iReal Pro

iReal Pro

By Technimo LLC

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2008-12-02
  • Current Version: 2023.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 100.88 MB
  • Developer: Technimo LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
Score: 4.85716
From 6,455 Ratings


Practice makes perfect. iReal Pro offers an easy-to-use tool to help musicians of all levels master their art. It simulates a real-sounding band that can accompany you as you practice. The app also lets you create and collect chord charts of your favorite songs for reference. ~One of Time Magazine's 50 Best Inventions of 2010~ Used by thousands of music students, teachers and some of the world’s top music schools such as Berklee College of Music and Musicians Institute. “It’s the perfect technology for a practicing musician: high-quality digital audio, mixable, transposable into any key and completely mobile. Now every aspiring musician has a backup band in their pocket.” – Tim Westergren, Pandora Founder • It's a Book: Create, edit, print, share and collect chord charts of your favorite songs for reference while practicing or performing. • It's a Band: Practice with a realistic sounding piano (or guitar), bass and drum accompaniments for any downloaded or user-created chord chart. FEATURES: Have a virtual band accompany you as you practice • Choose from the included 51 different accompaniment styles (Swing, Ballad, Gypsy Jazz, Bluegrass, Country, Rock, Funk, Reggae, Bossa Nova, Latin,...) and even more styles are available as in-app purchases • Personalize each style with a variety of sounds including piano, Fender Rhodes, acoustic and electric guitars, acoustic and electric basses, drums, vibraphone, organ, and more • Record yourself playing or singing along with the accompaniment Play, edit, and download any songs you want • 1000s of songs can be downloaded from the forums in a few simple steps • Edit existing songs or create your own with the Editor • The Player will play any song that you edit or create • Create multiple editable playlists Improve your skills with the included chord diagrams • Display guitar, ukulele tabs and piano fingerings for any of your chord charts • Look up piano, guitar and ukulele fingerings for any chord • Display scale recommendations for each chord of a song to help with improvisations Practice in the way, and at the level, that you choose • Includes 50 exercises for practicing common chord progressions • Transpose any chart to any key or to number notation • Loop a selection of measures of a chart for focused practicing • Advanced practice settings (automatic tempo increase, automatic key transposition) • Global Eb, Bb, F and G transposition for horn players Share, print, and export – so your music follows you wherever you need it! • Share individual charts or whole playlists with other iReal Pro users via email and the forums • Export charts as PDF and MusicXML • Export audio as WAV, AAC and MIDI  • Support for AirTurn™ and other bluetooth page turners • Upload your songs and playlists to iCloud for safekeeping and for synchronization across any of your iCloud enabled devices such as iPhone, iPad or Mac Always backup your songs!



  • No 12/8 blues?

    By guitlove
    5 stars for entire app however I purchased the blues set and liked what was there except…the slow blues had the lamest non slow blues bass lines. Seriously? Get someone who knows about the blues to program. If it was an off the shelf product I would want a refund. Hopefully they fix this. 0 stars
  • Minor Bug

    By ben.pdf
    App is great, industry standard, blah blah blah. Everyone loves this app When I go to switch between types of chord charts (guitar to piano to notation) it uhhhh doesn’t. Won’t turn off either. Have tried shutting out the app and it persists.
  • A perfect app

    By Kostastrudel
    I’ve used this app forever. Like most of my adult life, 10+years. I used to play upright bass professionally. This app has got me through hundreds of pick up gigs- you know the type jazz musicians. All you hear is “Hey come play”, and when you show up to the gig they just start calling tunes from 100 years ago like you should have it in your blood. This app let me keep up and sound great with that kind of gig. A quick download and you have changes to a ton of standards at your disposal. Only way this could be better is if it had the melody loaded in. For practice it’s great. The rhythm section can be pretty stale but for working your way through changes at various speeds, 😘👌🏼(chefs kiss). You can alter changes easily. And mixing out instruments is cool, I can practice walking lines. I use it even when writing songs. It’s pretty easy to make a lead sheet off these, including exporting to pdfs in case you need to pass to a friend. It’s great to have a band at your disposal to hear your parts too. There are some good grooves as well. Honestly the best money I’ve spent on an app as a jazz musician, maybe on any music tech stuff. Thanks guys for all the help over the years!
  • iReal Pro, a real winner!

    By Island Jazz7100
    I’ve been using iReal Pro for a couple of years now on my solo piano jazz gigs. Solo gigging can be a bit boring and tedious at times, especially when the music your playing is requested to be purely background music at corporate/special events. IReal Pro has given me a bit of spice to my music for the average listener, in addition to working with a metronome type tool, which is always good way to improve your time. I love the ease of downloading tunes and / or creating new tune arrangements with this app! The ease of changing the key is convenient on the fly when needed. Setting up play lists for special events is super handy in addition to having quick access to a singer’s song list that may have “out of the ordinary” keys. There are many great reasons to use iReal Pro, but one great plus is the quick response to customer support (in real time) to questions one may have when using this great app. Thank you, iReal Pro!
  • May have just found my holy grail

    By Son of Ardle
    Was imagining building an app which took Real Book chord names and translated them into backing tracks to practice. And then realized that app was already built and a thousand times better. Cheers!
  • Useful but pathetic

    By Brandito_1967
    This app was a great idea when is appeared about 15 years ago. But unfortunately the tool has not substantially evolved since it’s initial release. No functionality of any significance has been added. It still has the same primitive interface, with the same minuscule array of editing and annotation options. The whole premise of the app is ‘keep it simple’. Fine - I’m down with that. Its very limited capabilities are indeed extremely useful, for one simple reason: Everybody else uses it, so you have to as well. Because the app is in very many respects profoundly weak to the point of being truly laughable, I feel sure that if and when a better option comes along (I.e. another tool offering similar functionality but done much better) large numbers of users including me will quite rightly abandon iReal. Basically the guys that wrote this have made their money, and are continuing to do so with ongoing sales of the product. There is no real competition (yet) and thus no incentive to radically rethink the tool, or add significant new functionality. They have not earned a whole lot of respect from real software engineers, or from legions of disappointed users who need many improvements that never arrive. Positives: In certain contexts, like for example if you are a rhythm section player and are called upon to play an unfamiliar song, then it’s worth its weight in gold. It’s a useful practice tool - you can play along using the playback functionality, which in the background generates and executes a midi sequence based on the chords, tempo, style etc that you select. So far so good. However… - Editing capabilities are primitive and extremely limited - Playback sequences (not to mention the very weak array of styles) range from just ok to truly atrocious.
  • IPro music

    By Propmanager
    You are a teacher? A student? A composer? In a small band? Then you MUST GET THIS APP. 1). You will not regret it 2). Get ready to become a better musician… I have! Enough said.
  • Amazing

    By EvDaWg6543
    Amazing for practice
  • Snag it, best decision ever!

    By greedywankers
    iRealpro I love it. From beginner to a pro in a week.The online forums and the YouTube videos really help. I’ll be making a video 2023 as a teaching resource. The programs and the styles work great to get a understanding of how progressions fit with tempo in a particular style. Placement of notes usage of Hutton helps to control the flow and the notation used. Being able to transfer this to a midi capable program is also amazing. Using this as a tool for musical growth the functional piano/guitar/uke setting make it possible to see chords and how to play them as well as see the mode associated with the chord chosen. From the choices out there this is The Best tool For any musician that writes and practices daily. Let’s all look forward to updates, new styles of songs, and possible new music to be written by you! Wago Howard
  • Yes!!

    By Mikes jello
    I haven’t used this app in a while and I needed backing tracks and I remembered iReal Pro! It is so wonderful! It’s still alive! It’s updated! If you are a soloist and need to woodshed, this is THE go to app for backing tracks!!