Useful Apps and Software Sites
With both free online content and downloadable apps for your mobile devices, this site is one of the best resources for students to keep up or build upon their music language learning!
A free, Flash-based program for learning and practicing rhythm. It has two different modes to work with and the option to send results to your teacher to check progress!
A game designed to help beginning and intermediate musicians learn, practice and woodshed the note names of the treble, alto, bass, tenor and grand staff clefs. THE APP for anyone who wants to master these clefs.
Sight Reading Factory
Claiming to be the "best way to practice sight reading and sight singing" the website has loads of resources to improve musicianship through reading generated passages of music!
Has both free online content and a new app for mobile devices, this site is particularly good for ear training through the use of Musical Brain Teasers and Games. Great for everyday use!
Vic Firth Ed. Resources Library
Any percussion student will benefit from exploring through this area of the website and doing the lessons offered.
Total Energy Tuner
An all-inclusive, easy to use application designed for individual practice and/or large ensemble rehearsals that aides musicians to improve sound quality and intonation.
Bandmate Chromatic Tuner App
The only chromatic tuner that displays the note you are playing as it looks like on the music staff. Especially great for beginning brass!
Don't have a metronome at home? Here's an online metronome you can use to practice to.
APS Musicmaster Pro
A PDF viewer with the ability to highlight and markup their music with a tuner, metronome, audio recorder, audio playback, stopwatch, playlists, score and audio filing system and other useful tools!
Although a free resource to create and use music notation while on your computer, FUSD pays for its music students to use in-depth features to improve practice skills and habits.
A free resource to create and use music notation on any device.
Finale Free Notepad - Composition
This is a great music writing software application, and IT'S FREE!!! Great for students to use to write/print/create their own music!
AVID offers a great deal to purchase student versions of their music writing software with small monthly payments. Students can write/print/create their own music!
Guide to 100 Instruments
An interactive resource offered to those interested in hearing sounds of instruments from around the world! Many orchestral and band instruments that can be found at FMS and others you may want to check out!