PartPlay is a superb new resource for classical musicians of all ages and abilities. The unique interface allows users to play along with professional musicians, and learn from their musical performance. Filmed and recorded in high quality, players are able to study both the musical interpretation and the technical demands of a growing library of works. Musicians who record for PartPlay are all part of well-established chamber ensembles and are also recognised for their teaching expertise at the main colleges and conservatories in the UK.
Great for music education!
Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert - in fact almost all of our great composers wrote prolific amounts of chamber music, and this is often where we find some of their most profound works. The benefits of exposing students to these masterpieces are well documented, as playing chamber music develops musicianship and encourages collaboration, leadership, responsibility and social skills.
However, it’s not always possible to get together as an ensemble. Sometimes there is a lack of rehearsal space or students simply live too far away from each other to meet on a regular basis. Practising can also be difficult, especially if you are learning an ‘inner’ part out of context. Of course, sometimes you just want to sight read through pieces and discover new repertoire.
With PartPlay you can: And it’s also a lot of fun!
Thanks to the generous support of Thomastik-Infeld and clever technology from the people at PartPlay our app enables you to:
Mute, solo or loop any combination of instruments in real-time.
Record yourself with the professionals.
Slow the music down, and loop it, for those tricky passages.
Download free sheet music for most pieces.
Build your own library of favourites.
Watch player interviews and close-ups videos to really find out how it all fits together.
PartPlay has something for all ages and abilities
Future Repertoire: What shall we record next? Well, perhaps you can help by sending us feedback with your repertoire requests.
- Updated screens and app versions
- Enhancements in overall functionally
Ratings and Reviews
I love this app. The sound quality is excellent and you can mute different players and either just play along with the part you are learning and then add the other parts one by one to get an overview of the different parts the and structure of the entire piece. Watching the performers play really helps and you can learn a lot about bow distribution, for example. and etc. and being able to play with the performers is motivating and fun. The premium version also lets you record your performance in combination with the other parts and loop sections as required.
*Very* limited quartet repertoire — only one quartet in Romantic era.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your feedback - and we agree! Unfortunately the Covid pandemic meant we had to postpone our recording schedule. The good news is that we are now back in the studio and ready to start releasing regularly from next week.
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- Part Play Ltd
- 34 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © PartPlay
- In-App Purchases
- PartPlay Monthly $2.99
- Premium Yearly $15.49
- PartPlay Clarinet Yearly $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.