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whistles for iphone
0.00
100
1
flute games
200
82
1
nstation
0.14
81
1
celtic heroes
264
36
celtic tribes
0.00
30
1
irish and celtic music podcast
0.00
28
1
bag pipes
0.00
24
5
bagpipe tuner
19.35
14
1
the craic
0.35
1
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Description
Stop rummaging through paper tunebooks - turn your iPad or iPhone into a portable tunebook. Quickly search, display and hear thousands of Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other tunes for fiddle, flute, bagpipes, banjo, mandolin, concertina or accordion. Please leave a review or rate the app if you enjoy it - it helps! - includes a selection of 76 commonly played session tunes (lots more on the Internet!) - create, play and print sets of tunes - import ABC notation via iTunes, cloud services like iCloud and Dropbox, email or the internet - bagpipe notation for tunes with HP or Hp key - search online or on your iPad or iPhone - online search results can be quickly imported into your library - simple playback with tempo control and looping - choose flute, whistle, fiddle, banjo, guitar, piano, harp or accordion - create and edit ABC notation on your iPad with a keyboard extension to simplify entry - external keyboard fully supported - print - share via email as ABC notation or PDF - open as a PDF in other applications
Great App got better
by D_Whistle on 2019/08/01 04:37
I started with the old app and loved that I could take my new tunes with me on my phone to learn and practice anywhere. The new features made it that much easier. Now I can hear the tunes “at speed” (as I’d eventually play them) with the note stress feature. I’m also using it on my iPad to notate as well. Bravo Macaulay!
Well designed and well organized
by reviewer98103 on 2019/07/22 06:23
I have been using this ABC player, version 2.1, for many months, and strongly recommend it. It is simple and easy to use. It is easy to add tunes to your library, either from the web, or by cut-and-paste from email, or manually by keyboard. The smart search makes it easy to find tunes in your library or on the web. The search will find partial matches as you type, and will match on any words in any title tag (T in ABC notation). I have many tunes with two title tags, where the second tag is the subtitle, and it is very handy to search across all titles and subtitles. When playing a tune, the app will use the tempo specified in the ABC notation (the Q tag), which means you don’t need to fuss with the slider to adjust the tempo. I love that feature! If the tune doesn’t have a tempo specified, you can always use the slider. (One nice improvement would be to have a bigger slider, and I understand that is coming in another release. ) It is easy to email a tune to someone, open a tune as a PDF, open it as ABC notation for editing, or print it. Overall, it’s a great app. Larry Hohm, Seattle
Best ABC music organization tool for iPhone & iPad
by narfuz on 2019/03/02 17:43
This is an excellent app for collecting & writing tunes in ABC format, and the best available for iPad & iPhone. You can email individual tunes as abc or pdf files as well. There are some features I’d love to see in future versions: ability to back up all data to a home computer (via file sharing in iTunes), more panels for looking at JUST sets of tunes, or sorting by tune type (jig, reel, waltz, etc), and maybe individual accounts that would allow login on multiple devices to access the same collection of tunes. Love the app! As I said before, it is by far the best at what it does!
Simple, Functional, and Effective
by Groovetown on 2018/11/06 22:32
This is a simple, functional, and effective app for finding, learning, and editing traditional tunes in abc notation.
It’s back! Excellent!
by Pixelpshr on 2018/10/09 14:32
Wil made a quick recovery and the app is back to it’s full glory. Now to poke around and look for any new goodies!
Needs to be updated
by TomTaylor83 on 2018/09/29 15:37
The app was fine with the previous version of iOS. With iOS 12 it now does not display the staff lines, only the notes. I would have rated it as 4 stars if it still worked.
Excellent support!
by Mary (engineering prof) on 2018/01/03 00:32
I just purchased this yesterday and ran into a problem associated with using the Smart Keyboard on an iPad Pro — I contacted the support and they were great. They were able to figure out what was going on quickly and easily. My first attempts at entering my own songs using ABC notation are going great now. This app does what it says it does and it does it well.
Nice app
by MostlyFromMaine on 2017/09/03 11:57
This is a nice app for my practice and for jams. I keep all my tunes in it. Very easy to copy and paste abc files into it. Would be nice if it visually highlited the notes as it plays them, but otherwise I love it.
Not worth it.
by Fonzee23 on 2017/05/17 10:29
purchased this yesterday and removed it from my tablet. App freezes up. Looked up sheet music, and nearly every tune I am working on is unable to be down loaded. Wanted to use this app to aid in learning bagpipe songs. I couldn't even use the app as it froze up after a couple minutes. I have the latest updates on my device.
Not 4 drums
by Chuck Mahenski on 2016/08/28 00:02
Sadly does not support drum notation.
Great Resource
by duffyb on 2016/07/22 15:49
Love this app!
Terrific App
by PMacanudo on 2016/07/12 23:56
I use this app daily to learn Irish tunes on banjo. It's easy to find classic collections to import (e.g. O'Neill's, Carolan's) as well as single tunes out of the many thousands that are available. One suggestion: Would be nice if it was simpler to add tunes to a set list. Otherwise, I love it! Thanks for making such a great app.
Super!
by Spodddy on 2016/05/23 01:26
Nice job! Clean and easy to use interface. Importing tunes from abcnotation and thesession websites works flawlessly --- and was EASY! The music display is easy to read and easy on the eyes. Thanks to the developer! Best of luck with this and any new projects! Clearly you have the user in mind with this app.
Good and very useful
by Texfid5 on 2015/09/23 00:42
Excellent!!!
Great app!
by Bbvfiddler on 2015/09/13 01:28
I love this app! It does everything I want it to do, and does it quickly and reliably. Never crashes! The perfect tool for practicing session tunes.
Impressed
by Rightgood1112 on 2015/08/13 04:16
My first not free app, and I'm right thrilled. The search for sheet music function is wonderful. I play the tin whistle and this app has been a blessing. My only suggestions would be a bit wider range for the speed mainly a bit slower, and a slight pause before the tune starts playing. Maybe even a drone note before. But as is it is still a great app. Bravo
Love it... Can you?
by Matthew Hardy on 2014/11/27 07:19
A phenomenal resource. I'm going with five stars because my ideas and recommendations are simply that...personal preference. Maybe a choice of two or three GM instruments for playback? Or at least a light, bar, or dot that follows the notes as they are being played by the app. Great work.
Froze up
by NewMoon04 on 2014/08/31 16:49
Just installed this app today. While searching a tune, it froze on "downloading tune" with the apple whirly thing. Can't make stop and now the app is unusable. May have delete it. Very disappointed!
Fantastic app for music practice
by Astro sister on 2014/08/30 03:43
This app is probably intended mostly for players of Irish traditional music, which I am, but I imagine any musician playing tunes from any tradition would benefit. It comes stocked with a pretty good Irish tune collection but it is easy to find music online in ABC format and download directly to the app. Or you can create a tune in ABC yourself and have it played through the app. From there you can set the app to play the tune and to repeat at the speed of your choice and practice away. Hopefully future versions will allow you to pick the instrument playing the tune. That is the only thing missing as far as I can tell!
A grand app
by BristolBaySenior on 2014/05/31 05:26
This is the app I have been looking for for fiddle tunes. However it has a problem that makes it unusable for me. Sometimes I try to download a tune and the app gets stuck in a loop. Everything stops. You can't go forward go back. Could you please add a provision to stop or interrupt downloads that are not working?
Great Helper for Learning New Tunes
by RaeHolmen on 2014/04/29 05:20
The Craic's newest version (late April, 2014) let's you input and hear harmonies as well as a single melody line. A basic template appears when you want to add a new tune, and there are simple ways to import whole libraries from the web, of songs already entered using the text-only ABC format. You can speed up or slow down a tune As It Is Playing, which is really useful. I'd never take a music class again without The Craic as my companion. -R Holmen, Berkeley, CA
Craic is just what I was looking for!
by pstolley on 2013/12/21 13:24
I love this app. It's straight forward, and allows for easy access to hundreds of tunes on my ipad. no need to lug around a bunch of printed music. I came across a minor bug and Wil quickly helped me with a work around. I look forward to the having the ability to separate music by colllections - which he tells me is coming. I haven't triied his other app, SideBand, yet - but I plan on it.
The Craic
by Wolfhill5 on 2013/10/14 12:04
This app is awesome. Comes with 76 common session tunes; very easy to search for and add new tunes.
The Craic Is Wonderful!!!
by dhbailey on 2013/09/14 12:25
The Craic is fantastic for displaying the music for any of the hundreds of thousands of tunes that dedicated musicians have put into ABC notation format. I am still discovering all that tha Craic can do, but it has leaped to the top of my music reading apps, alongside forScore (which is great for reading PDF music files), as one of the best apps for musicians!
Need newer OS
by old 999 on 2013/06/26 23:17
I downloaded for my iPod Touch 2nd Generation. Too bad. I need a later version of the OS, which is not available. 5-star rating because I WISH I could use it.
Not the best for bagpipes
by PiperTwobcont on 2013/05/08 02:40
Looks like a good app but isn't the best for bagpipes. It works fine but PipeTunes and Tunebook are a little easier to use. .
I like Tunebook much better...
by Feadan on 2013/04/12 18:54
Instead of one massive collection of tunes I prefer the ability to have groupings for different genres…Irish, Scottish, French, Morris, etc. I much prefer 'Tunebook' to 'the Craic' for that reason as well as the fact that 'Tunebook' seems less anal about code. Wish I could get a refund.
Craic is in a class all its own
by Jim bagsh on 2013/02/21 20:30
Wow, this app has been needed ever since the iPad was introduced. Not only can you view (and even play) songs written in ABC Notation, but you can create new ones right on the iPad. Now I can carry my music on the iPad, and even edit songs while away from my home computer. Like all new apps, the developer is quickly adding as many features as he can get to. And is very responsive to questions and comments. This app should breath new life into ABC Notation, opening it up to a new generation of users, both young and old alike. And, please, if you need other features, don't complain - send in suggestions. That's how to make this an even greater app.
VERY PLEASED
by brainfreezey711 on 2013/02/21 20:25
This app is well worth your money. The interface is well designed and very user friendly. It is so easy to add new songs to your library. You can do it right in the app as long as you have Internet. Just try not to get addicted. Also prompt help from the creator if you experience problems. Five stars is not enough in my opinion!
Does Not Play
by Dustypeak on 2013/01/27 14:28
Will not allow playback of the tune to be able to listen to it. Description also states 1000's of tunes. Instead 76 in actuality. You must find and download any additional tunes yourself. Not impressed.
Well designed and well organized
by reviewer98103 on 2019/07/22 06:23
I have been using this ABC player, version 2.1, for many months, and strongly recommend it. It is simple and easy to use. It is easy to add tunes to your library, either from the web, or by cut-and-paste from email, or manually by keyboard. The smart search makes it easy to find tunes in your library or on the web. The search will find partial matches as you type, and will match on any words in any title tag (T in ABC notation). I have many tunes with two title tags, where the second tag is the subtitle, and it is very handy to search across all titles and subtitles. When playing a tune, the app will use the tempo specified in the ABC notation (the Q tag), which means you don’t need to fuss with the slider to adjust the tempo. I love that feature! If the tune doesn’t have a tempo specified, you can always use the slider. (One nice improvement would be to have a bigger slider, and I understand that is coming in another release. ) It is easy to email a tune to someone, open a tune as a PDF, open it as ABC notation for editing, or print it. Overall, it’s a great app. Larry Hohm, Seattle
Best ABC music organization tool for iPhone & iPad
by narfuz on 2019/03/02 17:43
This is an excellent app for collecting & writing tunes in ABC format, and the best available for iPad & iPhone. You can email individual tunes as abc or pdf files as well. There are some features I’d love to see in future versions: ability to back up all data to a home computer (via file sharing in iTunes), more panels for looking at JUST sets of tunes, or sorting by tune type (jig, reel, waltz, etc), and maybe individual accounts that would allow login on multiple devices to access the same collection of tunes. Love the app! As I said before, it is by far the best at what it does!
Great App got better
by D_Whistle on 2019/08/01 04:37
I started with the old app and loved that I could take my new tunes with me on my phone to learn and practice anywhere. The new features made it that much easier. Now I can hear the tunes “at speed” (as I’d eventually play them) with the note stress feature. I’m also using it on my iPad to notate as well. Bravo Macaulay!
Simple, Functional, and Effective
by Groovetown on 2018/11/06 22:32
This is a simple, functional, and effective app for finding, learning, and editing traditional tunes in abc notation.
It’s back! Excellent!
by Pixelpshr on 2018/10/09 14:32
Wil made a quick recovery and the app is back to it’s full glory. Now to poke around and look for any new goodies!
Craic is in a class all its own
by Jim bagsh on 2013/02/21 20:30
Wow, this app has been needed ever since the iPad was introduced. Not only can you view (and even play) songs written in ABC Notation, but you can create new ones right on the iPad. Now I can carry my music on the iPad, and even edit songs while away from my home computer. Like all new apps, the developer is quickly adding as many features as he can get to. And is very responsive to questions and comments. This app should breath new life into ABC Notation, opening it up to a new generation of users, both young and old alike. And, please, if you need other features, don't complain - send in suggestions. That's how to make this an even greater app.
Fantastic app for music practice
by Astro sister on 2014/08/30 03:43
This app is probably intended mostly for players of Irish traditional music, which I am, but I imagine any musician playing tunes from any tradition would benefit. It comes stocked with a pretty good Irish tune collection but it is easy to find music online in ABC format and download directly to the app. Or you can create a tune in ABC yourself and have it played through the app. From there you can set the app to play the tune and to repeat at the speed of your choice and practice away. Hopefully future versions will allow you to pick the instrument playing the tune. That is the only thing missing as far as I can tell!
Great Helper for Learning New Tunes
by RaeHolmen on 2014/04/29 05:20
The Craic's newest version (late April, 2014) let's you input and hear harmonies as well as a single melody line. A basic template appears when you want to add a new tune, and there are simple ways to import whole libraries from the web, of songs already entered using the text-only ABC format. You can speed up or slow down a tune As It Is Playing, which is really useful. I'd never take a music class again without The Craic as my companion. -R Holmen, Berkeley, CA
Craic is just what I was looking for!
by pstolley on 2013/12/21 13:24
I love this app. It's straight forward, and allows for easy access to hundreds of tunes on my ipad. no need to lug around a bunch of printed music. I came across a minor bug and Wil quickly helped me with a work around. I look forward to the having the ability to separate music by colllections - which he tells me is coming. I haven't triied his other app, SideBand, yet - but I plan on it.
Excellent support!
by Mary (engineering prof) on 2018/01/03 00:32
I just purchased this yesterday and ran into a problem associated with using the Smart Keyboard on an iPad Pro — I contacted the support and they were great. They were able to figure out what was going on quickly and easily. My first attempts at entering my own songs using ABC notation are going great now. This app does what it says it does and it does it well.
Impressed
by Rightgood1112 on 2015/08/13 04:16
My first not free app, and I'm right thrilled. The search for sheet music function is wonderful. I play the tin whistle and this app has been a blessing. My only suggestions would be a bit wider range for the speed mainly a bit slower, and a slight pause before the tune starts playing. Maybe even a drone note before. But as is it is still a great app. Bravo
VERY PLEASED
by brainfreezey711 on 2013/02/21 20:25
This app is well worth your money. The interface is well designed and very user friendly. It is so easy to add new songs to your library. You can do it right in the app as long as you have Internet. Just try not to get addicted. Also prompt help from the creator if you experience problems. Five stars is not enough in my opinion!
Love it... Can you?
by Matthew Hardy on 2014/11/27 07:19
A phenomenal resource. I'm going with five stars because my ideas and recommendations are simply that...personal preference. Maybe a choice of two or three GM instruments for playback? Or at least a light, bar, or dot that follows the notes as they are being played by the app. Great work.
The Craic Is Wonderful!!!
by dhbailey on 2013/09/14 12:25
The Craic is fantastic for displaying the music for any of the hundreds of thousands of tunes that dedicated musicians have put into ABC notation format. I am still discovering all that tha Craic can do, but it has leaped to the top of my music reading apps, alongside forScore (which is great for reading PDF music files), as one of the best apps for musicians!
Super!
by Spodddy on 2016/05/23 01:26
Nice job! Clean and easy to use interface. Importing tunes from abcnotation and thesession websites works flawlessly --- and was EASY! The music display is easy to read and easy on the eyes. Thanks to the developer! Best of luck with this and any new projects! Clearly you have the user in mind with this app.
Terrific App
by PMacanudo on 2016/07/12 23:56
I use this app daily to learn Irish tunes on banjo. It's easy to find classic collections to import (e.g. O'Neill's, Carolan's) as well as single tunes out of the many thousands that are available. One suggestion: Would be nice if it was simpler to add tunes to a set list. Otherwise, I love it! Thanks for making such a great app.
Need newer OS
by old 999 on 2013/06/26 23:17
I downloaded for my iPod Touch 2nd Generation. Too bad. I need a later version of the OS, which is not available. 5-star rating because I WISH I could use it.
A grand app
by BristolBaySenior on 2014/05/31 05:26
This is the app I have been looking for for fiddle tunes. However it has a problem that makes it unusable for me. Sometimes I try to download a tune and the app gets stuck in a loop. Everything stops. You can't go forward go back. Could you please add a provision to stop or interrupt downloads that are not working?
Not worth it.
by Fonzee23 on 2017/05/17 10:29
purchased this yesterday and removed it from my tablet. App freezes up. Looked up sheet music, and nearly every tune I am working on is unable to be down loaded. Wanted to use this app to aid in learning bagpipe songs. I couldn't even use the app as it froze up after a couple minutes. I have the latest updates on my device.
Great app!
by Bbvfiddler on 2015/09/13 01:28
I love this app! It does everything I want it to do, and does it quickly and reliably. Never crashes! The perfect tool for practicing session tunes.
The Craic
by Wolfhill5 on 2013/10/14 12:04
This app is awesome. Comes with 76 common session tunes; very easy to search for and add new tunes.
Nice app
by MostlyFromMaine on 2017/09/03 11:57
This is a nice app for my practice and for jams. I keep all my tunes in it. Very easy to copy and paste abc files into it. Would be nice if it visually highlited the notes as it plays them, but otherwise I love it.
Needs to be updated
by TomTaylor83 on 2018/09/29 15:37
The app was fine with the previous version of iOS. With iOS 12 it now does not display the staff lines, only the notes. I would have rated it as 4 stars if it still worked.
Does Not Play
by Dustypeak on 2013/01/27 14:28
Will not allow playback of the tune to be able to listen to it. Description also states 1000's of tunes. Instead 76 in actuality. You must find and download any additional tunes yourself. Not impressed.
Froze up
by NewMoon04 on 2014/08/31 16:49
Just installed this app today. While searching a tune, it froze on "downloading tune" with the apple whirly thing. Can't make stop and now the app is unusable. May have delete it. Very disappointed!
Good and very useful
by Texfid5 on 2015/09/23 00:42
Excellent!!!
Not the best for bagpipes
by PiperTwobcont on 2013/05/08 02:40
Looks like a good app but isn't the best for bagpipes. It works fine but PipeTunes and Tunebook are a little easier to use. .
Great Resource
by duffyb on 2016/07/22 15:49
Love this app!
I like Tunebook much better...
by Feadan on 2013/04/12 18:54
Instead of one massive collection of tunes I prefer the ability to have groupings for different genres…Irish, Scottish, French, Morris, etc. I much prefer 'Tunebook' to 'the Craic' for that reason as well as the fact that 'Tunebook' seems less anal about code. Wish I could get a refund.
Not 4 drums
by Chuck Mahenski on 2016/08/28 00:02
Sadly does not support drum notation.
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Stop rummaging through paper tunebooks - turn your iPad or iPhone into a portable tunebook. Quickly search, display and hear thousands of Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other tunes for fiddle, flute, bagpipes, banjo, mandolin, concertina or accordion. Please leave a review or rate the app if you enjoy it - it helps! - includes a selection of 76 commonly played session tunes (lots more on the Internet!) - create, play and print sets of tunes - import ABC notation via iTunes, cloud services like iCloud and Dropbox, email or the internet - bagpipe notation for tunes with HP or Hp key - search online or on your iPad or iPhone - online search results can be quickly imported into your library - simple playback with tempo control and looping - choose flute, whistle, fiddle, banjo, guitar, piano, harp or accordion - create and edit ABC notation on your iPad with a keyboard extension to simplify entry - external keyboard fully supported - print - share via email as ABC notation or PDF - open as a PDF in other applications
Great App got better
by D_Whistle on 2019/08/01 04:37
I started with the old app and loved that I could take my new tunes with me on my phone to learn and practice anywhere. The new features made it that much easier. Now I can hear the tunes “at speed” (as I’d eventually play them) with the note stress feature. I’m also using it on my iPad to notate as well. Bravo Macaulay!
Well designed and well organized
by reviewer98103 on 2019/07/22 06:23
I have been using this ABC player, version 2.1, for many months, and strongly recommend it. It is simple and easy to use. It is easy to add tunes to your library, either from the web, or by cut-and-paste from email, or manually by keyboard. The smart search makes it easy to find tunes in your library or on the web. The search will find partial matches as you type, and will match on any words in any title tag (T in ABC notation). I have many tunes with two title tags, where the second tag is the subtitle, and it is very handy to search across all titles and subtitles. When playing a tune, the app will use the tempo specified in the ABC notation (the Q tag), which means you don’t need to fuss with the slider to adjust the tempo. I love that feature! If the tune doesn’t have a tempo specified, you can always use the slider. (One nice improvement would be to have a bigger slider, and I understand that is coming in another release. ) It is easy to email a tune to someone, open a tune as a PDF, open it as ABC notation for editing, or print it. Overall, it’s a great app. Larry Hohm, Seattle
Best ABC music organization tool for iPhone & iPad
by narfuz on 2019/03/02 17:43
This is an excellent app for collecting & writing tunes in ABC format, and the best available for iPad & iPhone. You can email individual tunes as abc or pdf files as well. There are some features I’d love to see in future versions: ability to back up all data to a home computer (via file sharing in iTunes), more panels for looking at JUST sets of tunes, or sorting by tune type (jig, reel, waltz, etc), and maybe individual accounts that would allow login on multiple devices to access the same collection of tunes. Love the app! As I said before, it is by far the best at what it does!
Simple, Functional, and Effective
by Groovetown on 2018/11/06 22:32
This is a simple, functional, and effective app for finding, learning, and editing traditional tunes in abc notation.
It’s back! Excellent!
by Pixelpshr on 2018/10/09 14:32
Wil made a quick recovery and the app is back to it’s full glory. Now to poke around and look for any new goodies!
Needs to be updated
by TomTaylor83 on 2018/09/29 15:37
The app was fine with the previous version of iOS. With iOS 12 it now does not display the staff lines, only the notes. I would have rated it as 4 stars if it still worked.
Excellent support!
by Mary (engineering prof) on 2018/01/03 00:32
I just purchased this yesterday and ran into a problem associated with using the Smart Keyboard on an iPad Pro — I contacted the support and they were great. They were able to figure out what was going on quickly and easily. My first attempts at entering my own songs using ABC notation are going great now. This app does what it says it does and it does it well.
Nice app
by MostlyFromMaine on 2017/09/03 11:57
This is a nice app for my practice and for jams. I keep all my tunes in it. Very easy to copy and paste abc files into it. Would be nice if it visually highlited the notes as it plays them, but otherwise I love it.
Not worth it.
by Fonzee23 on 2017/05/17 10:29
purchased this yesterday and removed it from my tablet. App freezes up. Looked up sheet music, and nearly every tune I am working on is unable to be down loaded. Wanted to use this app to aid in learning bagpipe songs. I couldn't even use the app as it froze up after a couple minutes. I have the latest updates on my device.
Not 4 drums
by Chuck Mahenski on 2016/08/28 00:02
Sadly does not support drum notation.
Great Resource
by duffyb on 2016/07/22 15:49
Love this app!
Terrific App
by PMacanudo on 2016/07/12 23:56
I use this app daily to learn Irish tunes on banjo. It's easy to find classic collections to import (e.g. O'Neill's, Carolan's) as well as single tunes out of the many thousands that are available. One suggestion: Would be nice if it was simpler to add tunes to a set list. Otherwise, I love it! Thanks for making such a great app.
Super!
by Spodddy on 2016/05/23 01:26
Nice job! Clean and easy to use interface. Importing tunes from abcnotation and thesession websites works flawlessly --- and was EASY! The music display is easy to read and easy on the eyes. Thanks to the developer! Best of luck with this and any new projects! Clearly you have the user in mind with this app.
Good and very useful
by Texfid5 on 2015/09/23 00:42
Excellent!!!
Great app!
by Bbvfiddler on 2015/09/13 01:28
I love this app! It does everything I want it to do, and does it quickly and reliably. Never crashes! The perfect tool for practicing session tunes.
Impressed
by Rightgood1112 on 2015/08/13 04:16
My first not free app, and I'm right thrilled. The search for sheet music function is wonderful. I play the tin whistle and this app has been a blessing. My only suggestions would be a bit wider range for the speed mainly a bit slower, and a slight pause before the tune starts playing. Maybe even a drone note before. But as is it is still a great app. Bravo
Love it... Can you?
by Matthew Hardy on 2014/11/27 07:19
A phenomenal resource. I'm going with five stars because my ideas and recommendations are simply that...personal preference. Maybe a choice of two or three GM instruments for playback? Or at least a light, bar, or dot that follows the notes as they are being played by the app. Great work.
Froze up
by NewMoon04 on 2014/08/31 16:49
Just installed this app today. While searching a tune, it froze on "downloading tune" with the apple whirly thing. Can't make stop and now the app is unusable. May have delete it. Very disappointed!
Fantastic app for music practice
by Astro sister on 2014/08/30 03:43
This app is probably intended mostly for players of Irish traditional music, which I am, but I imagine any musician playing tunes from any tradition would benefit. It comes stocked with a pretty good Irish tune collection but it is easy to find music online in ABC format and download directly to the app. Or you can create a tune in ABC yourself and have it played through the app. From there you can set the app to play the tune and to repeat at the speed of your choice and practice away. Hopefully future versions will allow you to pick the instrument playing the tune. That is the only thing missing as far as I can tell!
A grand app
by BristolBaySenior on 2014/05/31 05:26
This is the app I have been looking for for fiddle tunes. However it has a problem that makes it unusable for me. Sometimes I try to download a tune and the app gets stuck in a loop. Everything stops. You can't go forward go back. Could you please add a provision to stop or interrupt downloads that are not working?
Great Helper for Learning New Tunes
by RaeHolmen on 2014/04/29 05:20
The Craic's newest version (late April, 2014) let's you input and hear harmonies as well as a single melody line. A basic template appears when you want to add a new tune, and there are simple ways to import whole libraries from the web, of songs already entered using the text-only ABC format. You can speed up or slow down a tune As It Is Playing, which is really useful. I'd never take a music class again without The Craic as my companion. -R Holmen, Berkeley, CA
Craic is just what I was looking for!
by pstolley on 2013/12/21 13:24
I love this app. It's straight forward, and allows for easy access to hundreds of tunes on my ipad. no need to lug around a bunch of printed music. I came across a minor bug and Wil quickly helped me with a work around. I look forward to the having the ability to separate music by colllections - which he tells me is coming. I haven't triied his other app, SideBand, yet - but I plan on it.
The Craic
by Wolfhill5 on 2013/10/14 12:04
This app is awesome. Comes with 76 common session tunes; very easy to search for and add new tunes.
The Craic Is Wonderful!!!
by dhbailey on 2013/09/14 12:25
The Craic is fantastic for displaying the music for any of the hundreds of thousands of tunes that dedicated musicians have put into ABC notation format. I am still discovering all that tha Craic can do, but it has leaped to the top of my music reading apps, alongside forScore (which is great for reading PDF music files), as one of the best apps for musicians!
Need newer OS
by old 999 on 2013/06/26 23:17
I downloaded for my iPod Touch 2nd Generation. Too bad. I need a later version of the OS, which is not available. 5-star rating because I WISH I could use it.
Not the best for bagpipes
by PiperTwobcont on 2013/05/08 02:40
Looks like a good app but isn't the best for bagpipes. It works fine but PipeTunes and Tunebook are a little easier to use. .
I like Tunebook much better...
by Feadan on 2013/04/12 18:54
Instead of one massive collection of tunes I prefer the ability to have groupings for different genres…Irish, Scottish, French, Morris, etc. I much prefer 'Tunebook' to 'the Craic' for that reason as well as the fact that 'Tunebook' seems less anal about code. Wish I could get a refund.
Craic is in a class all its own
by Jim bagsh on 2013/02/21 20:30
Wow, this app has been needed ever since the iPad was introduced. Not only can you view (and even play) songs written in ABC Notation, but you can create new ones right on the iPad. Now I can carry my music on the iPad, and even edit songs while away from my home computer. Like all new apps, the developer is quickly adding as many features as he can get to. And is very responsive to questions and comments. This app should breath new life into ABC Notation, opening it up to a new generation of users, both young and old alike. And, please, if you need other features, don't complain - send in suggestions. That's how to make this an even greater app.
VERY PLEASED
by brainfreezey711 on 2013/02/21 20:25
This app is well worth your money. The interface is well designed and very user friendly. It is so easy to add new songs to your library. You can do it right in the app as long as you have Internet. Just try not to get addicted. Also prompt help from the creator if you experience problems. Five stars is not enough in my opinion!
Does Not Play
by Dustypeak on 2013/01/27 14:28
Will not allow playback of the tune to be able to listen to it. Description also states 1000's of tunes. Instead 76 in actuality. You must find and download any additional tunes yourself. Not impressed.
Well designed and well organized
by reviewer98103 on 2019/07/22 06:23
I have been using this ABC player, version 2.1, for many months, and strongly recommend it. It is simple and easy to use. It is easy to add tunes to your library, either from the web, or by cut-and-paste from email, or manually by keyboard. The smart search makes it easy to find tunes in your library or on the web. The search will find partial matches as you type, and will match on any words in any title tag (T in ABC notation). I have many tunes with two title tags, where the second tag is the subtitle, and it is very handy to search across all titles and subtitles. When playing a tune, the app will use the tempo specified in the ABC notation (the Q tag), which means you don’t need to fuss with the slider to adjust the tempo. I love that feature! If the tune doesn’t have a tempo specified, you can always use the slider. (One nice improvement would be to have a bigger slider, and I understand that is coming in another release. ) It is easy to email a tune to someone, open a tune as a PDF, open it as ABC notation for editing, or print it. Overall, it’s a great app. Larry Hohm, Seattle
Best ABC music organization tool for iPhone & iPad
by narfuz on 2019/03/02 17:43
This is an excellent app for collecting & writing tunes in ABC format, and the best available for iPad & iPhone. You can email individual tunes as abc or pdf files as well. There are some features I’d love to see in future versions: ability to back up all data to a home computer (via file sharing in iTunes), more panels for looking at JUST sets of tunes, or sorting by tune type (jig, reel, waltz, etc), and maybe individual accounts that would allow login on multiple devices to access the same collection of tunes. Love the app! As I said before, it is by far the best at what it does!
Great App got better
by D_Whistle on 2019/08/01 04:37
I started with the old app and loved that I could take my new tunes with me on my phone to learn and practice anywhere. The new features made it that much easier. Now I can hear the tunes “at speed” (as I’d eventually play them) with the note stress feature. I’m also using it on my iPad to notate as well. Bravo Macaulay!
Simple, Functional, and Effective
by Groovetown on 2018/11/06 22:32
This is a simple, functional, and effective app for finding, learning, and editing traditional tunes in abc notation.
It’s back! Excellent!
by Pixelpshr on 2018/10/09 14:32
Wil made a quick recovery and the app is back to it’s full glory. Now to poke around and look for any new goodies!
Craic is in a class all its own
by Jim bagsh on 2013/02/21 20:30
Wow, this app has been needed ever since the iPad was introduced. Not only can you view (and even play) songs written in ABC Notation, but you can create new ones right on the iPad. Now I can carry my music on the iPad, and even edit songs while away from my home computer. Like all new apps, the developer is quickly adding as many features as he can get to. And is very responsive to questions and comments. This app should breath new life into ABC Notation, opening it up to a new generation of users, both young and old alike. And, please, if you need other features, don't complain - send in suggestions. That's how to make this an even greater app.
Fantastic app for music practice
by Astro sister on 2014/08/30 03:43
This app is probably intended mostly for players of Irish traditional music, which I am, but I imagine any musician playing tunes from any tradition would benefit. It comes stocked with a pretty good Irish tune collection but it is easy to find music online in ABC format and download directly to the app. Or you can create a tune in ABC yourself and have it played through the app. From there you can set the app to play the tune and to repeat at the speed of your choice and practice away. Hopefully future versions will allow you to pick the instrument playing the tune. That is the only thing missing as far as I can tell!
Great Helper for Learning New Tunes
by RaeHolmen on 2014/04/29 05:20
The Craic's newest version (late April, 2014) let's you input and hear harmonies as well as a single melody line. A basic template appears when you want to add a new tune, and there are simple ways to import whole libraries from the web, of songs already entered using the text-only ABC format. You can speed up or slow down a tune As It Is Playing, which is really useful. I'd never take a music class again without The Craic as my companion. -R Holmen, Berkeley, CA
Craic is just what I was looking for!
by pstolley on 2013/12/21 13:24
I love this app. It's straight forward, and allows for easy access to hundreds of tunes on my ipad. no need to lug around a bunch of printed music. I came across a minor bug and Wil quickly helped me with a work around. I look forward to the having the ability to separate music by colllections - which he tells me is coming. I haven't triied his other app, SideBand, yet - but I plan on it.
Excellent support!
by Mary (engineering prof) on 2018/01/03 00:32
I just purchased this yesterday and ran into a problem associated with using the Smart Keyboard on an iPad Pro — I contacted the support and they were great. They were able to figure out what was going on quickly and easily. My first attempts at entering my own songs using ABC notation are going great now. This app does what it says it does and it does it well.
Impressed
by Rightgood1112 on 2015/08/13 04:16
My first not free app, and I'm right thrilled. The search for sheet music function is wonderful. I play the tin whistle and this app has been a blessing. My only suggestions would be a bit wider range for the speed mainly a bit slower, and a slight pause before the tune starts playing. Maybe even a drone note before. But as is it is still a great app. Bravo
VERY PLEASED
by brainfreezey711 on 2013/02/21 20:25
This app is well worth your money. The interface is well designed and very user friendly. It is so easy to add new songs to your library. You can do it right in the app as long as you have Internet. Just try not to get addicted. Also prompt help from the creator if you experience problems. Five stars is not enough in my opinion!
Love it... Can you?
by Matthew Hardy on 2014/11/27 07:19
A phenomenal resource. I'm going with five stars because my ideas and recommendations are simply that...personal preference. Maybe a choice of two or three GM instruments for playback? Or at least a light, bar, or dot that follows the notes as they are being played by the app. Great work.
The Craic Is Wonderful!!!
by dhbailey on 2013/09/14 12:25
The Craic is fantastic for displaying the music for any of the hundreds of thousands of tunes that dedicated musicians have put into ABC notation format. I am still discovering all that tha Craic can do, but it has leaped to the top of my music reading apps, alongside forScore (which is great for reading PDF music files), as one of the best apps for musicians!
Super!
by Spodddy on 2016/05/23 01:26
Nice job! Clean and easy to use interface. Importing tunes from abcnotation and thesession websites works flawlessly --- and was EASY! The music display is easy to read and easy on the eyes. Thanks to the developer! Best of luck with this and any new projects! Clearly you have the user in mind with this app.
Terrific App
by PMacanudo on 2016/07/12 23:56
I use this app daily to learn Irish tunes on banjo. It's easy to find classic collections to import (e.g. O'Neill's, Carolan's) as well as single tunes out of the many thousands that are available. One suggestion: Would be nice if it was simpler to add tunes to a set list. Otherwise, I love it! Thanks for making such a great app.
Need newer OS
by old 999 on 2013/06/26 23:17
I downloaded for my iPod Touch 2nd Generation. Too bad. I need a later version of the OS, which is not available. 5-star rating because I WISH I could use it.
A grand app
by BristolBaySenior on 2014/05/31 05:26
This is the app I have been looking for for fiddle tunes. However it has a problem that makes it unusable for me. Sometimes I try to download a tune and the app gets stuck in a loop. Everything stops. You can't go forward go back. Could you please add a provision to stop or interrupt downloads that are not working?
Not worth it.
by Fonzee23 on 2017/05/17 10:29
purchased this yesterday and removed it from my tablet. App freezes up. Looked up sheet music, and nearly every tune I am working on is unable to be down loaded. Wanted to use this app to aid in learning bagpipe songs. I couldn't even use the app as it froze up after a couple minutes. I have the latest updates on my device.
Great app!
by Bbvfiddler on 2015/09/13 01:28
I love this app! It does everything I want it to do, and does it quickly and reliably. Never crashes! The perfect tool for practicing session tunes.
The Craic
by Wolfhill5 on 2013/10/14 12:04
This app is awesome. Comes with 76 common session tunes; very easy to search for and add new tunes.
Nice app
by MostlyFromMaine on 2017/09/03 11:57
This is a nice app for my practice and for jams. I keep all my tunes in it. Very easy to copy and paste abc files into it. Would be nice if it visually highlited the notes as it plays them, but otherwise I love it.
Needs to be updated
by TomTaylor83 on 2018/09/29 15:37
The app was fine with the previous version of iOS. With iOS 12 it now does not display the staff lines, only the notes. I would have rated it as 4 stars if it still worked.
Does Not Play
by Dustypeak on 2013/01/27 14:28
Will not allow playback of the tune to be able to listen to it. Description also states 1000's of tunes. Instead 76 in actuality. You must find and download any additional tunes yourself. Not impressed.
Froze up
by NewMoon04 on 2014/08/31 16:49
Just installed this app today. While searching a tune, it froze on "downloading tune" with the apple whirly thing. Can't make stop and now the app is unusable. May have delete it. Very disappointed!
Good and very useful
by Texfid5 on 2015/09/23 00:42
Excellent!!!
Not the best for bagpipes
by PiperTwobcont on 2013/05/08 02:40
Looks like a good app but isn't the best for bagpipes. It works fine but PipeTunes and Tunebook are a little easier to use. .
Great Resource
by duffyb on 2016/07/22 15:49
Love this app!
I like Tunebook much better...
by Feadan on 2013/04/12 18:54
Instead of one massive collection of tunes I prefer the ability to have groupings for different genres…Irish, Scottish, French, Morris, etc. I much prefer 'Tunebook' to 'the Craic' for that reason as well as the fact that 'Tunebook' seems less anal about code. Wish I could get a refund.
Not 4 drums
by Chuck Mahenski on 2016/08/28 00:02
Sadly does not support drum notation.
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