Maybe it's the warm weather or maybe it's just the fact that we're finally out of winter hibernation, but this week's iPad apps are all about creativity on your terms. Whether it's a song in your heart, in your fingers, of one you just want to keep all to yourself, we've got you covered.
Musyc: A music app for people who eschew tradition, Musyc gets rid of the familiar staples of drumkits, sound machines, and any other that utilize a UI that mimics its real-life counterpart. Instead, lines and shapes create your sounds—bounce them, line 'em up, crash them into one another, whatever you do, you'll have fun finding all the little different ways of making a melody. You can even choose from pre-loaded sound banks and sure your final masterpiece over a variety of music-oriented social media. A nice little creative outlet for the musically-minded who want something new. [$2]
iHeart Locket: Long gone are the days when kids would keep their innermost thoughts and secrets hidden away in a diary. For the most part they're happy to share everything on Facebook and Twitter these days, and in the rare event they'd actually want to keep something secret, there's now an iPad app that protects their private thoughts with an electronic locket key... for $25. But fortunately, the app is still perfectly usable without the accompanying hardware—and won't cost you a dime. [Free]
Jamstar: Learn-to-play-guitar apps are a dime a dozen, and to be honest, most of them aren't worth the data they take to download. Light up fretboards are great—until you try to move over to a real, non-illuminated guitar. JamStar, though, works more like a real live, actual guitar teacher would to help you get better on a real live, actual guitar. [Free]