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-NOW ON SALE!- Winner of the 'Best Musical Instrument App' in the Best App Ever Awards and iTunes Rewind pick. Just like iBone for iPhone/iPod Touch, it's not only a tool for trombonists-- anyone can play, and it even 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 for your iPad. Work a little slow? Friend to impress? Simply itching to learn? Whip out your iBone. XL A little big for your pocket, but easier to see and play than the original. 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 XL, you can cover the Trombone's standard two and a half octave range plus a little more -- 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 XL comes bundled 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

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 XL.

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 1.1.6

+ 64-bit support
+ Fix touch latency on 3D Touch capable devices

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

dr. lowbrow ,

Great Fun and Surprisingly Useful

I had a horde of trombonists introduce me to this app after a bass trombone recital, so you know it is the real thing. Besides being great fun (and with another iPhone around, we were able to play duets), it is actually educational. For you composers out there who can't wrap their heads around the trombone's positions and which glisses are possible, pull this out and check it yourself!

Gio Macias ,

Awesome Trombone Application

This is a great app! It's fun to play with and it's a good companion for band people! It works well and the only thing i'd like to see different is orientation switching. Currently, the application only allows for landscape where the top is toward the volume rocker. I'd like for the bottom to be toward the volume rocker. Other than this minute thing, it is awesome.

FamilyPad123 ,


It's a great app to mess around with and it's been really helpful to memorize notes. The only thing I could ask for is a switch to turn on/off slur. Other then that, it's a great app.


Spoonjack, LLC
18.7 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Bells and Rest Song Pack $0.99
  2. First Noel at Midnight Song Pack $0.99
  3. Hark, Joy! Song Pack $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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