May 20, 2016 in Education (F)
[prMac.com] Rochester, New York - RoGame Software is proud to announce the release of Almond 1.6.5, an important update to their comprehensive, illustrated music terminology reference for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch Devices. The app lists over 1500 listings with 200 illustrations and is designed to deliver short and concise definitions. In addition to most common phrases also standard French, Italian and German terms are included.
Music terminology is often confusing to beginners as well as advanced students and even teachers due to the melange of languages used. While one score may have remarks in German the next piece could be annotated in Italian or French. Almond is not limited to only classical music. Many terms from contemporary music styles like Jazz, Rock, Hip Hop as well modern music production are also included. Best of all - Almond is now also available for Apple Watch, so one can have an entire musical terms reference right on the wrist!
On iOS in a unique three-step access, most often the main description plus inline illustration are available directly from the main screen. Tapping an entry displays the details view that often contains additional information regarding a specific term. To widen a definition Almond also features convenient links to Google and Wikipedia which can be accessed through the buttons in the toolbar. These buttons are "pre-loaded" with the current search term and will launch Safari with the results for the search term in either Google Defines or Wikipedia. This three-step access allows quick access to data even if not connected to the internet or when data transfer needs to be kept to a minimum, and only takes one additional tap to access the full resources of the internet to do a deep search for a specific musical term.
Like all Watch apps, Almond for Apple Watch is an extension of the iOS app that hosts it, but unlike most Apple Watch implementations Almond is a near full realization of its iOS app. Almond for Apple Watch includes the full set of musical terms, cross-referencing and all images. It loads in 3 screens to allow for faster searching: an alphabetic index, search terms as per letter and finally the definition screen. Almond for Apple Watch is the first musical terms reference for Apple Watch and of course it is free with the iOS app.
* Much improved game play
* Over 1500 terms
* Over 200 Illustrations
* Major German, Italian and French terms included
* Cross referencing
* One-tap Google and Wikipedia Search
* 3 available font sizes
* Fully featured Apple Watch app
* Updated for iOS 9
Anybody involved in music, student or professional, has at some time or another used dictionaries, tables and other ways to look up musical terminology. Even the experienced performer will occasionally have had a score with just one or two completely unknown annotations. With Almond this is now a problem of the past. Almond is available on the iPhone app store by itself and also at a great discount as part of the popular Music Beginner Bundle.
* iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch
* Requires iOS 9.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 6.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Almond 1.6.5 is $1.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies), and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the music category. Educational discounts are available.
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