Learn That Song (PLAY Edition) — Looping for the Music app [previously iLift]

Category: 

Description of App: 

"Play music by ear"

Learn That Song (PLAY Edition) is a musical assistant that helps you learn to play your favourite songs.

It can control the Music app (including streaming Apple Music songs), loop parts of a song, display a waveform, and rewind or fast forward like a tape
player.

You can use it without reading complicated instructions, managing files, or understanding English; you can even operate it without looking at the screen
(!).

Use your ears to learn jazz solos, fiddle tunes, math rock, indigenous music, classical pieces, Lady Gaga, ... Whatever grooves you, this app will help
you develop your listening ability.

* * * FEATURES * * *

• Control the Music app
• Control Apple Music songs while streaming
• Loop sections or the entire song
• Save sections for later
• See and scroll waveform of song
• Coarse speed change
• Rewind and fast forward like a tape player
• Repeat songs, albums, or playlists
• Navigate playlists
• View metadata (Title, Artist, Album, etc...) without truncation
• Start playing from the Music app and continue here
• Stream songs via AirPlay
• No file management: works with any song in the Music app
• VoiceOver support
• No complicated instructions
• Universal app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

* * * SUPPORT/FEEDBACK * * *

From within the app, tap the question mark icon, then select 'Send Feedback'.

* * * TWO FLAVOURS * * *

Learn That Song comes in two flavours - REMIX and PLAY. Both of them have similar features and share the same look and feel.

Use REMIX Edition to change the speed, key, or tuning of the song; it has high quality sound adjustments.

Use PLAY Edition to work with playlists or streaming Apple Music songs. It’s like a remote control for the Music app, so you can start playing there and
finish here!

Both will be useful on your musical journey.

What's New in Version 2.6.4

• VoiceOver support
• Available in French
• Bug fixes

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

2.6.4 build 19

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

9.3.2

Accessibility Comments: 

This is essentially a remote control for the Apple Music app. As such it will work on music you have downloaded to your device, as well as streaming content from Apple Music. It's companion app in the transcriber bundle, Learn That (Remix,) must me used for high quality pitch and tempo changes and will only work on music that has been downloaded to your device.

To use the app you set the in and out points of the loop by double tapping on those buttons as a song is playing. But the unique feature is that once it's created you can shift it forward or back in the song. So once it's the right length for the chorus it will probably work on the verse as well. This makes it very easy to learn material on the fly. You can also speed up or slow down the track. You can also save loops and regions in different songs and jump between them instantly. I hope to do a podcast on this in the near future. In the original version all the buttons had cryptic file names that were not meant to be read by the user, but in the current version all of this has been addressed.
One button called volume root module is actually the airplay button, but this is a minor inconvenience. the developer said this is an Apple control and the label can't be edited.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

As with most of these apps this was created by a one man operation. The developer has been absolutely fantastic, and has committed to do his best to make all his apps accessible to Voiceover. These include a metrinome called Ticker, Quick Recorder, and iLift Remix, a part of the iLift Transcriber bundle. I helped to test this app under Test Flight, and within a week he created this new version with hints for key features and all buttons clearly labeled. I want to thank Resanno personally for joining our community.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@rosano