Fingerstyle Guitar for iPad
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Solo Fingerstyle Guitar lessons presented in interactive onscreen animated fretboard format. Users are able to slow down, step through the songs, even look at the TAB.
1500+ quality arrangements available and new songs are being added daily.
I found this app looking for tabs for the jazz standard "Cheek to cheek". I was very impressed with the software at first and started using it to attempt to learn the song.
Then I realized the app has important features missing. First, it would great if you could specify loop points. By setting a range of measures to loop, a student could concentrate on a just section of a song. There is no notation, but the chords are nicely diagramed and named. Notation would be a great bonus, and would go a long way toward justifying a higher price.
The other missing feature is a quick way to go to a certain measure or bar. Thumb flicking your way to the 100th measure each time you start is a non-starter. Some students may prefer to start near the end of a piece, so by the time they learn the whole tune, the last parts are solid.
Overall, this is a great start, but I can't really see using this to learn the tunes I want to work with without looping or a way to quickly shuttle around a song.
The price for the pro version is also quite out of touch.
I will certainly be keeping 'tabs' on this app with the hope looping, and some navigational tools and other features will make it in someday. Thanks for your hard work. Don't stop!
Good arrangements but odd format
There are so many great arrangements of so many great songs here, but as a teaching tool the app is problematic. The notes or chords that are pictured in the tab disappear right when they are played. We cannot see what is being played when it sounds, thereby losing any link between the ear and eye to learn the part. If there was a marker line that the notes in the tab passed under when they sounded before they passed out of the screen then we could see the chord or note that is sounding. An actual written tab would be better because it can be studied and followed with the passing of the music. Maybe there are tab versions on the website, but here it frustrating to have so much great material presented in such a flawed and unnecessarily confusing manner.
Great, but Pro's too pricey
I've been hoping you'd release an iOS version of your web page apps. While I donated $50 to your website, I think the price for the Pro version of this is going to severely limit your sales numbers. Otherwise, fantastic!