Hal Leonard says that this book, Musical iPad, is a much needed and long awaited guide through the most popular and productive apps for the iPad 2, iPad (3rd or 4th generation), or iPad Air and iPad mini running iOS 6. They tell us that it's also a comprehensive approach to learning and making music on apple's popular tablet devices. A spokesperson told us, "Musical iPad will help readers learn the most appropriate ways to configure their iPad for music creation, connect it to other musical devices, and suggest powerful apps for all musical needs."
Here's more details in Hal Leonard's own words...
Musical iPad provides guidance for using the best iPad music apps and demonstrates how to apply them in musical life. The authors, experienced in the creation of music technology textbooks, training, and courses, maintain a companion website that includes useful video tutorials and updates. With Musical iPad: Performing, Creating, and Learning Music on Your iPad you'll learn how to:
"Musical iPad will help you turn your mobile device into a powerful amplifier for your creativity – and turn your modest investment in a tablet device into an extremely valuable tool for learning and making music", says David Mash, Senior VP for Innovation, Strategy, and Technology at Berklee College of Music. "The well-written, easy-to-follow instructions and descriptions will get you up to speed in no time and will help you make the most of your Apple iPad."
About the Authors
Thomas E. Rudolph, ED.D., is a an educator, performer, composer, and author of several music-related books. He develops and teaches courses for the Berklee College of Music online school, Central Connecticut State University, and Villanova University. Dr. Rudolph is co-founder of TI:ME (Technology in Music Education, www.ti-me.org) and, as a composer/arranger, has works published by Neil A. Kjos and Northeastern Music Publications. His articles have appeared in the Music Educators Journal, theInstrumentalist, and Downbeat Magazine. He lives in Philadelphia.
Vincent Leonard, along with Thomas E. Rudolph, is co-author of Recording in the Digital World, Finale: An Easy Guide to Music Notation , and Sibelius: A Comprehensive Guide to Music Notation. His works as a producer and composer have premiered nationally and internationally. He is also widely known as a copyist and arranger, having worked with Peter Nero, the Philly Pops Orchestra, Doc Severinsen, the London Symphony Orchestra, Chuck Mangione, and Leslie Burrs and in musicals by Duke Ellington, Alan Menken, Kurt Weill, and Mitch Leigh. He lives in Philadelphia.
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It's a pity, I was hoping they were putting out a musical app, perhaps with an educational angle so that you can develop your music theory as you play. There's a dearth of good music theory apps out there which are functional as instruments/music production, not just thinly veiled educational games.
23-Jan-14 01:32 AM