Tutti works with musician Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah to create the STRETCH MUSIC APP

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We’re excited to unveil our latest project.

We worked with Grammy nominee, composer, producer and musician, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, to create an interactive audio experience for his latest album Stretch Music. The album is currently at the top of the jazz charts.

THE STRETCH MUSIC App, is brand-new interactive album that gives the user full customization over their listening and practicing experience through separate, adjustable audio tracks.

  •  Dissect each song on the album and listen to each part, or combination of parts, isolated from the rest
  •  Build the perfect environment to play over by controlling the customized audio channels of every instrument
  •  Mute, solo, pan and fade any instrument, along with tempo control and looping
  •  Access sheet music scores and parts

What is Stretch Music?

Stretch Music refers to the new musical expression Christian developed that stretches Jazz music. Scott calls Stretch Music “genre blind.” It encompasses many musical forms, languages, textures, conventions, cultures, and processes as a “means of extending the dialogue of the human condition across the lines of cultural and genre based barriers.”

How did The Stretch Music App Begin?

As a music student at the New Orleans Center of Creative Arts (NOCCA) and Berklee College of Music, Christian knew first-hand the existing library of “play-along” recordings were ill-equipped to sate the cravings of young musicians hoping to learn from their influencers through emulation. With the intention of releasing his next recording with an accompanying offering students could play along with, he sought out Darren Hoffman, the lead designer of the Tutti Player .

In February 2015, at a coffeehouse in uptown New Orleans, we met with Christian and his team to discuss building an interactive album with features based on the Tutti Music Player App. Christian’s goals for a stand-alone, audio interactive player of his next album were serendipitously in line with our vision for our core technology, and Christian’s multilayered music proved to be the perfect content for this immersive listening and practicing experience. Thus, the STRETCH MUSIC APP was born.

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Download the App on iTunes here.

If you are a musician, composer, or producer, and want to learn how this technology could work with your music, we would love to hear from you!  Contact us here.

 

 

Live Tutti Recording at Bridge

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Saturday night’s AES VIP event at Bridge Recording featuring The New Royales brought together an incredible crowd, band and company sponsors including Blue Microphones, Triad-Orbit, and next Level Mastering. Stay tuned for the upcoming Tutti release!

 

Teacher Spotlight: Pete Lewis

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It’s the back to school season and we’d like to take a moment to highlight one of our favorite teachers: Pete Lewis. Pete found Tutti in the app store and used the Essential Grooves collection with his high school students.  Pete is an impressive musician and teacher based in Colorado. We’ve really enjoyed getting to know him. You can find out more about his music here.

Pete Lewis

Pete Lewis

Name: Pete Lewis

School:  Monarch High School, Louisville, Colorado

What do you teach? For how long have you been teaching?

I’ve taught Jazz Band for 25 years.

Are you in a band outside of school? What instrument(s) do you play?

I freelance on saxophone and woodwinds. I have played with the Colorado Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, The Temptations, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, etc. I lead two jazz groups, Colorado Composers Big Band and Expeditions.

What is your proudest moment as a musician and/or teacher?

There have been many great moments as a musician which gives me great motivation as a teacher. My greatest moments are are making positive impacts on my students’ lives-musically or just in a general way.

What is the best advice you ever received?

Stay positive in spite of what may surround you……

Do have a tip for teachers using new technology in the classroom?

It should be a tool for opening new pathways of learning and self discovery.

Thanks Pete!

Would you like to nominate a teacher for our teacher spotlight? Please send their name our way!

Get Jazzed at Children’s Museum of Manhattan

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Screen Shot 2014-06-28 at 2.16.26 PMA new exhibit at Children’s Museum of Manhattan introduces young visitors to the joy of jazz and features legends such as Bill Bojangles Robinson, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington. Colorful photos and quotes adorn the walls. Live concerts sponsored by Harlem Jazz Museum and Jazz at Lincoln Center play regularly.

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The Tutti Music Player is installed in a large touch screen so that visitors can interact with the members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra playing Ellington’s Royal Garden Blues.

The exhibit runs through December 2014. You can find more information about the exhibit here.

 

Tutti at TechCrunch Disrupt 2014

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After winning the TechCrunch Pitch Event in New Orleans, Tutti participated in TechCrunch Disrupt NY.

Thanks to the TechCrunch team for a great event!

Check out the Tutti Player we presented! iOS-Product-Page-v7-App-Store-Button

 

 

Music Rising at Tulane Launches New Site

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This month a new website was launched by Tulane’s Center for the Gulf Coast South and Music Rising, a non-profit started by legendary producer Bob Ezrin, U2′s The Edge, and a host of other industry partners. Tutti Dynamics partnered with Tulane and Music Rising to provide interactive educational content for this special project.

The innovative website features a curriculum, original content, artists’ biographies and instructional programs designed to increase the study of the Gulf South’s rich musical cultures among schoolchildren and scholars alike. Tutti Music Player featuring content from New Orleans masters musicians is featured in the Resources section.iOS-Product-Page-v7-App-Store-Button

Read more at Silicon Bayou.

 

New Release: Introduction to Guitar

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 We’re happy to announce the release of a beginner guitar collection composed and performed by Thaddeus Hogarth. These songs complement the Introduction to Guitar course that Thaddeus teaches on the Coursera platform.

Sign in and check out the beginner guitar songs here.

Thaddeus Hogarth is an award-winning singer/songwriter and guitar faculty at Boston’s famed Berklee College of Music. You can learn more about his music on his website.

Born in England and raised in St. Kitts, West Indies, multi-instrumentalist Thaddeus Hogarth brings a diverse set of musical influences to his work. As an original recording artist, he leads a powerhouse unit delivering a collection of serious funk-rock R&B tunes that make you stop, listen and groove.

Thaddeus has previously shared the bill or stage with the likes of such legends as Tower of Power, Ernie Isley, Average White Band, Fred Wesley (James Brown), Bernie Worrell (Parliament Funkadelic), Matt Schofield, Steve Kimock, The Neville Brothers, Eric Gales, Johnny Winter and James Montgomery.

As an educator, Thaddeus has authored a highly acclaimed guitar instructional book, “Funk/R&B Guitar: Creative Solos, Grooves and Sounds” on Hal Leonard/Berklee Press. This book outlines his unique approach to guitar instruction. This is explored in depth in his Berklee Music Online Course: Funk R&B Guitar.

His “Intro to Guitar” course on Coursera has been featured on the Today Show and NBC and enrollment has surpassed 120,000 students around the world.

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