iBone - the Pocket Trombone™

iBone - the Pocket Trombone™


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Trombone. Trombone. iBone! Now available on Android! Winner of the 'Best Musical Instrument App' in the 2009 Best App Ever Awards, and iTunes Rewind 2010 pick. It's the Trombone for your Android. Not just a tool for trombonists, anyone can play -- iBone shows you how!

"...a great tool for trombonists..."
- Robin Eubanks, five-time Downbeat “Trombonist of the Year”, SFJAZZ, Dave Holland

"Brilliant! ...great fun to play with too"
- Carol Jarvis, Trombonist with Seal and Sting, Founder Bones Apart

"Future of virtual brass?"
- Music Inc Mag

"...iBone is an interesting experimental blend of gameplay and utility."
- Wired, Game|Life

Play it anywhere. Waiting for the bus? Work a little slow? Friend to impress? Simply itching to learn? Whip out your iBone. Practice and learn scales and songs. Even play-a-long with any of your own music -- accompany the lead, or take the solo spot. Don't have a clue? Play-a-long with a tune from the iBone Songbook and let roboBone show you the way.

It's easy:
1. Touch or blow (2.3+) to make a sound.
2. Slide your finger to change pitch.
3. Raise and lower the bell to change volume.

With iBone, you can cover the Trombone's standard two and a half octave range -- slur up and down, slide in and out, and easily play way out of tune. It's the closest you'll get to the real thing.

No clue about the real thing? Pick a tune from the iBone Songbook, and let roboBone show you the way as you play along with the band accompaniment. Just tap the rings at the bottom of their fall to hit the right note at the right time.

iBone comes free with seven songs:
- Theme from 2001: Also Sprach Zarathustra with orchestra
- Aura Lee with piano
- Air (on a G string) with guitar
- Greensleeves with accordian
- Guantanmera with bass, bongos, guitar and drums
- Ride of the Valkyries with orchestra
- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with piano

Additional songs can be purchased and downloaded. Some of these include:
- Sloop John B with Rhythm
- Man of Constant Sorrow with Banjo
- Carol of the Bells with Brass
- First Noel with Ochestra
- O Silent Night with Strings
- O Little Town of Bethlehem with Organ
and more! With more to come.

Whether you play Trombone and need something more portable, or you've never touched one but want to learn, iBone.

Visit http://ibone.spoonjack.com to see it in action.

Have your own video to share? Comments? Suggestions? We'd love to hear from you. Please contact us at ibone@spoonjack.com.

Q. How do I play with my own music?
A. Start the song before loading iBone.

Q. Why is it oriented like this?
A. The best way to play iBone is to support with your left hand, and play with your right. The headphones and camera are at the far end, away from your hand. The trombone mouthpiece is on the same side as the mic.

Any other questions? Please contact us!

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Recently changed in this version

+ Improved audio response on KitKat
+ Include Bb and Solfege notation
+ Minor fixes

Comments and ratings for iBone - the Pocket Trombone™
  • (50 stars)

    by Eric Vitaliano on 03/12/2014

    Being a trombone player i like this

  • (50 stars)

    by Philip Carlson on 29/06/2014

    I like using this app for finding alternate positions&lines as well as for visualizing a line in a different way. I noticed the delay Ian mentions too. I can't use it to really play a tune just to work it out. Another thing that would be helpful is having more partials above the C. The next F up should be a minimum.

  • (50 stars)

    by Ian Alagna on 17/06/2014

    It sounds wonderful. However the ping is way too high. It takes almost a whole second for the sound to be produced and it still plays for almost a second when I let go of the note. It's impossible to play anything, let alone anything up to tempo. I know this is a five star app but I can't rate it five stars until I can actually use the app. I wish I hadn't paid for it.

  • (50 stars)

    by Mattis Fjällström on 21/04/2014

    Fun app that let's me play around with a trombone! Now, if I could only get ride of the Valkyrie's to sound half way decent...

  • (50 stars)

    by Micah Champagne on 12/03/2014

    But the app keeps crashing! Fix this bug!

  • (50 stars)

    by Drake Hudson on 07/03/2014

    I just updated to kitkat last night and for some reason it has like this robotic noise to it and the notes displayed are like dazed. I still get sound and it crashed every now and than .

  • (50 stars)

    by Lauren Brill on 05/02/2014

    As a trombonist, this app lets me figure out what I need to play if I'm not able to take out my instrument

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