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    DeaconBlue
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    I found a great new app that helps practice correct intonation by recording as you play and visually showing you how far you are off from perfect intonation, and which way. Are there any other apps that people have found useful?

    #13072

    Hexensohn
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    What’s the app called?

    #13075

    DeaconBlue
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    I should have listed it in the original post. It is called Music Wrench

    #13091

    Anteros
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    Here’s a few mobile (specifically Android) apps that I use:

    Cleartune – A really good tuning application. When I compare to to my electronic tuner and it seems to be pretty accurate.

    Metronome Beats – I haven’t used it much yet but it’s a metronome app that has different sounds rather than the computer (heart monitor-like) sound that most computerized metronomes have.

    MusicTutor SightRead – It was an app recommended by someone else on this site. It helps you learn to read and write music.

    #13093

    William Bickerstaff
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    I’m gonna have to try some of these. As it is now, my ears are my wrench.

    #13705

    Gayle Thompson
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    I tend to leave my Snark tuner on my violin to check for intonation. I don’t look at it all the time, but if I’m sounding something off, I can check quickly. Also, if I’m in a situation where I can’t hear myself well (playing in a large group, or even on stage with the rest of the band) it helps.
    I do absolutely agree though, that using a metronome is very important. There are many apps for metronomes, or even the Snark models are reasonable and you can even plug some of them into an amplifier if necessary.
    It is very difficult to play with other people if you can’t keep a steady beat and you will drive the dancers crazy if the beat is off!

    #13706

    Gayle Thompson
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    I tend to leave my Snark tuner on my violin to check for intonation. I don’t look at it all the time, but if I’m hearing something not sounding right, I can check quickly. Also, if I’m in a situation where I can’t hear myself well (playing in a large group, or even on stage with the rest of the band) it helps.
    I do absolutely agree though, that using a metronome is very important. There are many apps for metronomes, or even the Snark models are reasonable and you can even plug some of them into an amplifier if necessary.
    It is very difficult to play with other people if you can’t keep a steady beat and you will drive the dancers crazy if the beat is off!

    #13707

    Gayle Thompson
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    Sorry about the double post! I’m new here….I tried to edit and ended up with two!

    #14005

    MasterPG
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    There a software made by a member of reddit its scale MeloCraft, its very good if you play in front of your pc and have a mic. Here a video showing how it works.

    #14017

    kelliepanda13
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    Nice!

    #14023

    Dianne Adkins
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    OMG I actually laughed out loud a couple times watching this video! Its like, I could see the color change when the note was a little out of tune AND the quality of the line got a little bumpy if the tone was a little scratchy. I think something like this is more fun than anything else. I would be so distracted by the novelty of how the visuals changed that I wouldn’t seriously expect to learn anything from the kind of feedback it provides. Anything that provides a visual feedback to pitch does not train the ear to hear the correct pitch on its own, and then associate that with the muscle memory of placing the finger in the right spot.

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