Waay updated – Ten Kettles add ‘teacher mode’ to 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...]

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...]

hearEQ update – Ten Kettles make your ears work harder in their iOS EQ ear-training app

I first reviewed hearEQ by Ten Kettles back in April 2014 soon after it was released. Essentially, this app provides an EQ training utility. It is very easy to use with a clear and simple design and, providing you have the self-discipline to spend time using it, for a chump change price (the app is currently UK£3.99/US$4.99 and offers a couple of inexpensive IAPs to expand the feature set), it will undoubtedly help improve your listening skills and your ability to identify specific frequency … [Read more...]

hearEQ giveaway results – 5 winners of Ten Kettles EQ training app

We have had quite a few app giveaways running here at the Music App Blog over the last couple of weeks but that doesn't seem to have exhausted the generosity of the iOS music app development community. So, next up is Ten Kettles excellent ear training app hearEQ. This app provides a very straightforward DIY training and testing environment for you to brush up and improve your ability to identify different frequency bands and, when it comes to mixing, knowing where to go with your equaliser … [Read more...]

hearEQ giveaway – 5 copies of Ten Kettles EQ training app to be won

We have had quite a few app giveaways running here at the Music App Blog over the last couple of weeks but that doesn't seem to have exhausted the generosity of the iOS music app development community. So, next up is Ten Kettles excellent ear training app hearEQ. This app provides a very straightforward DIY training and testing environment for you to brush up and improve your ability to identify different frequency bands and, when it comes to mixing, knowing where to go with your equaliser … [Read more...]

hearEQ update – Ten Kettles revamp their iOS EQ ear-training app

I first reviewed hearEQ by Ten Kettles back in April 2014 soon after it was released. Essentially, this app provides an EQ training utility. It is very easy to use with a clear and simple design and, providing you have the self-discipline to spend time using it, for a chump change price (the app is currently UK£3.99/US$4.99 and offers a couple of inexpensive IAPs to expand the feature set), it will undoubtedly help improve your listening skills and your ability to identify specific frequency … [Read more...]

Waay updated – Ten Kettles go universal in v.2 of 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...]

hearEQ update – Ten Kettles bring iOS9 tweaks to their EQ ear-training app

I first reviewed hearEQ by Ten Kettles back in April 2014 soon after it was released. Essentially, this app provides an EQ training utility. It is very easy to use with a clear and simple design and, providing you have the self-discipline to spend time using it, for a chump change price (the app is currently UK£2.29 and offers a couple of inexpensive IAPs to expand the feature set), it will undoubtedly help improve your listening skills and your ability to identify specific frequency ranges when … [Read more...]

Waay updated – Ten Kettles apply some further tweaks to 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. Over the years, I've done my best to plug some gaps, particularly in terms of music theory as it applied to the guitar or to songwriting but, without some formal musical education, it can often be a bit hit and miss to (pardon the pun) join the dots of the … [Read more...]