-NOW ON SALE!- Winner of the 'Best Musical Instrument App' in the Best App Ever Awards and iTunes Rewind pick. Not just a tool for trombonists, anyone can play -- iBone shows you how!
"...a great tool for trombonists..."
- Robin Eubanks, Trombonist with EB3, Dave Holland, SFJAZZ Collective, 2009 Downbeat Reader's Poll 'Best Trombonist'
"Brilliant! ...great fun to play with too"
- Carol Jarvis, Trombonist with Seal and Sting, Founder Bones Apart
"Future of virtual brass?"
- Music Inc Mag
"...iBone is an interesting experimental blend of gameplay and utility."
- Wired, Game|Life
It's the Trombone plus more for your iPhone or iPod Touch. Play it anywhere. Waiting for the bus? Work a little slow? Friend to impress? Simply itching to learn? Whip out your iBone. Practice and learn scales and songs. Even play-a-long with music from your iPod library -- accompany the lead, or take the solo spot. Don't have a clue? Play-a-long with a tune from the iBone Songbook and let roboBone show you the way.
1. Touch or blow to make a sound.
2. Slide your finger to change pitch.
3. Raise and lower the bell to change volume.
With iBone, you can cover the Trombone's standard two and a half octave range -- slur up and down, slide in and out, and easily play way out of tune. It's the closest you'll get to the real thing.
No clue about the real thing? Pick a tune from the iBone Songbook, and let roboBone show you the way as you play along with the band accompaniment. Just tap the rings at the bottom of their fall to hit the right note at the right time.
iBone comes free with seven songs:
- 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
New in iBone 1.3, 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 Trombone and need something more portable, or you've never touched one but want to learn, iBone.
Visit http://ibone.spoonjack.com to see it in action.
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Q. How do I play with my iPod music?
A. Start the song before loading iBone, and control it by double-clicking the 'Home' button.
Q. Why don't I hear anything?
A. You probably have left the 'Silent' switch on. It's located on the upper left side of your phone.
Any other questions? Please contact us!
+ Fix Blow Mode on devices running iOS 10.x
Ratings and Reviews
I love this app. I am a trombone player, first off. Playing this iBone "makes sense." You have all 7 slide positions, and all partials up to high Bb. So playing it is like second nature. I did like in the video, fired up a song in iTunes, and had a blast playing along. This app actually helps me "see" patterns in the position/partials as I use different scales. Oh and it actually sounds great.
I would like "in app" iTunes controls, and a volume slider to adjust the ibone volume to match my tunes.
I recommend all trombone players get this. If you're not a trombonist, you may still enjoy this.
Please add support for turning the iPad. It only loads in one direction which is always upside down based on my iPad case. Otherwise a very cool app.
Je suis un tromboniste et je trouve cette application très utile quand je n'ai pas mon trombone. Le seul défault c qu'il n'y a pas les notes en français.
- Spoonjack, LLC
- 19.4 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2009-2017 Spoonjack, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Sloop and Sorrow Song Pack $1.39
- House of the Rising Sun and John Barleycorn Song Pack $1.39
- Bells and Rest Song Pack $1.39
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.