January 12, 2010 in Music (E)
[prMac.com] Chapin, SC - Contact Plus Corporation has recently released Trumpet Pro and Trumpet Pro Lite for the Iphone and Ipod Touch. Trumpet Pro was designed to help all levels of trumpet players master the craft of playing the trumpet. Trumpet Pro enables trumpet players to master scales, intervals, chromatic exercises and difficult music passages such as Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and the head to Donna Lee by Miles Davis made popular by Charlie Parker. Trumpet Pro is a fingering practice app therefore the user has no need to tilt or blow into the iPhone to make sounds.
A music staff is displayed above three valve buttons. The music plays through the iPhone or iPod Touch speaker while the note is highlighted. As the notes are played, the correct fingering is also highlighted on the valve similar to a player-piano. The user will see immediate feedback on the screen if the incorrect valve combination is pressed. Points are awarded for accuracy when the correct valve combinations are pressed. The tempo can be adjusted on the fly - slow for beginners and fast for advanced players.
Users can modify all of the notes and exercises, change the song title, key signature and chord notations over each measure. The songs can be shared via email and the web. For example, a trumpet teacher can design his own music exercises and post them on his blog or email them to his students. The students in turn can respond via email with their score and total time spent on the exercise. The ability to customize the alternate fingerings is available which is a very important aspect for advanced players.
* Alternate Fingerings
* Cumulative scores for each song/exercise
* Favorite list of songs for focused practice
* Transpose up or down while practicing - great for learning and practicing jazz links
* Slow tempo down to 20 beats per minute for beginners
* High speed of 999 beats per minute for experts
* Compare your high scores to others in your town, state, country
* iPhone or iPod Touch version 3.0 and later
Pricing and Availability:
Trumpet Pro Lite is available on the Apple Itunes store for free. Trumpet Pro 1.0 is $24.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.
Located in Chapin, SC USA, Contact Plus Corporation was founded in 1989 by Ed Trujillo. Contact Plus Corporation has been designing business and consumer software solutions such as Contact Plus - contact management for the PC, Spam Buster an anti-spam utility, My Stuff Deluxe - a home inventory system for Windows, Web Cal Plus - a calendar publishing product and many other products. We've received favorable reviews in PC Laptop Magazine, Business Marketing Magazine, PC Magazine and even a mention of Spam Buster in Time Magazine. Recently Contact Plus Corporation developed Trumpet Pro as an initial foray into development on the iPhone platform. Copyright (C) 1989-2010 Contact Plus Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.