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Top Ten Music Apps for the iPhone

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 5/25/2011

Here we give you the top ten iPhone music apps. Both free and paid apps, these ten apps are the ultimate music app downloads for your iPhone. Read on to find out which iPhone music apps are for you.

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    Ocarina I'm not a flute fan although I like the music produced by this musical instrument. Yet when I downloaded this app on my iPhone I was completely blown away by how it mimics the actual flute sound just by blowing into the iPhone's mic. Ocarina definitely exemplifies how the iPhone can be used in the most utterly absurd way. An additional feature of this app is globe mode wherein the Ocarina community online can hear you play. With the fantastic and realistic flute sound that it can produce, it's no wonder that this iPhone music app is big hit. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    Pocket Guitar

    Pocket Guitar If flute is not your thing, then how about a guitar? Make that a pocket guitar using your iPhone. With this cool app, you can press and strum virtual strings and yet get an almost real feeling of playing the guitar. Guess what? You can even choose what type of guitar that you want to play - electric, classical, electric bass and more. Of course how good is a guitar if you can't use various effects like Chorus, Distortion, etc? Well, this app lets you do those too! (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    Pianist So, you're not into guitar or flute and would rather play the piano instead. Well, guess what? The iPhone has an app for that. Simply called Pianist, this app transforms your iPhone into an 88-key piano. Naturally, it lets you play a virtual piano, compose and record music, playback the music later, zoom into the keyboard and access complex piano features. The app also features rich 3D graphics. Generally, this iPhone music app tries to mimic the piano as much as it can - and it succeeds. (Price: $3.99) (Download link)

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    Soundhound The first time I used this app, I was simply fascinated. I never thought that such an app could be that powerful. Soundhound is an instant music search and discovery app. It recognizes songs playing from any speaker accurately and in a snap. After recognizing the song and analyzing it, you'll be surprised how quickly the app gives you the correct information about the song culled from an online music database. You can even sing or hum a particular tune that's stuck in your head. Other features of the app include, direct purchase link from iTunes, social sharing through Facebook and Twitter, in-app lyrics and voice-activated search. (Price: Free) (Download link)

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    Pandora Radio

    Pandora Radio The Pandora Radio app for iPhone creates a "station" that plays the music of your artists, songs or classical composers and streams this music to your iPhone. It works seamlessly with the Pandora website, so it is better if you create an account from the website. Pandora Radio has been one of the most popular music apps for the iPhone and one of the reasons is that it's completely free. (Price: Free) (Download link)

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    Glee - Singers Wanted

    Glee Currently one of most popular teen-music-oriented TV shows all over the world right now, Glee got its own iPhone music app. It offers the same level of fun as watching the TV show. This app lets you create and share songs with friends or sing with the Glee cast. The app will correct your pitch and harmonize your voice as you sing. The app currently has a stable of music featured in the TV musical including "Somebody to Love", "Rehab", "Bohemian Rhapsody" and more. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    LaDida Here's an interesting and unique iPhone music app. LaDida can be called a reverse karaoke app which, instead of giving you the background music to sing along with, instead lets you sing first before it analyzes your song and provides the most appropriate tune to it. So instead of adapting to the music, the music adapts to your singing voice. So, all you have to do is sing the lyrics in acapella and then wait for the app to give you a selection of different styles of music that suit what you just sang. Interesting, right? (Price: $2.99) (Download link)

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    Ultimate Guitar Tabs

    Ultimate Guitar Tabs Whether you're a newbie or an advanced guitar player you'll surely find this app very useful. It provides you with an extensive collection of tablatures, bass tablatures and chords and guitar tabs from Its features include - simple and advanced search tool, chord diagrams, tab packs, auto-scroll features and more. A perfect iPhone music app for improving those guitar skills. (Price: $1.99) (Download link)

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    Sprite Spark Music Mixer Game

    Sprite Spark Music Mixer Game Turn your iPhone into a music beat mixer featuring more than 300 authentic samples from 12 up-and-coming artists. This music game/app lets you play your way through 11 unique mixing sessions that enable you to create your own tracks. This app lets you get into the beat right away without worrying about tempo or genre. It lets you blend R&B and Hip-Hop with other genres including rock, world, beat, house music and more. (Price: Free) (Download link)

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    AmpliTube It's amazing how creative developers are when it comes to creating music apps for the iPhone. Take the case of the AmpliTube app for iPhone. Who would have thought that you can turn the iPhone into a mobile guitar and bass multi-effect processor? The app gives you ultra-realistic tone as well as modelling accuracy. It's like having an entire guitar/bass rig in the palm of your hand. Other features of this app include - real time guitar and bass mobile multiFX, 11 stomps, 5 amps, 5 cabinets, 2 mics, 36 presets and more. (Price:$19.99) (Download link)