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MiQ Limited has announced PLAYER, a free iOS app that analyzes songs from your device's music library and then shows you how to play those songs with chords, keys and song structure. PLAYER uses a streamlined interface and attractive UI to display song structure and chords in real-time as a song fr...

January 15th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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iOS developer Adam Kumpf had a problem -- he wanted to play piano on his iPad, but there was no physical piano keyboard attachment. Instead of merely lamenting about the issue, Kumpf used his engineering know-how to design his own keyboard using everyday household items. The DIY iPad piano keyboar...

November 21st 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Chances are you've seen plenty of virtual piano keyboard apps in the App Store, but isn't it far less often that you come across a music app that wants you to use an actual piano, perhaps for educational purposes? How primitive, right? Well that is Wolfie's request. It's an educational music app t...

November 18th 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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Piano City - Halloween Magic is a music game that takes you along a Halloween-themed journey, building up your piano skills and competing in concert recitals along the way. You start at the bottom of the social rank with basic songs to play on the piano using an interface similar to that of the fa...

October 28th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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We were pretty impressed with what Roli showed off at SXSW back in March, and now the company's rubberized keyboard is up for pre-order. The instrument is built in a standard piano configuration, with a soft surface that allows you to directly bend pitch and add vibrato and other effects to the no...

September 27th 2013 at 1:31am 0 Comments
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It's been almost too long since we've seen something (in)appropriated to satisfy a twisted modder's Doom craving, and this time, it's not the hardware running Id Software's classic game that's ill-fitted, but the controller. If the timeline on David Hayward's Vine account is accurate, a crew of wh...

September 17th 2013 at 11:49am 0 Comments
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UK Music Apps Ltd produces SessionBand, an iOS-based app that gives you chord-based audio loops. You can use these loops for professional recording or to enhance your music experiments while you learn. A new version, SessionBand -- Jazz Edition, was released on June 15th. The new Jazz Edition fea...

June 23rd 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Jamn (US$1.99) is a universal iOS app that visually communicates the relationship between musical keys, chords, scales, notes and the audio an instrument produces. Having spent some time teaching music to young students, I know all too well how difficult it can be to communicate the relationship...

June 21st 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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We love listening to our favorite tunes, as they provide a soundtrack to our otherwise dull and silent blogging existence. But, sometimes the lyrical stylings of Jay-Z and glorious jams of Trey Anastasio simply don't meet our musical needs. We need something different, something never before heard...

May 2nd 2012 at 12:06am 0 Comments
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Tired of singers over pro-ho-ho-ho-nouncing every vowel? Perhaps the solution is to just remove their ilk from the equation altogether. That's the idea behind Yamaha's new Vocaloid Keyboard, which transforms the Vocaloid software into a ready-to-play device. 16 keys represent consonants, vowels an...

March 21st 2012 at 3:14pm 0 Comments
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Bastion's soundtrack has received almost as much praise as the game itself, which earned a spot on our list of 2011's best games, among other accolades from consumers and industry folk. Its haunting vocals, 1800s gospel-esque melody lines and character-relevant lyrics are an exceptional work on the...

March 17th 2012 at 3:00am 0 Comments