Budding Guitarists See Things Clearly With Ninebuzz Clear Scales App

May 30, 2012 in Music (E)

[prMac.com] Boston, Massachusetts - Ninebuzz Software, makers of top-rated guitar practice series for iOS, Guitar Jam Tracks, has launched 'Clear Scales', an app aimed at beginner guitarists wanting to master the art of guitar soloing.

Ninebuzz has become a major player in the guitar app world with their flagship series, Guitar Jam Tracks, a one-stop practice app for guitarists and bassists containing backing tracks, chord charts and scale charts, transposed in every key and adjustable on the fly. The well-designed Jam Tracks series boasts glowing reviews from top music publications such as Guitar World, Premier Guitar and various YouTube guitar celebrities including Rob Chappers. With a 4.5 star rating on the App Store and nearly 200,000 downloads worldwide, Jam Tracks are proving to be a must-have app for mobile guitarists of all skill levels.

Clear Scales, just released on the App Store, takes a sharper aim at the beginner guitarist market, offering an instructions section complete with music theory and general practice tips. The app does not include an audio component as in Jam Tracks, focusing the experience instead on scale comprehension and effective practice.

"We're very proud to be number one for Jam Tracks on the App Store, and the warm reviews from happy guitarists never get old! Still, I know there are many beginners out there who need help, but don't yet realize the benefit of backing tracks for practice. With Clear Scales, we've taken the awesome educational piece of Jam Tracks and built an entirely new experience specifically for beginners just starting their journey into scale practice. The fretboard can be daunting, but our apps take the scariness away. Clear Scales is the perfect place for a new guitarist to start exploring their instrument," says co-founder Rick Belluso.

Like Jam Tracks, Clear Scales focuses on the Pentatonic scale, which is arguably the most ubiquitous scale in modern music and generally the first one that beginner guitar players are taught, due to its familiar sound and "out-of-the-box" simplicity.

Clear Scales packages the Pentatonic scale neatly onto one screen, displaying all five charts in easy to read boxes. To increase dexterity across the fretboard, players can transpose the charts into various keys using a single tap. The UI is designed to be aesthetically pleasing and conducive to stress-free practice. Clear Scales gets its name from the ability to tap and zoom, giving players a high resolution, full-screen look at each chart so they can quickly focus their attention and improve their skills at a faster rate.

Key Features:
* Attractive, intuitive design
* Instruction and advanced tips section
* Clear, easy-to-read charts

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 11.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Clear Scales 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.

Ninebuzz Software is based out of Whitman, MA, and creates useful, elegant and entertaining mobile applications enjoyed by over 200,000 users worldwide. Ninebuzz is the maker of Guitar Jam Tracks: Scale Trainer & Practice Buddy and Beats (Instant Drum Loop Machine). Copyright (C) 2012 Ninebuzz Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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