The Trumpet plus more for your iPhone or iPod Touch. Play it anywhere. Practice and learn scales and songs. Jam along with any of your own music. Or play along with a song in the Songbook and let it show you how. It's useful to students and playable by anyone. (*see below for details about the interface)
1. Touch or Blow to make a sound
2. Tap the 'valve pads' to set the pitch
3. Raise and lower the bell for volume.
And it's capable:
Cover the Trumpet's standard notated range -- slur up and down, trill, and even bend notes and add vibrato. It's the closest you'll get to the real thing.
No clue about the real thing? Pick a tune from the Songbook, and let it show you the way as you play along with the band accompaniment. Just tap the colored blocks at the bottom of their fall to hit the right note at the right time.
iTrump comes free with seven songs:
- Theme from 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
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 Trumpet and need something more portable, or you've never touched one but want to learn, iTrump.
Visit http://itrump.spoonjack.com to see it in action.
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ABOUT THE INTERFACE
iTrump is modeled after the real Trumpet and is designed to allow play purely by touch with maxmium agility and minimum coordination between left and right hand.
There's an 'open pad' for left thumb, and three 'valve pads' which correspond to trumpet valves 1, 2, and 3 and drop 2, 1, and 3 half-steps, respectively. The vertical divisions are based on the harmonic series and what you would play if you slurred continuously all the way up or down for a given valve combination. For open, this would be C G C E G (Bb) C, etc. (The Bb partial is currently left out).
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Ratings and Reviews
More fun than I expected
Like a few others here, I purchased this app after hearing the results of your suit. Congrats!
So far this seems like a great tool to aid some with visualizing and making a connection with sound, finger position, and name of the note. I will suggest this to a couple of my older college students to see how they feel about the transposition feature.
I gave this app 4 stars because I feel like there is room to grow. I would love to see a companion tool in the shape of an actual trumpet valve block. I think this could prove to be very useful for students who need to develop muscle memory without needing to blow into their actual horn. Great start!
Thanks for the review. If possible, could you please contact us, through the feedback button in the app?
I have a real trumpet
Hi. I have a real trumpet, and sometimes, I want to have an app to get my trumpet fix in even if I don’t have my real one with me. This app really does the trick! I haven’t played with the app yet, but I saw the description and got hooked! Does the app work like a real trumpet? I see it has a Blow switch in the settings to blow into the microphone, but I don’t know if I would want to use that feature.
I give you 5 stars for making my day with a trumpet app that I can have when I want to learn how to play the trumpet on the go!
Awesome app, could use some work
I love playing songs on this app, but it could use some work. For example, it'd be great to have to range above the high c, maybe up to double G. I'd also like it if there were fingering buttons for 1&3 D, 2&3 Eb, 1&2&3 C#, and some of the other tricky to hit with fingers on a phone ones. That'd make it easier and more enjoyable to play faster songs. For 5 dollars or whatever this was, I think it'd be fair to get some improvements every once and a while. Keep up the great work!
Please contact us via the feedback email in the app. Need to clarify a few things.
- Spoonjack, LLC
- 18.4 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2011-2017 Spoonjack, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- House of the Rising Sun and John Barleycorn Song Pack $0.99
- Bells and Rest Song Pack $0.99
- Hark, Joy Song Pack $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.