Hear The Band. Play The Notes. Be The Star.
Keyboard players- experience playing and singing your favorite songs with a real band. NoteStar is Yamaha's digital sheet music application for the iPad that features hands-free, smooth-flowing, easy-to-read digital sheet music accompanied by realistic audio backing tracks with vocals.
Now in NoteStar, owners of compatible Yamaha keyboards can also use pedals to turn pages and hear the piano reference track broadcasted wirelessly or via cable to their instrument.
Choose your NoteStar Experience!
NoteStar now offers 4 types of songs so you can choose the experience that's best for you. All NoteStar songs feature automatic, hands-free page turning in time with the music, so you can keep your hands on the keys where they belong.
1) Piano Solo
The songs in this series feature separate reference audio tracks for keyboard left and right hands. Each audio track can be independently muted for hands separate or hands together practice and performance.
2) Full Band
The songs in this series feature a realistic audio backing track and a separate keyboard reference audio track. Each audio track can be independently muted for practice or to provide a unique 'in the band' performance experience.
3) Full Band with Vocals
The songs in this series feature a professional audio backing track and separate keyboard reference and lead vocal audio tracks. Each of the aforementioned tracks can be independently muted for practice or to provide a unique in-the-band performance experience, with or without vocals.
4) Lesson Collections
This series combines classical songs and exercises from composers such as Czerny, Beyer and Hannon into a perfect lesson for the practicing pianist. Like Piano Solo songs, Lesson Collections feature reference audio tracks for keyboard left and right hands. Each audio track can be independently muted for hands separate or hands together performance.
NoteStar provides outstanding control of every digital sheet music title in the catalog.
* Unique mixing tools allow you to listen to and play along with band, or isolate the keyboard, vocal, and independent left and right hand keyboard parts for reference.(when available)
* Adjust the tempo and transpose any song to make learning new songs easier.
* Hands-free page turning in portrait or landscape view offers a seamless playing experience.
* Easily change the note size with a single touch. No zooming required.
A Diverse Catalog That Is Always Expanding!
NoteStar is fast, easy, and full of your favorite songs.
* Chart-topping hits, all-time favorites, and classical piano solos specifically created for the keyboard.
* Free 30-second previews of every song in the catalog.
Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Great App - needs Yamaha CSP streaming lights!
I love this app, it’s easy to follow the music, the backgrounds and vocals are top notch, has good customize-ability. Great selection of music. Love how you can slow the piece down and change note sizes.
One feature that would make this app irresistible to me and buy way more music? If it supported streaming lights on the new Yamaha CSP series piano. Then it would have something great that the Yamaha smart pianist app doesn’t - lyrics next to the notes and actual vocals. Then only one word would describe - Nirvana!
For those of you without a Yamaha CSP piano, I think this has all you need
Yamaha Disklavier connection
Great app although a Disklavier owners like me cannot connect! I am using MD-BT01 to connect iPad to my Disklavier but NoteStar doe not allow the connection. When do you plan to update NoteStar to recognize Disklaviers?
Won’t work with MD-BT01
Can’t seem to get NoteStar working with my MD-BT01. Made the connection with my iPad, and other apps like Superscore find and play through my keyboard, but NoteStar refuses to see it.
- Yamaha Music Interactive, Inc.
- 77.1 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017 Yamaha Corporation
- In-App Purchases
- "Full Band with Vocals" song $3.99
- "Full Band" song $2.99
- "Solo Piano" song $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.