-PlayAlong Cello listens as you play your instrument, guiding you through the melody of a selected song.
-Choose to play any of the 250+ songs and scales from our music library.
-You can share your experience by recording a performance and sending it to friends, family, and teachers. You can also include your proficiency score and performance history.
-You can choose the settings that complement your skill.
-Using the default Wait Mode, the app steps through each note of the song waiting for you to play the correct pitch and duration.
-At the end of each song you are presented with a proficiency score showing how many of each note were played correctly on the first attempt.
-Cumulative statistics of the total correct notes, consecutive correct notes, and songs played correctly are available.
-The Stats-display presents a list of all the songs, showing which you have played, highest score, and how many of the notes you were able to play.
-The History feature keeps track of scores for each performance of each song you have played.
-Beginners can choose to have finger charts displayed under each note on the staff as they play.
-Touching the finger chart lets you hear that note.
-Pushing the play button allows you to hear the whole song.
-You can also choose to display only the note names under the staff, or to see a full screen of music.
-You can enable Manual mode and play the song with your own interpretation, using the display like traditional sheet music.
-The Transposition feature lets you shift the pitch of a song's notes, up or down allowing you to customize the range of a song.
-Using Game Center you can track and share your stats and your song progress.
-The Tempo feature allows you to adjust the tempo of the song.
-The Loop option allows you to play a song over and over uninterrupted.
-PlayAlong Cello comes with more than 100 free songs.
-The Categorized Song Page presents you with additional songs, and scales from our expanding library. The song list includes ratings of Easy, Intermediate, and Advanced to help you choose your next piece.
-Check out the AtPlayMusic Page for the PlayAlong apps of your other favorite instruments.
- A fix to enable three songs inadvertently deactivated in the low priced Mega Song Pack.
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Ratings and Reviews
Great even for adult learners
I am 46 years old, and this has been a very fun app to get started with. I re-learning how to play the cello on my own after 20 some years, and this has been a very encouraging way to get started. It has lots of supports like the visual string note placement, and lets you know which notes you missed. You can see your progress which is very encouraging and motivating.
One glitch the app has is with the listing of songs. Sometimes it lists them in order of when you last played them, which is great, but sometimes it randomly goes back to alphabetical listing. And sometimes it doesn’t connect to audio to hear your playing, so you have to reboot the app.
I bought the Megapack after playing around with the free songs for about a week or two, and that $5 purchase will probably last me the next year.
Overall, this has really enhanced my learning experience. Is it pedagogically sound? Probably not - it makes you a little lazy with the key signature when all you have to do is look at the finger and string placement. But I’m not aiming to be a concert cellist - I just want to come home from work and tootle around on the instrument for fun. This app makes it fun!
No D major
It’s a great app, but it doesn’t use the D major scale. I’m an intermediate player on cello and we rarely use the G strings, and we are one of the most advanced orchestras in the school district. I think you should instead have the notes, at least in the beginners, just the D and A string.
Best cello app
My son has improved so much on his cello lessons after I purchased this app
- AtPlayMusic LLC
- 105 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2016 AtPlayMusic LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Mega Song Pack $4.99
- Major Scale Song Pack $1.99
- Clocks $0.99
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.