If you have followed this blog at all for any length of time you will know that one of the quests I’ve been on is using iOS to perform in ways never before possible. Gestrument Pro is going to be released on Sept. 25 and is currently available for pre-order at like half price. $8.99 vs. $16.99! PerplexOn has access and has posted a wonderful … Continue reading Gestrument Pro – Performing on iOS with alternative interfaces
Use Pack The Bag App to Make Sure You Don’t Forget Anything! This blog post is being written because I like to keep lists of things that need to be packed for our band trips. Every year when I go to Band Camp I know I will need specific items, when we go on a marching band performance trip or go to band festival there … Continue reading Taking a trip with your Band? You need an iPad/iPhone app for that!
iPads in music education can open the minds of our students to wonders that they have never imagined could be theirs! I get reminded of these moments of amazement when a students walks in while I am using technology. So many times they are wide eyed and captivated by the possibilities. Everything from playing my keyboard and having the notation instantly show up on the … Continue reading Creating Music with iOS – Meeting National Music Standards
Since Chromatik was so kind as to run a promotion to donate an iPad to our Band Room I have been looking for apps to use on this new iPad. As I go through the huge sea of apps I will post about apps I think have promise or apps that the students benefit from. Scales Tutor is one app that I found promising. This app … Continue reading iPad Music Theory Apps to use in the Classroom
There have been several apps that help practice and learn rhythm concepts the past few months. MyRhythm, from Gregory Burk, is an app that helps you practice your rhythmic skills, co-ordination, listening skills and memory. MyRhythm is full of features that anyone from a non-musically trained person to someone who is is music classes will appreciate. The app does not use traditional musical notation to … Continue reading Rhythm apps for teaching music
There have been some outstanding new developments in the world of music for iOS users this past few months! First has been the actual release of AudioBus for iOS. As they say on the iTunes Store… This is a revolutionary new inter-app audio routing system allowing you to connect your AudioBus compatible apps together with virtual cables. In other words…. I can be playing a … Continue reading Creating music with iPads
I’ve never liked keeping a Diary, I really hated keeping a Journal while in college and I’ve never been good about keeping track of events in school that I might need notes on later. Now that I am older though I wish I would have actually kept that journal from my college days – the one with where I’d traveled to, places I ‘d visited … Continue reading Apps for Journaling, Keeping track of your memories…
I have in the last year used an app called AnyTune Pro+ when I have needed to learn a song for which there is no sheet music. I found this app because I needed an app that allowed me to slow down the music as well as create looped sections to repeat. I’m not sure how I found the app in the first place because if … Continue reading Indispensable app for Music Teachers?
If you are not aware of what ForScore is and if you are a musician I am surprised! Unless of course you have never thought about using your iPad to read your from. This is the very reason I first wanted an iPad so badly. I wanted all that music I usually carry around with me and have had to keep track of every year … Continue reading ForScore 4.0.1 has arrived!
Are you a piano player but not a guitar player? Do you frequently have to work with a guitar player and help them figure out where to play chords on their guitar? Or maybe you play guitar but want to figure out how to play bass guitar. Well I’ve got an app for you! The other night a developer contacted me about an app that … Continue reading Note for Note App