Today I present to you a list with over 20 online musician tools (such as the cool metronome above) so you don’t have to download or install anything. Just click the links and you’re up and running.
19 out of 20 tools are free to use. Most of them are virtual tools, a few of them are blogs but they can be a great tool, as well.
The tools come in handy whenever you are practicing, playing, transcribing, improvising, songwriting or promoting.
I’m a major fan of cloud computing/Web 2.0, therefore I love online music resources. It’s great to access these tools from any computer where I happen to be. It makes life a lot easier.
One of my personal favorites is tool #8 for improvising over blues backing tracks. They sound really cool.
Here we go:
1 – Myna Online Audio Editor
Use Myna to remix music tracks and audio clips. Apply sound effects and record your own voice or instruments.
2 – Gibson Chord Finder and Tuner
Simple looking but efficient.
3 – Virtual band
Jamstudio is the virtual band that is always ready to accompany you.
4 – Drummachine
Monkey Machine is a free online drum machine for creating drum loops and providing rhythmic accompaniment for musicians.
5 – Guitar Tuner
Gieson interactive is a nice looking tuner to help you tune a guitar by ear.
6 – Metronome
Online metronome is ideal for quick and easy use while practicing music, this music tool helps with your rhythm as well as tempo selections.
7 – Famous Backingtracks
Guitarbackingtracks contains free guitar backing tracks for popular songs as well as jam tracks. The backing tracks can be played in flash format onsite or downloaded in MP3 format.
8 – Blues Backingtracks
Excellent blues jam tracks on Youtube.
9 – Circle of Fifths
Interactive Circle of Fifths tool showing all modes and keys.
10 – Guitar Tab Writer
Great for writing tabs and then copy/paste it in word or google docs.
11 – Online Music Notation software
Noteflight is an online music writing application that lets you create, view, print and hear music notation with professional quality, right in your web browser. Work on a score from any computer on the Internet, share with other users, or embed into your own pages.
12 – Music database
Free online music database with millions of songs.
13 – Scale Finder
An extensive application of scales, chords and much more.
14 – Chord Player
Chord Generator. Each chord comes with its own looped backing track and an explanation of the scale choices that fit with it.
15 – Play along backing tracks
Major and minor chord jam tracks, blues and jazz backing tracks including chord progressions.
16 – Music Marketing
ReverbNation.com is a web site that focuses on the independent music industry. It provides a central site for musicians, producers, and venues to collaborate and communicate.
17 – Tablature and chord sheets
E-chords is renewed. It now has a proffesional design and layout and contains a premium section with guitar lesson videos, tab editor, tutorials and more.
18 – Online music production
The Missing Track works with you to make a polished recording, whether you need help arranging your song, or just lack the instruments to make it happen.
19 – Loop drummachine
An online drum machine for those who can’t find a real drummer to jam with.
20 – #1 Songwriter Blog
The main focus of the site is the creative disciplines of creating songs, with a secondary focus on Web 2.0 music marketing and evolutions in the industry as it pertains to songwriters.
If you know a great online musician tool or anything else let me know in the comments.