ThumbJam is undoubtedly one of the greatest apps of all time! This much has always been known amongst music botherers. With over 40 exclusive real instrument samples and hundreds of ready-to-load scales, the flexibility and sensitivity of the app allow for a level of musical expression equal to a traditional instrument. Perfect for beginners and virtuosos alike. S

Here are just a few of the features:

“ThumbJam makes use of tilt and shake to add vibrato, tremolo, note bends, and volume swells for more realistic and expressive results. It supports up to eleven (or five on iPhone) simultaneous touches and up to 24 voice polyphony per instrument. You can even load more instruments simultaneously and split the screen to play them. Delay and lush stereo reverb add depth to the sound. Put on your headphones or plug in to your home stereo and prepare to be blown away.”

In fact, ThumbJam was so good upon first release, it has survived a long stint without any need for drastic changes and updates.

Until now! And guess what they decided to pop into their latest update? Figurenotes integration!! That’s right, now you can add Figurenotes shapes. colours or both to your ThumbJam session. It only takes a few clicks.

Here is Karen, a member of Drake Music Scotland ensembles and fantastic iPad musician, explaining how it all works:

Why not try ThumbJam and Figurenotes in your music sessions?

For more information give us a call on 0131 659 4766 or drop us an email figurenotes@drakemusicscotland.org

Watch this beautiful video of Clare Johnston’s performance of her own composition for Thumbjam.