Useful App: Clapping Music by Steve Reich

Ok, I'm not gonna lie.  This app is really challenging.  That being said, I think it's awesome.  Learning to ignore a metronome is a terrible thing to do, but if you have done that, practicing with a metronome might not be very helpful for you.  This app could potentially train you to mind your metronome again. So that's a big deal!

Even if you haven't learned to ignore a metronome, this app really keeps you on your toes and will get you keeping time better.  Give it a try.  It's free!  Let me know how it goes for you.  Like I said, it's tough and you'll see me struggle with it in this video too.

Useful App: Cheeky Fingers Piano Chords

I downloaded this app for free through a Starbuck promotion and I'm totally impressed.

I love almost everything about it and I think it could prove to be so useful.  Sometimes I just play a D major chord, or a major 7 chord, when I haven't yet looked at all the possibilities for "weird" chords.  Obviously it's good to figure out chords on your own, but I do like the idea of using this app as a "calculator" some of the time.  We all have moments where we're stumped or this is cool.