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Bendometer app disappeared - replacement options?
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38 posts
Sep 11, 2020
5:12 AM
I used the Bendometer app quite a bit to practice bending accuracy. Now it seems to have disappeared from the App Store and my iPad. Anyone know what happened? I paid good money for it.

Having noted that, how is Harp Ninja? Any other recommendations?
52 posts
Sep 11, 2020
5:17 AM
JP Allen has a bending app on his site.

6806 posts
Sep 11, 2020
7:25 AM
HarpNinja was a step forward from bendometer back in the day.

I did some early “user-testing” on HarpNinja, and Paul gave me a free upgrade so I know I have it somewhere on my old Mac.

My main issue with it was that I never really understood the point.
Maybe I did but it didn’t really connect with me some reason.
I use a Korg CA-40 tuner for that visual confirmation sort of exercise.
I think harp ninja will teach you scales in different positions and it might even teach in scale degrees as well as notes and keys.
I learned a lot of that basic knowledge through drawing many diagrams of harps and writing out scales and playing arpeggios for chords in different positions and probably felt harp ninja wasn’t going to teach me anything but I think I hadn’t considered it’s potential value as a practice tool with the slot machine addiction factor.
363 posts
Sep 11, 2020
2:06 PM
I use Harp Ninja frequently. Esp If I'm working on a new song or lick. It can record 30 second segments for instant playback so I use that quite a bit..
Let's see I also use it to reference my harps most recently the difference between natural minor harp and harmonic minor stuff like that.
I think the screen size has to be a bit bigger than a phone I think it's 5 by 7 or something along those lines.
I have a couple of Korg things but they are too tiny for me though I don't which ones they are off hand.
39 posts
Sep 11, 2020
7:41 PM
Dai, the JP Allen app is just what I was looking for. Thank you!

I agree with Superbee that the Harp Ninja has a lot of things I don’t need. Some might find it very useful but I know the theory from guitar.

Thanks for all the comments.
364 posts
Sep 12, 2020
4:42 AM
That does look nice and the price is certainly excellent.
1126 posts
Sep 12, 2020
4:46 AM
Sorry for any misspell, english is not my first language.

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