We can all agree that music is a big part of our lives. It helps us soothe our nerves or simply sit back and relax. But what if you could create your own music and have some fun as well? Well thanks to the massive growth of the Android platform, there are applications on the Play Store that help us get the best apps to create and/or just casually listen to some tunes.
Then there are some apps that let you mix two songs, like a regular DJ. There are apps for aspiring pianists and guitarists as well. These apps, in addition to letting you have fun, will also let you gain some valuable knowledge on these instruments. Let’s have a look at some of these apps. Interestingly, all these apps are free, so you won’t have to spend a dime up front. However, you might have to spend some money eventually via in-app purchases to get access to some special features.
5 Best Music Games for Android in 2017
Overall Best Music Game
BEAT MP3 for YouTube
This is one of the most exciting music based games on Android right now. With the ability to stream music off of YouTube and play the game, BEAT MP3 is surely going to strike a chord with the masses. Given that you can stream the music of your choice on YouTube, the game becomes doubly interesting. You are basically required to tap on the notes as they appear on the screen to accrue points. Once this is done, you can even challenge the leaderboard to see if you have what it takes to beat the best. In this mode, the notes will appear faster on your screen, so quick reflexes are key.
You can try out this game if you simply want to kill some time listening to your favorite songs and make a game out of it. It’s a pretty unique offering, and while you might find similar apps on the Play Store, this one is certainly the best of the lot. It’s a free purchase, obviously, but you might be required to shell out a few bucks for continuity and to unlock a few features.
Best Piano game
Piano Tiles 2
This is a fun game that’s meant for all, regardless of whether you like the piano or not. The game basically asks you to tap on the display when you see the notes, and score points accordingly. It’s not too different from BEAT MP3 fundamentally, but the gameplay is significantly different and you’re using a single instrument here. There are multiple music choices for you here, which means you might be spoilt for choice.
The selection will be pretty basic obviously, so you might have to spend a few bucks if you want the tunes of your choice. But in-app purchases don’t appear all that expensive in this particular game, so we’re not going to complain. Much like the previous game, this one too is a free download, which makes it all the more appealing. Be sure to give it a try from the Play Store.
Best Guitar Game
Rock Life – Guitar Legend
The game works pretty much like Guitar Hero, which was a teenage sensation a few years ago and still continues to be one of the more popular games for consoles. The song will play on its own and you will have to tap on the guitar notes as they appear on the screen. You can pick from a number of guitars, which are customizable, adding to the appeal of the game. While you don’t get the control of an actual guitar like Guitar Hero, the game is certainly a good addition to your library.
Much like Piano Tiles 2, you are required to shell out money to gain access to additional songs. The collection of songs is pretty good too which means you won’t find the app to be lacking in any way. It’s a free download, so you aren’t required to shell out money up front. There’s a nice little social element here as well, allowing you to play the game with your friends. You can access global leaderboards and make your way to the top too. Overall, Rock Life – Guitar Legend is an excellent game and well worth your attention right now. We highly recommend you to give it a try.
Best Dancing Game
Just Dance Now
Coming from the makers of the popular Just Dance franchise, Just Dance Now gives you the mobile experience of the console version. However, you will still need a large screen with an internet connection to use this game. The app is basically a remote, which is a wise choice as it would be pretty difficult to record your steps on a mobile camera.
You can use your Chromecast, Apple TV iPad, Smart TV or even a monitor with this app as long as it has internet. The app basically bridges the gap between consoles and mobile devices. This comes officially from the makers of Just Dance, so you know you’re getting the best in the business here.
Since the app itself doesn’t have a lot of functionality apart from acting as a remote, the developers have decided to offer it for free, which is a nice touch. After your dance sessions, you can conveniently share your scores via social media. You can practically dance anywhere if you have an iPad and this app on your Android smartphone, so be sure to check it out.
Best Music Mixer DJ App
edjing Mix: DJ music mixer
One of the best music mixer apps out there, edjing is right up there with the best in the business. This was rated the best app of 2016 on the Google Play Store, so it’s not some ordinary application. Speaking about the app, edjing allows you to mix two songs and produce something new altogether. It’s one of those apps that keep you hooked even if you’re not a regular DJ. The creators say that the app was created with inputs from professional DJs, speaking volumes about the work that has gone into its making.
In addition to mixing two tracks, you can also turn yourself into a regular DJ with some handy crowd features with phrases like “are you ready?”, “oh yeah!” and much more. In short, the app is pretty much like a standard DJ mixer, but for your smartphone. Naturally, you also get deep control over the music you’re mixing, allowing you to slow down the tempo and increase it with just a few touches. If you’re into DJing or some casual music mixing, we suggest you try this out. It’s a free download, which should give you enough motivation to try it out.