Sound Practicing - Music Practice Motivator
By Mana Pass
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Could your music student use a boost in their music practice?
Make practice time both motivating and effective! Sound Practicing tracks how much you actually practice each time you pick up your instrument. When you stop, the timer stops.
The Practice Log tracks your daily progress. Share cool reports with your teacher, friends, or family through email, Facebook, and Twitter.
Especially effective for young musicians, Sound Practicing helps you stay motivated and avoid distractions...plus, it keeps you honest. You'll be surprised how efficient practice time is with Sound Practicing.
"What a fun tool to help practicing!" -- ThePracticeShoppe
Has a serious bug - don't buy!
This overpriced app has a serious bug! After using it for a couple of weeks, one day it came up with the exact same amount of practice time of the previous day! No way to reset or change anything. Even if it did not have this bug, which makes it unusable, it lacks so many basic features, such as an on/off switch: you have to exit the app if you need to talk, for example, to your teacher or student, or if the phone rings or if you need to interrupt your practice session for any reason and will make sound within hearing of this app.
The idea of an app to track your actual practice time is good, but this app is so simple, so feature poor, it is an outrage that it is priced at $10 - even if it didn't have the above mentioned bug.
It has been said that what matters is not how much you practice but how you practice, and there is some truth in that. For example, regular practice: it is better to practice half an hour a day each week than three and a half hours on only one day a week. Or, it is better to practice just the troublesome sections of a piece, rather than repeatedly play through the entire piece. Or, don't practice too fast, but practice slow enough that you don't make mistakes, then build up speed to correct tempo.
If you are following these and other guidelines for good practice then the goal of increasing your practice time is valid, especially if you are are ambitious, but this app with its serious bug hardly supports that goal.
Love this app!! Wish it came with a few more options for the price! Would like to have multiple account options! We have three practicing musicians in our home and it would be great to share it! Ability to make changes to the accounts after they are set up would be great, too.
Wish I could give it 10 stars!
This app is easy to use, and very well written. Having accountability for the time that you're ACTUALLY practicing is so simple, and yet revolutionary in motivating better practicing. I love this app!
- Category: Music
- Released: Feb 10, 2013
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 0.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: MANA MOBILE, LLC
- © 2013 Mana Mobile
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.