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iOS music apps to keep you entertained and informed

There are a great diverse selection of applications on the App Store covering all sorts of subjects and uses. Today we are looking at some really good iOS music apps which will keep you entertained and informed.

First we have an application which has been receiving rave reviews from users called Music Theory for Beginners 1.1. This clever iPad application offers the ultimate resource for users who want to get to grips with music theory. It has been designed and tested by accomplished musicians and theorists, and has users learning music in a fun way.

The app has been divided into twenty two lessons which cover all the main music topics. These include reading notes and rhythm, through to basic harmony. The lessons will prepare you with knowledge to take on the interactive quiz.

There are more than 2,000 questions with different difficulty levels, and once you have got your achievement badge for each topic you progress to the next lesson. Music Theory for Beginners 1.1 is available worldwide on the App Store for only $4.99/£2.99. iOS 4.0 or later required.

Another application from the same developer is Rock Hits: Little Black Songbook, which is available for owners of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. If you love your rock music this is the app for you. It is a diverse songbook which covers four great decades from some of the biggest artists of rock music.

Contained in the app users will find classic rock anthems from the likes of Bon Jovi, Police, Rainbow, Eric Clapton, The Killers, and much more. In total there are fifty great tracks which will suit all tastes of rock music. Each of the songs has the full lyrics and chords, and also features an enhanced chord library.

Many also have full backing tracks to get you that full band experience. Large chord diagrams will show you just how the artists played each chord. Rock Hits: Little Black Songbook is available on the App Store for only $5.99/£2.99.

A fun application for music lovers is PopPhrase 1.0 for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. The application has been in the top 3 on the iPad iTunes chart in Australia, UK and US. Users can see if they can name a tune in less than 45 seconds in the ultimate quiz for pop lovers. The quicker you guess correctly the more points you are rewarded.

If you get stuck you can still hit the hint button to get an audio sample of the song. If you think that you are music whizz this is the application for you. You can find PopPhrase 1.0 on the App Store for only $0.99/£0.59. iOS 3.1 or later required.

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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