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  • Jazz ScaleHelper: A Look at the Scale Analysis and Study App for iOS and Android

    Jazz ScaleHelper: A Look at the Scale Analysis and Study App for iOS and Android

    Jazz ScaleHelper is, at it’s essence, a discerning ear. The app listens to you play your scales and arpeggios and gives you feedback on what you just played, as well as a grade. It judges your note stability, intonation, time and shows you how many notes per minute you played. The app’s analysis screen presents... »

  • iDouble Bass: A Look at the App for Learning Double Bass

    iDouble Bass: A Look at the App for Learning Double Bass

    iDouble Bass was recommended for review by my friend (and fantastic luthier/bass/educator Laurence Mollerup in Vancouver, BC). This is a simple app with a simple goal: to help educators and beginning upright students to learn the proper techniques, teaching techniques and provides a wealth of information regarding application. There are plenty of pictures included which... »

  • IK Multimedia Introduces iRig Recorder App for Android

    IK Multimedia Introduces iRig Recorder App for Android

    IK Multimedia has released their first mobile app for Android with the iRig Recorder, an audio recording app that works with your device’s built-in mic as well as IK’s iRig MIC, iRig MIC Cast or iRig PRE. The app is designed to make recordings on the fly. iRig Recorder has no recording time limit, requires... »

  • AudioStretch: A Look at the Slow Downer App for iOS

    AudioStretch: A Look at the Slow Downer App for iOS

    Another slow downer app? Yes. Why? Because AudioStretch does something that no other app has, at least the ones I’ve tried. What could that be? Speed = 0%! I can’t believe that no one thought of this before (and I apologize if someone has and I haven’t seen it yet). This feature is simply a... »

  • Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro: A Look at the Harmony App for iOS and Android

    Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro: A Look at the Harmony App for iOS and Android

    I recently stumbled upon Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro, an app that blew my mind. If I had access to this app in college, I would’ve understood my upper level harmony courses so much better. This is an app that’s not only useful, it is also fun to play with. If you have a desire to... »

  • On the Music Path: A Look at the Music Lessons App for iPad

    On the Music Path: A Look at the Music Lessons App for iPad

    On The Path released a beautiful app that I’ve enjoyed for the past year or so, called On the Music Path. On the Music Path is an iPad app designed to offer in-depth lessons for a multitude of instruments by masters of their craft (like Roscoe Beck, Leland Sklar, Russell Ferrante, Eric Johnson, Lee Ritenour... »

  • Visual Metronome: A Look at the Metronome App for iOS

    Visual Metronome: A Look at the Metronome App for iOS

    You might be sitting there wondering, “Why write about yet another metronome app?” If you were, my answer is this: there are almost as many ways in which to use a metronome as there are metronomes available on the App Store, and some fulfill a need better than others. This time around, we take a... »

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  • Songsterr: A Look at the Tab Player for iOS and Android

    Songsterr: A Look at the Tab Player for iOS and Android

    While I am a big proponent of learning to read notation, I do agree that tab can be extremely useful, especially to the beginning musician. Tab has its place and its usefulness is undeniable, so I was looking forward to checking out the Songsterr Tab app on my iPad and iPhone. Man. I wish I... »

  • DrumGenius: A Look at the Drum Loop App for iOS

    DrumGenius: A Look at the Drum Loop App for iOS

    I was recently turned on to DrumGenius by NoTreble’s own Kevin Johnson, and I’m glad that I was. In essence, DrumGenius is a simple library of drum loops in various styles – 201 loops in all. But it is really much more than that. The app is more like an encyclopedic collection of classic jazz... »

  • Discovr Music: A Look at the Music Discovery App for iOS

    Discovr Music: A Look at the Music Discovery App for iOS

    Today I’m going to change things up a bit and share an app that while not specifically designed for musicians, it’s one music lovers – and those who are hungry for new music – will love. Discovr Music is quite elegant, well designed and simple to use. You simply search for an artist that you... »