Modal Buddy - Guitar Jam Tool, Scales & Modes Theory Trainer
By Ninebuzz Software LLC
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Modal Buddy is an interactive learning and practice tool that teaches modal theory in an incredibly easy, step-by-step way. It's also a jam tool that provides looping backing tracks, scale charts, and an intervalic construction module. Now you and your students can explore the anatomy of modes and learn first-hand why they sound so cool!
“I’m a music teacher with 25+ years exp… Every musician should have a working knowledge of modes and this app is concise, linear, and very well done.” - Rich in Jax, Customer, USA
“Modes are somewhat confusing at first and without the right guidance can be tricky. This app makes it easy. As a teacher myself I will be showing students this cool little practice app.” - DannyK6, Customer, USA
“A revolutionary interactive modal practice tool.” - Paul Riario, Guitar World Magazine
Modal Buddy arms guitarists and instructors with an intuitive, step-by-step method for teaching and practicing modal theory, improving proficiency and bolstering the value of lessons. It empowers you with a fun and efficient vehicle for exploring the truly magical yet notoriously complicated world of musical modes.
- Checklist-style theory section for lightweight, structured learning
- Audio examples (with solos)
- Backing tracks to practice all seven modes
- Zoomable scale charts
- Practice examples
- Revolutionary jam tool
- Beautiful, intuitive design
Q: WHO IS THIS APP FOR?
1) Music instructors with a BASIC understanding of modal theory who want to increase their confidence and effectiveness in teaching this fairly complex topic.
2) Music instructors with a COMPLETE understanding of modal theory who are looking for an easier, more consolidated approach to teaching and practicing the material with students.
3) Intermediate to advanced music students who are proficient in pentatonic and major scales and are interested in achieving more expressive guitar improvisation / melody creation.
Q: MODAL THEORY LITERATURE IS AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE - WHY BUY THIS APP?
The breadth of freely available information about modal theory is the main reason it’s so difficult to learn (and teach) - there is simply too much out there, and much of it is poorly written or incorrect; a recipe for confusion! Teaching modal theory effectively requires a distillation and simplification of core concepts, organized strategically so they're easy for students to learn - and a method for applying those skills during lessons.
For less than the cost of an average theory book, we've consolidated and organized modal theory into it's finest form, and hand-crafted a completely custom experience, ideal for mastering the material. We know you and your students will love our approach!
Feel free to send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's New in Version 1.1
Fixed charts in Chapter 3 (F > F#)
Thanks D. Khmyznikov for finding this!
I think they really did a great job creating this app. The theory was explained in a very simplified way. I usually don't have time to studying music theory, but I did read through every section in the "Learn" part of the app. I am also spending a lot of time practicing with their backing tracks using the"Practice" feature. I actually think I'm becoming a better guitarist. All in all I would recommend this app to everyone.
I'm a music teacher with 25+ years exp
I LOVE THIS APP and I encourage every student I teach to buy it. Even the non guitarists! Every musician should have a working knowledge of modes and this app is concise, linear, and very well done. Is it a complete fix for everything? Of course not but it is a fantastic starting point to get your students to start listening for chord changes. Before you run, you crawl. I'm looking forward to more keys in the future.
Decent, but overpriced
The backing tracks and the modal diagrams are helpful, don't get me wrong - but what you're really paying for is the time you'd spend finding them for free online. This is a $2 app, and even that is pushing it. Don't buy this app at full price. If I could go back and smack my past self before hitting "buy" I definitely would. Otherwise, it's a solid introduction to modal theory and I've found it helpful for identifying and fixing places where I need to improve.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Jul 03, 2014
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 72.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Ninebuzz Software LLC
- © 2016 Ninebuzz Music Tech
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.