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Jazz ScaleHelper: A Look at the Scale Analysis and Study App for iOS and Android
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Jazz ScaleHelper: A Look at the Scale Analysis and Study App for iOS and Android

Jazz ScaleHelper is, at it’s essence, a discerning ear. The app listens to you play your scales and arpeggios and gives you feedback on what you just played, as well as a grade. It judges your note stability, intonation, time and shows you how many notes per minute you played. The app’s analysis screen presents your scale in notation. My...

iDouble Bass: A Look at the App for Learning Double Bass
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iDouble Bass: A Look at the App for Learning Double Bass

iDouble Bass was recommended for review by my friend (and fantastic luthier/bass/educator Laurence Mollerup in Vancouver, BC). This is a simple app with a simple goal: to help educators and beginning upright students to learn the proper techniques, teaching techniques and provides a wealth of information regarding application. There are plenty of pictures included which will help you to learn...

AudioStretch: A Look at the Slow Downer App for iOS
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AudioStretch: A Look at the Slow Downer App for iOS

Another slow downer app? Yes. Why? Because AudioStretch does something that no other app has, at least the ones I’ve tried. What could that be? Speed = 0%! I can’t believe that no one thought of this before (and I apologize if someone has and I haven’t seen it yet). This feature is simply a fantastic way to figure out...

Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro: A Look at the Harmony App for iOS and Android
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Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro: A Look at the Harmony App for iOS and Android

I recently stumbled upon Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro, an app that blew my mind. If I had access to this app in college, I would’ve understood my upper level harmony courses so much better. This is an app that’s not only useful, it is also fun to play with. If you have a desire to explore functional harmony and are...

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...

Jazz Box: A Look at the Chord and Scale Reference App for iOS
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Jazz Box: A Look at the Chord and Scale Reference App for iOS

Jazz Box, in my humble opinion, has just helped to fulfill a need for a thorough, high quality harmonic study app. While not perfect and not 100% inclusive of every harmonic consideration, it goes way beyond any of the other apps I have seen in explaining scale considerations in the jazz idiom, spelling out various chords and explaining what certain...

Beatronome: A Look at the Metronome App for iOS
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Beatronome: A Look at the Metronome App for iOS

Ever since I got my first iOS device, I’ve become a bit of a metronome junkie. I’m endlessly curious about how many ways one can implement time keeping into a design aesthetic and how many functions can developers think of doing. I’m also a fan of minimalism… I love a great, bare bones design: no fluff, no fat, just what...