While we’ve been looking at various new ways to interact with sheet music on the iPad at the 2013 NAMM show this week, here’s an app that takes sheet music and brings an entire orchestra along for the ride.
You can take this free iPad app out for a spin and it will turn the page for you as well as let you play along with Piano, Cello, Violin, Viola, Guitar, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Recorder, Clarinet, Trumpet, Saxophone, Horn, or Voice. Calling this “augmented sheet music,” the app brings the same service from the Weezic website to your iPad in a native app.
You’ll get 14 free classical music scores with the full accompaniment for whatever instrument you want to play along with the others, with hundreds more on the way, promises the developer. You can also listen to each part on its own as a solo, transpose the accompaniment to any tonality, slow the tempo, and define loops to practice those hard to play or super complex parts.
YOu can head over to Weezic.com, too, and request sheet music and accompaniment for any public domain classical sheet music, and they’ll release the scores for free and make the backing tracks available within a few days. Hopefully this service will come to the iPad version of Weezic soon, as well.