Music education apps for android

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Monterey Jazz Festival’s Digital Music Education Project (DMEP)
Based on the benefits of “listening to learn,” the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Digital Music Education Project (DMEP) features interviews with top jazz artists, including the musicians that influenced them most, their recommendations of recordings every jazz player and fan should experience, and tips they’ve learned on their instruments to benefit other musicians.
By sharing personal stories about the artists and recordings that influenced and shaped their musical perspectives, musicians participating in DMEP interviews provide invaluable insight into both the artists themselves and the recordings that have had a profound impact on their careers.
Browse artist interviews and biographies, influential artists and recordings, the artist advice archive, and the Monterey Jazz Festival’s master class videos all in one app.

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The Digital Music Education Project is part of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s year-round series of world renowned Jazz Education Programs and is produced by Patrick Norager. If you have comments or questions about the DMEP, please contact him at patrick@montereyjazzfestival.org.

I’ve recently entered the world of the smart phone with the purchase of my HTC EVO 4G. It is truly incredible what these devices can do and I plan to use it to the full as best I can. In looking for applications to help in music education, I’ve noticed a real lack in organized information on the subject. It is my intent to post a useful, running list of Android resources to be updated often. If you have other apps that you like or prefer, please leave the information in the comments and I will review and include them in the next article. If you find any information in this post useful, please pass on the favor by linking it through whichever social media outlets you use.

Tuners
gStrings is a real nice little chromatic tuner program with a fairly slick user interface. You can set the tuner to tune a specific pitch or (more commonly) to auto tune. It also has a nice chromatic tone generator that is a fairly pleasant tone. This can be useful for ear matching or playing a drone through your sound system during the rehearsal to practice harmonic interval recognition, etc. I have used this on my stand during a free warm-up time and the tuner remained fairly focused on my sound at the exclusion of the room “noise”. Many stand alone tuners that I have owned did poorly under similar circumstances. However because your device will likely not have an input for a pick up mic, you will likely use this primarily during individual practice time.

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