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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

Version 4.0.4

Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Color me impressed!


It feels like ever since the iPad came out I've been waiting for a really good sheet music reader, and finally Yamaha's come out with one that far surpasses anything else out there right now. I LOVE how it intelligently anticipates the next line you're reading by slowly replacing the line you just read. It completely eliminates the need for page-turning and makes for a totally seamless playing experience. The looping and tempo-shift (tempo-shifting WITHOUT pitch-shifting, mind you - always a plus) features makes practicing tricky sections far easier and more enjoyable, and the ability to turn different parts of the backing track off comes in handy when you don't feel like having silly backup vocalists.

All-around it just feels and performs wonderfully. I'd like to see more songs available from the store though, so hopefully they'll continue adding good content to this and continue making it better and better. Absolutely a must-download for piano players of any level.

It's about time. very cool!


What a wonderful app. Amazing technology. This is everything a professional pianist needs. You have a sheet-music store, a reader and a player all in one. Once you've downloaded a score then the real magic begins: a quick, smooth viewer/player displays the score, plays it back and actually follows the score - no more page turns. Awesome! This is not it. I like the looping tool too - excellent for students. Really helpful when trying to practice a specific segment of music. But especially I like the transposing tool - now this comes in handy when working with singers ;) It smoothly transposes the music to the desired key and even plays it back in the new key. Excellent!

Just amazing.

Madison Jonas

I am a sophomore in music college. Next semester I will take Piano 3 and all I can say is I love this app and wish I had it when I began piano and singing. Truly, truly something amazing here. Play all your favorite songs. I sat down and in 10 minutes, as a novice, played the intro to Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts with near 100% accuracy around 80% speed. A song I've always wanted to play but couldn't. With some work I will be able to with this app. Pretty sizable song list. Classics and non. Excited to see Hanon's in here. Only negative is that your favorite tune may not be in here. But with so many greats to choose from, I hardly see that as a problem.


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
  1. "Full Band with Vocals" song $3.99
  2. "Full Band" song $2.99
  3. "Solo Piano" song $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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