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vanflynn
07-30-2011, 09:14 AM
I found three great iPad apps and am looking for others

For tuning: PerfectTune $3.99. Visual tuner for us with less than a perfect ear. Good for lots of instruments

For chords: Chords4ukes and Uke Fingers. Both free.

For songs: SongBook ChordPro $5.99. You can import tons of songs from Chordie.com ( thanks for the help HiddenCross ) or you own library. Easy modifying, transposing and shows chords with alternative fingering.

Anybody got any others?

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
07-30-2011, 09:44 AM
Whoa, I just bought the Songbook Chordpro. Nice! Thanks for that.

Noobie
07-30-2011, 10:03 AM
GarageBand. Use it with a Samson Meteor Mic.:D

vanflynn
07-30-2011, 10:55 AM
Good one. Thanks

Hiddencross
07-30-2011, 02:57 PM
I really like SongBook ChordPro as mentioned. The developer is really friendly as well and takes feature suggestions.

I use Basichords, as a chord reference. (free)

Goodreader is my PDF reader of choice where I have access my Santa Cruz Uke club songbook and numerous other tab, etc in PDF format.

On a side not I've been thinking of getting Ukulele for Dummies from the iBook store.

vanflynn
07-30-2011, 04:07 PM
Check out ukehunt.com. Some good instruction books and great reference

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
07-30-2011, 05:12 PM
Sorry, I'm pretty new to the iWorld and tend to find out how things work by fumbling around. In Soundbook Chordpro, is there the option to show the chord graphs in ukulele format(instead of guitar) as there is on the Chordie web site? Can't seem to find it. Mahalo.

Hiddencross
07-30-2011, 05:21 PM
Sorry, I'm pretty new to the iWorld and tend to find out how things work by fumbling around. In Soundbook Chordpro, is there the option to show the chord graphs in ukulele format(instead of guitar) as there is on the Chordie web site? Can't seem to find it. Mahalo.

There is a settings button at the bottom right of the app. Click there and you can change instrument. It supports C, D and Baritone Uke.

vanflynn
07-30-2011, 07:16 PM
After that, once you are in a song you can transpose up or down with the lower right button to get into a key you like.

By the way, Chuck, you make some beautiful ukuleles.

Lexxy
07-30-2011, 07:59 PM
How bout trying MisoMusic?

Hiddencross
07-30-2011, 08:27 PM
Chuck,

You might like JeFretCalc, it is a free utility to calculate the placement of frets on stringed instruments.

Noobie
07-31-2011, 06:25 AM
I tried MisoMusic but found the interface confusing and the app buggy, so I deleted it. It's very pretty, though.

guitharsis
09-28-2011, 12:53 AM
Any other suggestions?

gyosh
09-28-2011, 02:28 AM
The Music Path - it has a lesson by Jake Shimabukuro. A little pricey, but where else could you get a (virtual) one on one with Jake?! He takes you from a basic vamp to "Guitar Gently Weeps."

rossjr
09-28-2011, 07:20 AM
Ukulele San is a great App and let's you play an Ukulele on your ipad. The fingering is a little uncomfortable, at least for me, but it is fun... It's also free...

wconley
10-02-2011, 08:14 AM
I've been using Songbook Pro for awhile now absolutely love it. I'm slowly importing my music library into it. For standard songs that is quite easy but I have yet to find a good source of Hawaiian songs. This morning I found the feature of linking songs to my iPod songs. For people like me that are musically challenged it's great to get a reminder of how the song goes, or to play along with the original.