iPad Instrument Collection

May 20, 2010
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It was unlikely I was ever gonna have an air harp just lying around my living room. A piano? Maybe, but until I get a real one in my small urban space, at least I can practice.

Air Harp

Pluck away at an air harp, following the notes to play “Freres Jacques” or “You Are My Sunshine.”

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Magic Piano HD

One of the showcase instrument apps by Smule. Saw a YouTube video of this being played by a member of SF Philharmonic. You can play a duet with someone else in a different location, or the neat world feature lets you listen to Magic Piano players around the planet.

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Pianist Pro

Wonderfully implemented piano that lets you compose your own songs or learn by watching a song play.

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Virtuoso Piano Free 2 HD

Barebones compared to Pianist Pro, though I haven’t yet tried the for pay version. Simple piano that lets you easily slide to lower or higher octaves.

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Djembe

Had to try out an African drum on the iPad. This is a case where the iPad implementation of the instrument should be way better than the iPhone version so I was excited to try. However, the UI was confusing to me, and I would have liked some drumming instruction. This left me aching to pick up a real drum with a goatskin head, carved from lenge wood.

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