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GarageBand for iPad

GarageBand for iPad is a deep and very affordable app suitable for musicians and tin-eared musical newbies alike.

Seline HD for iPad

If you enjoy making music, this quirky iPad app will provide plenty of entertainment.

App Guide: The iPad Orchestra

Looking to make beautiful music? These iPad apps turn Apple's tablet into a musical instrument.

GuitarToolkit for iPhone

A well-designed app that offers several useful tools, GuitarToolkit is a must-have for any iPhone-toting musician.

Soundrop for iPhone and iPad

This music-making app isn't complicated, but if you enjoy observing how fascinating patterns emerge from simple actions, you'll probably appreciate Soundrop.

Airfoil Speakers Touch for iPhone

With this app installed on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, you can stream audio from any computer running Rogue Amoeba's Airfoil application.

ooTunes Radio for iPhone

Its interface can be overcomplicated at times, but persevere with this app and you can find nearly every kind of access to regularly available streaming audio from your iPhone or iPod touch.

Intelli Shuffle for iPhone

If you're looking to bring a little bit of order to your musical shuffles, this iPhone and iPod touch app is a good, inexpensive choice.

Ultimate Guitar Tabs and TabToolkit for iPhone and iPad

Tablature, or "tab" as it is colloquially known, is a notational system for guitar that shows notes and chords according to where they are positioned on the fingerboard rather than using a traditional musical staff. Brian Beam looks at a pair of apps that bring tablature to the iPhone and iPad.

Capo for iPhone

A number of clever features allow this impressive iPhone app to help you learn how to play the songs stored in the music library of your iOS device.

Got Lyrics? for iPhone

This song lyrics app performs its functions just fine, especially if your musical tastes tend toward the mainstream. But it really doesn't stand out from similar offerings in the App Store.

AmpliTube2 for iPhone

With welcome new features and refinements to what was already a fun and capable application, AmpliTube 2 for iPhone deserves a place in all guitarists' app collection.

RBMA Radio for iPhone

This music app packs in a lot of information to help you discover and enjoy new artists. But it's packed into such a cramped space on your iPhone or iPod touch that it might mar the experience of listening to RBMA Radio.

RipCord Music Player for iPhone

This cleverly designed app helps you stay safe by sounding an alarm and sending out emergency messages if you're ever in trouble. But it's no silver bullet. A lot of conditions beyond the app's control have to be in place for RipCord Music Player to do its job.

Albums for iPhone and iPad

Give developer Random Sequence credit for coming up with a quirky approach to selecting music on your iOS device. But some might question whether the app offers enough functionality to justify its cost.