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Capo: A Look Into the Song Learning App for iOS
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Capo: A Look Into the Song Learning App for iOS

Many of us have longed for a good, quality “Slow Downer” for iOS. Look no further! Capo, by SuperMegaUltraGroovy, will allow you to pick any song from your music library and adjust the speed, without altering pitch or alter the pitch, without altering speed, or both. Once you’ve selected your song, you’re basically presented with the wave form. You can...

Avid Releases “Scorch” Music Notation Software for iOS
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Avid Releases “Scorch” Music Notation Software for iOS

Avid has released their first foray into the iPad app world with Scorch, a sheet music application powered by their Sibelius music notation software engine. Scorch allows users to playback, adjust, and buy sheet music from publishers as well as community members via iTunes. The app allows you to play whole scores or individual parts one at a time. You...

Dr. Betotte: A Look at the Metronome/Beat-Box App for iOS Devices
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Dr. Betotte: A Look at the Metronome/Beat-Box App for iOS Devices

I have tried every metronome on the market (app store market that is) and, while “Metronome Plus” is my favorite when all I need is a quick, clean way to keep time, Dr. Betotte is hands down the best metronome for odd meters, trickier functions and as a practice tool. I believe that this is actually based off of the...

iReal B: A Look Into the New Real Book App for iOS
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iReal B: A Look Into the New Real Book App for iOS

iReal B, formerly known as “iReal Book” and as you may have guessed, is the Real Book in digital form. This app is an iOS universal app, compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and available for $7.99. This is one of my most used apps on my iPad. In the most recent version, iReal B only provides chord charts,...

iTablaPro: A Look at The Tabla and Tanpura App for iOS
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iTablaPro: A Look at The Tabla and Tanpura App for iOS

iTablaPro is an electronic Tabla and Tanpura , which supports all of the common taals used in Hindustani music. It is meant as a study tool or accompaniment for practicing. I’ve found it a wonderful means to practice harmonic concepts against a drone, rhythmic concepts on my bass by interacting with or mimicking the table and also as a great...

App Review: PocketGK
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App Review: PocketGK

by PocketLabworks (in collaboration with Gallien Krueger) is the world’s first bass-exclusive iOS bass practice tool. The app was created in an effort to level the playing field for bass players, since there are so many guitar-exclusive apps out there. Features PocketGK features a bass amp with two channels: clean and Boost. Boost offers the Gallien Krueger GIVE circuit tone....

iPad as a Musical Study Tool
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iPad as a Musical Study Tool

Q: I recently bought an iPad. Do you have any suggestions for apps that you find useful for music study and practicing? A: Hello, my name is Damian, and I’m an app junkie. Addiction aside, there are some wonderful apps that can help you to either practice more efficiently or just inspire you in new ways. Here’s a little list...

Rylee Releases Bass Fretboard Addict App
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Rylee Releases Bass Fretboard Addict App

Michael Rylee has just released the Bass Fretboard Addict app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The app is a fretboard trainer game designed to help “improve your visual, mental, and listening bass guitar skills” as well as your ability to read music notation. Using real bass guitar sounds, the app challenges you to find notes on the fretboard by...