Audio Tools

Audio Recording (iPad)

These are suggested apps that can be used by participants, however, participants are not limited to as the type or amount of apps they want to use. 


  • Touch Instruments features

  • Full-featured recording studio

  • Multi-Touch gestures to play keyboards, guitars, and create beats

Can I use that?

Things to consider:


Public domain work is free to use by anyone for any purpose without restriction under copyright law. 


According to Wikipedia, Royalty-free is the right to use copyright material or intellectual property without the need to pay royalties or license fees for each use, per each copy or volume sold or some time period of use or sales.


Under Creative Commons licenses anyone can use creative work free of charge as long as specific licenses are followed.  The illustration below demonstrates some of the different licenses available.

Recommended sites for Background Music

Licensing: Free (Public Domain) & Creative Commons

YouTube's Audio Library has wide range of free songs available.  It's search funcion allows you to filter songs by genre, instruments, duration, attribution and mood.  To access YouTube Audio Library, click on the Createror Studio once logged in to your account then go to > Create > Audio Library. 

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How to download and use free music from Youtube. 

NOTE: iPads are not able to download the song files, however, teachers can download them to their computers and share them with students.

MacBooks: download song and airdrop it to students or Download to computer, upload it to Google Drive and share it with students.  

Other laptops or desktops:  Download to computer, upload it to Google Drive and share it with students.  

How to attribute an artist's work.

Licensing: Free (Public Domain) & Creative Commons

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Licensing: Royalty Free


Free (with attribution) or 1-year unlimited downloads for $129

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