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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...

Tunable: A Look at the All-in-One Tuning, Recording and Metronome App for Android and iOS
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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 it. The app performs wonderfully,...

App Review: Set List Maker
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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 beginning and end of tunes...

SmartMusic: A Look at the New Music Education App
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SmartMusic: A Look at the New Music Education App

SmartMusic’s website is already a fantastic resource for students and educators, and they’ve recently started to expand their software to the iPad. If you already have a Smartmusic account, you can use that login to gain instant access to the full library available to you as if you were operating through the web portal. Future updates promise additional abilities like...