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Hal Leonard ipaThis book 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. It’s also a comprehensive approach to learning and making music on apple’s popular tablet devices. 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.

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:

  • Use musicianship apps to help you stay in tune and keep your voice or instrument in shape
  • Use cloud storage to share music and data files with other devices
  • Turn the iPad into a tuner, metronome, and practice aid
  • Emulate a host of acoustic and electronic instruments
  • Use your iPad as a virtual sheet music resource for all your performance and practice needs
  • Learn to play an instrument with your iPad
  • Compose and share music on your iPad
  • And much, much more!

“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 WorldFinale: 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.

Musical iPad is a Hal Leonard Quick Pro Guide   is an imprint of Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group: www.halleonardbooks.com and www.onstageandbackstage.wordpress.com

Musical iPad

$19.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00119292
ISBN: 9781480342446
Width: 8.5?
Length: 11.0?
200 pages, including DVD ROM

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