Guidonian Hand 1.0 released for iOS

Torgau, Germany - Music education software developer, Joerg Garbers today is thrilled to announce the release of Guidonian Hand 1.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. In Medieval music, the Guidonian hand was a mnemonic device used to assist singers in learning to sight-sing. With the app users can learn how it was used and have some fun making music.

This app turns images of the Guidonian hand into a keyboard which users can play. Users can also play on photos of real hands thanks to hand recognition. Each joint and tip of a finger is a key which plays an instrument tone, a SolFa solmization syllable or a MIDI pitch.

Guido of Arezzo or Guido d'Arezzo (c. 991-992 - after 1033) was an Italian music theorist and pedagogue of High medieval music. Guido developed new techniques for teaching, such as staff notation and the use of the "ut-re-mi-fa-sol-la" (do-re-mi-fa-so-la) mnemonic (solmization).

In teaching, an instructor would indicate a series of notes by pointing to them on their hand, and the students would sing them. The notes of the gamut were mentally superimposed onto the joints and tips of the fingers of the left hand.

Language Support:
* English and German

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 14.5 or later
* Universal app, optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 34.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Guidonian Hand 1.0 is free for a limited time and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music Education category.

Dr. Joerg Garbers - Softwareentwicklung
Guidonian Hand 1.0
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Dr. Joerg Garbers - Softwareentwicklung was founded in 2010 in Torgau, Germany by computer scientist Dr.-Ing. Joerg Garbers. The company develops music applications and offers Mac and iOS software development services. Dr. Garbers wired his piano when he was 17. He has worked in computational music research projects since 1998. He ported Rubato(R) from NextStep(TM) to Mac OS X(R), integrated OpenMusic, Humdrum and Rubato and built a music retrieval system for Dutch folk song melodies. Since 2010 he develops music education apps. Copyright (C) 2021 Dr. Joerg Garbers - Softwareentwicklung. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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