2012
06/28
iPad Garageband Lessons
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iPad Garageband Lessons

Learn Garageband in 30 days is for all you aspiring rock stars and music producers out there. Mahalo is here to start you on your way to recording, editing and modifying your own songs with GarageBand. For both iPhone and iPad.

Garageband Lessons For iPad and iPhone

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This app will help you do the following:

✓ Learn to auto tune your voice
✓ Create a song without knowing how to play music
✓ Create a ringtone for free
✓ Use the built-in guitar, piano, synths and drums

Through a series of 81 HD video lessons, audio expert Joey Biagas will show you how to setup and use external hardware, make and employ loops, and use Magic GarageBand and Learn to Play features on the desktop version of this Apple software.

Joey is an audio engineer with a degree in Audio Recording from California State University Dominguez Hills. He picked up his first guitar at age 16 and has been working on musical projects ever since. He wrote, produced and recorded two solo EPs under his band Setting Sunrise and wants to help you do the same!

Learn Garageband In 30 Days is available for $4.99

2012
06/19
Guitar Teaching App For iPhone
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Guitar Teaching App For iPad

Strumify is the music teaching app that listens to you play a real instrument. Featuring a powerful real-time listening engine, easy-to-read graphics, and multi-touch interface – Strumify makes practicing and learning to play fun.

Strumify has built-in support for Guitar, Ukulele, Baritone Ukulele and Mandolin. It works with both acoustic and electric instruments. (Electric instruments require the use of an instrument adapter.)

Strumify will help you become a better musician because it emulates many of things a real teacher does:
– Adapts to your speed and abilities
– Shows you clearly what to do
– Plays it for you so you can hear how it sounds
– Listens as you play,
– Gives you feedback on what you’re doing well and how you can improve

The built-in Progression Maker lets you dial in thousands of combinations of chord progressions and strumming patterns.* Find a sound you like and play along to get in the groove. Strumify will show you the chord diagrams and strumming direction.

Add songs and exercises via in-app purchase, or import your own songs in PowerTab and chopro formats.*

Use the simple yet powerful Song and Progression Editor to quickly edit and save your own songs. Customize progressions and strumming patterns. Share the songs and exercises you create with others via e-mail – great for music teachers, classes and bands!*

(*Note: song import, song/progression editor and full-access to progression maker require In-App Purchase to unlock.)

Strumify will let you slow down the music to match your ability. Or, learn new songs and tricky parts by stepping through them one beat at a time. When you reach the end of a song, Strumify generates a report card showing you your rhythm and pitch accuracy overall, by chord, and even by chord transition.

Other key features:
– Built-in tuner
– Support for multi-track songs and many instrument sounds
– Piano tracks show you which keys to play
– Drum tracks highlight which drums to play on a drum kit view
– Multi-track volume controls.
– Alternate scrolling tablature view
– Built-in help videos.

Works on iPhone4, iPhone4S, iPad, and iPad2 or greater. Also works on iPhone3GS, but very fast complicated music may cause some hiccups.

Strumify is available for free

2012
01/24
Fun Game For Learning Guitar On iPad
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Fun Game For Learning Guitar On iPad

Wild Chords makes learning to play the guitar easy, fun and motivating. A real guitar is required to play the game. We are so glad we discovered this really fun app! Great for kids.

PLAYED WITH A REAL GUITAR
Wild Chords is a casual music learning game, suitable for beginners of all ages. It teaches you the most popular chords, and also includes melody and scale exercises for lead guitar playing. The game is played with a real guitar (acoustic or electric), and requires no additional equipment to be played. The iPad recognizes each chord and note you play, and tells you whether you’re playing right or wrong.

NO PREVIOUS GUITAR EXPERIENCE NEEDED
To play the first exercises you don’t need any previous guitar experience. Master one level, and you unlock the next one. The following levels are just slightly harder than the previous ones, so you can pass them after a few tries as your skills improve. Some of the final exercises (Demo package) are hard enough to even get guitar teachers to sweat!

HYPNOTIZE THE ANIMALS AND SAVE OVELIN CITY
Ovelin city has been taken over by escaped zoo animals. Fortunately, the animals can be hypnotized with guitar music, and then lured out of the city (“Modern Pied piper of Hamelin”). Now it’s your task to help Giuseppe save Ovelin city. It’s fun, challenging, and the best thing is, you really learn to play the guitar!

Our vision is to make the world a more musical place, and help people to learn to play a music instrument. Please let us know what you think about WildChords, and if you have any feedback.
– We want to hear the good, the bad and the ugly
– What doesn’t work, whats not fun, where did you have difficulties
– What ideas do you have, what wishes (for exercises, features, visuals,…)
– Please also tell us about your success moments with Wildchords, we love to hear those!
– If you dislike the game, please tell us why, so we can improve it. Please don’t give 1-star ratings if you already are a good guitar player and find the levels too easy, or if you don’t have a guitar at all to play the game.

What’s New in Version 1.5

– Screen rotation support added
– Five new free exercises

What’s New in Version 1.7
– All songs included in the main product (no in-app purchases anymore)
– Startup fix (if app wouldn’t start -> switch iPad to airplane mode before starting the game)
– Log-in removed (just start and play)
– Audio performance improvement

Wild Chords is NO LONGER AVAILABLE

2012
01/11
iPad Learning Keyboard
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Sneak peak at the new iON iPad Piano learning system.

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Ion Audio Piano Apprentice runs on four AA batteries, and includes stereo speakers and a 25-note keyboard that lights up the notes you’re supposed to press. This keyboard works with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, and the companion app can also be used on their own with a touchscreen keyboard. $99

Also at CES the ION Piano Master Keyboard Controller (video below) Ion Piano Master is core MIDI compatible, and will be usable with third-party music apps. $269

BUY ION Audio PIANO APPRENTICE 25-note Lighted Keyboard for iPad, iPod and iPhone

2011
12/14
Guitar Lessons On iPad
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Guitar Lessons For iPad

Rock Prodigy® is your mobile instructor that works with any real guitar.
Use it to learn guitar and songs faster than ever. Follow the Rock Prodigy lesson plan to take you from beginner to pro.
Rock Prodigy listens to your guitar, shows you what to play, and gives you points for hitting the right notes:
• Use any real guitar
• Learn real skills
• Learn single notes and chords
• Learn advanced techniques such as bends, slides, and alternate tunings

Here’s why it works and why Rock Prodigy is unique:
• HEAR the original master tracks from famous artists
• SEE how to produce the sound the you are hearing
• LEARN in real-time with instantaneous results

It’s like having an instructor listen to you and give you “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” with every note played.

Getting started with Rock Prodigy:
• Use a real guitar: acoustic or electric
• Connect your guitar to your iOS device (iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4G or later)
• Tune your guitar (Rock Prodigy includes a built-in tuner)

Awesome app goodness to accelerate your learning:
• Slow-down speed without changing pitch
• Looping – Allows you to automatically repeat a portion of a song or lesson for practice
• Line-in can be enabled so you can hear your own guitar in the mix
• Included Lesson 1: How to use Rock Prodigy
• Included Lesson 2: Play Your First Tune
• Included demo song “The Road”
• Create a free account to download other lessons and demo songs from the Rock Prodigy online store
• Choose and purchase the songs and lessons that you want
• Chromatic Tuner with Alternative Tunings
• Touch-screen time bar – Easily navigate to the exact minute and second of a song or lesson
• Fast-forward and Rewind – Just swipe your finger across the screen to navigate to a specific section
• Auto-pause – Automatically pauses play until the correct note is detected
• Auto-play – Automatically hits every note so you always hear the guitar track
• Adjustable Guitar and Backing Track Volume – Mixer allows you to adjust the volume levels of each track
• Advanced Polyphonic Pitch Detection – get scored on single notes and chords – Yes, it’s a mouthful but this is technology behind the scenes that lets you use ANY guitar
• Authentic Master Recordings – That’s right, the original master recordings so you know exactly how you are supposed to sound. Be inspired!
• Immediate Performance Feedback – This is where the magic happens. Just play and Rock Prodigy listens to the notes and chords you play and tells you immediately how well you’re doing.
• 4 Levels of Difficulty For Each Song – Whether you are a beginner or a pro, there’s a way to jump in and start learning how to play songs immediately.
• Save Scores – Want to see how you are progressing? Where you need to sharpen your skills? It’s easy. Just save your scores and check out your progress on-line at www.rockprodigy.com.
• Share with Facebook and Twitter – Just learned to shred your first solo? Tell your friends about it now and drop the gauntlet!
• and much more…

Choose only the songs and lessons you want. No need to pay $50 or $60 for a CD or DVD full of non-original standards.

You learn what you want, when you want, wherever you want.

Rock Prodigy is available for $0.99

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