Apps for bass

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by JPMo, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. JPMo


    Dec 27, 2010
    Canton, Ga
    Anybody know of any good apps for learning the fretboard/scales or anything bass related?
  2. spcjdoty


    Dec 31, 2009
    Lansing, Kansas
    Talkbass has an app.
    I use fret surfer bass and bass clef
    Also guitar toolkit costs but its worth it for chords scales metronome and tuning
  3. Super Iridium

    Super Iridium Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2013
    I've been using something called Fretboard Addict for Bass. Good little app.
  4. Engine207

    Engine207 Losing faith in call at a time. Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2008
    Higley, AZ
    I just downloaded Guitar Suite. It's pretty cool...mostly guitar, but has bass, too.
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  6. tdf_xi


    Nov 8, 2012
    USA, MA
  7. ics1974


    Apr 13, 2012
    I use the following apps on my iphone

    -Amazing slow downer
    -ireal b
    -easybeats 2
    -drum beats+
    -Tempo metronome
    -Bass Companion
    -polytune tuner
  8. RxFunk


    Dec 2, 2012
    If you have android, you should download bass fretboard addict and musical flash cards.
  9. Clark Westfield

    Clark Westfield Floyd Pepper is my mentor!

    Jan 30, 2012
    Central Jersey
  10. Already In Use

    Already In Use

    Jan 3, 2010
    How cool! I have an idea for a fretboard app and have no clue how to make one. The idea would incorporate a visual and audible trainer that you can listen to and or watch requiring no interaction. The visual would bring it home like no other app I've found. You would also get an included ear trainer and interval trainer.

    Workin on finding a way to make this thing! Peace...
  11. Fifield


    Jan 3, 2013
    Just digging this back up as I don't see a mention of 'time guru', which I think is available for both iOs and Android.

    It's a metronome that either randomly misses beats or you can program it to not click every 4 bars, for example. Handy to test your internal metronome.

    I like 'Chord!' as I play left handed 6 string, it's great for generating fretboard boxes that I can understand easily.

    Also, iRealb. You can have all your charts available and quickly isolate any section of a song that you need to work on.
  12. JPMo


    Dec 27, 2010
    Canton, Ga
    Just downloaded chord! It's a great tool! Thanks for the recommendation
  13. alfoders


    Nov 14, 2012
    Orlando, FL
    I like Chordbot and iRealB. Both play well on my Android phone thru my Vox Bass AmPlug. Please tell me where to download "Chord!"
  14. JPMo


    Dec 27, 2010
    Canton, Ga
    I also have an android phone and I found chord on the android marketplace. The full version cost $4 so I just went ahead and bought it
  15. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Plainfield IL
    Here's a question, is there an app I can use as a drum machine? As in is there an app I can run where I have my bass headphoned through my phone, like with an ampkit interface, and have a drum machine I can program different beats into and play along with it at the same time.
  16. bander68


    Jan 29, 2013
    I just did a search on Googleplay, and there were tons of them.
  17. AaronMB


    Aug 17, 2012
    Central Oregon
    There are several.
    For iOS DM1 is popular and is what I often use; Garage Band is another.
    This is a good thread. And so is this one: much more info than you're asking for, but it's informative - it still surprises me what can be done these days.
  18. Wagz


    May 2, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    Check out Reactable for drum machine / looping and sequencing. There's nothing else quite like it.
    I'm on Android and use all of these:
    Perfect Scales
    RD3 HD
    Audio Evolution
  19. Trayster2


    Aug 13, 2012
    Palm Coast, FL
    Amazing Slow Downer is THE best bass app hands down!
  20. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    A couple great metronome apps for the Android:

    Mobile Metronome Pro is a full-featured 'nome with tap tempo. Nice, easy to navigate interface. I use it often for figuring the tempo of a recorded track, or if I just want a steady click for practicing.

    Time Guru has a great feature for practicing your internal sense of time. You can have it mute some of the clicks, and practice keeping steady time throughout until the click comes back in. Pretty much the kind of practice drill Vic Wooten recommended in his Groove Workshop only you don't need to program a drum box to do it. And Time Guru will do all kinds of compound and odd meters easily.

    They're both inexpensive.
  21. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Plainfield IL
    That DM1, I can use the ampkit interface with this app? My bass will come through while its open and functioning?