Play 'n' Practice 4+

The music instrument journal

Arno Pernozzoli

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 10 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Play ‘n’ Practice is a music instrument journal to manage your repertoire and track your music instrument practice.
While offering all required information about the current practice session, Play ‘n’ Practice has been designed for a non-intrusive user experience during your instrument practice.
The management of even complex repertoires is supported by offering several criteria for grouping work by playlists, genre, level and status.
Structured workouts aims to raise the effectiveness of even the shortest practice session by automatically selecting pieces you didn’t play for a long time, scales and arpeggios, individual playlists and more. Finally the diary and statistics supports reviewing your progress, tracking your practice and experience and continuously improving your skills.

Play ‘n’ Practice features in detail

Automated tracking of music instrument practice time
Time tracking based on the individual learning phases of a piece
Comprehensive richt text notes about the practice progress
Long term progress tracking within the integrated diary
Calendar based overview on your daily practice
Progress review, rating and notes on individual practice sessions

*Pro* Workout templates editor to create structured practice sessions
Definition of parts and pieces based on their current learning phase or individual playlists
Automatic selection of pieces, which weren’t practiced for a long time
Automatic time based rotation of pieces in the repertoire
Automatic selection of scales and arpeggio exercises based on the workout structure
Playlist based workouts to practice for a special event
Selection of individual measures on a MusicXML score to focus on difficult passages
*Pro* Integrated recording over the microphone or any other audio device available
Teaching metronome for gradual improvement of difficult passages
Integrated YouTube media player to view referenced videos and tutorials during a workout
Quick navigation between pieces in the workout list
Capability to add other pieces you want to practice on-the-fly during your workout
Inline and full-screen sheet music viewer

Over 3000 pieces registered within the inbuilt database
Predefined ABRSM levels (piano grade) on most pieces
Access to millions of classic and modern works from the MusicBrainz database
Integrated navigator through the registered repertoire based on genre, form, status etc.
Playlist management to group pieces according to the users preferences
Comprehensive description of genre, form and period for easier selection
Reference management for sheet music, videos and web sites also made available during practice
Additional user defined rich text notes
Direct play to immediately start a piece based practice session and track practice time

Integrated sheet music viewer, no need to switch to a different app
Individual annotations, text, freehand and shapes for PDF sheet music on the fly
Selection of individual measures when using MusicXML 3.0 sheet music
Selectable Inline-viewer for individual measures
Top-bar timer and control complication in full screen view
Support for bluetooth foot pedal for page flipping *PDF only, select iOS viewer*

Table and charts statistics showing practice time by selectable date spans
Individual piece statistics for practice time and learning phases
Integrated navigation from a chart item to the daily pieces statistics

What’s New

Version 3.14.2

Fixed selecting audio interface in settings
Fixed repertoire not updating on status change

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Sable4me ,

Excellent Tool for Pianists at all levels.

I’m editing a previous review that was misleading because I misunderstood an important feature of the app. My bad. This is an incredibly valuable tool that helps you select repertoire appropriate to your skill level and then provides excellent guidance and structure in using your practice time to best advantage. The repertoire guide, organized by skill level, lists composers and each piece within a given level. Especially helpful for new and amateur players to avoid selecting works beyond their level and becoming discouraged. I’ve found wonderful, satisfying pieces at my level in far greater number and scope than say in Hutchison’s Literature for the Piano and other similar hard copy references. Very much appreciate having such a helpful, reasonable resource for amateurs like me. Piano practice is finally fun again!

Developer Response ,

thank you for your review. A few words for explanation:
PDFs are not included within the app for copyright reasons. The database consists only in information about the pieces and their composers as explained in the product description. A good source for PDF sheets is I use it extensively besides many commercial sheets e.g. from Henle. Pls. also note that the free version limits the number of workouts you can perform to 5-10.
Feel free to contact me at for further questions. Thank you as well for your hint about the missing contact. I will add my contact email to the about box for the next release.

WickedAxe ,

Great app!!

This is really an incredible app! All previous issues have been corrected. I'm actually a guitarist, but Play n' Practice is thought out better than ANY of the music journal/practice apps I have been able to find. I would like to see a few things incorporated that I think would really benefit it's usefulness to non-piano players, however, I will send a personal email as this app is everything the developer advertises it is! There is nothing better to be found..period! Thank you for your time and commitment to making this the best app of it's kind available!!

Developer Response ,

thank you so much for your review, I'm working intensively these days to remove all the issues reported. An update (3.1.2) is on it's way to the AppStore and will be released soon. Pls. feel free to contact me for further questions under

SierraMike79 ,

Absolutely stellar

I’ve tried several similar apps and this , by far, works the best for me. Invest a little time with the owners manual and/or the online blog to understand the concept of operation for this app to enrich your experience.
What I like
- The MusicBrainz database has all the pieces I’ve searched for — from classical, new age jazz, to show tunes
- the prompt to practice scales appropriate for each piece
- the graphical layout showing my practice time for the day, week, month or year
- support — the developer is very responsive
- repertoire management

I’m still discovering features and tremendously excited about using the app to its full potential

App Privacy

The developer, Arno Pernozzoli, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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