Appcompanist is truly a gift. My students have benefited so much from it and as their professor I am able to support them in real time by using this tool. In small colleges where their are not enough accompanists to be in every performance class, this tool has been a life saver. Thank you for creating it and offering it at such a reasonable price. I highly recommend this app to all professors and students. You will not regret your decision and your investment in yourself by subscribing to this amazing app!
The amount of repertoire available and the controls at hand to adapt for your style is as good as it can get absent a real life pianist. Even better, this was so helpful at the start of the Covid 19 crisis. I was able to make a recording of some lenten pieces to send to my church job, rather than going into the city and the church and risk being exposed or exposing others during this pandemic. I emailed the developers about my intended usage and they quickly responded with the green light. As an active performer and teacher, I feel the subscription price is worth it. Thank you AppCompanist.
I think this is an excellent app, but my one big complaint is that a lot of the recordings aren’t in tempo making them very difficult to practice with. It’s one thing if the singer is creating the rubato but when the accompanist is doing it it’s quite difficult to follow especially since in a lot of romantic pieces the accompaniment can be sparse making tempo impossible to predict. If these are meant to be used for practice, they should be strictly in time so the singer is able to count properly.
My initial impression is that this is a useful app for warmups, but it would be nice if it displayed the warmup in notation along with the syllables.
Love love love this app. It has totally freed up teaching for me so I can focus on the student and not limping along on the accompaniment. I also contacted customer support about some songs that I frequently teach and the response from them was incredibly fast, helpful, and productive. Cannot say enough good things about this app.
As a voice teacher and singing professional, when I heard about this app, I subscribed to it right away (for short term use). I quickly realized how wonderful this is for a voice teacher who, with decent, but not concert abilities, plays piano for my students lessons, which locks me at the piano, or else I’d need to hire a pianist, which isn’t financially feasible for the student base I have. From the inception of this app, it has slowly grown in its rep list, the ability to stop/start, change keys, etc is fabulous. I’ve really appreciated that the company WANTS to make it better. Anytime I’ve found an issue, I’ve brought it to their attention and they fix it and make changes. They are always listening to their subscribers because they want this to be something that is usable for a LONG time. And as a subscriber, I want this to be around for a LONG time too! Thank you, Appcompanist for trying to make our musical lives better.
I think that this app is cool but I feel there needs to be some additions to it 1. Add more music genres and songs. At auditions sometimes they want you to sing a specific genre and it would be nice to have more genres and more songs to be able to pick from and sing and I feel that it’s limited. 2. I think that if you want to buy the sheet music that you should and maybe only pay for the sheet music and have it play the song instead of a subscription. A lot of us go to school and I feel it’s a bit much with the amount for the subscription and even the 3.99 one is only for 6 songs. 3. Have an option to print out your sheet music and practice with the app for the song for your audition. I feel like many of us would like to have that option so that you can go back and practice parts of the song to improve on and have an accompanist to play the song. Thank you
Absolutely love this app! The freedom I have with the fermata button, tempo and key changes, the beautiful recordings, and the overall variety of repertoire make this app extremely unique and special! AND I love that it is accessible with VoiceOver! Perfect for both sighted and non-sighted singers! Can't wait to see what's next for this revolutionary app! 💖🎶☺️
This app works really well, I never run into issues with it. Well worth the money for the subscription.
Appcompanist is incredibly useful and user-friendly! Every feature is conceived with the singer and teacher in mind—including variable tempo, key, fermata, melody slider, and new tools to cut and edit excerpts. All of these fancy features would be pointless if there was not an extensive repertoire library with thousands of classical and music theater songs played by professional collaborative pianists. As a voice teacher and singer, I use Appcompanist daily in the studio. Much of the standard classical repertoire and standard-to-new musical theatre rep is available. It is especially helpful for contemporary music theater songs like “Waving Through A Window”. I’m a decent pianist, but I can’t play that! In preparing for my own performances, I was delighted to find the entire Bernstein song cycle, “I Hate Music!”. I’ve sung it before and am relearning it for a Bernstein at 100 concert. It’s very tricky! By the time I rehearse with my live accompanist, I will have solidly prepared thanks to Appcompanist. Whatever sorcerery created this digital magic, I thank you!