Steinway Metronome (FREE)
Steinway designed this free metronome app. There are many different metronome apps available, but this one is my personal favorite. It looks nice and is easy to use. You can even choose from eight different “wood finishes” from the Settings menu. 🙂
iTalk Recorder (the lite version is FREE; the premium version is $1.99)
This app works great for recording audio (when you don’t want video) of your or your students’ playing. There are two advantages of using iTalk versus the pre-installed Voice Memos app: (1) higher audio quality (AIFF files); and (2) convenience (easy transferring/syncing files).
SpeakBeat is a metronome app, but with a twist: it “speaks” the beats! Just choose the time signature and choose whether you’d like sub-beats counted (the “and’s,” “one-and-a’s,” and the “one-e-and-a’s”) or not. This metronome alternative can help students become more aware of the meter when they play.
Petronome (FREE or $0.99 to remove ads)
Petronome is just what it sounds like: a pet + a metronome. The metronome sound you will hear is the pet “mewing,” “barking,” etc. Your young students will be absolutely charmed! It is a fun app to use for rhythm activities with preschoolers or any young beginner student.
SpeedTube allows you to choose any video on YouTube and play it under tempo, without adversely affecting the pitch of the audio. This could be useful for learning new licks to play from YouTube tutorials or when transcribing music (when legal to do so, of course).
Tempo SlowMo Pro (FREE)
This app allows you to choose any music track currently on your iDevice and slow or speed up the tempo, without adversely affecting the pitch of the audio. In-app purchases allow you to remove ads or add extra features.