Musical iPad
Thomas Rudolph and Vincent Leonard
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Musical iPad: Creating, Performing, and Learning Music on Your iPad (Quick Pro Guides)
Thomas Rudolph and Vincent Leonard
Hal Leonard Books
189 pages
December 2013
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Used to be to make music you needed a guitar, keyboards, drums, and maybe saxes and flutes if that was your thing. Way back in the day, you had to go into what was typically a pretty expensive studio to record these instruments and the music you'd written on them. In later years, you could record your music at home with the help of a reel-to-reel analog machine, and later on, some kind of digital recorder.

But with the advent of the iPad, you can now make--as well as listen to and learn--music on a device smaller than a piece of paper and thinner than most books. This book will teach you how. A paragraph from the first chapter describes what the iPad is capable of:

The iPad has established itself not as a toy but as a serious productive tool. For the music studio performer, it's an external controller for studio hardware and software, as well as a synthesizer or sampler. For performing musicians, it can be a tuner, metronome, music folder, and effects rack. For songwriters, it is a sketch pad and portable studio. On gigs, it can help with mixing and recording the concert.
The book describes how to get started, how to record, composing and songwriting with Notation, and much more. The content here is laid out in a straightforward fashion and is relatively easy to follow for any computer-literate musicians. The attached DVD-ROM provides reinforcements of all the written material.

Again, the iPad is simply a tool and only as functional and versatile as the person punching the buttons. But if you want to start laying down music on your Apple device, there's no better place to learn how to do that than in Musical iPad.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at Steven Rosen, 2014

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