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Riffstation Launches Play to Detect and Display Chords for Youtube Music Videos
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Riffstation Launches Play to Detect and Display Chords for Youtube Music Videos

Riffstation has launched a beta app with some lofty goals. Play is designed to present chords for any Youtube music video, in real time. The software has a super clean and simple interface, which shows promise. And while bass isn’t listed in the app, following the guitar chords should be suitable for most songs. (The app supports guitar, ukulele (!)...

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PreSonus Introduces Capture for iPad and Capture Duo
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PreSonus Introduces Capture for iPad and Capture Duo

PreSonus has ported their Capture audio-recording software to the iPad with two new apps: and . Capture for iPad allows for recording up to 32 tracks simultaneously with 24-bit, 96 kHz fidelity, while Capture Duo is a free version that lets you record and play two stereo tracks. Both apps focus on recording but come with basic mixing and editing...

Nathan Vonnahme Releases Teüna Chromatic Tuner App
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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 many ladies would whip out...

Music Theory – Chords in Minor Keys App Released for Android
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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 key and a roman numeral,...

Shaker Box: A Look at the Shaker Loop App
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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 and sound great. The settings...

SteadyTune: A Look at the Tuning App for Mac
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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 open when I start the...

MarloweDK Releases “Beginning Slap Bass” for iPad and iPhone
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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 different videos – three set...

PercussionTutor: A Look at the Rhythm Reference App
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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 – as a bassist –...

Speed Upp: A Look at the Programmable Metronome App for Windows and Mac
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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 as you go. The app’s...

App Review: Musicopoulos Music Theory and Practice
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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 about the app is that...