Rajat Arora, a 24-year-old biotech student based in Delhi, laughed every time his best friend, a ukulele player, bragged about the benefits of music learning apps he had started taking lessons on. But Arora would shrug her shoulders saying they are no good. That was until the day his piano training establishment rolled back the shutters, due to the lockdown.
All classes have been suspended. Without practice, that would mean being several months late. It was then that he decided to follow his friend’s suggestion and subscribed to Flowkey, an app that offers piano lessons. âI’ve been learning from it for a month now and every time I use it I only wish I had tried it sooner,â he says.
Arora was one of the many people who suddenly realized the merits of learning music from a distance. Therefore, it is for good reason that the size of the online music learning market is expected to reach 143.3 million by 2025, according to Adroit Market Research, a global business analysis and consultancy firm. .
These applications, web or mobile, are easy to access, reduce costs, and offer innovative learning methods and real-time feedback. But given the large number of apps available today, making a choice can be confusing. This is why we have selected the best according to three main categories. Good learning!
YOUSICIAN: The app software guides you with real-time feedback on your progress. Many exercises are listed to perfect the basics and instructions are offered to improve. There are tips for vocals as well as for instruments. iOS, Android, Windows and macOS
On Sadhana: About Sadhana is offered by Shankar Mahadevan Academy and is free to download, and is one of the best apps for Indian voices. It gives you a visual representation of your progress and assesses you from time to time. Android / iOS
Flow key: Flowkey, based in Berlin, is useful for those who cannot read music. It contains around 1,500 songs in categories such as classical, rock, pop, jazz, cinema and others. The platform can be translated into 10 languages. You can also listen to videos that talk about things like music theory and good piano posture. ios
RIYAZ KOMAL GANDHAR: The app has a powerful algorithm for melody correction. It displays everything graphically so you can see exactly where the correction is needed. If you want to take it up a notch, there is a 22 Shruti Raga training tool. Android / iOS
You don’t need a studio to produce music. All you need is this app. It has a sound library that includes presets for guitar and vocals, as well as a choice of 28 drummers and three percussionists. ios
To master chords (guitar, bass or banjo), this app makes it easy with its special chord fingering feature that analyzes all possible variations, helping you select the ones you need to create a song. The free version comes with limited tweaks, but the full version has a lot more options. Android
PLAY PRO MUSIC
Recognizing musical notes requires skill. This app helps you with that. There are nearly 125 sight reading exercises, in addition to several quizzes and tools to remember names in a series of notes. ios
From Carnatic music to Hindustani to Western music, you are digitally drawn through it all. The on-screen e-tanpura helps you correct mistakes while helping you with timing, breathing control, voice modulation, and note accuracy. Android
EarMaster-Music Theory and Hearing Training
The software is designed in such a way that you can develop rhythm skills and identify and stabilize pitch. It also helps you with interval vocals, scale accuracy, identifying chord progression, detecting rhythmic errors, among others. ios