Guitarism updated – Rhism adds a further fix to their playable guitar app

There is a saying in the UK about waiting ages for a bus to turn up and then two coming along together (and which derives from the occasionally unpredictable timetables of public transport) but the same phrase might apply to Guitarism by Rhism (a long-term favourite IOS music app). We waited two years for the most recent update - v.3.33 a couple of weeks ago - and now v.3.34 is here right behind it. I reviewed Guitarism quite some time ago and the basic principle of how the app is played … [Read more...]

Guitarism updated – Rhism bring their playable guitar app up to date

Well, today has already been quite an interesting one for my personal iOS music app preferences. Not only has Oscilab (a long-term favourite) recieved a welcome update after a period of quiet, but  Guitarism by Rhism (another long-term favourite) has also been updated. I reviewed Guitarism quite some time ago and the basic principle of how the app is played hasn't really changed too much since then so, if you are new to the app, then have a look through the original review to get up to speed. … [Read more...]

Guitarism updated – and rhism moves to single price/no IAP model

While there is no substitute for the real thing, if I want to strum a few chords but don't have a guitar to hand, I'll often turn to Guitarism by rhism. I reviewed Guitarism quite some time ago and the basic principle of how the app is played hasn't really changed too much since then so, if you are new to the app, then have a look through the original review to get up to speed. The app has, however, had a number of updates since then, including the addition of some electric options and … [Read more...]

Guitarism updated – rhism adds support for iOS8 in latest release

While there is no substitute for the real thing, if I want to strum a few chords but don't have a guitar to hand, I'll often turn to Guitarism by rhism. I reviewed Guitarism quite some time ago and the basic principle of how the app is played hasn't really changed too much since then so, if you are new to the app, then have a look through the original review to get up to speed. The app has, however, had a number of updates since then, including the addition of some electric options and … [Read more...]

Guitarism updated – rhism adds an electric option in v.3.2

While the guitar is my main musical instrument (that is, I can actually get a tune out of it without feeling too embarrassed by my incompetence), I'm still very interested in the efforts of software developers to turn it into a playable virtual instrument. In terms of those efforts under iOS, my favourite 'playable' app for quite some time has been Guitarism by rhism. I reviewed Guitarism some time ago and the basic principle of how the app is played hasn't really changed too much since then … [Read more...]

Music app review – Jam Maestro by David Blake

When I first looked at the Jam Maestro music app, the obvious comparison that sprang to mind was with Guitarism, an app that I reviewed a few weeks back. In brief, Guitarism is designed to provide a compact (iPhone-sized!) playable acoustic guitar virtual instrument. The emphasis is placed upon being able to actually play, in real-time, a performance that doesn’t sound a million miles away from a real acoustic guitar. To do this, Guitarism includes strings that you strum or pick with one thumb … [Read more...]

Guitarism by rhism – music app review

While I play a number of instruments ‘a bit’ (piano, drums, bass, tin whistle, etc.) the only one I’d not be totally embarrassed to actually stick on my CV would be guitar, upon which, on a good day, I can get up a half-decent head of steam. Which means, of course, that while I’m also a bit of a sucker for virtual guitar instruments as music apps that can be played on my iPhone or iPad, for the app to crank my handle (as a guitar player), it has to be able to offer me something useful over and … [Read more...]