iImprov-Modal is the 2nd release from Jazz Apps Mobile LLC. It is part of a series created for jazz musicians of all levels to help them take on specific challenges that any improvising musician will encounter. Each one contains a full explanation of all the concepts and theory involved as well as written and audio examples and exercises. Each app contains JAM-A-longs in all keys with adjustable tempo and control of instrument balance. Each iImprov app also allows you to select the correct transposition for your instrument.
iImprov-Modal specifically provides the tools for confidently playing over modal tunes. The main focus of the app is playing over minor modal tunes, however we have also covered playing over 7 sus 4 modal tunes and Major 7#4 tunes. Exercises and JAM-A-longs specific to each of these types of tunes are included.
Full explanation of the concepts involved.
Detailed theory of note to chord relations and use of modal scales.
Detailed theory of how to use pentatonic scales, including how to play “outside.”
Audio and visual representation of the related scales.
Audio playback of the scales played over the appropriate chords.
Exercises that include live audio examples from saxophonist Tony Bray.
JAM-A-longs for Minor Modal (Swing and Funk).
JAM-A-longs for 7 sus 4.
JAM-A-longs for Major 7#4.
Each JAM-A-long was recorded individually in order to give variation for each key.
Mixer control for the JAM-A-Long instruments.
Tempo control for each JAM-A-long.
Unlimited JAM-A-long loop length.
Fixed issue with clef change in preferences not updating the figures immediately.
Ratings and Reviews
Bought nearly all of them
Bugs. Would be a great tool, but the Jam-a-longs don't always play in the key you select. And some of the modal practice pages don't even have a play button.
If you fix this in an update I'll give you five stars.
Missing Most modal scales Ionian Dorian Myxolidian etc. Money back!
excellent theory and practice
Like the app for the Minor ii-v progression, this is one of the best apps I have seen for jazz theory and practice. I like how the developer has isolated a useful element in jazz improv, provided clear explanations and examples, and then also provided audio examples and backing tracks. The app provides good practice advice for how to learn and implement the improv skills in the app. This is a serious jazz educational tool created by someone who is obviously a working jazz musician/educator. Highly recommended.
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- Jazz Apps Mobile LLC
- 10 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2011 Jazz Apps Mobile LLC
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.