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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by JPMo, Feb 25, 2013.
Anybody know of any good apps for learning the fretboard/scales or anything bass related?
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
I've been using something called Fretboard Addict for Bass. Good little app.
I just downloaded Guitar Suite. It's pretty cool...mostly guitar, but has bass, too.
Currently using http://www.musicopedia.com/training/4_bass.php to help in fretboard memorization.
I use the following apps on my iphone
-Amazing slow downer
If you have android, you should download bass fretboard addict and musical flash cards.
Trainer HD for bass
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...
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.
Just downloaded chord! It's a great tool! Thanks for the recommendation
I like Chordbot and iRealB. Both play well on my Android phone thru my Vox Bass AmPlug. Please tell me where to download "Chord!"
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
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.
I just did a search on Googleplay, and there were tons of them.
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.
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:
Amazing Slow Downer is THE best bass app hands down!
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.
That DM1, I can use the ampkit interface with this app? My bass will come through while its open and functioning?