Sheet Music Direct PlayAlong 9+

Sheet music + backing tracks

Hal Leonard Corporation

Designed for iPad

    • 4.1 • 276 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Sheet Music Direct PlayAlong is the premier play-along and sing-along app, combining pro-quality audio and interactive sheet music arrangements from Hal Leonard. Explore thousands of titles from top artists of yesterday and today, including arrangements for 17 different instruments. Includes powerful tools for playing, learning, and recording all your favorite songs. Download this free sheet music app and receive 15 demo songs to get you started.

Get instant-access to thousands of sheet music titles and backing tracks with the in-app store. Enjoy flexible purchase options with Score + Audio or Audio only, plus preview every score before you buy. New titles are added every week!

Get the most out of your practice sessions with tools that make it easy and fun to learn and play. Adjust the tempo, transpose to any key, study the demo audio, annotate your music, create playback loops and more. Even change the size of music notes in the sheet music player.

Control playback speed, create reverb/delay effects, add count-in/click tracks, and customize the demo and backing track audio mix. Record yourself directly from your iPad with the built-in mic, or use your own and share your recordings with friends right from the app.

Easily create set lists to keep your library organized for all of your performances and practice sessions.

Top artists of yesterday and today, including The Beatles, Chris Tomlin, Queen, Adele, Leonard Cohen, Pasek & Paul, Coldplay, Billy Joel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Eagles, John Legend, Frank Sinatra, Christina Perri, Louis Armstrong, and more. Plus, find sheet music from popular shows like The Greatest Showman, Coco, Moana, La La Land, Beauty and the Beast, and Dear Evan Hansen. Musical styles range from pop to rock, jazz, Broadway, classical, Latin, blues, movies/TV, Christmas, and more.

Arrangements available for a wide variety of instruments including piano, voice, guitar, bass, drums, ukulele, accordion, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, violin, viola, and cello.

It’s time to sound amazing!

What’s New

Version 2.2

New titles are added each month for you to learn, play and record. We’re also constantly monitoring feedback to make improvements to the app and fix any bugs.

Version 2.2
• Fixed playback of Preview Audio in the Store
• Fixed Whitespace functionality in Song Settings

Version 2.1
• App redesigned to inspire your musicality

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
276 Ratings

276 Ratings

MO Trout ,

Good, Backing tracks would be an improvement

Really good to play against the same instrument to perfect notes and timing of the melody. But afterwards to play as a band member supporting the lead would be nice

JusTinaT ,

Great idea, bad execution

I really love the idea of this app and even bought a few songs to try out. However, there are several things that make this app very disappointing, which I’m sure could be fixed. I find this app more frustrating than helpful.

1. Inability to change instrument, as you can do in the regular sheet music direct app. This is very limiting to who can use the app and how it can be used.

2. Even when you select the option to mute the backing track, the right hand piano part sounds. This is extremely annoying for practicing vocals, especially for novices who may get distracted by multiple pitches.

3. Inability to transpose to a different octave. This feature alone would make the app more appealing to folks with different vocal ranges and/or instruments.

4. Songs purchased here do not show up in the other sheet music direct app. It would be great to be able to have all purchased music available in one app, with the recording feature specific to this play along version.

Joseph94301 ,

One of the best app ever

This app is amazing! The best play along technique I have ever come across. I normally never write a review, however this app is just so helpful, that I feel obliged to thank the makers.
The app shows where you are on the sheet music, you can slow the tempo, change the pitch, loop, everything you ever needed to learn a song from scratch. Kudos to the developers, thank you so much!
The only minor issue I found with my Bose internet speaker the prompt is not synced.

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