In a world with continually progressing technology apps can help us with everything from cooking to picking which movie to watch and now singing! Here is a list of my top 5 apps for singers as a vocal coach.
1) The music Notes App
Most of you might recognise Music Notes as a great library for purchasing sheet music. However, the Music Notes app takes user experience to a whole other level, giving you permanent access to your sheet music library and the ability to press play wherever you are! I use the Music Notes app while teaching voice lessons as a backing track for my students, I can transpose, change tempo, make notes, isolate parts of the song and use a metronome all from my phone!
Soundbrenner is a metronome app that allows its users to pick a time signature, subdivide into whatever note you'd like to use and find the tempo of a song using tap recognition. The app uses both visual and auditory cues to make singing in time easy!
Virtuosos is a piano in your pocket! This app has saved me multiple times when finding pitch without a piano.
4) Warm me up
The warm me up app is very handy before auditions or performances, it allows the user access to warm ups tailored to your voice type and needs.
5) Voice Memo
coming inbuilt on all apple devices, the voice memo app can be extremely useful for singers. When singing we can not hear ourself properly as the ear accepts the sound of your voice from both the outside and inside of the body. In order to hear what we sound like to other people we need to isolate the external sound through an app like Voice Memo.
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