Kids on Fire: Instrument Tuner Apps To Help Kids Practice All Summer Long

These instrument tuner apps help to ensure kids can keep practicing all summer vacation long, even when they’re away from home. As of this writing, all four are FREE!

Guitar Tuner – Guitar Tuna – The Ultimate Free Tuner for Guitar, Bass and Ukulele with Chord tab game and Metronome (4.5/5 stars, currently FREE)

GuitarTuna is the easiest, fastest and most accurate free guitar, ukulele and bass tuner app out there!

Why is it the ultimate guitar tuner ever built?

• Built by guitarists for guitarists (the ultimate guitar tuner tool we ourselves love)

• Easy to use

• Includes Metronome

• Game to learn guitar chords (chord diagrams)

• Alternative tuning sets (drop d, open, custom tuning, ukulele tuning and others)

• Works also for bass, mandolin, ukulele, balalaika, violin, viola, cello, fiddle, cavaquinho and banjo!

• Simple and easy to use guitar tuner for electric or acoustic guitars

• Actually listens – works with the built-in microphone

• Ridiculously accurate – built with award-winning world class audio signal processing

Permissions Note:
Camera / microphone permission: app does NOT use the camera, only the microphone for tuning function.


Violin Tuner (4/5 stars, currently FREE)

Simple Violin Tuner app is easy and simple in being able to tune your violin quickly and efficiently for orchestra recitals or just a musical lesson or practice.

This violin tuner uses a combination of Probability theory and Fourier Transforms to provide the best chromatic tuner for string, woodwind, or brass instruments.

This specific Tuner is aimed at those who play the violin: be able to swiftly and quickly tune the violin and not break any strings.

Includes sample notes for G String, D String, A String, and E String all at the right octave to ensure speed and accuracy for violin tuning.

Using the guiding notes plus the Auto-Tuner functionality most people tune their violin in 5-10 seconds with this violin tuner.


So whether you are playing Vivaldi’s concertos for viola and orchestra, preparing for a big recital, dancing around to your favorite Lindsey Stirling song, or just learning how to jam, this Tuner will have your violin in great shape without breaking any strings.


Bandmate Chromatic Tuner (4.5/5 stars, currently FREE)

Bandmate is the only chromatic tuner that displays the note you play on a music staff.

With Bandmate on their music stand, beginning music students are able to see exactly what written note they are singing or playing on their instrument. No more guessing, no more wondering if they are playing the right note.

Designed by music educators, for music educators and students.

For band, orchestra, guitar, and voice. Free with no ads!



Supported Instruments
Alto Saxophone, Baritone (bass clef), Baritone (treble clef), Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Bells, Cello (bass clef), Bells, Clarinet, Double Bass, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Oboe, Piccolo, Tenor Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola (alto clef), Violin, Voice (bass clef), Voice (treble clef)


PitchLab Pro (4.5/5 stars, currently FREE)

Awesome guitar & multi-function tuner for free. Designed for novices and pros, fully featured, easy to use.

Unique features help you work out the chords to new tunes, visualize the pitch and consistency of the human voice, violin or other instrument, or answer the questions “what notes am I humming”, “what are those chords”, “am I hitting all the notes in tune”, “is my vibrato consistent” etc.

Multiple visualization modes:

Instrument: Combination chromatic ribbon tuner and string/note display for easy instrument tuning. Includes standard Guitar tuning for free with a custom tuning editor and database of common tunings for Guitar, Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Ukulele, Banjo, Bouzouki and Pedal Steel available as an upgrade.

Stage Tuner: A large, clear tuning display, optimized for hands-free operation at a distance and incorporating a true radial and waterfall strobe for unbeatable fine-tuning accuracy and responsiveness. Tap the display to change modes.

Chord Matrix: Grid-based estimation display of common chord types (maj/min, maj7/min7, dom7/dim7), ideal for quickly determining the ‘strum along’ chords for a tune where the chords are reasonably clear.

Pitch Spectrogram: Scrolling display of live sound analysis, showing the perceived pitch of a wide range of sound types (including human voices and singing).

Tone Generator: An 8-octave, polyphonic keyboard display that enables you to play reference notes in the musical scale. Includes a selection of tone waveform types and the ability to quickly switch between single-note or multi-note mode.

Strobe Tuner: A true 6-band, multi-mode strobe display combined with a chromatic ribbon tuner for rapid and extremely accurate hands-free instrument tuning. Tap the display to change modes.

Split Screen: Split the screen and use any two tuning views at the same time (e.g. Pitch Spectrogram plus Chord Matrix for transcription work).

These visualization modes are easily accessed by swiping the screen left/right (or up/down, depending on the screen orientation). Split-screen mode is enabled/disabled by pressing a toggle button on the main display.


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