Hook theory is a great website for students who are interested in composing. This website includes software that allows you to write melodies and it helps by telling you which notes sound good together. It also allows you to add chords/accompaniment to your melody. And your piece can be played back after it is written. AND its free!
This is an amazing app that teaches students lots of theory using both visual and audio. An example would be what are the notes of the g major scale. The user would then have to play the g major scale on the on-screen piano while it is playing the notes which lets you also hear the sound of the scale at the same time. It also has great lessons on intervals, key signatures, and all kinds of chords.
Learning Music is a great website to introduce students into making beats. The website does a good job of balancing letting the user learn by trying things out and from reading. The playback sounds are fantastic, which is really encouraging. The website is very efficient, easy to use, and loads of fun.
If there was one app that I could recommend to a student or teacher, it would be this one. This app has helped me grow as a musician immensely. The app gives rhythms (either pre made or randomly generated) to the user to sight read and then has the user play the rhythm with a metronome via tapping a button on the screen. The app is incredibly accurate and will give you results immediately after your performance. The results will include added beats, missed notes, and time deviation (how close you were to hitting the notes at the right time) down to 0.01 seconds! As well as many more functions.
Izotope is a very cool website for music production. It covers skills needed for mixing, recording, and mastering. It uses games, videos, and written lessons as well as helps with ear training. Topics covered in Izotope include compression, equalization, and digital audio basics.
Groove Pizza is a beat making website. This website has some fun visual representations of the beats you make. It is a great website if you want students to experiment with making beats. This website is very user friendly and is quite easy to pick up.
Chordify is a great resource for students who want to play the songs they love. It makes finding the chords to music very easy. You just search up any song and the chords will be provided with lyrics. They even have a program where you can input an MP3 and it will give you the chords to the song (mostly accurate)
Good Ear is a website that can be used to teach students ear training. This website has many different difficulty levels and topics covered. These topics include Basic ear training, intervals, chords, scales, cadences, jazz chords, note location, perfect pitch and every topic has sub categories for more specific learning.
Theta Music Trainer is a very wide encompassing resource for students. It teaches everything from Mixing and audio engineering to ear training. It tracks your progress and has many different lessons. The lessons are very in depth and teach in a very “building block” manner. After completing all of the lessons the student would have a solid foundation in music.
Chrome Music Lab is a very fun tool for students to use. It has great visuals for users and makes learning rhythms fun to learn through its quick results of learning, but also reinforces its teachings through visual representations of rhythm and pitch. The options for “experiments” are Song maker, rhythm, spectrogram, chords, sound waves, arpeggios, Kandinsky, melody maker, voice spinner, harmonics, piano rolls, oscillators, and strings.