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  • #: 14850
  • Price: $1.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: 2009-06-03
  • Current Version: 1.1
  • 1.1
  • Size: 2.50 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Charles Dumont
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later
  • © Charles Dumont 2009
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JamBuddy is an accompaniment tool for musicians to use during practice sessions or just for fun. It will play the chord progressions for a tune at whatever tempo you want while you play lead breaks over them. 50 popular bluegrass tunes are included….. Read more

What's New in Version 1.1

Corrected issue with tunes stopping when iPhone goes to sleep.

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Rated 4/5 based on 3 customer reviews.


4/5 stars
Great for Learning Fiddle Tunes!

I'm loving this app. If you play bluegrass fiddle, mandolin, or guitar and want to work on your fiddle tunes, it's your perfect Jam Buddy. So much better than learning on your own with no accompaniment. I look forward to practicing with it now, and my playing has improved noticeably. I first tried the lite version and it was frustrating becuz it turned off as soon as the screen went to sleep--about one minute. But once I bought the full version, no problem, you can play as long as you like and it doesn't seem to wear the battery down much. If you play old-time fiddle tunes, you might find that there aren't quite as many favorites among the 50 included tunes, but there are some, so it's still good. And you can add your own--one chord per beat (e.g., you add four A chords for one measure of A). I found it easy to do but sometimes it doesn't save it for some reason...so you have to be persistent and re-enter it. That's why I didn't give 5 stars. I also wish the control for changing tempo was a little more sensitive as sometimes I have to keep trying to move it until it moves or moves where I want it. Otherwise, FANTASTIC learning tool! Thanx!

4/5 stars
Well done only missing a few things

This app is great. It has helped me improve my improvisation dramatically, and it has made songwriting much quicker with the ability to input chord ideas. The only thing missing is the ability to add a rest so the rythm can be manipulated and inversion chords in the chord choices. Other than that this is a great app.

4/5 stars
Nice app

Nice app, good for providing steady beat & chords for practicing breaks and improv.

Entering chords for new tunes can be a bit tricky. When editing a tune, default should be to add chord to end of list, not beginning.

Another nice feature would be key changes-- if you change the key on the setup for the app to automatically change all the chords.

Overall a good value, useful tool for just a couple of bucks.

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