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On the Music Path: A Look at the Music Lessons App for iPad
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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 and many many more). While...

Visual Metronome: A Look at the Metronome App for iOS
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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 look at More Muse’s Visual...

Songsterr: A Look at the Tab Player for iOS and Android
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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 had this when I was...

DrumGenius: A Look at the Drum Loop App for iOS
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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 grooves and some quite modern...

Discovr Music: A Look at the Music Discovery App for iOS
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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 like, and the app presents...

Coach’s Eye: A Look at the How To Video Creator for iOS
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Coach’s Eye: A Look at the How To Video Creator for iOS

At first glance, Coaches Eye might not seem like an app that has any use in a musical setting. While it’s actually designed for sports trainers and coaches, I’ve found its usefulness goes well beyond those groups. The app allows you to import a video (or shoot your own from within the app), record your commentary, annotate the video with...

Notion Music Introduces Progression 2.0 Composition Software
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Notion Music Introduces Progression 2.0 Composition Software

Notion Music has released Progression 2.0, the latest version of their composition software for bass, guitar and drums. New features include a more intuitive interface, desktop/iPad compatibility, and real instrument sounds for playback including bass samples by Victor Wooten. Other real samples are provided by guitarist Neil Zaza and drummer Roy “Futureman” Wooten. Progression 2.0’s ability to work on multiple...

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Digitech Introduces 3Q 3-band EQ E-Pedal for iStomp
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Digitech Introduces 3Q 3-band EQ E-Pedal for iStomp

DigiTech has expanded their E-pedal offering for the iStomp with the introduction of the 3Q, a 3-band EQ. Each of the band controls – Bass, Mid, and Treble – offer 12dB of boost or cut, while the Mid Freq control selects the midrange frequency range between 500Hz and 3kHz. The DigiTech 3Q E-pedal can be downloaded and used with an...

MusicalEar: A Look at the Music Theory and Ear Training App for Desktop Computers
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MusicalEar: A Look at the Music Theory and Ear Training App for Desktop Computers

I’m doing something a little different this time by reviewing an app I came across for your desktop computer. While not an iOS app, I thought that I’d be remiss if I didn’t let you all in on this. MusicalEar is an ear training and theory app, going way beyond any on the market. The app contains over 200 compositions,...

FunkBox: A Look at the Drum Machine App for iOS
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FunkBox: A Look at the Drum Machine App for iOS

Funkbox Drum Machine is a fantastically done, retro-styled drum machine loaded with some of the most popular drum machine sounds from the 70’s and 80’s. This app has even been used live and in the studio by many artists including Joan Osborne and, most famously, by Gorillaz. If you’re at all familiar with the drum machines of old, then you’ll...