Learn My Part is designed primarily to help choir members learn their individual voice parts.
There are some sample MIDI files pre-loaded but you can add your own files to the app through iTunes file sharing, or opening midi file attachments from Mail or Safari on the iPhone (detailed instructions on how to do this are in the built-in help).
The app provides various ways to play MIDI files, giving the user the ability to play just their part on its own, their part highlighted with others playing quietly, or just the other parts and not theirs. Or they can do any custom mix of the tracks they like.
It allows the playback speed to be adjusted slower or faster, sub-sections to be marked and repeated over and over again, and transposition.
The user can choose to play each track using piano or organ sound.
It can also display PDF Scores, allowing a score to be viewed while listening to a MIDI file being played back.
Update to support iOS 9.
Also improves support for the remote media player control (e.g. from lock screen).
Ratings and Reviews
Really useful app, but organising files could be easier
Haven’t used this extensively yet, but looks like a really useful aid for learning choral parts. It’s simple to use and I like the ability to easily switch the emphasis given to the different vocal lines. Originally, I said that loading files from email attachments or via web page is rather clunky and it would be nice if midi and pdf files could be loaded directly from Dropbox or similar, or via the new Files app in iOS. It turns out you can do this! Load files to Dropbox and then just use the export option to send them to LMP - should have read earlier reviews! It would be good if files for a single work could be grouped into a directory. I do notice the developer hasn’t updated the App for a while, perhaps he is no longer actively working on it, but it would be handy to mention Dropbox loading in the instructions. No one uses iTunes for this anymore.
Enables me to be thoroughly ready for choir practices. I am a nervous sight reader when I say “nervous”, I mean “rubbish”)but I can learn by practising and by listening and this is perfect.
I love how you can choose a particular section and repeat only that, plus the ability to challenge yourself when you have learnt your part is great.
I recommend this to everybody I know who sings.
Not just choral
I use this to practise my clarinet part for the folk band I play in. I upload the midi files to my iCloud Drive and then load them to LMP. I can then play individual instruments or just my instrument or highlight it (play it louder than any other instrument) or play everything together. All in all an excellent practise tool.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.