iImprov -The Fundamentals
Learn the basics of jazz improvisation through your iPhone or iPad!
The developers at Jazz Apps Mobile LLC hope to help you de-mystify some of the fundamental elements of improvisation by helping you gain some of the basic tools needed for being able to solo at those first jam sessions. These basic tools will also help you build a foundation that will be useful as you further develop your craft as an improvising musician.
This edition of iImprov includes:
Detailed introduction to basic theory.
Interactive lessons that include exercises as well as written and audio examples.
JAM-A-longs in all keys with tempo and balance control.
A basic ear training module.
A scale to chord Compendium.
Topics that are covered include-
Endlessly looping JAM-A-longs
I VI II V Progression
II V Progression
III VI II V Progression
The Cycle-(embedded in Lesson 5)
Fixed playalongs so that they continue even when the screen locks. Made playalong looping more smooth.
Ratings and Reviews
Finally, real improv help!!!
Better on my iPhone than a call from Jamey Abersold!! A clear and concise start to improv with a modest requirement of prior knowledge. Sound bites are very relative and useful. I've checked out all the JAM-A-LONGS and playing examples. Everything works well and loops smoothly. Tempo range is appropriate for any situation and level. Transposition for other instruments works perfectly and all menus have a simple, logical layout. Not visually flashy (certainly doesn't need to be) but works exactly as you would want it to. I'll be investing in their other products and enjoying the value. You could spend way more money on products that are only marginally useful and really regret it after you check out this collection of apps. Great work and thanks to ilmprov!!!
Perfect app for my jazz training..
This app is amazing (fundamentals). I was looking for different ear training apps and came across this app. I was stunned as this was everything I wanted and a TON more. The jam a long tracks are awesome. I immediately took a chance and purchased it and am glad I did. I'll be getting the ii-V version next.
Im thinking the reviewer who stated that the app had the wrong key didn't realize that you could change the key of the app to the key of your instrument in the settings. I'm playing an alto so I changed mine from C to Eb...
Very good tutorial app
Downloaded for my son to use in his jazz studies, and I use it to learn some music theory myself. Was a bit concerned at first about transposition problem mentioned in another review, but in looking at the app, I suspect the reviewer failed to use the transpose feature on the app. No problems for us with transposition. Well worth the price.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.