iReal Pro

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Monday, January 11, 2021
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Description of App

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!

Version

2020.12

Free or Paid

Paid

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone
iPad
iPod Touch

iOS Version

14.3

Accessibility Comments

I've been using this app for a long time now. Ever since I've used it, it's been very accessible. Recently, the developer added support for Voiceover reading out the chord changes when viewing the sheet music in the chart.
Definitely try this app out. :-)

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Developer's Twitter Username

@iRealProApp

Recommendations

2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Matthew Whitaker 2 weeks 1 day ago

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Comments

Submitted by Matthew Whitaker on Monday, January 11, 2021

This app is also available for Mac as well. Works great with Voiceover. :-)

Submitted by WellF on Monday, January 11, 2021

Is there any podcast showing how it works with voiceover? It seems really interesting to learn new songs or different arrangements for songs i already know.

Submitted by Matthew Whitaker on Monday, January 11, 2021

Hi. At the moment, there's not a podcast demoing this app from a blind person's point of view.

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