"Play music by ear"

Learn That Song (REMIX Edition) is a musical assistant that helps you learn to play your favourite songs.

It can change the speed (without changing the pitch), put the music in a comfortable range, loop parts of a song, display a waveform, and rewind or fast forward like a tape player.

Use your ears to learn jazz solos, fiddle tunes, math rock, indigenous music, classical pieces, Lady Gaga… Whatever grooves you, this app will help you develop your listening ability.

* * * FEATURES * * *

1. Your speed, your key.

Whether it's too fast, slow, high, or low, the speed and pitch modules can adapt the music to your preference. You can even change the tempo without altering the pitch.

2. See and scroll.

A fluid, scrollable waveform allows you to quickly and visually access different areas of the song. No need to pinch and zoom to go back and forth between large and small scales because both are visible simultaneously.

3. Tapedeck-style playback.

Say goodbye to accidentally pressing the 'rewind' button and losing your place in the song. You probably want to go back 'just a bit', so that's what the rewind button does: tap to jump back two seconds; hold to seek backwards.

4. Play that again, and again, and again, and…

Create a loop and set in and out points by tapping the buttons or dragging the sliders. With unlimited loops, you can have one for intro, verse, chorus, solo, head, coda…

5. To the left, to the right.

To save time, you can set a loop to the correct number of bars and then just shift to the left or right. This lets you practice in musical sections without re-creating the same loop several times.

6. Play it in twelve keys.

Use the trainer module to learn a section of music by cycling through different keys, automatically or manually. Five transposition schemes give you a variety of approaches depending on the music.

7. Über comfort.

The playback buttons are large and positioned in a way that natural for your hands. You can play, pause, and rewind without looking at the screen.


You can finally see all of the musical metadata without truncation, including the title, artist, album, composer, and release date.


• Slow down to 25% of original speed and speed up to 200% without changing the pitch
• Adjust key by up to 12 semitones up and down
• Adjust fine tuning for out of tune recordings or instruments
• Adjust panning for recordings with instruments in one channel
• Train in multiple keys / transpositions automatically
• Loop sections or the entire song
• Save unlimited loops
• Loop in the background while using other apps
• Loop in the background while device is locked / asleep
• See and scroll waveform of song
• Rewind and fast forward like a tape player
• View metadata (Title, Artist, Album, etc…) without truncation
• Play songs from the Music app
• Play songs from Dropbox, Mail, Airdrop, and other apps
• Play songs from iTunes File Sharing / Drag and Drop
• Play MP3, Unprotected AAC / M4A, AIFF, and WAV files
• Stream songs via AirPlay
• No file management required: works with any song in the Music app
• VoiceOver support
• No complicated instructions
• Universal app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch


From within the app, tap the question mark icon, then select 'Send Feedback'.

* * * QUOTES * * *

"this app keeps me on my A game. I have all of the songs we play on my iPod […] I load it up on this bad boy and work it out until I land it. I love this app and it will always be on page one"

"allows me to spend the least amount of time touching my iPad and the most time actually picking up notes and wrtiting them down on my sheet. I'm already transcribing my third song and it's really quite fun"

"What an excellent program, at a good price and so simple to use, just what was needed for the iPad, now I can transcribe my music anywhere without being tied to a computer, thanks!"

What's New

Version 2.6.6

• Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
36 Ratings
36 Ratings
Paul st

Reviewers with an IQ = 5

I completely agree with the devs, nothing in there description says anything about Apple Music, they must be the type of person who drives in the left lane on the highway going the speed limit - just a complete moron.

This app is so versatile, it's a great feature where you can change the start and end points of your loop on the fly. After trying 4 other apps similar, 2 of which don't exist anymore (after OS11); this is the first one that still plays if you lock your phone, or still plays in the background if you activate a different app.

Just as a note; I am unfamiliar at how Apple indexes searches in the app store or if you are even able to manipulate it -- I don't really use this for musician purposes, therefore wouldnt really search this app using any musician terms, I happen to find this app only by using Google and not in the app store with the term 'song loop'

Developer Response

Thanks for the feedback Paul. I'm glad you discovered the app and are finding it useful. If you ever need any help, you can use the Send Feedback (in the About section) to send a message directly to me.


This app gets it right!

Totally fantastic app! First, please know that this is the reincarnation of the venerable iLift - with a lot of great enhancements. Its much easier to quickly skip backward or forward a few seconds at a time; its much easier to find the spot in the song you're looking for just by glancing at the song's two waveforms (an overall and focused waveform are conveniently shown simultaneously); you can now activate loops without having to leave the main page; multiple loops can be saved so you can compare differences in the licks across repeated sections; you can transpose a song through all 12 keys; you can now slow way down beyond 50% for those extra tricky sections. Best of all, all these features work smoothly with no crashes.


Wont access Apple Music

I subscribe to the full boat Apple Music. Don’t carry much music on my phone and generally stream my library (think that happened originally when I did iTunes Match). So I downloaded hotel California and gave this app access to my music as I saw instructed in other reviews. When I try to access the downloaded song via the app I get an file protected error. This is a track that I had purchased from Apple Music prior to iTunes Match and now the Apple Music full subscription. The way Apple Music protects its contents if you are a streaming customer with available downloads is not compatible with this app from my experience. Think if you are someone with a lot of mp3s that you have not allowed to get sucked up into the Apple Music vacuum of protected content which is too complicated for me to understand it might work for you. Unfortunately I have indeed been sucked (or suckered!) in already so I don’t think it will work for me.

Developer Response

There is nothing in the description that says it works with Apple Music. In fact, only Apple apps can access the song files 'saved offline' from Apple Music, third-party apps are not yet allowed to do so. If you use the Play Edition of this app, you can do basic looping on Apple Music songs while streaming.

If you did purchase a track from iTunes, it should be accessible. Maybe try and see if another app is able to open the Hotel California file.

If you are having trouble, it's faster to use the feedback button inside the app under Help (?), then Send Feedback.


Rosano Coutinho
3.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Rosano Coutinho


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