Are you an artist, composer, songwriter, rapper, or even a poet?
Songwriting can just get a lot easier, speedier, and simply better!
I know how much it sucks when you get into that zone where you are completely ‘blank’ with little or no inspiration.
Well, these apps are just what you need to kick start and have amazing songs out there for your audience.
There were times, I was somewhere and the inspiration to write came.
Of course, I don’t carry my notepad everywhere with me (I am not an overly classy man).
With my handy apps, however, I was able to put words together and get them saved when the moment came.
The key features I’ve come to realize about these apps are that they are also pretty good at helping you in finding lyrics, organization of the lyrics, and song chord formation and progression.
With these free apps, your works can be saved and backed up on the cloud so you don’t lose them.
These apps are the best for songwriters and guess what – they are all free.
While there might be better apps out there, I haven't found anything remotely as good that comes at a price tag of $0.
They are also pretty basic, so you won't need too much storage on your phone!
Alright, let's take a look:
Abbey Road’s Topline
This app helps me record audio files that are up to two layers in just one track.
I can simply import my files, convert songs to whichever sharable format I need, and be done with it.
Well, it also lets you organize your songs, which is good for someone with OCD like me.
iOS Garage Band
With this app, I can create a track from scratch in a matter of an hour or two – everything is just too straightforward.
It also gives me an option to take free piano lessons for easy, medium, and advanced levels (which I don't use due to having no discipline).
This app helps keep the inspiration flowing.
It helps suggests rhymes as I type on it via a system that displays information by using various colors.
Pretty easy and straightforward and helps with a brain fog when writing.
Tap That Tempo
Tempo finding just got easier, as this app helps me find the tempo to a song by simply tapping along with the beat.
Complete Ear Trainer
My music ear has been sharpened to know various chords and intervals between chords which strengthens my songwriting skills.
Evernote scannable helps me in transferring pieces of written notes or lyrics to the notes on my phone.
It scans those words and when transferred to the phone, organizes it (almost always without mistakes).
This is one of my favorites because it tends to give my scribbled notes a better organization.
Once the track is imported into the app, step by step, I get to pick a drum line or instrumental I enjoy most in the song.
Then, I proceed to edit the song however I choose to, with the best elements handy.
I am able to practice my songs at various levels and paces to see which works best with this metronome.
Similar to Tap That Tempo, Metronome is a pretty basic app.
I would keep it on my phone just in case.
Songwriter Lyrics Pro
Times when I had no inspiration, this app aided me in finding my lyrics and kept me on the go.
Ultimate Circle of Fifth
I get to experiment and play around with chords, progressions, and different keys, thanks to Ultimate Circle of Fifth.
Everything I do can be saved in the app and exported easily afterward.
Pretty sweet deal for a price tag of $0.
I think any songwriter will find these apps absolutely rewarding.
You can never go wrong with these – after all, you aren't losing any money or time.
If anything, you are gaining more exposure to the various songwriting apps.
Anyways, I hope this article was helpful.
Now, go and rock!