February 28, 2024

Unless you have been living in a cave for the last week, you know that the new version of the iPhone is out. The iPhone 3G. The other thing that is out is new software for previous iPhone/iPod Touch owners. The new version of the system software supports applications. There are lots of games and stuff out. But there are TWO music ones that are worth a look.

The first one is Karajan Beginner. Theory trainer and stuff. There is a paid version of this as well which I imagine expands on the drills.

The second one is GuitarToolkit. Yes, it is more geared towards guitar players, but the tuner and the metronome are excellent. I thought it was a good $10 spend for a tuner and metronome, though it would be nice if you flipped the iPhone over, it would flip the tuner over. Perhaps the next version.

2 thoughts on “iPhone/iPod Touch Music Applications

  1. Thanks for the mention of GuitarToolkit and the suggestion re: supporting landscape mode.

    We are on Twitter: @guitartoolkit and are very open to suggestions for improvement and related products. Is there an equivalent need in the sax world?

  2. You have 4 parts to the program. Tuner, Tones, Metronome, and Chords.
    In the sax world, the first 3 would be good. Not sure how you’d do the tones one though. Perhaps a fingering chart as well? With altissimo. Or even better, one could enter their own fingerings and it will save it, or you could share it with others. That would be pretty darn sweet.

    Chords, you could do something more like “what to play over” this chord, or chords. Though, that is getting rather complex.

    Though one thing I did notice is that the tuner doesn’t really “lock in” very fast sometimes. It does sometimes, and other times it kinda doesn’t know what to call the note even though you might have just done that note….

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