GimmeDaBlues app for iOS: Overview and ongoing developments

Rui Dias, Carlos Guedes

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This paper presents an overview of the GimmeDaBlues app for iOS devices, by Sonicability Inc., which allows the user to play a jazz/blues quartet, playing trumpet and/or keyboard, while being automatically accompanied by a virtual bassist and drummer. The application can also be used as an educational tool as an automatic play-along generator, allowing the user to concentrate on style and timing issues, while the app automatically takes care of selecting the right notes and chords, or used as a handy mobile sketchbook, using the recording and exporting features. A brief survey on related musical apps currently available on the Apple App store will be presented, as well as ongoing developments to include in future versions. CR Categories: H.5.5 [Sound and Music Computing]: Modeling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Symposium on Apps, SA 2012
StatePublished - 2012
EventSIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Symposium on Apps, SA 2012 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Nov 28 2012Dec 1 2012

Publication series

NameSIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Symposium on Apps, SA 2012


OtherSIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Symposium on Apps, SA 2012


  • Blues
  • Entertainment
  • IOS
  • Jazz
  • Mobile
  • Multitouch
  • Music band
  • Rmusic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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