Practice makes perfect. iReal Pro offers an easy-to-use tool to help musicians of all levels master their art. It simulates a real-sounding band that can accompany you as you practice. The app also lets you create and collect chord charts of your favorite songs for reference. ~One of Time Magazine's 50 Best Inventions of 2010~ Used by thousands of music students, teachers and some of the world’s top music schools such as Berklee College of Music and Musicians Institute. “It’s the perfect technology for a practicing musician: high-quality digital audio, mixable, transposable into any key and completely mobile. Now every aspiring musician has a backup band in their pocket.” – Tim Westergren, Pandora Founder • It's a Book: Create, edit, print, share and collect chord charts of your favorite songs for reference while practicing or performing. • It's a Band: Practice with a realistic sounding piano (or guitar), bass and drum accompaniments for any downloaded or user-created chord chart. FEATURES: Have a virtual band accompany you as you practice • Choose from the included 51 different accompaniment styles (Swing, Ballad, Gypsy Jazz, Bluegrass, Country, Rock, Funk, Reggae, Bossa Nova, Latin,...) and even more styles are available as in-app purchases • Personalize each style with a variety of sounds including piano, Fender Rhodes, acoustic and electric guitars, acoustic and electric basses, drums, vibraphone, organ, and more • Record yourself playing or singing along with the accompaniment Play, edit, and download any songs you want • 1000s of songs can be downloaded from the forums in a few simple steps • Edit existing songs or create your own with the Editor • The Player will play any song that you edit or create • Create multiple editable playlists Improve your skills with the included chord diagrams • Display guitar, ukulele tabs and piano fingerings for any of your chord charts • Look up piano, guitar and ukulele fingerings for any chord • Display scale recommendations for each chord of a song to help with improvisations Practice in the way, and at the level, that you choose • Includes 50 exercises for practicing common chord progressions • Transpose any chart to any key or to number notation • Loop a selection of measures of a chart for focused practicing • Advanced practice settings (automatic tempo increase, automatic key transposition) • Global Eb, Bb, F and G transposition for horn players Share, print, and export – so your music follows you wherever you need it! • Share individual charts or whole playlists with other iReal Pro users via email and the forums • Export charts as PDF and MusicXML • Export audio as WAV, AAC and MIDI • Support for AirTurn™ and other bluetooth page turners • Upload your songs and playlists to iCloud for safekeeping and for synchronization across any of your iCloud enabled devices such as iPhone, iPad or Mac Always backup your songs!
I haven’t used this app in a while and I needed backing tracks and I remembered iReal Pro! It is so wonderful! It’s still alive! It’s updated! If you are a soloist and need to woodshed, this is THE go to app for backing tracks!!
Love this app. I think it would be so cool if it was also AuV3, so I could make it a track in Aum, and apply effects to it and Jam along!
I do a solo on piano at a restaurant. I have my iPad by my side playing the bass with a nice rhythm section. It’s not meant to replace live musicians but it’s the next best thing.
I love this app. It can use a few more features to put it as a very versatile tool. Tempo change on selected measures, style changes on selected measures, complete stop(no overtone) would make this the most used in practice session and gig. Why not add these simple functions. If anything the latest version has a more confusing interface.
Have to admit I’ve had the app for a few years, just diving into it but it is terrific. I’ve played in various groups over the years but starting a jazz team with a singer and me on piano. Nice to have a variety of back up musicians for live shows. It is indeed terrific for practice and learning new charts but the back up music sounds great through a sound system. Great performance and great value.
I’ve been using the app for practice for years. They keep improving it and respond to questions immediately. I know people complain about their moving to a paid version but we’ll worth it to support their continued development.
This app is absolutely the best for jazz backing tracks. It has other genres yes but it does jazz the best. Much more versatility than a YouTube backing track or something like that as you can change the tempo, key, number of repeats, etc. Great community too. I only wish they made a PC version so I could use this with my laptop. Worth every penny!
This is the best app for musicians who are practicing solo or prepping for a gig, hands down.
To you have a patient rhythm section willing to play despite all my mistakes is priceless.
IMO, IReal Pro is essential for all singers/musicians. As a singer, we tend to learn music differently (playing by ear) than musicians with an instrument. Because of this, there tends to be gaps in the learning music process. When I bought the iReal Pro app, I quickly realized those music gaps were filled- for example, charting. Full disclosure-I did take a recent irp class. Alot of the class was focused on the edit mode/charting. After I got used to the edit mode and creating my own charts (in a small amount of time), I found this process very easy and fun. The irp cons would be to put more detail in the step-by-step instruction videos per device and slow down each step please. I found even stopping the video/s and rewinding each step ended up taking longer. I say all this because this was the reason I took the class-to get a better irp understanding. Also, a longer template would be helpful. Is it possible to create/add as many bars as the tune calls for? 😃 Maybe in the future, irp could expand to a window desktop version other than a 3rd party version ? Recently I had a few irp troubleshooting issues and Warren, one of the support team members worked with me throughout the day via email to get them resolved. He was very e-mail responsive which I appreciated. I was relieved that it was the same person I was dealing with too. Warren was very helpful ! Cost of app is reasonably priced which is very much appreciated too. All in all, I’ve had a great experience with the iReal Pro app and the support team . Highly recommend! Thank you so much for creating this wonderful app! 👍🙏👍