Since 2011, AppCordions has been providing virtual Accordion, Concertina, Flute, Whistle, Bagpipes, and Hammered Dulcimer apps that players can use to play and practice anywhere on authentic-sounding, inexpensive virtual versions of the instruments!
Already have synthesizers or other MIDI equipment? Now you can play music on these devices (external modules or virtual instruments) using the skills you already have on Accordion, Concertina, Flute, Whistle, Bagpipes, or Hammered Dulcimer instead of being limited to playing a piano keyboard! Please check out my MIDI Controller Apps based on traditional musical instruments!
Most of the iPad apps now include support for Audiobus and Inter-App Audio Instruments so they can be used for recording in Apple’s GarageBand for the iPad and many other multitracking and effects apps.
To get started, please choose the instrument you want to play by clicking on the Main Menu above.
Looking for my original “Tradlessons” whistle tune videos? Click here.
Latest App Update
The app emulates the chanter, three drones and
regulators of a full set of Uilleann pipes.
It plays in all the traditional keys of D, C#, C, B, and Bb,
and is fully tuneable as much as +/- 50 cents.
D550 Chromatic Hammered Dulcimer
by Dusty Strings
Experience playing the lush sound of the
Dusty Strings D550 Chromatic Hammered Dulcimer right on your iPad!
Absolutely amazing on the iPad Pro!
Featured Artist – Fernando Arroyo
from Guanajuato, Mexico
Fernando sent this to me, said he was using
the apps to learn about the instrument.
Seven minutes of pure awesomeness on the
Hohner SqueezeBox apps for iPad!
Play my apps on the go, take them on stage and play live, or use them to add traditional instrument sounds to your recordings and soundtracks like these artists:
The apps are perfect for learning and practicing in your apartment, on a work break, when the kids are asleep, or wherever you are. Wherever you have your mobile device, you can play or practice. Play in headphones while waiting for a meeting, or while riding the bus, train, or plane.
On a recent airline trip to visit my parents, I practiced five-row Chromatic Button Accordion in headphones the whole flight back. There’s no way I could have done that with a real accordion, they would have escorted me off the plane in handcuffs and I’d probably would have ended up featured on CNN!
If you want to learn to play any of these instruments but don’t want to invest a lot of money buying a real one, my apps are an inexpensive way to get started. The skills you acquire from playing the apps transfer to the real instruments.
I know this works from first-hand experience. I learned to play B/C button accordion first from my Hohner B/C Melodeon iPad app before getting a real one, and was very quickly able to play tunes on the real instrument.
My apps will give you a realistic experience of playing these instruments for a fraction of the cost of a real one.
I hope you will enjoy playing them as much as I do.