Today's app is the Exam Scales for String Instruments app:
Exam Scales for String Instruments (http://www.mezzo-music.com/#!abrsm-strings-exam-scales/c1t44) Exam scales for violin, viola, and cello based on the ABRSM exam syllabus for Grades one through eight; scales are categorized into Grades, Types, and Octaves for easy navigation; high sound quality; training perfect pitch; intonation accuracy; (iOS 5.1 or later).
This week's apps are for string players!
Bowing Fun (http://www.bowingfun.com) Generates random string crossing exercises for violin, viola, cello, and double bass to develop sight-reading skills and agility; exercises are printable and can be individually programmed for any level of difficulty; included is a custom option for use in developing finger strength and picking speed on the guitar and other string instruments; (iOS 4.2 or later).
Today's app is the Real Violin app:
Real Violin (http://phyar.cn) Simulates violin playing; real-time multi-track sound processing engine, high quality, low latency; Slide mode and Touch mode; with Slide mode, user can play the “Real Violin” like a real violin; with Touch mode, user can play the sound directly by tapping the corresponding note, like playing a keyboard; slide along the string with the finger of the left hand to play an unlimited smooth glide; custom distance between the note marks; includes three violin family instruments (Violin, Viola, Cello) in one; up to one octave per string with Touch mode; easy to use interface; (iOS 4.2 or later).
Today's app is the PlayAlong Violin app:
PlayAlong Violin (http://www.atplaymusic.com/our-apps/playalong-violin/) Listens to playing and guides user through the selected song; choose the settings that complement skills; cumulative statistics of the total correct notes, consecutive correct notes, and the songs played correctly are available; beginners can choose to have finger charts displayed under each note on the staff as they play; touching the finger chart lets the user hear that note; pushing the play button allows the user to hear the whole song; advanced users can choose to display only the note names under the staff or to see a full screen of music; in Manual mode the user can play the song with their own interpretation, using the display like traditional sheet music; Stats display presents a list of all the songs, showing which have been played and how many of the notes the user was able to play; History feature keeps track of scores for past performances for each song played; Transposition feature lets the user shift the pitch of a song’s notes up or down to customize the range of the song; in Game Center stats are listed on the Leader Boards and songs are presented as accomplishments; includes some free songs and a Chromatic Scale; song list includes ratings of Easy, Intermediate, and Advanced; share performances; (iOS 5.1 or later).
Today's app is the nTune: Violin app:
nTune: Violin (http://www.cocoada.com/apps.html) Written by a violinist that needed an accurate application for tuning; uses actual recorded violin notes; playback options include Arco (bowing) or Pizzicato (plucking); contains the basic tuning of G, D, A, and E; push the button for the corresponding note; includes settings for playing one note with each click or a continuous loop with silence between to allow user to tune; (iOS 5.1 or later).
Today's app is the Irish Fiddler app:
Irish Fiddler (https://www.facebook.com/irishfiddlerapp) Mairéad Hickey coaches students as they learn to play Irish tunes on the fiddle; for anybody with an interest in Irish fiddle playing, violin, Céilí, or Celtic music; each tune contains a listening lesson, tutorial, slow play through and bowing instruction, and printed music; includes a tutorial of how to transition from one tune to another so that the tunes can be played on a set or medley; (iOS 3.0 or later).
Today's app is the Fiddlicator app:
Fiddlicator (http://fiddlicator.wordpress.com) Audio tool that can simulate various kinds of acoustic environments by the convolution of the input signal with a custom impulse response; was developed to simulate an acoustic body resonance for electric musical instruments, mainly the electric violin; can also be used for a cab simulation with proper impulse response files; files can be imported via iTunes share or via “Open In” option from another application; demo videos; main filter is based on convolution with filter kernel up to 16k TAPs; own custom IR kernel files can be imported; six-band parametric equalizer including low-shelf, 4xpeak, high-shelf; simple delay; simple reverb; high-pass and low-pass filter on input; low latency; mono input/output 44.1kHz allows channel selection; Audiobus and IAA support; (iOS 5.1.1 or later).
Today's app is the Fiddle Companion app:
Fiddle Companion (http://www.infinautgames.com/apps-for-musicians/fiddle-companion/) Tool for any fiddle or violin player; intuitive interface; tuner helps user learn to tune by ear by clicking a peg to start or stop; chord charts show multiple positions for over 1,600 chords; includes over 150 scales from Blues and basics to more obscure charts; display options include finger positions, intervals, or notes; with auto strum user can hear the selected chord; with manual strum user can play a chord by swiping across the strings; string indicators show which string or note is playing; metronome shows basic beats with time signature options; variety of drum tracks available; landscape mode; localized for sixteen languages; (iOS 3.0 or later).
This week's apps are for violin players!
Classical Violinist (http://apps.h2indie.com) Improve musical and coordination skills with a challenging violin game; gives hands and fingers a workout; play along with prerecorded classical violin music; earn points by matching the signals with bowing actions; glide the bow back and forth on the virtual strings like using a real violin bow; included are fifteen beautiful violin pieces; more songs can be unlocked within the app; (iOS 4.3 or later).
Today's app is the Metronome app:
Metronome (EmpoweredDesignApps) Allows musicians to mark time by giving a regular tick sound at a selected rate; drag arm horizontally to start and tap to stop; drag arm vertically to change tempo; tap button to access application preferences; (iOS 6.1 or later).