This week's app is the Note Flash app:
Note Flash (Pranoy Chowdhury) Improve sight reading skills for sheet music; listens via the microphone to make sure user plays the correct note in the correct octave; accidentals (sharp and flat notes) along with ledger lines for advanced players; shows graphs on progress in recognizing notes more quickly; play the note shown on the screen on the piano and the app will listen via the microphone; user must play in the correct octave; if played correctly app shows a new note on the screen; built for practice; makes note reading into a game; can select which hand to practice or do both randomly; variety of themes or use own picture for theme; no ads; needs microphone access to listen to piano; does not connect to the Internet and microphone data is safe; (iOS 10.0 or later).
This week's app is the Piano Technical Work app:
Piano Technical Work (http://www.bamsworld.com.au/?page_id=252) Piano scale practice partner; scale player with adjustable tempo; hear the selected scale played at the desired speed; playback starts one second after play is pressed allowing user to get hands in position if playing along; improve timing by practicing with the built-in metronome; because a scale should be even in timing and also of a controlled dynamic, the metronome provides a simple tick tock to assist in not accenting on certain beats; view the correct note spelling of the selected scale along with the scale structure and breakdown of upper and lower tetrachords; see the correct fingering; fingertips are highlighted on the hands selected as the scale player plays the scale; improves identifying the correct finger number with the correct finger for both left and right hands; show or hide certain parts of the display to help maintain focus; see and hear the scale; as each note is played by the scale player see the note highlighted in the notation and on the keyboard in the interface; for both students and teachers; tool for teachers to clearly explain both theoretical and practical concepts; designed to be read from the music stand of a piano; clear and accurate manuscript quality notation; view the keys to play on a fully scaled 88 key piano keyboard; includes Major, Harmonic Minor, Melodic Minor, Natural Minor, and Jazz Minor scales; (iOS 8.3 or later).
This week's app is the Piano Scale Book app:
Piano Scale Book (http://www.bamsworld.com.au/?page_id=266) Contains common scales to learn and practice for pianists of all levels; interface includes music notation and a keyboard overview along with fingering for both left and right hands; includes major, harmonic minor, melodic minor, jazz minor, and natural minor scales; direction button to view ascending or descending component of a melodic minor scale; graphics for clefs where notation is displayed; handy pocket reference; includes common scale types; fast key selection; (iOS 8.3 or later).
This week's app is the Chord Magic app:
Chord Magic (http://www.bamsworld.com.au/?page_id=406) Translates different chord symbols commonly found in music to their actual note representations with correct spelling; manipulate the inversion and position the chord anywhere on the full eighty-eight key piano keyboard; add the selected chord to a custom collection to hear chords in context with other chords making it easy to see and hear chord changes along with music notation on a grand staff; chord picker; full size eighty-eight key piano keyboard; tap anywhere on the keyboard to play the selected chord; notation display with swipe interaction for voicing/inversion manipulation; swipe up or down to change the selected chord’s inversion or swipe left or right to move the chord down or up an octave; preset and custom collections; auto correction; (iOS 8.3 or later).
This week's app is the Name That Note app:
Name That Note (http://www.bamsworld.com.au/?page_id=272) Improve reading of music in a fun way; note spelling quiz for all ages; offers a challenge at any level; learn the note names on the staff; select from treble, bass, or both clefs; includes three levels of difficulty: 1. Beginner Level - Answer ten questions with six seconds allowed per question; note positions are restricted to one ledger line above and below the staff; no accidentals or key signatures; 2. Intermediate Level - Answer twenty questions with three seconds allowed per question; note positions are restricted to two ledger lines above and below the staff; accidentals are introduced but without key signatures; 3. Advanced Level - Answer thirty questions with two seconds allowed per question; note positions can extend as far as four ledger spaces either side of the staff; key signatures are introduced to test note reading skills; fluent note reading requires a certain amount of memorizing positions on the staff, recognizing accidentals, and knowing key signatures; uses a flash card style way of displaying the question along with four answers, one correct and three incorrect, to choose from; like a multiple choice question, only one answer is the correct one; after an answer is selected, or the time limit for that question runs out, the correct answer is displayed briefly before going on to the next question; once there are no more questions, a total score is given; turn the timer off to enable practice mode and take time when learning; for more of a challenge can enable continuous mode; when in both continuous mode and practice mode the questions never end and a percentage of correctness is displayed; when the timer is turned on and continuous mode is enabled, the game will go on indefinitely until an incorrect answer is given; when this occurs a score is given for the total number of questions answered consecutively; supports both portrait and landscape orientations; supports split screen for devices that have that feature; native support for 32 and 64 bit devices; (iOS 9.2 or later).