ScalePlay update – RoGame add further fine-tuning to their educational/generative iOS music app

I reviewed ScalePlay back in August and was happy to give a warm 'thumbs up' to RoGame and Arthur Roolfs for creating an interesting iOS music app that offers three distinct functions. First, it could be seen as a tool for musical education where, if you happen to play guitar, bass, violin, banjo, cello, double bass, mandolin, piano or viola, ScalePlay can help you develop some personalised scale-based exercises that would, with practice, undoubtedly improve your command of your … [Read more...]

Waay updated – Ten Kettles go offline with their iOS musical education app

Like lots of musicians, I'm primarily self taught. While that has included some music theory (mostly enough to get me into trouble but not enough to get me out again) I'm more than aware of (and often embarrassed by) my own limitations. Thankfully, for musicians of any age or musical persuasion, there is now an abundance of tuition resources available that, if you are prepared to invest a little money - and, more importantly, your study time - can hold your hand as you grapple with whatever … [Read more...]

EarMaster update – fine-tuning for iOS version of ear training and sight-singing environment

When it comes to apps for musicians, the App Store has more to offer than virtual instruments and effects; it also has a good selection of 'teach yourself' or tutorial apps with a musical theme. One new addition to this category is EarMaster from developers EarMaster ApS and I reviewed the app here on the blog a couple of months or so ago. As the title suggests, EarMaster is an app for developing and testing your musical knowledge and, while I say it is ‘new’, the EarMaster brand has actually … [Read more...]

ScalePlay update – RoGame add further fine-tuning to their educational/generative iOS music app

I reviewed ScalePlay a a few months or so ago and was happy to give a warm 'thumbs up' to RoGame and Arthur Roolfs for creating an interesting iOS music app that offers three distinct functions. First, it could be seen as a tool for musical education where, if you happen to play guitar, bass, violin, banjo, cello, double bass, mandolin, piano or viola, ScalePlay can help you develop some personalised scale-based exercises that would, with practice, undoubtedly improve your command of your … [Read more...]

ScalePlay update – RoGame fine-tune their educational/generative iOS music app

I reviewed ScalePlay a week or so ago and was happy to give a warm 'thumbs up' to RoGame and Arthur Roolfs for creating an interesting iOS music app that offers three distinct functions. First, it could be seen as a tool for musical education where, if you happen to play guitar, bass, violin, banjo, cello, double bass, mandolin, piano or viola, ScalePlay can help you develop some personalised scale-based exercises that would, with practice, undoubtedly improve your command of your … [Read more...]

ScalePlay giveaway results – 5 winners of iOS music education meets generative musical instrument app

Regular iOS music app geeks will be familiar with RoGame through their Qunicy app but Arthur Roolfs and the RoGame development team now have a new iOS music app to tempt us with; ScalePlay. I reviewed ScalePlay a week or so ago. It is an iPad-only app that actually fulfils three different roles. First, it could be seen as a tool for musical education where, if you happen to play guitar, bass, violin, banjo, cello, double bass, mandolin, piano or viola, ScalePlay can help you develop some … [Read more...]

ScalePlay giveaway – 5 copies of iOS music education meets generative musical instrument app to be won

Regular iOS music app geeks will be familiar with RoGame through their Qunicy app but Arthur Roolfs and the RoGame development team now have a new iOS music app to tempt us with; ScalePlay. I reviewed ScalePlay a week or so ago. It is an iPad-only app that actually fulfils three different roles. First, it could be seen as a tool for musical education where, if you happen to play guitar, bass, violin, banjo, cello, double bass, mandolin, piano or viola, ScalePlay can help you develop some … [Read more...]

ScalePlay review – music education meets generative musical instrument in RoGame’s latest release

Regular iOS music app geeks will be familiar with RoGame through their Qunicy app. Quincy is perhaps best described as a generative music app. It has been around on the App Store for a number of years and I’ve covered its various updates here on the Music App Blog on various occasions. Generative music tools are, perhaps, a bit of a niche interest but Quincy has proved itself to be very popular within that category and, as a means of inspiring a new musical idea, these sorts of apps are always … [Read more...]

EarMaster update – fine-tuning for iOS version of ear training and sight-singing environment

When it comes to apps for musicians, the App Store has more to offer than virtual instruments and effects; it also has a good selection of 'teach yourself' or tutorial apps with a musical theme. One new addition to this category is EarMaster from developers EarMaster ApS and I reviewed the app here on the blog a couple of weeks ago. As the title suggests, EarMaster is an app for developing and testing your musical knowledge and, while I say it is ‘new’, the EarMaster brand has actually been … [Read more...]