This app accurately replicates four musical instruments commonly found in traditional jug bands: washboard, spoons, kazoo and jug.
Each instrument is played the same way as its physical counterpart: you scrub the washboard, tap the spoons on your knee, hum into the kazoo and buzz your lips into the jug. But don't worry if you've never played in a jug band ... a quick instruction sheet is included for each instrument.
With the Jug Band app, you can plug in headphones and play along with your iPod music; plug into a speaker and jam with a band; or get three friends and form an all-digital jug band!
- If you experience feedback (a shrieking sound) when you switch to the jug or kazoo instruments, turn down your volume until the feedback stops. You can avoid this problem by using headphones or external speakers. Due to the small speakers on portable devices and their placement next to the microphone, the app should be considered for personal use only unless you can connect it to external speakers.
- Most of these instruments work best in the handheld size of the iPhone and iPod touch. If you have an iPad, you might like my Washboard or Autoharp apps better.
- Before your purchase, I recommend watching the demo videos at jugbandapp.com to see how it works.
- If you need help after your purchase, please contact me before writing a bad review. I have no way to respond or help you if you publish your complaints in a review, but I respond promptly to all emails.
Updated for iOS 11 and iPhone X.
Ratings and Reviews
Jug band app
what a blast! we had a guitar, harmonica, and six people using the jug band and washboard app. We played fishing blues in front of a hundred people and got a standing ovation. Both apps are amazing replication of the real thing. Fifteen on a scale of 1-10!
Favorite app of all time. Should come on every device. Highly recommend. I loved the spoons. Genius.
Jug Band leaves alot to be desired.
I needed a washboard sound for my zydeco band. The washboard sound is elementary. One dimensional. Very limited. The area to play is also too small.
It needs plenty of upgrades before I can recommend this purchase to anyone.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.