Practice+ App Review and Giveaway!

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Practice+ developed by Dynamic App Design is a new app available for musicians. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch ( iOS 7.0 or later), Practice+ is meant to be a complete toolkit for practicing and performing. There are some neat tools that are included in this app. Very first recommendation I have for you is to use this app in landscape mode simply by turning your device… more options and information will be easily available in this mode.

First you can change the color of the app, which is a fun little tool. My favorite color is purple so I switched mine to purple.

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Practice+ includes a tuner, so you no longer need a separate tuner app to use. The tuner range is from C2-C8. In addition there is a pitch player feature that checks your intonation. Pitch playback range C2-C7.

Practice+ also includes a fully featured metronome. You can customize meters, accents, subdivisions, sounds and more. It even includes a ‘tap’ option where you tap the tempo and it shows you what number to set. Another feature that I like on the metronome is the “flash” option where the bar lights up. I like having this option available especially if you don’t want to hear the metronome but want a visual that stands out.

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The Recorder feature will allow you to record and share your practice sessions right from your device. You can record with or without the metronome on and then email the recording. You can also create set lists. Want to come back to practice a particular piece, create a set list and save it, then come back to it!

And now my most favorite part of this app is the practice mode.  Practice mode allows you to loop difficult passages and increase tempo automatically with each repetition. This is the mode that I think this app is named after and what sets it apart then most other “metronome” apps.

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So in the screen shot below you will see the #4 on the left and #2 on the right. Then at the bottom you will see the metronome is set at 160. #4 is talking about how many loops. #2 is how many bpm the metronome will go up each repetition. So after 4 loops, it will go up to 162, then another 4 loops it will go up to 164, and so on… (or you can set it to decrease) I love this as it encourages students to practice in sections but also is a great tool to use when they need to start picking up the tempo of a piece and need to start increasing gradually. The practice mode is totally customizable.

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Like most, I am a visual learner so I always go to YouTube to see if there are tutorials that will help me make the most out of an app or product I have bought. Sure enough there were a couple available for Practice+. Here is one I found really helpful.

You can find more information about the app by visiting the Practice+ website here. Practice+ is available on the app store for $3.99. Very reasonable for a helpful practice app! This is a great one to tell students about! Joe LeBlanc, creator of Practice+ offered to giveaway some promo codes for this app! To enter leave a comment below by Monday, September 29, 2014; 10:00pm (AZ MST).  DEADLINE HAS EXPIRED

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19 Comments

  1. Margaret

    Practice+ sounds fantastic! I would love to try it out.

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  2. Diane Conway

    Love! My students love anything tech!

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  3. Julia T.

    Sounds great! I especially love the recording feature.

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  4. Susan

    I would love to try this app with my students! Thanks.

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  5. Marion

    I would love to win this app for my iPad. The recording feature really interests me.

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  6. Heather Watson

    Hi this looks like a great teaching tool which would really help my beginner students take the next step – hell it would help me out too that loop feature sounds awesome !

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  7. Angela Jacob

    Looks like a great app. I especially like that you can practice in sections and the tempo is looped to increase.

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  8. Leigh

    What a great idea! Love the increasing the tempo feature idea.

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  9. Lisa K

    This looks like a great practice tool, especially for students who need to organize and record their practice sessions!

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  10. Karen C

    This looks like a handy tool! I’d love to try it and share it with my students.

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  11. Hillary

    Wow this looks amazing!! I would love to try it and share with students!! 🙂

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  12. Amy Sadler

    This looks like a great tool. Would love to give it a try!

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  13. Lori Harrison

    What a wonderful idea! I’d love to try it with my students.

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  14. Barbara Githens

    Very interesting. I’m intrigued with the cool features this one has. Even color coordinated?! I think these music app developers are winning by creating apps specifically geared towards teachers and students.

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  15. Karen T

    Sounds interesting.

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  16. Carla

    This looks wonderful! I’d love to give it a try with my students!

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  17. Suzanne

    Awesome- may help some technology-savvy (but not practicing-savvy) students!

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  18. Lavinia Livingston

    What a great app! I’ve been looking at this app for awhile. Would love to be the winner!

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  19. Kimberly Engel

    This really looks amazing! I would love to use this in my studio with my students!

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