The LyricFind App
Today's app is the LyricFind app:
LyricFind (http://www.lyricfind.com/) Search by artist, song name, or lyrics; bookmark favorite lyrics; view artist biographies, photos, and album art; view charts of top lyrics and artists; (iOS 5.1 or later; Android 1.1 and up).
The ThumbJam App
Today's app is the ThumbJam app:
ThumbJam (http://thumbjam.com/) Musical performance experience; includes over thirty high-quality real instruments multi-sampled exclusively for the app; hundreds of included scales allow user to play in any key and style; pick an instrument and jam; for soloing on an instrument; developed and tested by musicians to feel and sound like a real instrument; videos and audio at website; makes use of tilt and shake to add vibrato, tremolo, note bends, and volume swells for more realistic and expressive results; supports simultaneous touches and up to twenty-four voice polyphony; delay and stereo reverb add depth to the sound; resonant lowpass filter; build own loops from the ground up or import favorites; layer multiple loops with different instruments for each; export loops as audio files or DAW sessions via WiFi; copy and paste audio from other apps; supports both Audiobus and JACK to stream audio between other applications; broadcast tempo, key, and scale to other nearby devices via Bluetooth; can use as a MIDI or OSC controller over WiFi with any CoreMIDI compatible device to control software instruments on a computer, other apps on the same iOS device with virtual MIDI, or play with other hardware or software MIDI controllers or apps; large variety of scales from western to eastern; can import new scales in the Scala format; record own instruments using a built-in or attached microphone; included instruments: Cello, Violin, Viola, Upright Bass (plucked and bowed), several drumkits, Darabukka, Djembe, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Trumpet, Trombone, Tenor Sax, Flute, Low Whistle, Acoustic Guitar, Hammered Dulcimer, Mandolin, Cittern, Grand Piano, Drawbar Organ (2 types), Rhodes, Pipe Organ, Synth, Strings, Synth Choir, Theremin, Sawtooth Waveform, Sine Waveform, Triangle Waveform, and from Jordan Rudess, JR Zendrix and JR Smooth Steel; many more for immediate download in the app including several drumkits, Mellotron, basses, banjo, tabla, ukelele, guitars, and more; new instruments posted regularly; (iOS 8.0 or later).
Today's app is the playpad pro. Music Theory Stave Instrument app:
playpad pro. Music Theory Stave Instrument (http://musicaltrixstar.com) Learn and play music; record songs and export; fifteen backing tracks to play along with; transpose into C, F, Bb, Eb, and A; key signatures up to seven sharps and seven flats; five Voices include Piano, Strings, Guitar, Organ, and Electric Guitar; Treble and Bass Clef; play chords and melodies; listen to an iTunes song and play along; learn the relationship between lines and spaces by physically playing the distances as chords or melodies in treble and bass clef; play tunes onto the colorful stave and hear what they should sound like; touch sensitive; (iOS 6.0 or later).
The Kids Music App
Today's app is the Kids Music app:
Kids Music (http://www.123kidsfun.com/) Music game for toddlers and preschoolers ages one to four; includes twenty-four virtual instrument sounds including xylophone, drums, guitars, trumpets, flute, bells, and more; tap to hear the sounds; bright, colorful, child-friendly design; hundreds of rich graphics, vibrant sounds, and special effects; (iOS 5.0 or later).
The Jellybean Tunes App
Still more Improvising Melodies, Variations, and Accompaniments Apps this week!
Jellybean Tunes (http://www.jellybeantunes.com/) Introduction to playing, reading, and creating music for all ages; includes different children’s and classical songs; sing along, record, and play back performances; learn about the basics of written music through six narrated and animated lessons; create own songs with the intuitive editor; introduces children to written music; big, colorful notes, buttons, and backgrounds present music in a fun way suited to younger hands; playing songs by touching notes on the staff shows children where the notes are, what sounds they make, and what letters are associated with them; lessons present basic music theory; explore and create music; can take to a real piano or other instrument in place of sheet music; as the notes scroll by, user plays melody without having to stop to turn a page; replay feature allows user to listen to recorded performances; (iOS 8.0 or later).
The Jazz Theory Quiz App
Today's app is the Jazz Theory Quiz app:
Jazz Theory Quiz (http://jazzappsmobile.com/?page_id=44) Designed to test knowledge of music theory; broken down into five categories; can be of value to all musicians regardless of the type of music they play; quizzes cover note functions, chords, diatonic chords, scales, and intervals; (iOS 5.0 or later).
The JamPad Plus App
Today's app is the JamPad Plus app:
JamPad Plus (http://www.h2indie.com/) Digital jamming machine for the iPad; play up to four tracks at the same time without needing a live band; slidable keyboard with seven octaves; full length guitar fretboard with scale assistant; select a chord and pattern with autoplay rhythm guitar machine; drum beat maker comes with many preset beats or customize own; onboard mixer for mixing the tracks; tempo slider for adjusting the tempo of the rhythm guitar and drum beat in realtime; (iOS 5.0 or later).
Today's app is the Jamn and JamnPRO – The Musician’s Multi-Tool app:
Jamn and JamnPRO – The Musician’s Multi-Tool (http://getjamn.com/) Large library of music theory for guitar, bass, piano, and ukulele; patented design “Jamn Wheel” lets user transpose key and visualize music; two modules: eHands and The Muli-Tool; eHands is a virtual chord finder; open up and tap on the list to see virtual hands overlaid on the guitar; can turn the hands on or off to get a closer look at the chord fingering; The Multi-Tool is more advanced with high tech features; swipe the instrument above the Jamn Wheel to learn more; wheel is a visual aid and key transposer; tool to help user learn and remember notes, chords, and scales of any key; plays real life audio for every chord, note, and scale; Chords Library with more than 1680 popular chords; built-in tuner works for guitar, bass, and ukulele; PROScales menu; (iOS 8.0 or later).
The Jammit App
Today's app is the Jammit app:
Jammit (http://www.jammit.com) Jam with favorite bands and songs; isolate or remove an instrument from the mix and jam with the original multi-tracks; (iOS 6.1 or later).
Todays' app is the Jam Player – Time and Pitch Audio Player app:
Jam Player – Time and Pitch Audio Player (http://www.positivegrid.com) App for instrument players, singers, dancers, and musicians; makes learning, transcription, and practicing songs easier by slowing down the tempo, adjusting the pitch, repeating loops; load a song directly from the iTunes library; Speed control knob can be used to slow down the tempo of the song without affecting its pitch; Pitch control raises and lowers the pitch but has no impact on the tempo; change the key of the original track to match the singer’s vocal range; Audiobus supported input; (iOS 5.0 or later).