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 50 different accompaniment styles (Swing, Ballad, Gypsy Jazz, Bluegrass, Country, Rock, Funk, Reggae, Bossa Nova, Latin,...) and 12 blues styles available as a one-time In-App purchase • 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 git this app a long time ago and had forgotten about it. It popped up on my radar yesterday and I am so in love all over again. And now that I am a better pianist than I was before I see even more just how special this app really is. Highly recommended.
This app is absolutely amazing!! I am a big jazz person and I use this app in almost every practice session. LOVE THIS APP!!
I absolutely love this app. So very helpful. Nancy
It has been invaluable for my practice. Nothing negative to say; I’ll come back and give it 5 stars when they add the ability to transpose songs to every key, including enharmonic keys. As of right now, I have to edit tracks manually if I want to be able to practice them in both sharp and flat keys. If I want to play songs written in Ab in a sharp key, such as C#, I have to rewrite any chords that have flats and make them sharps—and I have to do it for every sharp key. Honestly though, it’s an awesome app.
I love this app and have been using it for years and it’s only gotten better and better. Best money I’ve ever spent. The only thing I have wanted for a long time but have yet to see is a loop feature. I’ve always wanted to loop certain sections of a tune to practice specific changes and I’ve had to go and record myself somewhere that I can loop it. It’s just a bit of a hassle and I’d love to be able to loop however many specific bars to practice hard spots with ease. Again, I love the app and everything you all have done with it over the years so please continue doing what you’re doing and thank you so much!
I have been playing music all my life and iReal is my favorite practice tool! In the past, I used it on gigs to accompany a singer when we didn’t have a chart. I really appreciated the ability to change to any key. Nowadays, I use it as a practice tool, and it’s fantastic! It’s very comparable to Band-in-a-Box but much cheaper— and easier to use on a phone. Now, you just need to add some more musical styles.
To have access to library of this size years ago would have cost you hundreds of dollars. The ability to transpose, edit, create charts, and have customizable accompaniment tracks is absolutely amazing. IReal pro is one of the best resources and best values out there.
I use this app all the time, as a guide when I’m in a jam session and to practice. I love being able tho build flexibility by playing a song in every key, practicing both solo parts and rhythm. I also create charts with particular arrangements so that band members or someone sitting in with the band can practice to the same chart, tempo and rhythm. I have also used an IReal Pro chart as a backing track in a live performance if I am singing and playing flute. I did find it difficult initially to learn how to set up a chart or add pieces to an existing chart, but once I learned that, it’s fairly easy.
Bought this app after seeing a few tutorials about using it to export midi data over to iOS Garageband. I tried it and it worked perfectly, allowing me to bring a song over to GB and change out instruments, change keys and tempo to fit my needs. I’ve only started exploring this app but from my initial experiment, I can see this as a SUPERB Garageband companion and to help me improve my lead guitar skills by practicing over song arrangements. Amazing app right here!
Simply the Best