On this page you’ll find our suite of music tools and resources, all of which are entirely free to use and designed to be smart phone, tablet and desktop friendly.
We believe that having free, easy access to quality tools and information should be the right of every music student and musician. That’s why we don’t hide these resources behind a ‘members only’ area. Regardless of whether you’re a Stars & Catz student, you’re welcome to use our resources.
Music Research Engine
Type in the name of an artist, band, composer, song etc.
Our Music Research Engine tool is a world first, combining Youtube videos with Wikipedia. By clicking on the links in the Wikipedia articles you can browse deeply into the subject. For example, Moonlight Sonata might lead you to Beethoven and then perhaps to the classical period of music generallyand at every step you will watch the videos and listen to the music related to your search term.
Piano Chord Finder
Guitar & Ukulele Basic Chord Dictionary
Guitar Chord Finder (comprehensive)
Backing Tracks To Jam Along With
Basic Guitar Video Lessons
Downloadable eBook 1
Smart Practice: Strategies & Tips for Adults
Downloadable eBook 2
Kids + Practice: Making It Easy
Inspirational Music Quotes
Resource Sheets For Download & Printing
Blank Stave & Guitar Tab
Blank Guitar Tab
Blank Piano Chord Templates
Blank Guitar Chord Templates
Basic Open Guitar Chords
Basic Barre Guitar Chords
Pentatonic Scale On Guitar
Blues Scale On Guitar
Major Scale On Guitar
Natural Minor Scale On Guitar
Major Piano Chords
Minor Piano Chords
About our free online music tools, apps and downloads
Having access to the right music tools is a vital part of the learning process. It’s all too easy to end a practice session early when you can’t find the right chord for the song or you don’t know where to find a good backing track to improvise along with. We know, and that’s exactly why we put together this suite of free music resources.
All the tools and apps on this page were selected (or created from scratch) after we looked long and hard for the best versions of each tool and learned all we could about the coding involved. Our criteria were ease of use, accuracy and crucially, multi-device compatibilitymeaning they had to work on as many mobile and tablet devices as possible.
Here’s what you’ll find in our suite:
1. Music Research Enginethe best tool on the internet for music research. Browse YouTube videos and articles from Wikipedia all in one place. Developed by the Stars & Catz team and the first of its kind anywhere on the web.
2. Metronomeset the tempo and the time signature. Tap the tempo manually if you’d prefer.
3. Piano Chord Finderthe easiest and fastest tool to find the chord you’re looking for on the piano or keyboard.