JamPlay Guitar Pack
There are those who are lucky enough to be so musically inclined that they can either simply sight-read or look at notes on a chart and hear the music in their heads. Many musician (wannabes or professionals) also simply perform better and improve their skills and techniques with basic drills and visual reinforcement. Jamplay guitar pack has quite a bit of content for one app.
Even from the initial screen you can tell that this app has got something for everyone to choose amongst, from basic licks and riffs to imitate to core exercises that everyone must master. It even has great entertainment in the form of performances and interviews.As you can see, the exercises are basic and so are the graphics. But where this app really steps it up is with the amazingly clear and very well-done video demonstration.
This is excellent as you can see how your hands should be placed and how they actually move to form the chords correctly. The entertainment segment of this app (which honestly could probably sell as an app on its own) also has great details, visually and sound-wise as well. Everyone can learn and see how musicians really build on the basics that you learn in the other two parts of the JamPlay Guitar Pack app.
The riffs and licks segment is a great segue from the basic cords. Again, the great visual display-close up of the chords and hand placement as well as the full video of the musician, really show you every aspect of how the guitar should fit with a musician. So, here are the pros (what I liked) and cons (tweaks/adjustments that could be made)
- A really comprehensive app that has something for everyone with an interest from the purely superficial/lite to really intensely passionate guitar-lover.
- While this certainly isn’t a replacement for real-life lessons, it seems like it would be a great reinforcement and mental practice on-the-go.
- Awesome videos. Clearly well organized and presented. The close-ups and full video compliment each other nicely and really make this app effective
- The only thing that I can think of that would make this app better would be mini-quizes in the form of remembering the notes or hand placement (or something of that nature).