I’ve just read a presentation on the possible uses of the iPad in music classrooms. It is written by Brian Moore from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Click here to go to the page and read it for yourself.
There are two tools that stand out to me:
1. GarageBand is an app that you can get for free for iPads and any other apple device. It is astounding in that it lets you create whatever musical piece that you want. It has a very wide variety of instruments to choose from as well as different ways of inputting the notes into a song. This could be greatly used for composing different pieces and teaching students how music can be fun and intuitive for everyone involved.
2. iTunes is a program that you can get (also for free) for any computer. It is used to store, play, and transfer music, apps, and much more. It think that it could be used to collect GarageBand-composed pieces and give them out as mp3’s for everyone to listen to, or burn onto a cd.