iBone - the Pocket Trombone™
Installs: 1,000 - 5,000
November 29, 2012
Android 2.1 and up
Now available on Android! Winner of the 'Best Musical Instrument App' in the 2009 Best App Ever Awards, and iTunes Rewind 2010 pick. It's the Trombone for your Android. Not just a tool for trombonists, anyone can play -- iBone shows you how!
"...a great tool for trombonists..."
- Robin Eubanks, five-time Downbeat “Trombonist of the Year”, SFJAZZ, Dave Holland
"Brilliant! ...great fun to play with too"
- Carol Jarvis, Trombonist with Seal and Sting, Founder Bones Apart
"Future of virtual brass?"
- Music Inc Mag
"...iBone is an interesting experimental blend of gameplay and utility."
- Wired, Game|Life
Play it anywhere. Waiting for the bus? Work a little slow? Friend to impress? Simply itching to learn? Whip out your iBone. Practice and learn scales and songs. Even play-a-long with any of your own music -- accompany the lead, or take the solo spot. Don't have a clue? Play-a-long with a tune from the iBone Songbook and let roboBone show you the way.
1. Touch or blow (2.3 ) to make a sound.
2. Slide your finger to change pitch.
3. Raise and lower the bell to change volume.
With iBone, you can cover the Trombone's standard two and a half octave range -- slur up and down, slide in and out, and easily play way out of tune. It's the closest you'll get to the real thing.
No clue about the real thing? Pick a tune from the iBone Songbook, and let roboBone show you the way as you play along with the band accompaniment. Just tap the rings at the bottom of their fall to hit the right note at the right time.
iBone comes free with seven songs:
- Theme from 2001: Also Sprach Zarathustra with orchestra
- Aura Lee with piano
- Air (on a G string) with guitar
- Greensleeves with accordian
- Guantanmera with bass, bongos, guitar and drums
- Ride of the Valkyries with orchestra
- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with piano
Additional songs can be purchased and downloaded. Some of these include:
- Sloop John B with Rhythm
- Man of Constant Sorrow with Banjo
- Carol of the Bells with Brass
- First Noel with Ochestra
- O Silent Night with Strings
- O Little Town of Bethlehem with Organ
and more! With more to come.
Whether you play Trombone and need something more portable, or you've never touched one but want to learn, iBone.
Visit http://ibone.spoonjack.com to see it in action.
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Q. How do I play with my own music?
A. Start the song before loading iBone.
Q. Why is it oriented like this?
A. The best way to play iBone is to support with your left hand, and play with your right. The headphones and camera are at the far end, away from your hand. The trombone mouthpiece is on the same side as the mic.
Any other questions? Please contact us!
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ReviewsA Google User - December 9, 2012
All fixed. A great app! Really helps with tuning and is heaps of fun.A Google User - November 24, 2012
it's an instrument but also shows you how to play DDR style.A Google User - November 24, 2012
I am going to learn to play the trombone because of this great app! Thanks for sharing your gift of ingenuity by creating this wonderful app! :-)A Google User - November 23, 2012
Sounds more like a wasp farting than a Trombone! Not sure it's worth the accolades it's apparently getting? I'm sure a better Trombone app could be made, that's more realistic.A Google User - September 8, 2012
Very cool app & top service
Sounds great but also as i am learning trombone i can see positions for the notes. Great work Tom for sorting out the issues i had on my phone. Great customer serviceA Google User - November 25, 2012
Does what is says. 'Bone has good tone and useful features. I like it.A Google User - November 13, 2012
Excellent teaching aid!
My son is a beginner and this help me play along with him. The app froze, had to turn off Force GPU rendering, now no problems. Super support from the maker.A Google User - May 27, 2012
Best music app out there!A Google User - August 6, 2012
This awesome!!!! Best thing everA Google User - April 28, 2012
Not as good
Been a longtime fan running this under ios, however have run into several issues running on mu Samsung infuse 4g. Had various issues with registration and saying it was perused. Performance also suffered, even with my superior proccesor I ran into lag and slowdowns.
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