Schott Pluscore Sing-Along® - Innovation for Singers on the iPad

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This unique app with adaptable accompaniments is the ideal trainer for rehearsing opera arias and other repetoire. The voice trainer has been released by the music publisher Schott Music and is available from June 26.

The ideal trainer for rehearsing opera arias and other repertoire.

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This unique app with adaptable accompaniments is the ideal trainer for rehearsing opera arias and other repetoire. The voice trainer has been released by the music publisher Schott Music.

The app offers sheet music that can be set to the individual needs of the singer and includes an audio version. Users may add page breaks, select a zoom factor or transpose the music to another key. The audio version allows singers to hear the piece and it provides an adaptable accompaniment.

The integrated MIDI Studio as well as the so called Virtual Conductor enables the user to adjust the accompaniment to his/her own interpretation. The singer can set the tempo and change the volume. When making use of the Virtual Conductor the singer may conduct his/her own accompaniment and use this version while practicing afterwards. Singers also have the option of listening to the voice part separately or by recording their own voice.

The app offers opera arias for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone and bass. The repertoire includes arias by composers such as Verdi, Donizetti, Bizet or Wagner. New sheet music will be added to Schott Pluscore® Sing-Along on a regular basis. The app is free of charge. The sheet music has to be purchased via 'InAppPurchase' in the integrated Schott Store.

Features at a glance

  • Virtual shelf displaying all downloads
  • In-App Purchase
  • Horizontal and vertical view of sheet music
  • Table of contents and table of roles
  • Playback cursor
  • MIDI Studio:

** Choose instrumentation
** Change volume of staffs
** Mute staffs
** Change tempo
** Set concert pitch
** Transposition
** Record your own voice

  • Virtual Conductor:

** Control tempo and volume
** Record your own conducted interpretation

  • Key transposition
  • Page breaks
  • Zoom

Over the course of this year Schott Music plans to publish another version of the Pluscore App for instrumental music.

About Schott Music
Schott Music is one of the world's leading music publishers with subsidiaries in ten countries. Family-owned since 1770, the company, including its own printing house and the largest music distribution centre in Europe, offers products and services covering all aspects of music. The product range of Schott Music, comprising performance and teaching literature, urtext editions, concert and opera literature, study scores, complete editions, books on music, specialist magazines, audio recordings and multimedia products, influences all areas of musical life. One of the focal points of the publishing programme of Schott Music is the publication of works by contemporary composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Links
App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/en/app/schott-pluscore-sing-along/id506598329?mt=8
Pluscore Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLX1der2TVg

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