Random Roots is a music practice tool that helps you become more fluent in every key, and lets you internalize harmony at a deeper level.
It is the gateway to that skill that all creative musicians seek: the ability to play ideas that come to your mind.
HOW IT WORKS
You start with a musical idea: maybe a simple phrase you're working on… or one your teacher assigns you… or a single chord voicing on piano… or just a note or two.
Random Roots walks you through performing it in different keys. It throws a key at you… and another… and each time you hear and execute your idea in that key.
It can feed them to you automatically, accompanying you in time, and it keeps track of every exercise you’re working on, and which keys give you the most trouble for which exercise. It makes your practice time highly efficient and effective.
• SIMPLE TO GET STARTED
Use it right away. For free.
• PLAY ALONG
The app plays the root of each key, using your choice of instrument sound.
• BUILD YOUR EARS
The app lets you imagine the sound of what you’re about to play. That not only trains your ability to hear, but builds connections in your mind between the sound of the music, the fingerings, and the music theory.
• CHOOSE YOUR KEYS
Practice each exercise in exactly the keys you're ready for.
• ORGANIZE YOUR PRACTICE
Efficient learning requires working on lots of separate tasks and revisiting them often. Random Roots organizes your tasks in nested folders and gives you instant access to the ones you're currently working on.
• CUSTOMIZE EACH EXERCISE
The app remembers your custom settings (keys, meter, tempo, form…) separately for each exercise and recalls them automatically.
• AUTOMATIC & MANUAL MODES
Have keys advance automatically in tempo… or whenever you’re ready, upon a tap of the screen… or a tap of your foot.
• FOCUS ON YOUR WEAK POINTS
Tell the app which keys you have more & less trouble with for a given exercise. Whenever you play that exercise the app will tailor the keys it shows you to optimize your progress.
• ALL KEYS EFFICIENTLY
Musicians traditionally practice all keys in the circle of fifths or chromatically. But those ways have serious drawbacks that impede learning. Random Roots gives you a more diverse & efficient workout.
• A SOURCE FOR IDEAS
The app comes with a number of sample exercises built in. You can download more online for free (coming soon) or create your own.
• USE YOUR FEET
Control the app with a bluetooth foot pedal to free up your hands.
• LEARN UNCOMMON KEY NAMES
Musicians often have to deal with chords like D#m7 and CbMaj7. Random Roots helps you get familiar with uncommon root names if you like.
• CUSTOM SEQUENCES
Practice phrases over any chord sequence you like… ii-V-I's, tritone substitutions, backdoor turnarounds, Coltrane changes… or enter your own.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICING & TERMS
Use the app for free as long as you want. You’ll get the full experience, but limited to half the 12 keys.
For all-key access, there are two subscription options:
First-time subscribers begin with a free 3-day trial period. You may cancel at any time.
These prices are for United States customers. Pricing in other countries may vary and may be converted to your country's local currency.
Your iTunes Account will be charged when the purchase is confirmed, after any applicable free trial period. Your subscription will automatically renew unless you turn off auto-renewal at least 24 hours prior to the end of the subscription period. Your account will be charged for renewal (at the duration and price you have selected) within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period.
You can manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings any time after purchase.
Terms and conditions: https://randomroots.app/terms-conditions
Fixed: app could crash when modifying tempo or key weights while metronome running
Added: toggle switch to reveal/hide advanced options
and several minor improvements and efficiencies.
For full version history, visit http://randomroots.com/version-history/
Ratings and Reviews
A very unique way to practice in all keys
This app has endless ways to practice and assimilate any musical idea you want to explore. Any level musician can use this app which easily tracks your progress as you use it...from basic intervals to Coltrane Changes and beyond.
Great features. Easy to use and very customizable at the same time. And I promise I’d be saying the exact same thing even if I didn’t know Anton!
I like how you can set the beat at 30 bpm and practice singing the notes a split second before the reference pitch. Great singing exercise!!
- Anton Schwartz
- 126.6 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Anton Schwartz
- In-App Purchases
- Annual $5.99
- Monthly $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.