CPTP097: Meet the Musician Behind my Favourite App: iReal Pro

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Massimo Biolcati is the creator of my favourite app of all time, iReal Pro. This app is the best tool I’ve found for creating a band experience to practice pop and jazz music on the piano. Something that I believe very strongly should be included in more music teaching studios.

Massimo Biolcati

When Massimo started the app it was something completely different. But through some time and a lot of coding magic it’s grown into the wonderful tool that I now use in my teaching.

This app is like the best backing track ever…and so much more. Find out how it came about, what you can use it for, and some insider tips and tricks in today’s show.


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In this episode, you’ll learn

  • What iReal Pro is and why it was invented
  • How I use iReal Pro in my teaching
  • Where the name came from
  • How the app has evolved into a backing track treasure trove
  • What’s in store in the next version of iReal Pro
  • How the different styles in the app function
  • More sneak peaks at whats to come in the app
  • A special practice trick that you might not know about

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Do you use iReal Pro?

What’s your favourite feature? What unusual or interesting ways have you used this awesome app?

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