Similar to an accordion, a concertina is a button-based reed based instrument with bellows. Because English Concertinas play the same note both on a push or a pull of the bellows, it is a very easy instrument to play on your device. Simply touch the buttons on the screen to play the notes.
Demo videos can be found by clicking on the "Visit Developer's
Website" link below.
Englitina's button layout and spacing matches the center portion of a standard Wheatstone Engish Concertina layout, providing all chromatic notes in the two octave range between D4 and C#6 (one octave lower when set to Baritone range).
To play, hold your device between your thumb and little fingers of both hands, exactly like a real English Concertina, and press the buttons with your index and middle fingers. Scale patterns alternate between the fingers of the right and left hands. Notes are higher in pitch as you move from the outside to the middle of the screen. Multiple buttons may be pressed at the same time to play chords.
Touch the "?" icon to show all the button notes.
Touch the 'i' icon to change the skin and range (treble or baritone).
The app uses extremely high-quality per-button audio samples recorded from my personal concertina collection. Graphics on "Classic" skin based on a 1924 Lachenal Edeophone 12-sided concertina.
The range of pitch is ideal for playing traditional Irish dance tunes, and the app should be easily playable by both real English Concertina and accordion players.
Hohner announces the introduction of a revolutionary new app for Android:
The Hohner-B/C Double-Ray Black-Dot Button Accordion.
Modeled on the layout of Hohner's iconic B/C Double-Ray Black-Dot diatonic
accordion, this intuitive virtual instrument features a super responsive,
two-row fingerboard that plays and sounds like the traditional instrument.
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The app is optimized for devices with a screen size of 7" or higher but is still quite playable on smaller screens. Your playing experience may vary on each device, especially concerning multitouch functionality and speed. Please take advantage of the Google Play Store 15-minute trial period to see if the app performs well on your specific device: : http://support.google.com/googleplay/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=134336.
The Hohner-B/C Double-Ray Black-Dot app allows musicians to practice scales and
tunes on-the-go. Headphones can be used for private practice, or the audio
output of the virtual accordion can be amplified by plugging into computer
speakers, or other sound enhancing devices.
Touch anywhere above the button board in the bellows or grill to toggle between push and pull of the bellows.
To help with learning the scales, players may show the note names on the large
white pearloid buttons.
This app is ideal for the beginning student or professional musician who needs
a simple carry-on companion to compliment his or her actual accordion. While
not meant to be a replacement for a real accordion, the app is a convenient and
easy tool for practicing, learning, or teaching.
B/C is one of the two popular tunings used for Traditional Irish Music.
Download all five key combinations: Hohner-B/C, Hohner-C#/D, Hohner-D/G,
Hohner-G/C, and Hohner-C/F.
Please read before purchase of this app if you have a Samsung Galaxy S2 or S3 phone.
Due to the touchscreen hardware capabilities on some Android phones, specifically, but not limited to the Samsung Galaxy S2 and S3, it is not possible to touch two buttons directly next to each other at the same time along a row or between rows and have them both make sound at the same time.
Because the touchscreen hardware does not send us the touch events for adjacent buttons on the phones, this is not something we can fix in the software.
There is no problem on the phones for playing single note melody lines or chords not on directly adjacent buttons.
This limitation is not present for 7" or larger screen tablets.
Includes all available high quality instruments (Piano, Rhodes, Accordion and Church Pipe Organ) and option to export/share/set as ringtone recordings.
- Good sounding (sampled instruments)
- Good looking
- Option for two stacked rows
- Custom instruments (record your own sample using microphone or open existent file)
- 128 MIDI instruments
- High quality sampled instruments
- MIDI over WiFi
- Export and share your recordings
- Full keyboard (88 keys)
- Key labels
- Fast loading
- Multitouch support
- Sustain pedal
- No ads
- Several scroll modes
Pressing trackball works as a sustain pedal.
Latency is a real pain on Android devices, but I've done all I can.
"...a great tool for trombonists..."
- Robin Eubanks, five-time Downbeat “Trombonist of the Year”, SFJAZZ, Dave Holland
"Brilliant! ...great fun to play with too"
- Carol Jarvis, Trombonist with Seal and Sting, Founder Bones Apart
"Future of virtual brass?"
- Music Inc Mag
"...iBone is an interesting experimental blend of gameplay and utility."
- Wired, Game|Life
Play it anywhere. Waiting for the bus? Work a little slow? Friend to impress? Simply itching to learn? Whip out your iBone. Practice and learn scales and songs. Even play-a-long with any of your own music -- accompany the lead, or take the solo spot. Don't have a clue? Play-a-long with a tune from the iBone Songbook and let roboBone show you the way.
1. Touch or blow (2.3+) to make a sound.
2. Slide your finger to change pitch.
3. Raise and lower the bell to change volume.
With iBone, you can cover the Trombone's standard two and a half octave range -- slur up and down, slide in and out, and easily play way out of tune. It's the closest you'll get to the real thing.
No clue about the real thing? Pick a tune from the iBone Songbook, and let roboBone show you the way as you play along with the band accompaniment. Just tap the rings at the bottom of their fall to hit the right note at the right time.
iBone comes free with seven songs:
- Theme from 2001: Also Sprach Zarathustra with orchestra
- Aura Lee with piano
- Air (on a G string) with guitar
- Greensleeves with accordian
- Guantanmera with bass, bongos, guitar and drums
- Ride of the Valkyries with orchestra
- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with piano
Additional songs can be purchased and downloaded. Some of these include:
- Sloop John B with Rhythm
- Man of Constant Sorrow with Banjo
- Carol of the Bells with Brass
- First Noel with Ochestra
- O Silent Night with Strings
- O Little Town of Bethlehem with Organ
and more! With more to come.
Whether you play Trombone and need something more portable, or you've never touched one but want to learn, iBone.
Visit http://ibone.spoonjack.com to see it in action.
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Q. How do I play with my own music?
A. Start the song before loading iBone.
Q. Why is it oriented like this?
A. The best way to play iBone is to support with your left hand, and play with your right. The headphones and camera are at the far end, away from your hand. The trombone mouthpiece is on the same side as the mic.
Any other questions? Please contact us!
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Guitar Player Magazine says: "This ingenious super metronome was developed by funky-as-hell Sco sideman Avi Bortnick. It will leave out beats randomly to force you to strengthen your own inner time-keeping muscles, and it has other cool features for odd meters, drum machine-style patterns, and more. For the low price of $2.99, this is an awesome learning, grooving, solidifying tool."
NoTreble.com says: "I love the aesthetic and layout of Time Guru. It’s very simple and elegant. Time Guru also offers ability to set randomness of your subdivisions (great for testing your internal clock)... There is one thing that Time Guru does that I absolutely love, and for which, this app will always live on my Phone – at the top of the screen, you will see a series of numbers (1-7). When you press a number, it is set first in a sequence and you can choose a subdivision that will then repeat that number of times (or set it to rest that number of times). Sound confusing? It isn’t, because the layout is so simple. Every time you press a new number, it is set next in the sequence and you choose your continue to choose your subdivisions."
Develop your inner sense of rhythm with Time Guru - the only metronome with the ability to mute its sound at random, in sequenced patterns, or both, so that you can assess whether you tend to rush or drag or loose your place with odd meters. Time Guru can periodically leave you on your own so that you strengthen your own internal sense of time, rather than relying on the constant, rigid, external time keeping of a metronome. It's like training wheels that sometimes come up off the ground.
Time Guru also features:
-the ability to play in different time signatures or sequences of time signatures
-create rhythmic drum-machine like patterns
-save presets for tempo, meter, sound and muting-
-35 loud sound sets;
-Human or robot voice counting in English, Chinese, French, German or Russian - great for teaching!
-tap tempo (5 to 300 BPM range)
-super accurate, rock-solid timing via a customized audio engine.
And of course it can function as a normal metronome. It is the ultimate tool for becoming a rock-steady, time guru.
See the instructional videos on Youtube:
Musical Instruments Pro android app is here to make you enjoy beautiful melodies of your favorite music instruments.
Set your favorite musical instrument sound as a ringtone, sms sound or an alarm. Use them as an educational tool that helps kids and other people learn more about music instruments and music in general. You can play games with your family all day to guess the name of the instrument when you hear the melody.
There are many types of instruments you can find in this app. Choose which type you like the most.
One of the most popular kinds of instruments is keyboard instruments with its representative piano. The other important instrument, especially in some cultures is accordion, while organ is usually connected to spiritual music.
Here is the list of percussion instruments such as drums, triangle, and gong. In addition to that, there are some instruments that are specific for some parts of world such as maracas or marimba.
Then, you can find two types of wind instruments; one of those is a group of brass instruments such as trombone, trumpet, and tuba, while the other group consists of woodwind instruments clarinet, oboe and an instrument that seems like it doesn’t belong to this group because it is not made of wood – saxophone.
If you prefer string instruments you can find the wonderful melodies played by the classical guitar, which is one of the most popular instruments of this group, then there are violin, cello and many other.
Some of melodies are played by electronic instruments such as electric guitar (blues and rock) and bass guitar.
Beside these ordinary instruments, there are some African music instruments such as djembe, dgeridoo - developed by indigenous Australians, ukulele – a Hawaiian guitar, sarangi – one of string Indian musical instruments and many other interesting instruments.
Choose the sounds from the list of musical instruments and enjoy, because music is a medicine of the mind.
Musical Instruments Pro Features:
- Set as ringtones for android / contact ringtone / morning alarm / SMS ringtones
- Set timer to play the sound
- Set widget button of favorite sounds on your phone home screen
When you choose the category of Musical Instruments Pro you want to listen, play the sound with a short click on the instrument. If you want to use the features of that sound, with a long click on the icon you can choose the feature you want.
This is a perfect app with musical instruments for children that will make kids love music even more!
This app contains only musical instruments mp3 ringtones for android.
Please report bugs with phone and operating system information.
• Browse the library by artist, album, song title, genre, year, playlist, favourites, or new music.
• Playlist control (now playing, shuffle, repeat, save/clear/modify playlists).
• Manage players, and groups of players.
• Full library search.
• Internet radio support (browse, staff picks, search).
• Browse Squeezeserver music folders.
• Download tracks to your device.
• Support for password protected servers.
Squeezer is free, and open source.
OPEN BETA: To join our open beta you just need to join our Google Plus Community and click the link in the community's description. We currently are looking for Samsung Galaxy SIII beta testers to fix the known issue.
* Much faster interface
* Easy access to favorites
* Add and remove favorites right from the app
* Keep the screen on while playing
* Store your username in the app for easy access
* Setting Syncing when you install the app on a new/different device
There is also a key which can be purchased to turn off the ads in the app.
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