DronePhones Lite

DronePhones Lite


DronePhones is an excellent resource for anyone who practices a musical instrument where intonation is a consideration (e.g. strings, woodwinds, brass, voice, etc.).

DronePhones contains a collection of drones in each of the 12 pitches of the chromatic scale (A = 440 Hz, concert pitch). You can practice scales, arpeggios, patterns and even improvisation in any key using DronePhones as a musical reference!

The idea behind DronePhones is to use the app to play a droning bass note - usually the tonic (1st) or dominant (5th) of the scale, and then play scales and patterns over it. This technique focuses your attention to producing clean harmonic intervals using your ear as a guide, thereby improving intonation.

Of course, as the name DronePhones implies, its best to play the drones through a set of earphones or an external amplifier attached to your mobile device so that you can match the volume of your instrument.
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3.0
User ratings
10
Installs
1,000+
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File size
10655 kb
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About DronePhones Lite
DronePhones is an excellent resource for anyone who practices a musical instrument where intonation is a consideration (e.g. strings, woodwinds, brass, voice, etc.).

DronePhones contains a collection of drones in each of the 12 pitches of the chromatic scale (A = 440 Hz, concert pitch). You can practice scales, arpeggios, patterns and even improvisation in any key using DronePhones as a musical reference!

The idea behind DronePhones is to use the app to play a droning bass note - usually the tonic (1st) or dominant (5th) of the scale, and then play scales and patterns over it. This technique focuses your attention to producing clean harmonic intervals using your ear as a guide, thereby improving intonation.

Of course, as the name DronePhones implies, its best to play the drones through a set of earphones or an external amplifier attached to your mobile device so that you can match the volume of your instrument.

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A Google User
Jan 28, 2014
Needs more options Awesome concept. The only other app that does this is the practice hub, but it is even more frustrating to work with. I want more options, such as the ability to continue the sound when the app is closed. Pitches all work fine and the sound is not that unpleasant.
A Google User
Dec 18, 2013
Doesn't Work A great concept, but none of the pitches work correctly on either device I have used, it is just simply static.
A Google User
Jul 11, 2013
Basic It's basic and there's not many features, the sound is not that clear, and it needs to be obnoxiously loud. It would be nice if there can be octave options because the notes are kind of low for me. But it serves its purpose and you can play more then one note for intervals. I think it's decent, especially since it's free. So if you need ear training, this would help. 3 stars because it's not high quality, but it's free and useful.
A Google User
Feb 3, 2013
Not what I thought/hoped I loaded the app thinking I could use it to play simple key changes of a song. But in reality, when you hit the first tab/key and you get a drone, which is fine, but when you hit any further tabs/keys, it doesn't replace the sound of the first, it merely adds to it—into a muddy blob of pitches, which is useless for my purposes. I deleted the app when I realized what it does. If the developer would include an option for the pressing of subsequent tabs/keys to turn off the previous pitch, I would be delighted and give DronePhones 5 stars.