I tried it, it's actually okay - I mean, it's quite hard to play and it doesn't sound that great, but unlike the guitar version, it is at least feasible to play it like a mandolin, kinda. I doubt if anyone would really want to spend a lot of time playing an iPhone mandolin, but as a bit of fun to pass an idle hour it's fine.
Pretty neat! if only i had an iphone...
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Yeah I think its pretty neat too....perfect for those boring times when your in a waiting room. Don't think its intended for gigging. I love all things mandolin so I think its great.
Any mandolin related items for a Blackberry?
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Hmmmm....cost? Anybody find any other good musical/ mando apps? I've got a tuner and a keyboard....Oh....and the lightsaber is great fun...
The cafe here also has information on the MandoChords Iphone app at this link
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must not be a big iphone crowd in here.
I've got the mando app. I consider it a novelty, a toy. It's awkward to play and after the new wore off, which took about a day, I haven't touched it since. I get a lot more use out of the "Tick" metronome and the "Cleartune" electronic tuner. I also like the "Key Signature Trainer" and the "Rhythm in Reach" rhythm trainer.
I have a phone which I use to make and receive phone calls. I have two mandolins which I use to play music with. I know many people really get into the tech stuff, but it seems the farther the technology field goes with providing entertainment devices, the faster I run the other way.
I know -- I'm just an old codger.
I just downloaded it. How cool is that!!! I'm gonna annoy the heck out of some of my friends with this.
Hey, all. I'm one of those techy-geeky guys, and I also own an iPhone. As an avid musician, I think Guitar Toolkit is a must-have. It's expensive ($10), but it's well worth it. It has an UNBELIEVABLY accurate tuner, scale chart, metronome and chord chart, with full touch-control audio- even individual frets or a strum. Now here's the best part- after a recent update, instead of having these settings for just 6-string guitar, 4 and 5-string bass, the dev team has now added a 6-string bass, banjo, MANDOLIN and ukulele. It's an aesthetically beautiful app, and it has replaced ALL my tuner/chord/metronome apps on my phone. FYI, I have no financial interest in the app, but it is my most used app on my phone. I wanted to post this because the name is very misleading, and I'm sure most people think it's just for guitars. I posted a youtube link- it's and older version of the app that only supports 6-string guitar and 4 and 5-string bass, but it will give you a solid overall idea of how it works. Enjoy!!
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Looking around YouTube, there's mandolin, violin, trumpet, sax, trombone, clarinet, probably a lot more. It would be kinda cool to have an iPhone orchestra, just for kicks.
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When I saw all the youtube videos of the iphone instruments I was thinking an iphone band as well..........at least for one video.
I am quite sure there won't be a phone that can do what my OM can do, though. It would just not feel the same.
P.S. Even if there's no phone to replace a car, future cars could work like phones: you sign a 2-year contract with an electricity company and they give you an electric car for one dollar. After 2 years, you can extend the contract and get a new car...
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I have the Mandolin Chords app on my iPhone and I use it as a reference very often. I have other references, but this one is nearly always right in my pocket! Even used it to search out a new chord during a jam.
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Bump.... Any new news on mandolin apps out there????
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PitchBot is a nice tuner.
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Of course, once this magic device falls out of your shirt pocket into the commode.....
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can anybody recommend any apps for the Android?
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A guy in work is constantly annoying me with his new iphone apps. He has the guitar app. He's always horsing around with it. He has a real guitar in his office that he rarely touches. Maybe if he put more time into actually practicing the real guitar he wouldn't suck at it like he does.