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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.

What's New in Version 4.0.1

• Minor bug fixes

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Customer Reviews

A very good start!

I've been using this app to learn a few different pieces on piano. I have a very good ear for music but need to develop my sight reading skills.
This app is really helping me to do this along with the other things i am doing.
It is a lot of fun to play along with and being able to slow the music down and remove parts altogether is excellent.
I would say that while these are not original recordings by the artists stated, they are very, very accurate covers of their performances and the accompaniment.
I say a very good start because the catalog of music is not yet extensive. That is understandable given the expense of paying musicians to record these pieces.
I look forward to some of the pieces I would like to play being added in the future.
I'm using an ipad 3 and it works fine.

Worth buying

A very good buy and makes learning easy......but there are 2 misses the odd beat and crashes when it the music is slowed down to 50%. That Said still recommend buying and it is a cheaper then at a teacher.

Has a bug on my iPad

If I register and it tells me that I will get the newsletter (info tab), it returns to a greyed out page which I cannot return from (so also cannot contact hence using this method to report). I cannot redownload without deleting because I do not know if this will clear all my settings. So stuck for now if I want the info tab again!

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  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.0.1
  • Size: 79.6 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. "Full Band with Vocals" song£2.99
  2. "Full Band" song£2.29
  3. "Solo Piano" song£1.49
  4. "Lesson" Collection£2.29
  5. "Lesson" Collection£1.49

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