There are mobile apps for just about everything these days–even playing the violin. Below, violin teacher Julie P. shares 10 helpful apps for violinists…
The world of music apps is ever expanding. More and more apps are available to help musicians with everything from music theory to sight reading to organizing practice time.
Specifically, there are many helpful apps for violinists. Whether you’re a seasoned violin players or you’re just starting to take violin lessons, there are tons of apps that can help take your skills to the next level.
Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up some of the best apps for violinists below.
1. Violin Notes Flash Cards
The Violin Notes Flash Cards app features flash cards to help users memorize notes and beef up their reading skills.
One side of the card displays the note on the music staff, while the other side depicts what note it is and where to play it on the fingerboard.
2. Fiddle Companion
The perfect app for both fiddlers and violin players, the Fiddle Companion provides users with a wealth of chord charts and scale fingering.
What’s more, it comes with a variety of helpful tools, such as a metronome and a tuner.
3. iReal Pro
Don’t have a band to practice with? No problem. The iReal Pro app is like having a band with you at all times.
Download chord charts for thousands of songs or create your own chord chart for a song. Then use the playback feature to pick the style you want your “virtual” band to play and you’ll be off!
4. Voice Recorder
Use the sophisticated folder system to keep your recordings organized, and access them anytime you want.
5. Baxters Database of Violin Makers
If you need to reference a particular violin or it’s maker, then look no further than the Baxters Database of Violin Makers app.
The app is a huge database that includes more than 21,500 violin makers with basic information about each, text from over 2,700 violin labels, and more than 865 pictures of violins.
6. Sight Reader
Are you having trouble learning how to read music? The Sight Reader app, which includes a specialized study course for the violin, boasts several exercises to help you learn how to read music.
7. Rhythm Sight Reading Trainer
Practice and/or test your rhythm accuracy with real time feedback using the Rhythm Sight Reading Trainer app.
The app has basic to advanced rhythms, a tempo slider, and a learning mode in which you can practice new rhythms by playing right along.
8. Music Journal
This app has a great folder system for organizing the songs and exercises you practice, and also keeps track of metronome tempos and other notes about your practice sessions.
Tempo, featured in the App Store as a “Staff Favorite,” is a powerful app that has just about every option you could want from a metronome app
Users can create and share set lists with specific tempos for each song, and choose from over 14 sound sets.
10. PlayAlong Violin
The perfect app for violinists, PlayAlong Violin listens to users play and knows whether or not they’re playing the right notes. The music only advances if users play the correct notes and rhythms.
What’s more, learning features, such as fingering charts and note names, help beginners learn new songs.
These are just some of the apps for violinists available. There are a ton more apps that you can leverage to help you practice, learn, and master new violin skills.