FAVORITE APPS FOR THE JAZZ MUSICIAN:



Here are a handful of apps that I like to work with. They are on my iPhone, but they can be used on any iOS device (not all of them are available on Android yet, but should be soon).



Drumgenius:

It is essentially a drum machine, and has hundreds of loops, covering all musical styles.

Drumgenius in iTunes appstore

http://www.projazzlab.com/











Genius Jamtracks:

My most recent discovery. It is a play-along app, almost like iReal Pro, but here the emphasis is on rhythms, and more specifically, polyrhythms. If you are into those “metric modulation” concepts popularized by players such as drummer Ari Hoenig, this app is for you! The polyrhythms presented on this app will help you practice meter changes used by Tony Williams with the Miles Davis band, or Wynton Marsalis on the albums “Standards, vol.1 and vol.2”.

Genius Jamtracks in iTunes appstore

http://geniusjamtracks.com/











iReal Pro:

No surprise here, as so many Jazz musicians now practice with this app— whether they’ll admit it or not…

iReal Pro in iTunes appstore

https://irealpro.com/











The Clave:

This one is a very, very simple app, but very helpful if you are trying to just get that Clave feel.

The Clave in iTunes appstore










DoubleTime Metronome:

Not just any old metronome… This one was created by Jazz pianist Dan Tepfer. Its unique feature is a DOUBLE button that doubles the amount of time in between the clicks, letting you mentally fill-in the missing beats, and strengthen your inner time-feel. I have 5 or 6 different metronomes on my iPhone, but this one is the one I go to when I want the extra challenge!

DoubleTime in iTunes appstore











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