Blast your way into becoming a musician with BandBlast!

BandBlast is an interactive, easy-to-use curriculum based learning tool for anyone who wants to learn how to play an instrument. BandBlast is completely free with no in-app purchases, no mandatory data collection or no advertisements. BandBlast contains fun and innovative rhythm and pitch games, real life studio recording capabilities, and instructional videos from some of the top Philharmonic and studio musicians in the world. BandBlast is a well thought out and executed learning system that follows first year band and orchestra curriculums. BandBlast will teach you how to play violin, flute, cello, tenor sax, alto sax, viola, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, guitar, and double bass.

BandBlast contains 4 different elements:
(1) With 10 different instruments and over 250 instructional videos taught by some of the greatest musicians in the world you will get step by step lessons on how to play your instrument. These videos lessons will cover the basics, learning your first notes, reading music, and playing some of the most popular songs ever written. This is your chance to learn and play with a pro. We will be translating the videos into multiple languages.

(2) The rhythm game is an exciting journey thru a world of ancient ruins and mystic as you jump over pitfalls and danger. Follow the rhythms above, tapping the screen for the appropriate length of each note and save your character from the spikes below. This is a fun and engaging tool to learn how to count, follow the beat, learn whole, half, quarter, eighth notes and rests, listen to the music, and develop coordination skills.

(3) The pitch game improves your ability to learn the notes on an instrument and work on ear training. A mix between Space Invaders and Tetris the pitch game requires you to match the notes on the screen to the correct pitches on your instrument and then you have to BLAST away the descending wall of notes. Make sure to shoot quickly as the rocks are falling fast and they will crush you if you're not careful. The more accurate you play and match the notes, the quicker you advance to the next level!

(4) The recording studio lets you record your own music for free! With over 40 backing tracks you to can play along with the world's best Philharmonic and studio musicians. Just like a recording studio, put your headphones on, adjust the volume of all the instruments, choose one of 8 different drum beats (funk, jazz, classical, hip hop, house music, rock, country, and bossa nova), hit record and away you go. Try as many times as you want to get the perfect mix and share with friends, family or music teacher.

Play in Mission Mode which combines and mixes up the four features on BandBlast features. Collect points and try to get a high score as you watch the videos, play the rhythm game, play the pitch game, and record songs. This is a fun and innovative way to teach you the value of music with a hands on approach. You are guaranteed to be challenged as you make the journey thru the 20 different missions and countless adventures.

Because there are no ads, mandatory data collection, or in-app purchases, BandBlast is a safe way to get quality music education in the classroom or at home. Perfect for students, teachers, music programs, and schools! BandBlast is provided by Music Lifeboat whose goal is to provide access to millions that may not have access to music education and to help better support teachers, schools, and communities through the power of music.

What's New

Version 3.09

Includes Guitar in its repertoire.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Kids love it! Wish it had more instruments


My beginning band students love it, and I love that they are motivated by it. The videos are great, and the games are addicting and fun. However, I wish there were options for french horn, tuba, euphonium, oboe, and mallets so I could use it with all of my beginning students.

Fun and Addicting

Guitar must-have

This is a great new platform to learn music! In this new age where video games are a primary way for people to spend their leisure time, this app blends the fun of gaming with learning from top musicians. Highly recommended!

5 stars for sure


I truly think this is a great app for people that want to learn a new instrument, as well as for those who just love music and play for fun. I recommend it to everyone.


Music Lifeboat
173.4 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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