Instruments & Gear

Hal Leonard's the Bass Fitness and Guitar Fitness apps are based on the books of the same name by composer, bassist, and author Josquin Des Pres.

Having written 18 books, including books for aspiring musicians with advice on the music industry and different careers available in music, his most successful are ones on bass and guitar instruction, including Bass Fitness and Guitar Fitness. These two successful instructional books provide bass and guitar players with a variety of finger exercises to develop techniques to be successful in music today, and to help musicians increase speed, improve dexterity, develop accuracy and promote finger independence.

The Bass Fitness and Guitar Fitness apps bring the variety of finger exercises into a digital format that is easy to follow, even for non-tech savvy users. Presented in a chronological format, users will move up chromatically in half steps through the exercises until they've mastered the fretboard exercises. Each exercise in the apps also features a Transport panel below it, allowing the user to listen to the exercise as it should be played, while allowing the user to then record themselves while playing the exercise. From the Table of Contents section, users are able to track their progress through the app exercises.

The Bass Fitness app is available for $6.99, while the Guitar Fitness app is available for $4.99. Both apps are available for iOS.

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