By Burak Sendag
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!! Important Note: Some people says we haven't hear any sound in this app. This is not correct, there is a sound and this app is playable. However in some iOS versions the sound button is moved another screen, so you may not notice that your system sound may be off. By solving this issue, we suggest you to check this Youtube video to get your sound on and play this bandoneon app. Check sound options video from here:
This Bandoneon application helps both beginner and experienced players practice without carrying their valuable instrument around. This app also provides those who love tango or are curious about this instrumentwith the chance to experience what it feels like to play the Bandoneon.
The sound recorded for this application is from a 1930s Alfred Arnold (Doble AA) Bandoneon. While you practice with this application you will both enjoy the sound and appreciate the Bandoneon players who dedicated their lives to Bandoneon.
Technical Specifications for this Bandoneon Application:
- Right Hand and Left Hand Keyboard Layouts
- Bellow Opening and Closing Features with changing notes.
- 142 Tones Rheinische TonLage starting from native C2 to B6
- Showing and Hiding the Note Layouts for beginners who want to learn to play Bandoneon
- Vibrato Feature: You can vibrate the sound by pressing the notes and Vibrato button at the same time.
You have to press on the buttons (not around them) to hear the sound as the real Bandoneon behaves.
For iPad version of this application, the layout size is the same as the original Bandoneon instrument. For iPhone keys are close together and a little bit smaller than original.
Excellent Bando Reference
Contrary to the other review, the sound works perfectly for me. This app is a wonderful reference for anyone learning the Bandoneon, as it gives essentially the right positions of the keys, and its note name overlay feature makes finding specific notes on the instrument very easy. Added to that, it provides a means to practice one's familiarity with the instrument at inconvenient times and places, such as on busses or in the middle of the night. The only feature I would like to see would be the option of having the note names given with letter designations (A, B, C, D, etc.), as I am much more familiar with that system than I am with with the solfege syllables. If you have an iPad, I would recommend its version of this app, as the extra screen space gives a more accurate rendering of the instrument. In conclusion, I highly recommend this app!
Good for learning the keyboard layout
The application does have sound and it's pretty good if you want yo learn the bandoneon keyboard layout. All the aspiring bandoneonists I know have had hard time learning the layout, this app is much more easy than looking up notes on printed charts. It will also help you memorize the keys. As for the other claims, they are bogus: it is not a substitute for a real instrument I don't think you'll get a practical benefit from playing it.
It's worth the money even as just key layout reference.
Do not waste your money
This app is just a picture of the keyboard. It does not have any sounds!!
How can you charge for something like that?
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- Category: Music
- Released: Aug 01, 2012
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 11.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Burak Sendag
- © Copyright 2012 Burak Sendag
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.