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Music Apps Roundup

A look at the best music apps for jazz fans and musicians

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Cleartune Chromatic Tuner
iNoteTrainer
Amazing Slow Downer
Acoustic Mirror
iMusic Dictionary
Ear Trainer
Everyday Looper
MJF's Digital Music Education Project (DMEP)
Cleartune Chromatic Tuner
iReal b
Metronomics Metronome

That we use the Internet for everything, including our homework, is nothing new. But in the 2010s, that idea has taken on a new guise. The Digital Era has gone mobile; the virtual study guides that not long ago still confined us to our desk-or at least a table at the coffee shop-now travel in our pockets, ready to be pulled out on the bus or while walking down the street.

Accordingly, the “there’s an app for that” world has made its way into music education. You, too, can now do your homework on the way home, or anywhere you might end up. Yes, you still can’t practice without an actual instrument in your hands-heaven forbid-but when it comes to sight reading, ear training, even master classes, you can accomplish quite a bit on a smart phone or tablet.

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