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Best iPad and iPhone apps for Musicians


If you are one of many musicians who are as attached to their mobile device as they are they’re guitar, than the iPad and iPhone have lots to offer in the way of making music. Not only can you fill your device with all of your favorite tunes you can also use it to improve your playing, record your work or share your original hits with others. Here are just a few of the apps that are available for both the amateur and professional musician.

On The Path Music

Whether you are looking to learn a new instrument or just want to keep pushing your skills forward, On The Path Music offers a variety of music lessons, some of which were contributed by famous musicians. Even better this app is free so it’s great for musicians on a tight budget.

Cleartune – Chromatic Tuner

If you have trouble tuning your instrument, then look no further than the handy Cleartune app. This app works for virtually any instrument including, woodwinds, stringed instruments and brass and features a wheel interface for locating any pitch quickly. At only $3.99 this app is well worth the price.


Every musician could benefit from a metronome to keep their tunes in time and now you don’t have to worry about keeping one with your gear. Metronome is a professional quality app that features 35 different time signatures, a feature that allows voice count, set list tools and sound sets.


A little on the pricey side for apps, Looptastic will run you $14.99 but the price is worth it. Looptastic allows you create remixes live and in real time. With a tin of tracks to choose from its an easy app to use even for beginners but still manages to produce a professional sound.

Musicians Practice Journal

You know how important practice is to your musical career or hobby but sometimes it’s hard to be disciplined when it comes to your practice routine. That’s where the Musicians Practice Journal comes in. Keep track of how much time you are actually spending playing, which pieces you are spending the most time on and what speed you are playing at.

Magic Piano

This popular app turns your iPad or iPhone into a keyboard. Make music anywhere and even play duets with other Magic Piano users. The app comes stocked with well-known songs or you can make up your own.

Studio Track

Using a built in microphones and headphones this app turns you iPad into a mini recording studio. Create your own EP’s on the go or whenever inspiration strikes and then later you can upload the recording to your computer and sync it with other recording software.


If you’ve always dreamed of taking the stage at a hot club and spinning the latest tracks than check out Djay. For $19.99 this app will give you the full DJ experience. Integrating with your music library Djay allows you to mix tracks on the go with features like scratching, pitch bend, looping and live recording.

Justin Miller is a professional blogger that writes for JamPlay is a leading online music educator offering 2,000+ beginning guitar lessons in HD.

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