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Bagpipes training with PocketPipes

PocketPipes is an iPhone/iPad/iPod touch  player for bagpipe tunes  (abc and bww files) with lot of options

PocketPipes is an iPhone/iPad/iPod touch  player for bagpipe tunes  (abc and bww files) with lot of options

Bagpipes training with PocketPipes

by Claude Le Dû
Bagpipes training with PocketPipes
Bagpipes training with PocketPipes
Bagpipes training with PocketPipes

What is it about?

PocketPipes is an iPhone/iPad/iPod touch  player for bagpipe tunes  (abc and bww files) with lot of options. A vertical bar shows the note being played on the sheet music. PocketPipes is your partner for practicing, with your own tunes. It is also a driver for your training sessions thanks to the reverse chronology of your recent playings.

Bagpipes training with PocketPipes

App Details

Version
7.1
Rating
NA
Size
38Mb
Genre
Music
Last updated
March 14, 2017
Release date
April 7, 2013
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App Store Description

PocketPipes is an iPhone/iPad/iPod touch  player for bagpipe tunes  (abc and bww files) with lot of options. A vertical bar shows the note being played on the sheet music. PocketPipes is your partner for practicing, with your own tunes. It is also a driver for your training sessions thanks to the reverse chronology of your recent playings.

PLAYING OPTIONS
- bagpipe chanter sound with reverb effect (IOS 10) or practice chanter sound
- defining a section of the tune for playback (to focus on few measures when training, with long press on the sheet music). The area outside the section is grayed (screen shot)
- loop mode
- playing with or without drones or embellishments
- C natural, or C natural + F natural
- synchronized metronome with the current play
- optional 5-7-9 attack before each play
- tempo tuning for the current tune


TUNES MANAGEMENT
- importing tunes from a desktop with iTunes, a Dropbox(TM) account, or email attachements
- file sharing : you can send tunes or sheet music as email attachments
- file uploading to a Dropbox account (wav soundtrack and pdf sheet music)
- sheet music printing
- tunes filtering with simple search key or by category. Categorization (tagging) of the tunes eases the manipulation of hundreds or even thousands of personal tunes (i.e. Marches, Slow airs, To learn, Next show ....). See guide on website. More flexible than folder hierarchy. The statistics on recent played are crossed with categories
- file edition in textual mode with revert capability to the previous file

USER INTERFACE
- force touch capability (on devices such as iPhone 6S) offers another kind of navigation with a lot of quick actions shortcuts (for instance three recent plays on the app icon)
- full screen and zooming on sheet music (important for iPhones)
- ability to colorize some parts of the tunes (non standard feature)
- keyboard for fun only

Nota: tempo setting and section marks are made persistent.
PocketPipes contains six tunes for demonstration purpose.
Available ressources on the support web site: Packs of tunes, guides, FAQ, link to abc software
See FAQ for specific questions.