Today's app is the iReal b aka iReal Pro Music Book & Play Along app:
iReal b aka iReal Pro Music Book & Play Along (http://irealpro.com/#features) Tool to help musicians of all levels; simulates a real-sounding band that can accompany user as they practice; create, edit, print, share, and collect chord charts of favorite songs for reference while practicing or performing; practice with a realistic sounding piano or guitar; bass and drum accompaniments for any downloaded or user-created chord chart; virtual band accompanies as user practices; over thirty different accompaniment styles; accompaniment can include guitar, piano, bass, drums, vibraphone, and more; play, edit, and import songs; 1000s of songs can be imported from the forums in a few simple steps; edit existing songs or create own with the Editor; Player will play any song that user edits or creates; create multiple editable playlists; practice at any level; includes fifty exercises for practicing common chord progressions; transpose any chart to any key or to number notation; loop a selection of measures of a chart for focused practicing; advanced practice settings include automatic tempo increase and automatic key transposition; Global Eb, Bb, F, and G transposition for horn players; share, print, and export individual charts or whole playlists with other iReal Pro users via Email and the forums; support for AirPrint; support for Audiobus; export charts as JPEG, PDF, and MusicXML; export audio as WAV; Audio Copy/Paste supported; AAC and MIDI; support for iRig, AmpliTube, and other guitar connection kits; support for AirTurn and other Bluetooth page turners; see website for demos; Jazz Styles Pack includes fifteen Jazz play along styles: Ballad Swing, Ballad Even, Slow Swing, Medium Swing, Medium Up Swing, Up Tempo Swing, Double Time Swing, Swing Two/Four, Bossa Nova, Even 8ths, Latin, Latin/Swing, Afro 12/8, Gypsy Jazz, Practice; Latin Styles Pack includes eight Latin play along styles: Brazil-Bossa Electric, Brazil-Bossa Acoustic, Brazil-Samba, Cuba-Son Montuno 2-3, Cuba-Son Montuno 3-2, Cuba-Cha Cha Cha, Cuba-Bolero, Argentina-Tango; Pop Styles Pack includes twelve Pop play along styles: Rock, Slow Rock, 12/8 Rock, Funk, Soul, RnB, Smooth, Disco, Reggae, Shuffle, Country, Bluegrass; Guitar Chords: displays guitar chord diagrams during playback following the chord progression; extensive chord diagrams library; see songs with all the guitar chord diagrams in-line; Piano Chords: displays piano chord diagrams during playback following the chord progression; extensive chord diagrams library; see songs with all the piano chord diagrams in-line; Chord Scales: displays chord and scale diagrams during playback following the chord progression; extensive library of chord and scale diagrams; backup songs; (iOS 9.3 or later; Android varies with device).
The ImproVox App
Still more Improvising Melodies, Variations, and Accompaniments Apps this week!
ImproVox (http://www.museami.com/products/) Vocal instrument; real-time pitch correction and harmonization enable user to create harmonies as they sing and always sound in tune; add textures with reverb and echo effects; record performance and share with friends; state-of-the-art audio processing; real-time pitch correction; real-time harmonization; effects including reverb, echo, ring modulator, flanger, and more; recording and overdubbing; share via SoundCloud or Email; import tracks from iTunes Library; AudioCopy and AudioPaste support; Audiobus support; headphones required; (iOS 6.0 or later).
The iImprov – The Minor II V App
Today's app is the iImprov – The Minor II V app:
iImprov – The Minor II V (http://jazzappsmobile.com/?page_id=36) Focuses on the Minor II V chord progression, one of the more common progressions found in the jazz repertoire; practice method for playing a particular scale over the chords; JAM-A-longs include focus on individual chords as well as the whole progression; defines the scale to chord relationships for each key; allows the user to listen to the isolated scale as well as hear it over the appropriate chord; (iOS 6.0 or later; Android 2.1 and up).
Today's app is the iImprov – The Fundamentals app:
iImprov – The Fundamentals (http://jazzappsmobile.com/?page_id=33) Helps user learn the language of jazz improvisation; covers the basics of the Jazz Jam session, basic symbology, creating scales, diatonicism, form, and scale to chord relations; basic ear training module; demos; basic tools to help build a foundation to further develop craft as an improvising musician; detailed introduction to basic theory; interactive lessons that include exercises as well as written and audio examples; JAM-A-longs in all keys with tempo and balance control; scale to chord compendium; supplemental material available on website including .pdf files; (iOS 6.0 or later; Android 2.1 and up).
The iImprov – Modal App
Today's app is the iImprov – Modal app:
iImprov – Modal (http://jazzappsmobile.com/?page_id=38) Contains a full explanation of concepts and theory as well as written and audio examples and exercises; select the correct transposition for the instrument; provides the tools for playing over modal tunes; exercises and JAM-A-longs specific to each type of tune are included in all keys with mixer and tempo control and unlimited loop length; detailed theory of note to chord relations and use of modal scales; detailed theory of how to use pentatonic scales; audio and visual representations of the related scales; audio playback of scales played over chords; exercises that include live audio examples from saxophonist Tony Bray; (iOS 6.0 or later; Android 2.1 and up).
Today's app is the iImprov – Contemporary Colors app:
iImprov – Contemporary Colors (http://jazzappsmobile.com/?page_id=42) Focuses on handling the chord changes that the user will find in the jazz repertoire from post bebop to the present; gives user the tools to take on chord progressions found in tunes by Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and any other composer that has ventured away from the writing of chord changes that would be typically found in the Standards; these types of chord progressions would include highly altered chords, slash chords, and chords created from scale colors outside of diatonic major; lessons cover in detail how to use diminished, whole tone, augmented, Lydian augmented, and harmonic minor scales to play over these types of progressions; includes exercises, patterns, demos, and JAM-A-longs with balance control; transposable notation and tempo adjustable audio; many of the concepts are demoed by saxophonist Tony Bray; JAM-A-longs include individually created files for each key that will loop indefinitely; all keys are covered; tempos are adjustable; can set the overall transposition for a specific instrument; (iOS 5.1.1 or later; Android 2.1 and up).
Today's app is the iImprov – Chord/Scale Compendium app:
iImprov – Chord/Scale Compendium (http://jazzappsmobile.com/?page_id=46) Reference app that provides a visual and audio representation of the most useful scale to chord choices for jazz improvisation; ear training tool for learning the different scale and chord colors; organizes twenty-five different chord qualities into three families: Major, Minor, and Dominant; when a specific chord quality is selected, that chord is displayed in standard notation along with a key selection wheel; depending on the chord, from one to five scales are recommended; Fast Forward button cycles through the recommendations; Play button plays the currently selected chord and scale; chords are displayed in close position (stacked thirds) but the chord is sounded with a more practical voicing that might be encountered in a playing situation; in addition to written scales for each chord type and key, the scale can be played over a typical voicing for each chord; bass or treble clef and the appropriate transposition for the instrument can be selected; all scales and chords may be presented in any key; (iOS 6.0 or later; Android 2.1. and up).
The iImprov – Bebop App
Today's app is the iImprov – Bebop app:
iImprov – Bebop (http://jazzappsmobile.com/?page_id=40) Explores the language of jazz as it applies to playing bebop; lessons cover the use of placing half steps to create longer lines as well as breakdowns of rhythm changes, the “Confirmation” sequence, turnarounds, and basic substitutions; realize the bebop scale through strategic placement of half steps to include all twelve notes of the chromatic scale while maintaining appropriate chord colors; nine comprehensive lessons and eight JAM-A-longs; each lesson contains a detailed explanation as well as exercises, transposable notation, and tempo-adjustable audio examples; concepts demoed by saxophonist Tony Bray; (iOS 5.1.1 or later; Android 2.1 and up).
The CutieMelody App
More Improvising Melodies, Variations, and Accompaniments Apps this week!
CutieMelody (http://cutieapps.com/cutiemelody/) Simple touchscreen version of a children’s glockenspiel; realistic sounds and responsive multi-touch playing and sliding; improvise freely or perform favorite melodies; animated bars and note letters provide feedback; floating notes in the background; for kids to learn the basics of making music; (iOS 3.2 or later).
The Chordbot App
Today's app is the Chordbot app:
Chordbot (http://chordbot.com) Songwriting tool and electronic accompanist that lets user create and play complex chord progressions; add chords, select a comping style, and hit play; for songwriting experiments or to create backing tracks for practicing solos; create arrangements and mixes by selecting from hundreds of piano, guitar, synth, bass, and drum tracks; over sixty chord types in all inversions; over seventy comping style presets; simple and usable arrangements; over 400 instrument tracks; individually mixable dynamic instrument tracks that can be combined to form unique comping styles; inversion control slash chords; manually select chord inversions or let app select the inversion automatically; songs can be structured into repeatable sections including verse and chorus; each section can have its own comping style and arrangement; MIDI/WAV export and background playback in a DAW/MIDI sequencer or play along with a virtual instrument; Song-O-Matic song generator; see website for more information and audio demos; (iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.0 and up).