This user guide explains how to use the Instrumentive app developed by Stonekick.
Do you play a musical instrument? Use Instrumentive to practice more effectively and improve your playing:
When you first use Instrumentive you will be asked to sign in. This lets us back up any data you put into the app which is handy if you loose your phone with a year’s worth of practice data!
You will also be able to access your data on any device which you log into.
Instrumentive has 5 different tabs:
On the Homescreen you can quickly see what you have been practicing and view your summary practice stats.
In Goals you can set goals to work towards and record your progress.
The Library lists everything you have been practicing in one place - pieces, exercises, scales, and anything else you want to include.
You are likely to spend most of your time in the Practice sessions tab. This is where you track every time you practice. You also have the option to record your practice sessions.
Recordings lets you see everything you have recorded using the app. You can create new recordings from within a practice session.
Tap START on the homescreen to record your first practice session.
Here you can record each piece or exercise that you are practicing.
Once you have added a practice item you will be taken to the session activity screen.
Start the Timer to see how long you practice for (1.)
Set a target if you want to practice for a certain amount of time (2.)
You can also choose to record your session (3.)
There is an in-built metronome on this screen if you need help keeping time (4.)
Keep using Instrumentive to record your practice and you will soon have a handy log of everything you have done.
You can add a template for items that you practice over and over again, which saves you having to input everything separately each time.
You can do this in the ‘Sessions’ tab by tapping .
Here you can add any practice items that you want to cover. You can also add how long you want to practice for.
You can use tags to organise your data.
Look out for the ‘Add a tag…’ buttons to add a tag to any Piece, Goal, Practice Session, or Recording. You will then be able to filter your data by these tags.
You can also organise your tags into categories. For example you could have one category for instruments, one for composers, or one for different skill areas.
If you need help or have a feature request please get in contact with us at [email protected].
Sure, when you add a session you can tap on the date at the top to change it. You can add future dates as well as past ones.
You should see a pencil icon next to the practice timer. Tap on this to manually inuput a time.
You can swipe left or right to delete an individual item from the app. If you want to delete lots of items long press on one to bring up the delete action mode. You can then highlight everything you want to delete.
You can manage your subscription through the Google Play or Apple App store. In Instrumentive, if you go to ‘Account’ in the main app menu you should see a button to manage your subscription which will link to the correct store.