying in terms of melody and rhythm.


ABC Music - Fantastic A - Z Instrument identifier map for little kids.  Complete in English and Espanol!  Click a Letter and learn about all the instruments that start with that letter!  Wonderful for little ones.


HearItNoteIt IQ - Ear training for the young musician.  An excellent resource for young ones needing to practice early ear training exercises.


Drum Beats- It's just that!  Tons of Different drumbeats with custom BPM.  Useful for the practicing musician who needs a drumbeat to accompany their instrument in the absence of a live drummer.  Over 50 included!


Drum Beats by Alvin Lu - Another fantastic and FREE app!  Very highly rated!


Soundythingie - WILD app!  This is a music drawing app with extensive features. This app is its own instrument unlike any other. Worth every penny.


Mynotegames - From the creator of HearIt NoteIt comes an EXPLOSIVE app containing tons of games to help with music theory. One of my favorite developers for the Elementary music classroom.


Steinway Etude - Neat little player piano app that can also show you the sheet music for a song while it's playing and even highlights the measure or notes currently playing!  Excellent resource for the budding piano student who wants to see and hear how harder music is played.


1- Garage Band

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. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play a piano, organ, guitar, and drums.

2- forScore

forScore has an arsenal of tools ready to help you turn practice into performance. Create links to handle repeats with a single tap, play along to an audio track, and use half-page turns to see the bottom half of the current page and the top half of the next one at the same time, removing jarring transitions once and for all.

3- Symphony Pro

Symphony Pro lets you compose complex orchestrations, lead sheets, chord charts, and guitar tabs on the iPad and instantly hear them played back. This is the easiest and most comprehensive way to compose sheet music on your iPad.

4- Singing Fingers

Singing Fingers lets you fingerpaint with sound. Just touch the screen while you make a sound, and colorful paint appears. Touch the paint to play back the sound again!

5- Sound Drop

Draw lines and watch as Soundrop uses them to create music! Listen with headphones for the full effect.
  • - Tap and Drag to draw a line.
  • - Drag the handles to edit or double tap to delete.
  • - Drag dropper to reposition drop point.
  • - Audio pans left/right with bounce location onscreen.
6- SoundPrism

SoundPrism enables you to create beautiful music immediately without any previous knowledge. With its unique visualization of pitches and intuitive controls composing sophisticated melodies, tone and chord patterns bebecomehild's play.

7- Avid Scorch

Scorch generates interactive notation. Easily learn songs or adapt them to your instrument—then give a great performance using Music Stand mode. Whether you want to showcase your ousic or purchase scores from world-class publishers, Scorch is the easy way to practice and perform your favorite sheet music on the go.

8- Novation Launchpad

The Novation Launchpad is an easy-to-use app for iPad that will have you making beats and music instantly. It comes with eight ready-to-perform sessions that span different musical genres, with regular new content delivered via In-App Purchase. Browse categories, packs, and fafavoritesrom your library to create your oessions on the mumulti-coloraunchpad grid, and make and remix your music.

9- inHarmony

inHarmony is a new kind of a musical instrument simplifying composing and playing music by just displaying notes limited to the selected diatonic scale, which are always in harmony with the presented chords.

10- Groove Maker

GrooveMaker gives you a completely new way of making music by automatically remixing the hundreds of loops included on the 8 available tracks, in virtually limitless ways for millions of different grooves at your fingertips.

11- Finger Stomp

Finger Stomp has included an exciting Practice mode. Users will be able to select up to 50 different tracks with varying levels of difficulty. InAlsotracks are divided into sections a,nd Users can adjust the tempo to learn authentic street music and Urban old-school beats at their own pace and leisure.

12- AudioBus

With a simple and clean interface, easily connect the output of one Audiobus-compatible app into the input of another. Use Audiobus to play a synthesizer live into a looper or multi-track recorder, or use one app to manipulate the live output of another.

13- Dropophone

This app allows you to make songs that sound like drips and drops falling on a tiny orchestra of instruments. Pressing the multi-colored raindrops triggers notes that loop every six seconds. Combine different colored drops and notes to compose your oainy-day melodic backdrops. A metronome is also included to help you keep time. 

14- Chord Detector

Chord Detector is an app that will ananaly zeudio sources and automatically detect the musical chords within it. With Chord Detector you can learn to play any track in your device's music library or Dropbox folder providing its not DRM encoded.

15- DrumJam

This app is a real first for percussion. It's an exciting and powerful tool, opening up the world of rhythm in a completely hands-on and inspiring way. Whether you are a novice just looking for a bit of rhythmic fun, a songwriter or producer looking for a fresh rhythmic idea, a percussion student writing arrangements for a project, a music teacher looking for rhythm ideas to teach, or a drum circle facilitator seeking to expand their repertoire, this app has something for you.

16- Monkey Drum

Create real music just by drawing and watch as the creatures play your creation. Get creative and re-mix your songs with different instruments, or accessorize your characters with a hat and sunglasses. Use Heart Coins to unlock new instruments and other fun items.

17- DM1

DM1 is an advanced vintage Drum Machine. It turns your iPad into a fun and creative beat making machine.
Easy and fast to use, loaded with 86 superb electronic drum kits and beautiful hyper-realistic graphics, DM1 has been designed for a lot of instant fun. 

18- Finale Songbook

Finale SongBook™ transforms your iPad into an interactive music folder, so you can view, play, and print music scores created by the entire family of Finale products. Finale is the world standard in music notation creation, and Finale SongBook™ brings this standard to the iPad.

19- Pattern Music

Pattern Music allows you to: Create songs intuitively using layered instrument patterns, Play an interactive polyphonic musical instrument with over 50 different voices, and Jam along with your iPod Music Library without leaving the app.

20- Real Piano Pro
A full 88-key piano app that brings you realistic grand piano sound, smoothly moving and zooming, customizable key labels, and professional tuning & transposition functionalities. 

21- Note Perfect

Note Perfect is the pocket workout for music students! Test and improve your note reading against the clock in our addictive and enjoyable game.

22- Ear Trainer

Ear Trainer is an educational tool designed for musicians, music students and anyone interested in improving ones musical ear. It is filled with over 160 individual exercises covering intervals, chords, scales and relative pitch. 

23- Percussive

Percussive contains a total of five instruments. Glockenspiel, Kalimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone and Marimba. The instruments look and sound fantastic with their gorgeous 3D designed artwork. 

24- Notes for Little Composers

Starting music lessons is so exciting but for many children, that excitement ends when more and more notes need to be memorized which is not easy to do. 

25- Mad Pad

Remix your life with MadPad! Turn everyday sights and sounds like your car, an empty soda can, or your friends into the ultimate percussive instrument. Who would have thought everyday life could be so musical?

26- Everyday Looper

Everyday Looper allows you to record 4 musical phrases - 6 on an iPad - and loop them right away. You can then mix and merge them on the fly.

27- Guitar Lab
TrueFire's Guitar Lab app streams video guitar lessons with text, standard notation and guitar tab to your iPhone, iPad or Ipod Touch.

28- Improvox
ImproVox is a new vocal instrument. Real-time pitch correction and harmonization enable you to create lush harmonies as you sing - and always sound in tune! Add vibrant textures with effects like reverb, echo, and flanger, record your performance and share it with friends. 

29- Tab Toolkit
If you play guitar, bass, drums, or keyboards, TabToolkit is the best way to learn and jam along with your favorite songs! TabToolkit gives you 3 ways to get great music: buy instantly in the Tab Store, upload from your PC, or search online.

30- Sunvox – SunVox is one of the most powerful music creation tools for iOS. It is a small and fast cross-platform modular synthesizer with pattern based sequencer (tracker).




~ Android Based Apps ~

IMPORTANT! For Android based apps to work on other computers, you must install the Bluestacks emulator first! Bluestacks is a wonderful emulator that allows for the use of Android
Apps on Windows and Mac!  Don't forget to
install Bluestacks Cloud Connect on your Android Smartphone to "push" the apps to your computer. Follow the instructions!

Bluestacks - BlueStacks App Player lets you run apps from your phone fast and fullscreen on Windows and Mac.  Basically, this emulator will let you sync Apps from your Android Phone and allows you to "run" them on a PC or Mac rather easily.  Reeeaally handy. It's in Beta so it's not perfect but at least its a way to run Android on a computer.  You can even connect and use standard USB PC gaming controllers from Logitech etc for ultimate control.

Super Draw Music - Fun and simple game.  You can draw 4 lines each with their own sound. Colorful and engaging for all ages.

Score Master Lite - Note identification game.  Pretty simple and easy to learn.

Music Theory - Start from lesson 1 and work through TONS of music theory in this comprehensive and FREE app!

Piano Companion LITE - Advanced Chord ID, Music Theory, and Chord Progression utility.

Chordbot Lite - Lightweight easy to use chord sequencer!  Compose in SECONDS!


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