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Notation App for iPhone and iPad

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:32 am
by jimdandy
Djembe Notes -- Compose, play and share.

Uses notation like that Mamady Keïta uses in his books.

Website: http://www.djembenotesapp.com

Video: [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p6rmvZc2ZE[/video]

Jim

Re: Notation App for iPhone and iPad

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:19 am
by michi
That looks very nifty! Any chance of adding dundun notation too? The djembe parts for most rhythms are not that interesting, seeing that there is something like 80%+ replication. It's the dunduns that make or break it, as far as I am concerned.

Your web page doesn't explicitly say but, seeing the forwarding icon on one of the screen shots, I take it that it is possible to email the notation as a PDF or some such? If so, great; if not, that's something I would add because, if the notation is trapped in my iPhone, it's no good to anyone but myself.

Cheers,

Michi.

Re: Notation App for iPhone and iPad

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:18 pm
by jimdandy
Thanks Michi.
Any chance of adding dundun notation too?
I did the app for beginners (like me), for play along initially at a reduced tempo and for remembering all the rhythms I've played. But a more advanced version with dunduns sounds like a fun challenge.

Sharing can be done two ways: playable/editable rhythm files usable by app owners and rhythm images useful for everyone.

Jim

Re: Notation App for iPhone and iPad

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:34 am
by foxleg
Your app would be awesome if you could add dunun parts and play multiple parts at the same time.

Without thinking I tried to do both of those things when I first had a go...

Re: Notation App for iPhone and iPad

Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:21 pm
by James
wow, that's very cool :) well done!

Re: Notation App for iPhone and iPad

Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:44 pm
by jimdandy
Your app would be awesome if you could add dunun parts and play multiple parts at the same time.
I'm working on it...

Jim

Re: Notation App for iPhone and iPad

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:09 pm
by jimdandy
By popular request, here is Djembe Notes 2.0 with dunun support. All sounds used were played and recorded by Bongo Sidibe.

Jim

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD_3qQp_-Do[/video]

http://djembenotesapp.com

Re: Notation App for iPhone and iPad

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:48 am
by bubudi
nice work, Jim! this is really coming along.
two things that really would improve the app:
1. ability to add a bell for each dunun part. in the more traditional style, each dunun is played on its own, quite often with a bell attached (as in the hamana style). the different bell parts interweave to add texture and complexity.
2. the samples of the instruments sound quite electronic. not sure why if it's bongo sidibe playing, but you might like to try rerecording them. also, you may like to use two samples (left hand and right hand) for each djembe sound, to give it some extra realism.

btw, the word 'dunun' is mispronounced on your video. the 'u' sound is like the 'oo' in 'book'.

Re: Notation App for iPhone and iPad

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:02 pm
by foxleg
Jim, this is awesome.... fantastic tool for piecing rhythms together... and for having a go at writing your own rhythms, dare I say it..... thanks for the update :)

Re: Notation App for iPhone and iPad

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:44 pm
by jimdandy
Thanks for the feedback Bubudi.
ability to add bell for each dunun part
You can do this -- the bell is added as a separate part to simplify the user interface (picture below).
Image
you may like to use two samples (left hand and right hand) for each djembe sound, to give it some extra realism
I do have multiple samples for each sound, so I'll explore that.
btw, the word 'dunun' is mispronounced on your video
:oops:

Jim