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Guitar Jam Tracks - Scale Trainer & Practice Buddy

By Ninebuzz Software LLC

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Description

"Top 25 Best Guitar Apps 2013" - Guitar World
"Essential Tools for 2012" - WIRED Magazine
"A truly useful practice tool." - Guitar World
"Best Apps of the Week" - Gizmodo

60% off sale! Regularly $9.99. Get it NOW. Read our reviews - you won't regret it!
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NEW: Audiobus-enabled!*

Join our growing family of 500,000 users worldwide! This award-winning app includes five essential styles for mastering your guitar: Rock, Acoustic Blues, Humbucker Blues, Jazz, Reggae, plus more via in-app!

MAKES LEARNING GUITAR FUN
Practice jamming, learning guitar scales and soloing to 5 great sounding jam tracks right from your iPhone/iPad! Add more styles and scales with our in-app store. Our easy-to-read scale charts show you exactly where to put your fingers to start sounding like a pro. See for yourself why thousands of guitarists love our jam track apps!

NINEBUZZ AWARDS & HIGHLIGHTS
- WIRED Magazine - Essentials Tools of 2012
- Guitar World - Top 15 Guitar Apps
- Gizmodo - Best Apps of the Week
- IK Multimedia (Makers of Amplitube/iKlip) - App of the Week
- Premier Guitar - Pocket Power Tools
- Apple - Featured - What's Hot
- Apple - Featured - Band in your Hand
- AppAdvice - "You'll be anxious to practice your chords and scales"
- iPhoneAppCafe - Top 5 Apps for Guitarists

KEYS INCLUDED:
- A Major / A Minor
- B Major / B Minor
- C Major / C Minor
- D Major / D Minor
- E Major / E Minor
- F Major / F Minor
- G Major / G Minor

STYLES INCLUDED:
- Acoustic Blues
- Humbucker Blues
- Jazz
- Modern Rock
- Reggae
+ In-App Store!

SCALES INCLUDED:
- Major Pentatonic + Blues
- Minor Pentatonic + Blues
- Major Ionian
- Minor Aeolian

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HOW IT WORKS:
1. Pick a key to start playing the track.
2. Tap 'Chords' to see what chords are being played (rhythm)
3. Tap 'Scales' to see the scale charts for that key (lead)

CHANGE THE STYLE AT ANY TIME!

PRACTICE TIPS:
Learn the chord progression for each track, and then jump over to practicing scales. Guess what? There are only 5 'shapes' of a scale to memorize! Once you know them up and down, learn where they start for each key. Soon, you'll be able to solo like a pro. Gain more versatility by playing in different modes.

WHAT IS THE PENTATONIC SCALE?
It simply means 5-note scale. It is widely used in virtually every style of music, and is one of the most important scales a guitarist can learn. There are 5 shapes, or finger patterns, to memorize. These never change; only the starting position changes for each key. Once you learn one key, the rest will come easy!

TIPS FOR THE SCALE CHARTS:
- Black dots are regular notes.
- Red dots are 'root notes'. These are notes of the key you are in.
- Blue dots are 'passing notes'. Including these notes puts you in a Blues mode.

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PRACTICE SCALES WITH EASE
Major and Minor Pentatonic and Major (Ioanian) and Minor (Aeolian) scale charts are included for every key. We show you where to put your fingers - just start playing a track, load up the scales and go! You're instantly jamming with the band.

FOR RHYTHM AND LEAD PLAYERS
Every track has a listing of chords that are used in the track, along with scale charts - practice rhythm or lead with ease!

A GREAT INVESTMENT
You will get hours and hours of use out of this little app. Practicing guitar shouldn't be boring - download this app today and make practice fun!

IT'S SO EASY TO USE
We created the simplest, fastest and most enjoyable way to practice guitar on a mobile device. Just tap a key and hit play!

BUILD CONFIDENCE
Practicing your scales is the best way to get comfortable with the fretboard. Once your learn the 5 different shapes of the pentatonic scale in every key, you'll be able to play along and solo to nearly any song!

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CREATED BY GUITARISTS, FOR GUITARISTS
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Don't fear the fretboard — conquer it one scale at a time with Guitar Jam Tracks!

What's New in Version 3.5

Fixed 'Restore' bug with in-app purchases.
Fixed Audiocopy bug.
Fixed some incorrect Aeolian / Ionian scale charts.
Fixed some incorrect Phrygian charts.

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Customer Reviews

What I've always needed!

I've never been more satisfied with an instructional app. It's simple, approachable interface makes interacting to learn more simple and fun.
Most apps require the user spend more time learning to use the app than doing what they're designed to do- somehow Ninebuzz developers have bypassed this typical issue. I've never made more progress learning my scales, and playing leads as quickly; or withas much fun as I have with this simple. Approachable app.

If I had to make any requests; I would dearly love to see a gypsy jazz module, Mali blues, and world/obscure scales.

So much less than it should be

I got this app hoping it would help me practice improvising over jazz chord progressions. I found it to be of little value because:
* For jazz, there is only one jam track (yes the description says this, but it's still not enough)
* When the track plays, it doesn't show you where you what chord is currently being played
* The scale presented for jazz is the pentatonic scale, which is a simple scale for the blues, not a common jazz scale to my mind
* There are no additional jazz tracks available for add-on purchase
* The scale modulations provided include only A-B-D-D-E-F-G. What about B flat, which with its two flats is more common than B with its five sharps? E flat? Etc.
* When I talked with Ninebuzz about the limitations, they expressed the opinion that my expectations are not appropriate given how the application is described. They have no plans to improve the application that were related to me.

With some simple changes like the inclusion of just a few more tracks, more representative scales, and a highlight of the current chord during playback, this would be a valuable app. Currently, I find it not to be worth having and it seems Ninebuzz is unlikely to improve it.

Gr8app for beginner lead Gs

I'm new to lead guitar. Very new. Played rhythm forever and I love that I can customize my tracks and take it anywhere I go and play behind the cover tracks. Great app. Most of these guitar apps all do the same (limited) thing. This one doesn't. Very simple to use and I can play through my amp

Guitar Jam Tracks - Scale Trainer & Practice Buddy
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $3.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.5
  • Size: 338 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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