Tonara, one of the most innovative music related apps I’ve come across in the App Store, has added a good number of Christmas carols to its built-in music store. Released a few months ago, Tonara is the world’s first interactive music sheet application. As you play, the app follows along your exact position on screen, even turning pages for you. Any acoustic or electronic instrument can be used – your own voice included. So how does it work? From Tonara’s FAQ section:
Tonara is based on our exclusive, patent-pending polyphonic score following technology. Score following is the ability to track a performer’s exact position in the musical score in real-time, a goal that has eluded algorithm designers since the 1980s. This goal was realized after 3 years of intensive research by Tonara’s engineers, and implemented in an app that will change the way people play music forever.
The newly added Christmas songs (including “Silent Night”, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”, “Jingle Bells” and the “12 Days of Christmas”) can be purchased in-app for $0.99 – $1.99. If you’re fortunate enough to know how to play an instrument (and be able to read music), the free Tonara app will make a great companion on your iPad for the holidays. Check out the demo videos of Tonara in action below.
Tonara Ltd., Tonara, – Free
With Tonara, turning pages is a thing of the past.
Tonara is the next generation sheet music application.
It listens to you.
As you play, it shows where you are on the score and automatically turns the pages.
You can playback your practice and performance sessions, and even share them with your friends!
Tonara provides a high quality music library with scores of various levels, instruments and styles. Each of these scores has been formatted especially for the iPad viewing experience.
We are constantly adding new scores to the music library, so you can enjoy new music every time you use the app.
- Automatic page turning
- Score following with Tonara’s magic marker
- Play alone or with others
- Listen back to your sessions
- Share your performances with friends and colleagues
- Noise resilient
- Shows your tempo at any given moment
- Metronome – visual and audio
- Substantial sheet music store
- Scores formatted for the iPad
- Appropriate for any level musician
We hope you enjoy Tonara Magic!