iBone - the Pocket Trombone 4+

Spoonjack, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings
    • $2.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



-NOW ON SALE!- Winner of the 'Best Musical Instrument App' in the Best App Ever Awards and iTunes Rewind pick. Not just a tool for trombonists, anyone can play -- iBone shows you how!

"...a great tool for trombonists..."
- Robin Eubanks, Trombonist with EB3, Dave Holland, SFJAZZ Collective, 2009 Downbeat Reader's Poll 'Best Trombonist'

"Brilliant! ...great fun to play with too"
- Carol Jarvis, Trombonist with Seal and Sting, Founder Bones Apart

"Future of virtual brass?"
- Music Inc Mag

"...iBone is an interesting experimental blend of gameplay and utility."
- Wired, Game|Life

It's the Trombone plus more for your iPhone or iPod Touch. Play it anywhere. Waiting for the bus? Work a little slow? Friend to impress? Simply itching to learn? Whip out your iBone. Practice and learn scales and songs. Even play-a-long with music from your iPod library -- accompany the lead, or take the solo spot. Don't have a clue? Play-a-long with a tune from the iBone Songbook and let roboBone show you the way.

It's easy:
1. Touch or blow to make a sound.
2. Slide your finger to change pitch.
3. Raise and lower the bell to change volume.

With iBone, you can cover the Trombone's standard two and a half octave range -- slur up and down, slide in and out, and easily play way out of tune. It's the closest you'll get to the real thing.

No clue about the real thing? Pick a tune from the iBone Songbook, and let roboBone show you the way as you play along with the band accompaniment. Just tap the rings at the bottom of their fall to hit the right note at the right time.

iBone comes free with seven songs:
- 2001: Also Sprach Zarathustra with orchestra
- Aura Lee with piano
- Air (on a G string) with guitar
- Greensleeves with accordian
- Guantanmera with bass, bongos, guitar and drums
- Ride of the Valkyries with orchestra
- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with piano

New in iBone 1.3, additional songs can be purchased and downloaded. Some of these include:
- Sloop John B with Rhythm
- Man of Constant Sorrow with Banjo
- Carol of the Bells with Brass
- First Noel with Ochestra
- O Silent Night with Strings
- O Little Town of Bethlehem with Organ
and more! With more to come.

Whether you play Trombone and need something more portable, or you've never touched one but want to learn, iBone.

Visit http://ibone.spoonjack.com to see it in action.

Have your own video to share? Comments? Suggestions? We'd love to hear from you. Please contact us at ibone@spoonjack.com.

Q. How do I play with my iPod music?
A. Start the song before loading iBone, and control it by double-clicking the 'Home' button.

Q. Why don't I hear anything?
A. You probably have left the 'Silent' switch on. It's located on the upper left side of your phone.

Any other questions? Please contact us!

What’s New

Version 1.5.7

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

+ Fix Blow Mode on devices running iOS 10.x

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Mattressbone ,

Great help and fun!

Every once in a while whenever I was not able to hit a note, I would open up this app and see what it sounded like. Also whenever I was on the go without my trombone I would be able to 'practice'! 5/5

Music Person 2020 ,

Love it!!

C'mon!! Who doesn't want an iBone?? I just did a concert tonight and the guitar player showed me the app and I immediately downloaded it. It works perfectly and is easy to control. We were totally goofing around and did a duet while backstage during the intermission. I'm thinking of actually playing it on my next show for fun. I actually play trombone for real so this is just awesome!! I showed 20 other people tonight ;) A few ideas: I wish it went a little higher as the range is a fourth low based on most professional players. Up to a high F would be nice but it's obviously great as is. Maybe adding low pedal tones would be cool too. Oooh, and an option for vibrato on/off with control of how much or how little vib. Great app hands down!

Clccvcvytysr ,


Well, at the time, I was in 6th grade beginner band. I didn't really know anything, but then I looked on the App Store, found this, bought it, and loved it! This app is so accurate! I did some studying with this app and my essential elements 2000 book and now I know how to play any scale up to the high D that is way on the very top of the screen 9 octaves high in first position (it is so high you can't see the note name, but you can play it). I am now way advanced and way ahead of the kids in my grade (7th grade), and I impressed my band director so much back in the 6th grade. Since I play percussion also I have to read the mallets notes and play them, so I use iTrump to study the treble clef. Thank you so much spoonjack! Keep up the good work! :D Best apps ever!

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