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Apple Watch for Developers: Advice & Techniques from Five Top Professionals by Mark Griffin, Matt Klosterman, Jamie Maison, Ruben Martinez Jr., Gary Riches

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Chapter    5

Developing Notation – Audio to Musical Score

By Jamie Maison, creator of the Notation Watch app

When the Apple Watch was released, it became apparent that the device would allow users to perform specific tasks far quicker than they ever could on the iPhone. It was with this in mind that I decided to create an Apple Watch version of my application Notation, which converts the regular audio from your iPhone’s microphone into musical score and guitar TAB.

The idea behind Notation in the first place was to bring a tool to the hands of musicians that takes the unnecessary complications out of writing music, leaving the user to focus solely on the content. So when the opportunity came to allow users to detect notes even quicker than they ...

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