My goal is to offer music teachers great tools to inspire and educate young musicians. 
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Vocal Exercises
Music Theory
Woodshed
Twelve Tone
Melody Composer
SMPTE Score
Fingering & Pitches
Sight-reading 1 & 2
Maestro
Scales Lexicon

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A simple addictive strategy game. One purchase includes iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

Vocal Exercises

A pianist in your pocket. Stay on pitch as you warm up your voice away from a piano. A wonderful tool for any serious vocalist.

Music Theory

Test your music skills with these beautiful apps. Beginners start with Basics, while professionals can attempt Advanced.

Woodshed

Indispensable for efficient practicing. Create exercises and record assignments & practice times. Includes Maestro XL.

Twelve Tone

A tool for serialist composers and analysts. Create rows, keep track of what you've used. Watch and listen as your row is played.

Melody Composer

An intuitive way to compose melodies with standard music notation. Transpose instantly with a touch to the staff or keyboard.

SMPTE Score

Calculate the relationship between musical notation, tempo, and SMPTE timecode. Enter two variables and find out the third.

Fingering & Pitches

Providing complete fingerings for most every instrument, and the concert pitch via music notation or piano keyboard.

Sight-reading 1 & 2

Build your sight-reading skills by playing from a near endless supply of waltzes and minuets.

Maestro

A metronome that inspires musical expression rather than mechanical execution.

Scales Lexicon

100+ scales, with accurate music notation based on the root note. Very flexible transposing playback for playing along.
Maestro

Maestro

A conducting metronome to inspire musical expression.

iPhone | iPad

Fingerings

Fingering

Interactive fingering charts for all brass and woodwind instruments.

iPhone | iPad

Fingering Strings

Fingering Strings

Interactive fingering charts for Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass.

iPhone | iPad

Vocal Exercises

Vocal Exercises

Stay on pitch anywhere with your own pianist in your pocket.

Your own pianist in your pocket.

iPhone & iPad

Scales Lexicon

Scales Lexicon

100+ scales. Transposed playback, so any instrument can play along with the notation.

100+ scales. Transposed playback, so any instrument can play along.

iPhone | iPad

Twelve Tone

Twelve Tone

A dodecaphonic music composition tool. Notation, playback, magic square creation.

A dodecaphonic music composition tool.

iPhone & iPad

Music Theory

Music Theory Advanced

Improve your music skills: Notes, Keys, Intervals, Chords, and Rhythms.

Notes, Keys, Intervals, Chords, and Rhythms.

iPhone | iPad

Sight-reading 1

Sight-reading 1

Build your sight-reading skills by playing from a near endless supply of waltzes.

Sight-read from a near endless supply of waltzes.

iPad

Woodshed

Woodshed

Practice effectively using customized exercises, organized records, and a musical metronome.

Customized exercises, records, and a metronome with emotion.

iPad

Maestro

Maestro

A conducting metronome to inspire musical expression.

A conducting metronome.

MacOS

Note Names & Pitches

Note Names & Pitches

Notation and keyboard utility for clefs and transpositions.

Clefs and transpositions.

MacOS

Fingering

Fingering

Interactive fingering charts for brass and woodwind instruments.

Charts for brass and woodwinds.

MacOS

Fingering Brass

Fingering Brass

Interactive fingering charts for brass instruments.

Charts for brass instruments.

MacOS

Fingering Strings

Fingering Strings

Interactive fingering charts for orchestral string instruments.

Charts for strings.

MacOS

Fingering Woodwinds

Fingering Woodwinds

Interactive fingering charts for woodwind instruments.

Charts for woodwinds.

MacOS

notation interface

I developed an intuitive interface for music notation.

I created this to facilitate picking notes for the fingering chart apps, and have utilized it in most every app since.

The instinctive gesture of touching the staff seemed so natural, and then to slide right for sharp and left for flat was simply the next step.

To make it easier to choose sharps or flats, I decided that touching along the right or left side would be a natural progression to automatically set a sharp or flat note.

The formulas for manipulating the images of notes and accidentals has developed over time, becoming more versatile and streamlined with each implementation.

Twelve Tone introduced the ability to notate more than one note on the same staff. Up to twelve actually. So I had to isolate the controls for each note to its own area. This opened up more opportunities and I eventually incorporated it, and rhythmic values, into Woodshed to allow the creation of custom exercises. Implementing more complexity with rests, barlines, and pickup notes created Melody Composer. Note values and triplet figures automatically tie and extend over barlines. Notation should serve the music you want, not dictate it. There are limitations to Melody Composer, but it's a handy tool for composers.

Twelve Tone, Vocal Exercises and the Scales Lexicon apps all show the next stage in the animation of the notation. If a user could select a note, it's pretty obvious that I should be able to have the app select one. Let's just change the color and do it over and over in a rhythmic pattern. And while we're at it, let's do that to the piano as well.

Harmonic Notation

Music Theory Intervals and Music Theory Chords were the next steps. There are specific notational rules when writing chords. The accidentals need to appear in a specific order and spacing from the note, or it just seems wrong. When the rules aren't followed, it's much more difficult to read and becomes something that's getting in the way of music rather than expressing it. I was a copyist all through college, back when people actually wrote out music with a fountain pen and india ink. Finale software was just starting and writing was still faster and easier. The wonderful Osmiroid 65. Well, I digress and date myself.

Correct notation is essential to conveying music and to display chords with ugly and disconnected accidentals was just not going to happen. An Fb diminished seventh chord is spelled with double and triple flats. Using enharmonics, it becomes a different chord. It may sound the same, but it's not an Fb diminished seventh. I guess I'm a theory geek, but these things are important to me.

Maestro on Apple Watch

Apple TV App


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