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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.

 

 

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.

New Release: The Love Suite Volume I

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LE Love Suite Vol IWe’re pleased to release a new interactive collection of music by The Love Experiment, an experimental hip-hop soul group. Many of the artists in The Love Experiment hail from New Orleans and were trained at NOCCA, Berklee College of Music, and the New England Conservatory. A teaser of the interactive content is available here.

The Love Suite Vol 1 is a Tutti original production that was created in June 2013. We think fans will be drawn to the authentic and sophisticated sound of the band. Sing, or play your favorite instrument, with this band in an intimate studio setting.

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Currently, the first song in the collection Bliss is available for free.

New Release: Modern Masters of New Orleans

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MMNO-TIAT-Vol-I-Barbarin-Powell-MasakowskiTutti Music Player released its first volume of New Orleans jazz music! The volume features music videos by New Orleans music legends Lucien Barbarin, Shannon Powell, and Steve Masakowski.

This is a great collection for musicians looking to learn to play jazz with some of the best jazz musicians in the world.

Guitar players will love the guitar play-along with Steve Masakowski. Looking for online drum lessons? Play the trombone? Or want to learn to play the tambourine? With Tutti Music Player you can now learn to play the guitar, learn to play drums,  and practice other instruments with some of New Orleans most respected musicians.

The interactive music collection accompanies a yet to be released movie about New Orleans music, Tradition is a Temple. If you’re a New Orleans music fan, but don’t play an instrument, you’ll still enjoy the collection. Find the New Orleans jazz collection featuring Lucien Barbarin, Shannon Powell and Steve Masakowski here: www.tuttiplayer.com

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New Release: Essential Grooves

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eg_logo_hpTutti Music Player released the Tutti Essential Grooves collection, produced and used by professors of Berklee College of Music, on iPad. These grooves help students learn how to play and compose music in genres ranging from the American classics, to Soul, to Afro-Carribean. The 23 interactive grooves complement the Essential Grooves  music text book authored by three Berklee professors and published by Sher Music Company. The Tutti collection features ten master artists.

 Essential Grooves is an essential book for any musician and an invaluable tool for teachers. Written by three great artists, who happen to be amazing teachers, and who fully understand the meaning of grooves. Thank you for this wonderful gift. I love it and I have already put it to use with my own writing. Now I want to go back to school.”

— Tim Ries (composer, producer and saxophonist for the Rolling Stones) 

Essential Grooves is used in music classrooms in universities and high schools around the world. Find out more about the book and purchase a digital edition here.

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New Release: Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

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We just released this year’s music education videos featuring Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center for the Essentially Ellington 2012 – 2013 high school jazz band competition.

The interactive music collection features six big band songs composed by Duke Ellington and performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis. With Tutti Music Player, students can now study music alongside the world’s most accomplished jazz musicians.

If you are participating in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington program, email us for access to the music: support (at) tuttidynamics.com

We look forward to hearing from you and can’t wait for this year’s Essentially Ellington competition!

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