Best Android applications for Musicians.

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Android is the hot OS now and its market Google Play(formerly Google Market) has many apps for everyone starting from apps related to waking up in the morning till  sleeping.  🙂 But now I will write about Android apps that a Musician should have.Yes. For Musicians certain apps are necessary as they can’t carry everything with them as already their instruments are heavy.

Best Android Apps For Musicians:-

1)JamBox Light Chords & Scales:-
This Android app is mainly for Guitarist for whom remembering and trying new chords  is always difficult as they can’t carry Chord and Scales sheet with them always.

Android Apps for musicians

The best feature of this app is
Chord Modes: 22 (databases)
– Scales: 13
– Dynamic scale calculation
– Split bass/slash chords: limited
– Notes display
– Instrument: 1 (guitar)
– Supported tuning: standard
– Left handed option
Get the app here.

2)Drum Kit:-This is the best finger drumming app on Android.It comes from a top-down view  and includes sampled sounds of a variety of snares, cymbals, a tom and a nice kick drum for that extra thump.

Android Apps for musicians

The best feature of this app is
-Movable drums and percussions.
Drum Editor.

Get the app here.

3)Guitar Tuner(gString):-With this Tuner app you can tune both Guitar and Violin or any other string instrument like viola, violoncello, bass, guitar, piano, wind instruments.This application application measures  sound pitch and intensity.

Android apps for musicians Guitarist

The best feature of this application is:-

1. Orchestra tuning (shifting/redefining tone frequencies).
2. Different temperaments (just, pythagorean, meantone, comma, etc.).
3. A variable range nonlinear scale.
4. Microphone sensitivity setup.
5. Pitch pipe.
Get the application here. 

4)Violin Tuner:-You can tune your violin in GDAE note.This application works great without any worry but it exceeds the screen in landscape mode.So what you can tune your Violin in just 7 seconds.

android apps for musicians

Get the application here.

5)Metronome:-If you are a practicing musician and looking for a constant beat for practicing you must install this application.Best thing about this application is it supports  upto 240 bpm(Beasts Per Minute).


The best feature of this Metronome application is:-
– 5 selectable click sounds
– Accent note settings
– Supports upto 240 bpm
– Precise control of beats from 1 through 240 bpm
– Tempo accuracy
Get the application here.

6) The art of rap:-If you are a rapper you have to check this application for sure.
You can record your rap and share in various social networks.As you know social media
platform will take you to places. 


android app for musicians
The best feature of this application is:-

-Share it on Facebook or Twitter.
-Check out other users and rate their skills.
– Free beats to create your own flow!
Get the application here.

 7)Chord Bot:-This app has a Songwriting tool / electronic accompanist for the mobile musician.
You can write a song and play advanced chord progressions.After playing you can export it into
android guitar chords apps for musicians
The best feature of this application is:-  

– 60 chord types in all keys/inversions
– 50+ comping styles (full version)
– Slash chords
– Transposition
– Automatic inversion selection
– Automatic song generator
MIDI/WAV file export (full version)
Get the application here.

8)Prelude Composer:-If you want to compose a prelude quick and export in to MIDI this is the application for it.

prelude composer android application for musicians
The best feature of this application is:-
-Change a note to a rest or a rest to a note.
– Add or remove a tie
– Create a triplet.
– Composition settings.
Export the export/playback range to MIDI file.
– Play the export/playback range.
– Center and zoom the active (red) measure .

Get the application here.


 9)SongKeyFinder:-With this you can find the key of any song by playing it in your phone.Great for bands, DJs, songwriters, tabulature transcribers, and anyone interested in learning how to play their favorite songs.
notes finder for android  The best feature of this application is:-
Supports all phone and tablet resolutions with sharp HD graphics. If you want to use an external mic, just select it from the “Mic” options in the Main Menu.

Hope you Musicians like it 🙂 All apps are free in Google Play 🙂


Umashankar.N is a Computer Science Graduate ,Music Composer, blogs at
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  1. James says:

    Thanks for sharing this list with us. I liked your blog it will help us a lot. I like the app JamBox because I love playing Guitar. This app is really helpful for me.

  2. Dan says:

    Song Key Finder just got released, too! Should be good for people learning covers or DJs mixing songs.

  3. Ethan says:

    The applications you have shared are very helpful for musicians. As you have provided complete details about each of these applications, it will help musicians to choose the app that is best suited for them. Thanks for sharing this useful information.

  4. danne says:

    Jeos Groove Metronome is new good looking metronome. It has several color themes and drum patterns in different musical styles

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    Hi everyone, I would like present you a never seen before app android that can be interesting. It is called Sonata and is a musical software which allows to reharmonize a piano score automatically and generate different versions of it!

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