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~
“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.
Have a virtual band accompany you as you practice
• Choose from 47 different accompaniment styles (Swing, Ballad, Gypsy Jazz, Bluegrass, Country, Rock, Funk, Reggae, Bossa Nova, Latin,...)
• 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 import any songs you want
• 1000s of songs can be imported 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 AudioBus and guitar connection kits
• Support for AirTurn™ and other bluetooth page turners
Always backup your songs!
The applications iReal Pro - Music Book & Play Along was published
in the category Music on 2008-12-02 and
was developed by Technimo LLC.
The file size is 60.35 MB.
The current version is 7.0.1 and works well on
9.1 and high ios versions.
I think this app is extremely helpful, but I do wish there was a way to start in various places within the tune. I'd also like to be able to loop specific parts of the tune in order to help students practice. I'm a jazz teacher, so these features are a must in lessons. This would make it more like Smart Music, which is a GREAT practice tool.
This app is sort of a scaled down, community driven Band in a Box. I own BIAB but in order to use it to practice I have to be at my computer, patch cables and so forth. This is much quicker and the quality is surprisingly good. Not as good as BB with a killer GM synt, but actually better that BB with the default one. And yes, it can transpose the songs. Bonus: it shows you the piano chords. No more counting notes for me (I am a guitarist)
I play bass, tenor sax and guitar and have been using this app for about 4 years. It has almost always exceeded my expectations and my band mates feel the same! Recently I ran into a transposition problem on one of the exercises that I probably caused by editing it before I mastered the editing function. Tech support worked with me to try to fix it, without success. So they simply sent me a fresh, untinkered version of the exercise which works perfectly! I highly recommend this app!!!
I love the Real Book and all of the songs in it. Now I can easily play along with a band to the songs I like. If I can't find a song I like then I can just create it myself. My guitar teacher actually recommended this app to me and it was money well spent. I highly recommend this app!!!!
I love this app! I'd give it 10 stars if I could. Good instrumentation, easy editing and song creation, some killer real book collections you can get off of the forum. A must have practice tool for jazz and blues players. Update... After using it for several more months now, I love this app even more. Very easy to program in the arrangements of the songs we play with decent accompaniment, a very serious tool for such a great price. Buy it for sure!!
This app has helped me go from a "struggling" bass player to a "getting it together" bass player. Highly recommend this app to any musician.
I use this all the time to practice jazz standards that my music teacher suggests to study and he's impressed with it too. It would be nice if they allowed you to type lyrics along with the chords, for performers that sing while playing, e.g., guitar or bass. It's still a great tool for my practicing.
Great app! Great community support! Lots of songs to choose from!
Wish I had this growing up - easy to transpose and awesome tips on chords and scales. 6 stars.
Massimo and his team have created an app that every single jazz student or working professional needs to have. I use it in my teaching and I've used it on the gig. It's ease-of-use has translated into it becoming an absolute utility. Bravo! Worth every penny x10.
Come through in a pinch for most songs!
This app is a must-have for any jazz musician who wants to continuously better themselves and learn new charts. It's too bad that when purchased, you can't use it on both your iPhone and your Mac though, you have to repurchase it. Perfect textbook for an improvisation class though!
I think this is THE essential app for aspiring jazz musicians. On the gig it is great to have the transpose feature. Chord names are easy to read, even on a phone except for the longest charts. I've also used the desktop app a few times to create charts from scratch which I then easily emailed to other band mates as PDFs for those that don't use stuff like this or in the iReal format for the smarties that do. ;) I use the app to practice melodies and solo ideas. I always push my students to use it, too. The only downside with this app does not actually have anything to do with iReal Pro but is related to copyright law: the melodies of these tunes are protected under copyright law so the app cannot include the melodies. There are no notes, only chord names so you need another resource (sometimes illegal) to learn the melodies. This can sometimes be hard if someone wants to sit in, change the original key, but doesn't know how to come in at he head of the tune without a melody guide note. That's why you gotta study tunes everyday! All this to say that iReal Pro is an amazing resource for any student or professional in jazz. Easily 5 stars
Invaluable learning aid!
It does everything: It has access to hundred of tunes through downloadable lists or individually through the forum. It easily transposes for access to a Bb and Eb charts or for working with singers. Any song can be turned into a practice track for which you can control key, rhythmic feel, tempo, etc. And it beats hell out of carrying big fakebooks to the gig. Instead all the charts you'll ever need are on your phone.
The newIRealPro is an amazing teaching tool. In this day where there is very little desire to play with others, the entire system gives the student an opportunity to play with the sound track. That facet alone helps tremendously!!!
I have used this app for years as my backup band for solo Cocktail and Dinner gigs. I use only the drum and bass parts, as the piano parts just gets in my way. The app works great on recordings as well. It sound like real people playing behind you.
Excellent app. Well worth it. I highly recommend it.