PracticeBird: Play Sheet Music 4+

MusicXML display & learn tools

phonicscore GmbH

Designed for iPad

    • 3.0 • 4 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



NEW: Instantly transpose individual parts to join a multi-part music piece with a transposing instrument!

FRESH: Pause between loop cycles: set the number of seconds

Easily import all your sheet music from your files, Dropbox, Google Drive or even from email attachments in seconds and start practising immediately! Save yourself time so you can practice more.

Learn to play the music pieces and songs you love with Practice Bird. As your musical companion, Practice Bird works best if you know the basics of your instrument or are learning with a teacher. To get you started easily, we provide you with carefully curated sheet music collection (currently piano only) and practice tools with real time pitch feedback and a smart journal.

We support piano, guitar, violin, recorder, clarinet, trumpet, flute, saxophone, violoncello, trombone or any instrument you can think of - and even vocals. Practice Bird can be used by individual musicians, ensembles, music schools and choirs.

With Practice Bird you can easily achieve your musical goals and efficiently refine your skills - by yourself or with your teacher. Practice Bird will listen to you play and will give you real-time feedback with our incredible Instant Pitch Monitor audio signal processing technology. You can adjust the tempo to your needs, listen to the piece and hide parts you don’t want to see or hear.

Struggling with a particular spot? With our extraordinary Loop feature Practice Bird will repeat those measures so that you can master the piece perfectly. If you need a challenge you can increase the tempo with every loop so practising never gets boring. Need a little break between the loops? Our loop pause countdown lets you know when to start playing again.

Teachers can make Practice Bird their own by uploading their own musicXML and MIDI sheet music files for their students.

Practice is the best of all instructors! And with Practice Bird, the more notes you play correctly, the more practice points you can collect, making practice even more fun. No matter what instrument you play, Practice Bird will adapt to you! With our Automatic Page Turning feature, there is no need to manually turn the page and lose focus. The built-in metronome is there to keep you playing in time with the music. Need to practise the hardest part of the piece? Use the Loop feature. The best thing about it is that you can even set breaks during the loops to catch your breath. Need to transpose a single part of a piece? That’s an easy fix with Practice Bird.

Keep all your practice points, sessions and progress in one safe place. Discover how much your weekly, monthly or all time progress has increased and stay motivated by keeping up with your practice streaks. A little practice each day leads to big results and the Smart Practice Journal visualises your progress. Start with your practice session with any of your favourite music pieces and they will be automatically logged into your Smart Practice Journal instantly.

When you choose to learn your music instrument with Practice Bird, payments will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Your monthly subscription is $9.99 USD per month, while the yearly subscription is $44.99 USD per year (price may vary by location). You may receive access to the subscription benefits at no charge for a specified trial period, after which you will be charged until you cancel your subscription.

Your subscription renews automatically unless canceled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period and cancellation of the current active subscription period is not allowed.

Auto-renewal may be turned off in your Account Settings in iTunes after purchase.


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What’s New

Version 2.0.5

Practice Bird is better than ever! In this version, we improved our features to give you an even better musical experience.

Here’s what’s new:

* Practice Bird is now compatible with all your bluetooth devices.
* When you get a call or activate Siri, playback will pause and automatically resume when you’re finished.
* Practice Bird will never interrupt audio streams ever again (unless you want it to) - read your sheet music and listen to your music on other apps at the same time! Your music will keep playing until you press the play button.
* Need to transpose single instruments? Practice Bird can now do it for you!
* Always be ready to play with the new loop pause countdown.

We also fixed some onboarding screens so that you always know how to navigate through the app.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Warm Gravy ,

Desktop is bug ridden

Although this app seems to have portential I have had quite a few issues with the desktop version. First, clicking Practice Now takes you to the library where you select your piece, which is terrible at scrolling manully with a laptop. This brings it up and you can play it, closing it exits the program!

Trying to open the practice log results in repeated logins never getting to the log.

Trying to open a xml music file results in an internal error dialog stating it can't open the extension to do so.

Maybe this works good on the iPhone and iPad but the desktop version is very bad and unusable to me. I hope that this can be corrected.w

La neige ,

very cute would be great for students

I downloaded this to open my music xml files. I was sorry that I could not annotate the score, but the visuals were great, the piano sound was pleasant, and it is a very calming interface. I think 44 dollars a year is a lot for what you get, but if I were looking for something child friendly this is very easy to use

Oldmanisajenkins ,

I can not import music from my photos.

The title is self explanatory. It makes me very angry. This just made my terrible day even worse.

Developer Response ,

Hey! 👋

Thanks for your review...and sorry for making you angry. Are you also getting annoyed about your carpet for not being a magic carpet? Pro tip for next time: First check the product description to see what the app can do for you (aka app features). Then you could save life energy by knowing that PracticeBird supports MusicXML and PDF files only.

Thank you!
Your Practice Bird support team

In-App Purchases

Learn & Practice Piano
Learn & Practice Piano
Interactive Exercises and Music Pieces

App Privacy

The developer, phonicscore GmbH, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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