Below is a selected list of music teaching and creation resources selected from 1000's of tablet and smartphone apps for Android and iOS (iPhone & iPad). I do not pretend to know all the best apps out there for music education. The list below is a selective based on what I've seen, what I’ve used, and what catches my eye as unique. This list is biased to iOS because that is what I use the most and from my perspective where the music industry is focused for the more sophisticated apps. With the most recent update for 2015 I selected apps that receive greater than 3 stars from user reviews from the iTunes store or Google Play Store. Further, I selected only apps that are new or have been updated from 2013 to present.
Note: All of the links below lead to either iTunes for iPhone and iPad (iOS) apps, Google Play for Android (AD) apps, or directly to the developer website. Many apps have "lite," "demo," "free," or non-HD versions for no or little cost to permit you to try them before paying for the full versions. Some are free but then have in-app add-ons for extra cost. The links go to the full Paid versions but you should look for entry-level versions as well. Click on the AD or iOS links next to the titles below or "video" to view a video clip for the app. I hope you find the information below useful. Please feel free to email me from the Contact tab on this website with contributions or edits or just cheerful notes that you find this work useful. Enjoy!
David Brian Williams (Feb 2015) Note: Titles in "blue" are a few newer apps on my list worth noting!