Version History

1.1 March 21, 2019

  • New: RandomPlus™ — a proprietary algorithm which ensures that you aren’t presented too many or too few of any key in any given time frame (unlike truly random presentation), while still preserving all the valuable properties of random ordering.
  • New: Additional exercises available for import from a central always-available server, with more on their way.
  • New: exercise libraries can be imported and exported by email and AirDrop
  • New: Whenever the active exercise library is replaced, a backup of it is saved locally.
  • Improved: save & import exercises in iCloud (via the new FILE MANAGEMENT section in the Settings tab)
  • New: Pull-to-Refresh updates the display of online library.
  • Fixed: timer counted downward sometimes even when goal was disabled.
  • Numerous other fixes, efficiencies and improvements

1.0.7 March 12, 2019

  • New: load & save exercises in iCloud (via the new FILE MANAGEMENT section in the Settings tab)
  • New: browse & import exercises from the online library
  • New: Random Roots now tracks when each exercise was last practiced
  • New: Favorites tab can now show exercises sorted so that the ones that haven’t been practiced for the longest time appear first
  • New: Option to pick new exercise from Favorites upon exercise completion
  • Fixed: timer was sometimes resetting after exercise completion when it shouldn’t have
  • Fixed: “Play Root” exercise setting was not being saved properly between sessions.
  • Fixed: bug involving cloning of favorite exercises
  • Fixed: attempt to edit an exercise from within Favorites tab could erroneously result in editing of the current exercise.
  • Changed: current exercise now designated with a green dot rather than a red check.
  • Numerous other fixes, efficiencies and improvements

1.0.6 February 12, 2019

  • Added: long press on timer resets timer to zero.
  • Added: long press on counter resets counter to zero.
  • Changed: tapping any exercise in the Exercise tab (not just the current exercise) opens that exercise in the Practice tab.
  • Improved: long press no longer necessary for adjusting tempo or weights in the Practice tab. Simply swipe up/down.
  • Fixed: tab bar could be left “floating” above bottom of screen after an editing session in the Exercises tab.
  • Fixed: After editing an exercise name or description, the revised information was sometimes not displayed immediately.
  • Fixed: Occasional strange display behavior (items appearing/disappearing) in the Settings tab, primarily in iOS 10.x
  • Added: long press on center screen (on “READY” or note name) takes user to the key selection & weight adjustment screen.
  • Numerous other fixes, efficiencies and improvements

1.0.5 February 6, 2019

  • Improved: Reduced app size by streamlining resource files
  • Improved: left (up) foot pedal now performs stop in Rubato and Stop Time modes
  • Added: swiping up/down on the note being presented in Practice Tab now increases/decreases its weight by 1
  • Improved: changed range variation options to “None, Small, Medium, Large” from “Low, Medium, High” to eliminate potential confusion
  • Improved: acoustic bass sound (pizzicato) now has more sustain
  • Numerous other fixes, efficiencies and improvements

1.0.4 January 16, 2019

  • Fixed: could crash when tempo/weighting modified while metronome running
  • Added: toggle switch to reveal/hide advanced options

1.0.3 December 30, 2018

  • Added: setting (advanced) for more/less random variation in range of root.
  • Added: new quicktips for Custom Form & Key Selection rows in Settings screen
  • Added: help page buttons that have never been tapped “announce” themselves to user
  • Added direct upgrade link to Info screen (free mode only)
  • Added version number to Info screen
  • Fixed: exiting Custom Form screen in the middle of editing left screen with tab bar hidden
  • Fixed: current exercise was not properly reset on “factory reset”
  • Fixed: bug in bookkeeping of which help pages had been viewed.
  • Fixed: advanced settings section header no longer displayed when section is empty

1.0.2 December 8, 2018

  • Added: ability to edit name/description in Exercise tab of currently shown folder.
  • Fixed: page-up foot pedal disabled in rubato mode
  • Fixed: foot taps disabled whenever tab bar is not visible
  • Fixed: tempo/weight fadeout caused problems with quick consecutive tempo taps & weight adjustments
  • Fixed: potential crash in rubato mode.
  • Onboarding: eliminated some pages, reduced some text

1.0 December 6, 2018

  • Disabled idle timer (auto display sleep) in all non-idle modes. Previously only in auto-advancing mode.
  • Added folder descriptions to default folders.
  • Fixed: Stochastic octave choice shouldn’t change for consecutive notes that are the same.
  • Several other bug fixes

 

 


Beta 1.0.1(27) November 25, 2018

  • Added a “clone” command to the options when you swipe right on an exercise in Exercise Tab.
  • Added a slight stochastic element to note range selection
  • Added advanced settings section
  • Added folder description under folder name at top in Exercise tab.
  • Subscription checking for beta users is now disabled by default

Beta 1.0.1(26) November 13, 2018

  • Improved interface for moving exercises & folders.
  • Improved horizontal layout of Key Selection screen
  • Improved transposition pickers to highlight common transpositions
  • Improved: Added disclosure indicators (chevrons) to exercise folders for clarity.
  • Fixed: possible loop if pause pressed at exactly the wrong time during countoff.
  • Fixed: tapping metronome-start in stop time mode could have the wrong effect.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.

Beta 1.0.1(25) November 5, 2018

  • Improved: When a root is being presented, the rounds counter (upper right) now indicates which round you’re performing (e.g. “6” means the 6th round) rather than the number you’ve already completed (e.g. 5 rounds completed).
  • Fixed: 2 bar countoffs could loop indefinitely
  • Fixed: Audio could occur during countoffs when user settings specified it shouldn’t.
  • Improved: Compacted the design of Exercise Name & Description fields in editing exercise.

Beta 1.0.1(23) November 1, 2018

  • For tempo 120 BMP & higher, root sounds during countoffs are now legato rather than short.
  • Fixed the behavior when the toolbar replaces the tab bar in Edit mode of viewing exercises, and while moving exercises & folders.
  • Fixed bug where incoming calls or invocation of Siri can cause app to crash.
  • numerous other bug fixes and cosmetic & functional improvements.

Beta 1.0.1(18) October 18, 2018

  • Various cosmetic improvements
  • Reinstated subscription purchases. Note that in beta mode all purchases are free but of shortened duration. Yearlong purchases only last one hour, and they auto-renew a total of six times. So you’ll have to “repurchase” daily. (Apple mandates that – sorry.)

Beta 1.0.1(17) October 15, 2018

  • New: Tapping tempo in settings now allows direct keyboard input of tempo.
  • New: Shortcut in Practice screen for selecting keys & key weights: swipe right in middle of the screen (“READY” or a key name)
  • New app icon.
  • Improved glyphs for exercises and for adding exercises & adding folders.

Beta 1.0.1(16) October 6, 2018  (MAJOR UPDATE)

  • New: Sequences of roots. Now you to have audio with exercises that follow chord progressions. Fully customizable.
  • New: Built-in sample exercises now include ii-V’s, tritone subs, Coltrane changes, etc. For now, you’ll need to do Info > Reset to load these.
  • Implemented: moving exercises and exercise folders from one folder to another.
  • Numerous bug fixes.

Beta 1.0.1(15) September 24, 2018

  • Improvement: Context-sensitive settings now appear/disappear in settings list with animation, for clarity.
  • Improvement: Root sounds are staccato during countoffs.
  • Fixed: Title of the first settings section (“Exercise Name”) now displays properly.

Beta 1.0.1(14) September 20, 2018

  • Major restructuring of settings interface for clarity & ease:
    • Clearly distinguish between global settings and exercise-specific settings.
    • All settings of all exercises may be edited now from the Exercise list.
    • Settings are now unified in one page with multiple sections.
    • Shortcuts on Practice page (e.g. tap timer, tap counter, tap tempo) now bring up individual sections of the settings page.

Beta 1.0.1(13) September 2, 2018

  • Addressed an issue where sometimes “Resume Tour” buttons did not appear during the guided tour.

Beta 1.0.1(12) August 30, 2018

  • Implemented workaround for Apple’s shortening of free beta subscriptions, so that beta users don’t need to re-subscribe every few hours.

Beta 1.0.1(11) August 30, 2018  (MAJOR UPDATE)

  • Implemented favorite exercises (for quick access to ones you’re currently working on)
  • New visual indicator for exercises with multiple measures indicates the current measure as it progresses.
  • Exercise/Favorites list: tapping on the current exercise brings you to practice mode (so tapping an exercise twice selects it and then brings you right to where you can practice it.)
  • Exercises/Favorites list: Swiping left on an exercise/folder gives options to favorite & edit & delete.
  • Exercises/Favorites list: Edit mode allows batch-selection of exercises & folders for favoriting & deleting.
  • Implemented monthly/annual premium subscriptions (free to beta users).
  • User now allowed to delete current exercise
  • Pressing settings tab takes you to main settings page, not page last settings page visited
  • Refined the design of exercise list view
  • Added version number and subscription status to the About screen
  • Numerous other fixes and improvements

Beta 1.0.1(8) August 2, 2018

  • new interface for creation of exercises/folders
  • reduced size of main tappable area on Practice screen area to separate it from other buttons
  • relocated the mute/pause button that appears during manual advance
  • fixed bug: new exercises could be created with same id as existing ones, resulting in multiple checkmarks indicating current exercise.
  • expanded main listing of exercises & folders to make entire descriptions visible.

Beta 1.0.1(7) August 1, 2018

  • Implemented QuickTip buttons, added them next to various UI items throughout
  • redesigned onboarding backend, improved functionality
  • fixed assorted bugs

Beta 1.0.1(5)

  • enlarged notes for iPad
  • adjusted top line of display for small screens
  • enhanced appearance of exercises/folders in list (gray count, red ✓)
  • fixed assorted bugs

Beta 1.0.1(4) July 19, 2018

  • addressed issues related to exercise management, introduced in previous version
  • changed default sound to piano
  • added ability to customize range of root sound
  • made all menu type sizes dynamic

Beta 1.0.1(3)

  • layout changes to accommodate iPhone SE / 5 / 5s
  • Improved onboarding

Beta 1.0

  • added pitch range offset
  • made pickers & alerts dismissable by tapping outside
  • four bass sounds now available
  • added UI for choosing between bass sounds