Studying for a degree, whether in school or online, such as an online MME degree from Kent State University, is challenging. In many ways, creative degrees such as music give you more to worry about. Not only is there money, deadlines, exams and the pressures of meeting new people and learning to make it on your own, as a creative, you also need to make sure you are in the zone, and that your creative juices are flowing. Fortunately, in 2017, there are some great apps to help with all aspects of student life.
Evernote is a must for any student. The Evernote app allows you to make notes, even adding pictures or tables, on the go, and then have access to them on your computer when you are ready to continue your work. It’s the perfect app for anyone that travels a lot.
Mint is a great app to help you manage your money. It allows you to add all your incomings and outgoings. From big things like your tuition fees, to smaller things like food shopping, you can then use this information to help you budget and work out how much you have to spend, without becoming overwhelmed in a sea of numbers.
Metronome is an app that can help you master your instrument of choice, by producing a beat to which you can sync. Metronome Pro allows you to change the beats frequency, pitch and volume, and even offers you the option to use visual stimulus instead of an audible beat. It’s a must have for music students who aren’t quite on top of their game just yet.
Music Tutor improves your note reading skills, using a timed game. Have fun practicing and playing with the app, and watch your skills grow and develop. It’ll soon start to help you remember notes and improve your reading. This app is especially useful for those who haven’t yet embarked on a degree course, yet want to improve their knowledge before doing so.
Epic Tune is one of many tuner apps available. It’s easy to use, and accurate. Epic tune can help you tune a range of different instruments, such as guitars, violins, pianos, and woodwind instruments. It’s a fantastic option for music students, especially those who play a lot of instruments. This app can be downloaded from the iOS store for free.
Dropbox is a fantastic app that lets you access your files and photos across all your devices. You also get free cloud storage (with the option to pay for more if you need it), so you won’t be running out of memory all the time. Teamed with Evernote, it allows you to study wherever you are, at any time. Just make sure you install the app on all your devices and you’ll be ready to study, write essays, and complete assignments no matter where you are or what device you have on you.
If you ask any student what the worst part of a degree is, it’s likely that they’d tell you it’s finding references and writing a bibliography for every essay they produce. Well, fear not as the Easy Bib app offers you an easy way to add a bibliography to your essays and assignments, which even on a more artistic course, such as an online MME program, are plentiful. The app also provides resource management tools to students absolutely free.
Students have been recording lectures for years, but the improvement of smartphone technology and apps like Lecture Capture mean you can make high quality, useful recordings on your smartphone, without needing to invest in expensive recording equipment.
University is a wonderfully exciting time. Using apps is a great way to make the whole process less stressful and more fun. Try a few out to find what works for you.