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  • Nathan Vonnahme Releases Teüna Chromatic Tuner App

    Nathan Vonnahme Releases Teüna Chromatic Tuner App

    Nathan Vonnahme has released Teüna, a chromatic tuner app for iPhone, iPad and iPad Touch. The app draws on historical aesthetic for its design. “I started looking at these pocket watches from the 17th century, and I realized, these were the iPhone of their day,” Vonnahme explains. “This was the object that every gentleman and... »

  • Music Theory – Chords in Minor Keys App Released for Android

    Music Theory – Chords in Minor Keys App Released for Android

    Stuart Bahn has just released the second in his Music Theory Toolkit Series of apps for Android devices, entitled Music Theory – Chords in Minor Keys. The app trains you to learn all the minor, major, and diminished chords found in all 12 minor keys. Your theory is tested as the app displays a minor... »

  • Shaker Box: A Look at the Shaker Loop App

    Shaker Box: A Look at the Shaker Loop App

    Shaker Box is a simple, yet well executed app that gives you an assortment of shakers on your iOS device. Only one shaker is included for free but the app has full functionality with no additional cost. A one time $1.99 in-app-purchase gives you access to 12 additional shakers. The sounds are very actual samples... »

  • SteadyTune: A Look at the Tuning App for Mac

    SteadyTune: A Look at the Tuning App for Mac

    While I typically stick to iOS apps here, I realize many of you iOS users are likely also Mac users. So I thought I’d deviate from the norm a little here and focus on a handy app I’ve discovered for the Mac. SteadyTune is as simple as it gets. When opened (I set mine to... »

  • MarloweDK Releases “Beginning Slap Bass” for iPad and iPhone

    MarloweDK Releases “Beginning Slap Bass” for iPad and iPhone

    Bassist and educator Thomas Risell – perhaps best known as MarloweDK – has released his “Beginning Slap Bass” lessons in the form of an iPad and iPhone app. Beginning Slap Bass with MarloweDK features 25 licks covering all the fundamentals – slapping, popping, slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends, double thumbing and more. Each lick includes four... »

  • PercussionTutor: A Look at the Rhythm Reference App

    PercussionTutor: A Look at the Rhythm Reference App

    PercussionTutor is an app I am really excited about. While it is actually designed for percussionists, the app and free ebook combine to offer a huge reference for any musician wishing to better understand rhythms and learning how the different percussion parts fit together to produce the groove. In other words, this will help you... »

  • Speed Upp: A Look at the Programmable Metronome App for Windows and Mac

    Speed Upp: A Look at the Programmable Metronome App for Windows and Mac

    In this review, I’m changing up a bit from the typical mobile apps to take a look at one designed for Windows and Mac. Speed Upp is a simple metronome concept, but one that is wonderfully implemented. The app is designed for developing precision and speed, by guiding you during scale exercises and changing tempo... »

  • App Review: Musicopoulos Music Theory and Practice

    App Review: Musicopoulos Music Theory and Practice

    There aren’t many music theory apps I’ve enjoyed using for very long. But Musicopoulos changed that for me on a recent flight home, taking various tests and running their Music Theory and Practice through its paces. This app is fun to use and covers a wide enough variety of content. The thing I enjoyed most... »

  • Tunable: A Look at the All-in-One Tuning, Recording and Metronome App for Android and iOS

    Tunable: A Look at the All-in-One Tuning, Recording and Metronome App for Android and iOS

    While there is no shortage of good tuner apps out there, I did stumble upon one more which stood out this week. Tunable, by AffinityBlue, is a little bit of a does-it-all tuner app, providing more features than others on the market. Let’s get to the most important part first: ease of use. Tunable has... »

  • App Review: Set List Maker

    App Review: Set List Maker

    If you lead your own project, Set List Maker is probably going to be a game changer for you. If you’re like me, getting organized for a gig means being strapped to your desk with iTunes open, messing around with a playlist of all of your tunes, desperately playing with various song orders, playing the... »