iTrump - '2-inch Trumpet' with Trumpad
By Spoonjack, LLC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
The Trumpet plus more for your iPhone or iPod Touch. Play it anywhere. Practice and learn scales and songs. Jam along with any of your own music. Or play along with a song in the Songbook and let it show you how. It's useful to students and playable by anyone. (*see below for details about the interface)
1. Touch or Blow to make a sound
2. Tap the 'valve pads' to set the pitch
3. Raise and lower the bell for volume.
And it's capable:
Cover the Trumpet's standard notated range -- slur up and down, trill, and even bend notes and add vibrato. It's the closest you'll get to the real thing.
No clue about the real thing? Pick a tune from the Songbook, and let it show you the way as you play along with the band accompaniment. Just tap the colored blocks at the bottom of their fall to hit the right note at the right time.
iTrump 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 Trumpet and need something more portable, or you've never touched one but want to learn, iTrump.
Visit http://itrump.spoonjack.com to see it in action.
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ABOUT THE INTERFACE
iTrump is modeled after the real Trumpet and is designed to allow play purely by touch with maxmium agility and minimum coordination between left and right hand.
There's an 'open pad' for left thumb, and three 'valve pads' which correspond to trumpet valves 1, 2, and 3 and drop 2, 1, and 3 half-steps, respectively. The vertical divisions are based on the harmonic series and what you would play if you slurred continuously all the way up or down for a given valve combination. For open, this would be C G C E G (Bb) C, etc. (The Bb partial is currently left out).
What's New in Version 1.0.8
+ Update store localizations
More fun than I expected
Like a few others here, I purchased this app after hearing the results of your suit. Congrats!
So far this seems like a great tool to aid some with visualizing and making a connection with sound, finger position, and name of the note. I will suggest this to a couple of my older college students to see how they feel about the transposition feature.
I gave this app 4 stars because I feel like there is room to grow. I would love to see a companion tool in the shape of an actual trumpet valve block. I think this could prove to be very useful for students who need to develop muscle memory without needing to blow into their actual horn. Great start!
Awesome app, could use some work
I love playing songs on this app, but it could use some work. For example, it'd be great to have to range above the high c, maybe up to double G. I'd also like it if there were fingering buttons for 1&3 D, 2&3 Eb, 1&2&3 C#, and some of the other tricky to hit with fingers on a phone ones. That'd make it easier and more enjoyable to play faster songs. For 5 dollars or whatever this was, I think it'd be fair to get some improvements every once and a while. Keep up the great work!
Shut Up and Take My Money!!
I'll be honest... I don't play the trumpet and have found that I am not very gifted musically. That being said, I did just read about how the creator of this app successfully defended himself in a 6-year trademark infringement suit brought by our President-For-Now's eponymous organization.
You can have my $2.99, sir, and I thank you for your service!
- Category: Music
- Updated: Jan 22, 2017
- Version: 1.0.8
- Size: 18.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Spoonjack, LLC
- © 2011-2017 Spoonjack, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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