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Apps for Singing, Sight Reading, Ear-Training, Music Theory and Rhythm




Updating my studio with Roland FANTOM Workstation Synthesizer

Angel and the BEAST

Roland's way of putting together panels on synthesizers is logical, intuitive and easy to work with. All the controls are in the right places for performance ability. The controls are programmable and assignable for anything we want - offering extensive control over what we are doing and providing an incredibly flexible platform for sound design, studio work and live performance. You can't go wrong with a Roland!

The Angel: I purchased Roland JD-Xi five...

Roland FANTOM Flagship Workstation Synthesizer Keyboard

Top Reasons to Buy the Roland Fantom! | Overview

4 partials per tone
Each partial has its own oscillator, filter, amplifier, envelopes, effects, 2 LFOs...
16 tones per scene (16 layered instruments simultaneously)

=> Each scene can have up to 64 oscillators and 128 LFOs!
(it has 4 chips to process and do all that heavy lifting without glitching or crackling - one chip dedicated entirely to V-Piano engine)

128 Scenes x 4 Banks => 512 scenes total

NOTE: Synthesizers have a meter reading showing when it is maxing out on memory. Well, Roland eliminated the meter from Fantom saying that it will never have the issue of maxing out on resources.

2GB internal memory to store our samples and tones.

Interactive large 7” touch-screen workstation

Sequencer - pattern based. Trigger patterns like a DJ (this is like Ableton Live in a hardware).


🎹🎵 Dynamite BTS Advanced Piano Tutorial with Sheet Music #MobileMusic

🎹🎵 Dynamite BTS Advanced Piano Tutorial with Sheet Music #MobileMusic

This is the advanced version with accurate melody -

Original song -


🎹🥁🎸 Blinding Lights ADVANCED FULL Piano Tutorial (Long Form) #MobileMusic

Check this one out - ADVANCED & FULL version song (Long Form) Tutorial with accurate melody and Video FX -
  • Accurate melody
  • Key change
  • Tempo change
  • Micro-Tuning
  • Video FX...

Original song -


CUBASIS: Make Producing Music EASIER (150+ issues & suggestions)

I made over 150 issues & suggestions to also improve the UX.

Vote on your desired features or add your own needs -


🎹🎸🥁 Dance Monkey ADVANCED Piano Tutorial

COMPLETE advanced tutorial with Lead, Chords, Bass, Drums and more...

This is the advanced version with ACCURATE melody!

Original song -


StaffPad review and issues

StaffPad was a super-hit app on Surface tablets -

And when they brought the app to iPadOS, I watched the 3 hour inspiring and very beautiful video by the founder and bought it immediately -

Dynamics and Articulation tools (Tile-bar) -

Mixer and Effects for staves -



StaffPad app

I was using Pencil 2 mostly in LumaFusion and Cubasis so far but this...

iPad Pro Buying Guide

Confused whether to go for 11" or 12.9" iPad Pro?

I bought both these sizes in 2018, used them for over a month and evaluated their usabilities. I wrote a detailed article comparing both editions here -

Hope this helps...

What do you guys think and what are your experiences with these sizes?


PS: Apple seems to be working on a 12" iPad Pro this year. If this is real, more work for developers again optimizing their apps -

Check out my posting here -

Online DAW apps

Audio Tool - optimal & modular design, FREE and the BEST -

More -

SoundTrap from Spotify

SoundTrap Capture iOS app -

Chrome Music Lab


Chrome Browser -

Flash Player -

Amped Studio (buggy) -

Synth app:

Do you have any other online DAW apps to share?

Scoring / Composition app:

The Best iOS DAW?

Do you have a favorite and Why?
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  • Apps for Singing, Sight Reading, Ear-Training, Music Theory and Rhythm

    Paid apps -

    EarMaster - Music Theory

    EarMaster is a great tool for ear training, sight-singing and rhythm at all skill levels, from beginner to very advanced. The app includes all you need to build up your music theory skills and become a better musician. EarMaster is deep! The free initial download of app comes with 20+ lessons of Beginner’s course. It has Bundles and Workshops as one-time purchase items in its IAP store. The Beginner Bundle with 219 lessons plus Beginner Workshops with 22 courses cost $5.99 normally and cost $3.99 during sale which is dirt cheap.

    Complete Ear Trainer

    Develop your relative pitch to the full by improving your aural skills and your music theory knowledge. This will better many aspects of your life as a musician, be it regarding improvisation, composition, arrangement, interpretation, singing, or playing in a band.

    Ear Training University

    The goal of Relative Pitch ear training is to learn to follow the flow of music, *effortlessly* by ear. The Ear Training University (ETU) app was carefully designed to take all the guess work out of how to learn this skill. Whether you’re a complete beginner in ear training or have done ear training before, ETU’s approach is sure to find any weaknesses your ears may have and systematically build your sense of Relative Pitch from the ground up.

    Rhythm Sight Reading Trainer

    Improve your sight reading quickly with immediate feedback of timing accuracy. Carefully graduated levels from simple to professional allow you to start at your best level and improve at your own pace, more rapidly than on your own instrument. Practice anytime and anywhere. Many advanced features.

    Music Rhythm Trainer

    Rhythm Trainer is a series of fun field-tested exercises for mastering your essential rhythmic skills no matter what instrument you play.

    Tonality: Music Theory

    Tonality is the ultimate chord, scale, and general music theory reference tool for musicians of all skill levels. It allows you to explore a large database of chords and scales and includes tons of MIDI functionality, including 4 bundled Audio Unit (AUv3) plugins.

    TONALY: Write & practice music

    Write songs, find chords, and learn scales based on the circle of fifths! For every skill-level This app is for musicians of all kinds, songwriters, and producers. Beginners and advanced. No matter if it's your intention to get better on your instrument or playfully find chords and inspiration for your songs or productions.


    Tenuto is a collection of 24 highly-customizable exercises designed to enhance your musicality. From recognizing chords on a keyboard to identifying intervals by ear, it has an exercise for you. Tenuto also includes six musical calculators for accidentals, intervals, scales, chords, analysis symbols, and twelve-tone matrices.

    Theory Lessons

    Theory Lessons features 39 music theory lessons from, presented in their original animated versions.

    Perfect Pitch & Relative Pitch

    Ear Training Courses by David Lucas Burge.


    Guitar Songbook, Chords & Scales

    Vocalist Pro

    Vocalist develops your singing skills and vocal range by giving you various singing exercises, ranging from very simple to advanced.

    FREE apps -

    Tenuto & Theory Lessons
    Free on their website (see Paid apps above)


    Theory Lessons

    The Rhythm Trainer

    Aural Wiz

    Learn to recognize intervals, scales, modes chords and​ cadences with Aural Wiz. Whether you are a music student preparing for aural tests as part of your formal musical training or a musician just working towards improving your aural skills, Aural Wiz would be an indispensable companion for you.

    Functional Ear Trainer

    Functional Ear Trainer teaches you to distinguish between tones in the context of a particular musical key. You begin to recognize the role (or function) of each tone in this key, which is incredibly similar to its role in other keys of the same scale.

    SolFi Ear Trainer 3

    SolFi Ear Trainer 3 is an ear training application for students of music to improve their listening skills. It contains some basic exercises used by many schools to teach their students. It assumes the user has some knowledge of music theory.

    Ella: Sight Singing & Reading
    (with gamified leaderboard)

    Ella is a sight-singing ear-training app that helps you improve your musical ear with fun and engaging exercises.

    Ella - The Best Sight Singing App
    (the app can actually play ALL the notes before we sing - not just the first note)

    Chet - Ear Training Games
    (with gamified leaderboard)

    Chet is an ear training game for musicians of all levels. Compete with other musicians to achieve high scores in a wide variety of challenges that test your ear. Intervals, Scales, Arpeggios, Chords, Tonal Sequences and Atonal Sequences.

    Music Theory with Audio

    Dramatically improve and develop your LISTENING SKILLS and tone control, identify complex written CHORDS, increase your knowledge base of MUSIC THEORY, and even learn all about your favorite classical COMPOSERS. With the latest in Brainscape’s proven cognitive science techniques, you’ll learn faster and more efficiently than with any other music app on the market!

    Sing-O-Meter - Perfect Pitch!

    Learn to sing, improve, become a pop star or even an opera singer ... Sing-O-Meter guides you through many different levels with a clear visual feedback. No matter if you just want to give singing a try or if you sing professionally for many years. Sing-O-Meter helps you to get better at singing, control your voice and it trains your perception of pitch.

    Vocalizer for iOS

    Vocalizer is an app that plays vocal exercise for you so you can sing along to warm up your voice.

    Vocalist Lite

    Vocalist develops your singing skills and vocal range by giving you various singing exercises, ranging from very simple to advanced.

    VoCo Vocal Coach

    VoCo is a vocal coaching App. It is designed for Voice Students, Performers, Vocal Coaches, Choir Directors & Music Teachers.


    Master rhythms in less than 5 minutes. Music reading training

    Play any RHYTHM easily - perfect your timing and sight reading!

    Decoding Rhythm: how to play rhythms that seem hard (but really aren't)

    Learn how to SIGHT SING. Interactive singing lesson!

    Interactive Rhythm Practice: from simple to syncopated!