The Wild Chords App
Today's app is the Wild Chords app:
Wild Chords (http://ovelin.com/wildchords/) Makes learning to play the guitar easy, fun, and motivating; iPad microphone is used to listen and analyze the played notes and chords; includes 100 songs from very simple beginner songs to more advanced songs; guitar tuner; tips, tutorials, and suggestions for beginners; profile to track progress; learn the most popular chords; includes melody and scale exercises for lead guitar playing; game is played with a real guitar (acoustic or electric) and requires no additional equipment to be played; (iOS 5.0 or later).
Still more Guitar Tabs, Charts, Chords, and Scales Apps, Guitar Tuner Apps, and Guitar Apps this week!
Ultimate Guitar Tabs and Ultimate Guitar Chords (http://app.ultimate-guitar.com/apps/) Mobile version of the world’s largest catalog of guitar and ukulele chords, tabs, and lyrics; learn how to play favorite songs on acoustic, electric guitar, or ukulele; over 800,000 tabs and free daily updates with recent hit songs; includes popular songs from the latest releases; chords, notes, and guitar scores for more than 400,000 songs; chord diagrams with note placement on fretboard; each chord features multiple variations; daily updates; offline access to favorite tabs; quick search by type, difficulty, tuning, and rating; Autoscroll feature; extensions include Tab Pro with access to 150,000+ interactive tabs with realistic sound playback; multiple instrument tracks available for each tab (guitar, bass, drums, etc.); loop and tempo control; Accurate Tuner; Precision Metronome; Chords Library with more than two million chords; with Tab Tools can print and share tabs; change font style and size; “Fit to Screen” feature; export tabs and chords to Dropbox and send via Email; (iOS 9.0 or later; Android varies with device).
The TEFview App
Today's app is the TEFview app:
TEFview (http://www.tabledit.com/ios/tv_e.shtml) View, print, and play tablatures created in TablEdit Tablature Editor on iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch; supported file formats include TablEdit, ASCII, ABC, MIDI, and Music XML; Tablature and/or Standard notation display; MIDI playback with full speed control; ability to assign the volume and the MIDI instrument for any track in real time; metronome and count down; embedded help; file manager; MIDI file import; WiFi file sharing; mark the beat for one measure before starting playback; subdirectory management; Playlist; .pdf export: .pdf can be Emailed, printed to a compatible AirPrint printer, or opened in a third app; open PowerTab files; change background color; (iOS 4.3 or later).
The Tab Toolkit App
Today's app is the Tab Toolkit app:
Tab Toolkit (http://agilepartners.com/apps/tabtoolkit/) Universal app; jam along with favorite songs; buy music in the Tab Store, upload from computer, or search online; includes speed control, A/B looping, full-score music notation with all instruments, and real-time instrument guides; select part to learn, slow it down, and loop it with full control of each track’s audio; on guitar, bass, drum, and keyboard tracks, instrument guides show where to put fingers; in the case of drums, shows which drums to hit; Tab Store includes hundreds of affordable, officially licensed, accurately transcribed songs; access own guitar tab collection, supporting text, PDF, and multitrack rich tab formats; full scores for favorite songs, with complete notation for each guitar, bass, drum, and keyboard track, as well as vocal tracks with lyrics; multitrack audio synthesis based on high-fidelity audio samples of over 190 instruments; high playback quality; music notation of high visual quality; full-resolution on all Retina displays; supports several multitrack music notation formats, including Guitar Pro, Power Tab, and Tab Store format; supports text tabs and PDF-based sheet music; text and PDF tabs do not support advanced capabilities such as multi-track notation and audio playback; (iOS 6.0 or later).
The Songsterr App
Today's app is the Songsterr app:
Songsterr (http://www.songsterr.com/a/wa/app?device=ipad) Access to 500,000 guitar, bass, and drum tabs and chords; subscription based; one version of tab per song; legal app where music creators get paid; Tab Player; Realistic Guitar Engine; learn and play along; multiple instruments; most songs have tabs for individual instruments (guitar, bass, drums, vocal, etc); Half Speed allows user to slow down tab playback to learn difficult parts; Loop plays back selected measures; Offline Mode allows user to view and playback previously opened tabs offline; cache size can be controlled via Settings app; Solo allows user to hear only the instrument they are learning; Count In gives user time to prepare for playing after tapping Play; Chromatic Tuner tunes guitar via mic or adaptors like iRig; Background Audio Support to play along using iRig and Amplitube; Instrument Filter allows user to filter out songs that don’t have tab; access tabs viewed recently; access favorite tabs and synchronize with website; browse tabs by tags (Rock, Metal, Blues, Jazz, etc.); Universal app; (iOS 7.1 or later; Android 4.0.3 and up).
The ScaleBank: Guitar Scales App
Today's app is the ScaleBank: Guitar Scales app:
ScaleBank: Guitar Scales (http://www.chordbank.com/) Major, minor, and pentatonic scales; play guitar better, design new riffs, and practice anywhere; includes acoustic and electric guitars; full support for left-handed players; scroll up and down a twenty-four-fret fretboard; clear audio samples of all sixteen included scales; support for Major, Minor, Melodic Minor, Melodic Major, Whole Tone, Pentatonic Major, Hexatonic Blues, Pentatonic Minor, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Locrian, Egyptian, Persian, and Enigmatic scales in all keys; (iOS 9.0 or later).
The Progression App
Today's app is the Progression app:
Progression (http://www.notionmusic.com/products/progressionipad.html) Guitar tab editor and guitar tab creation tool for any guitarist or bassist; write, edit, and playback guitar tablature or regular notation using real audio samples; capture musical ideas; user-friendly interface and simple, interactive entry fretboard; hear music performed with real audio samples including acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and bass guitar; select to add additional instruments such as classical guitar, acoustic fingerstyle guitar, mandolin, and banjo; search for tabs online; view some of the most popular tabs; share work with anyone by sending a file they can view, hear, and edit; Email an image file to print; enter, edit, and playback tab, notation, or both; open Notion and Progression files; open Guitar Pro files versions three-five; open MusicXML files; open MIDI files; MIDI step-time entry with MIDI device; record real-time MIDI input into score; use on-screen virtual instruments to hear sounds before entering them into score; clean and intuitive user interface; support for Retina display; interactive twenty-four-fret guitar fretboard; quick and simple selection palette; distortion and reverb effects; full audio mixer; file sharing; export and Email .WAV, MIDI, MusicXML, and Notion files; full-range of guitar functions and articulations including bends, vibrato, slides, hammer on, pull off, mutes, whammy bar techniques, bass slap, harmonics, and more; drag and drop cursor option; insert text; quick “Undo” and “Redo” functions; chord and melody modes; delete and erase capabilities; Help Files; enter and edit title and composer information; In-App Purchases to add more instruments and gear; free scales and exercises included; (iOS 6.1 or later).
The Pocket Jamz Guitar Tabs App
Today's app is the Pocket Jamz Guitar Tabs app:
Pocket Jamz Guitar Tabs (http://www.synapticstuff.com/support/guitar-tabs-ios) Learn to play songs; guitar learning and reference tool; download, upload, or purchase fully interactive guitar tabs music with adjustable tempo, multiple track playback, audio playback, and fingering guides; context sensitive effects legends show user how to play any effects present in a song; dynamic loop points allow user to repeat difficult sections; song library automatically groups related arrangements and includes YouTube videos showing how to play songs and Wikipedia background on song history; high quality audio playback; interactive tablatures with selectable tracks; hands free scrolling playback with adjustable song tempo and metronome; included with each download is a starter pack of songs from composers like Mozart and Beethoven; partnered with top music publishers to offer high quality, interactive editions of authentic song arrangements including lyrics; over 200,000 songs including Classical, Pop, Jazz and Blues, Christian and Gospel, Classic Rock, Children’s songs, Country, Metal, Reggae, R&B and Soul; set loop points anywhere in the song allowing user to automatically repeat difficult measures; dynamic tempo settings; import compatible songs into the application for storage, access, and playback; upload Guitar Tabs in GuitarPro format or Piano Scores in MusicXML format from desktop using WiFi transfer, web, or Email; works with the AirTurn Bluetooth page turning device to offer a wireless solution for turning pages or scrolling music without removing hands from the keys while playing a song; Hi-res Retina interface; full page sheet music rendering; Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced arrangements for guitarists of all levels; in-song, content sensitive chords and effects library; chord fretboard for practicing fingering; (iOS 6.0 or later).
The GuitarToolkit App
Still more Guitar Tabs, Charts, Chords, and Scales Apps this week!
GuitarToolkit (http://agilepartners.com/apps/guitartoolkit/) Improve chord and rhythm skills; learning content based on interactive Chord Sheets; comprehensive guitar tool; chromatic tuner; large chord, scale, and arpeggio library; flexible metronome; supports all instruments including six-, seven- and twelve-string guitar, four-, five- and six-string bass, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele, each with standard and alternate tunings; all features automatically adapt for the selected instrument and tuning; library of over 2,000,000 chords, scales, and arpeggios; strum chords and tap notes to hear how they sound; metronome can run in background while using other app features or other apps; chord finder; Universal app; Email Chord Sheets to bandmates or students; interactive chord playback; create drum patterns for practicing and jamming; custom-build patterns with up to thirty-two tracks and seventy-five different drum sounds; create virtual instruments that look and sound like real-life instruments; (iOS 8.0 or later).
The Guitar Scales Power App
Today's app is the Guitar Scales Power app:
Guitar Scales Power (Thomas Gunter) Helps any level guitar player improve their playing; great scale reference; knowledge of scales is essential when improvising, doing chord construction, and writing music; each scale is shown in positions covering the complete fretboard in any key for many of the most commonly used scales; allows user to see the note letter names, intervals, and fingerings of scales; scale notes can be played at adjustable speed and highlighted as played to aid in learning; scale positions correspond to the popular CAGED system; the CAGED system chord shape for the current position of a scale is displayed to assist in learning and remembering scale positions in any key; included scales: Pentatonic: Major and Minor Pentatonic, Blues, Major Blues; Major scale modes: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian (Natural Minor), and Locrian; Minor scales: Harmonic Minor, Melodic Minor Ascending (Jazz Minor); Symmetrical scales: Chromatic; scale and note playback; simple user interface; all keys and positions of scales listed above in free version; display options include notes, intervals, or fingering; play scale by strumming across strings; scales playback in both directions; tap on a note to play it; right or left handed; supports alternative tunings; zoom in or out to see the complete neck; Universal app; (iOS 5.1 or later).