THIS SHEET MUSIC APP IS A GAME CHANGER! // Tomplay: App for teachers and players in all levels
You can play with accompaniment tracks, orchestral tracks, there’s a lot. This video is sponsored by tom play. Thank you so much for sponsoring the video i can’t even think of a better collaboration than this, because i’m really passionate about this app and i i’ve been using it for way longer than we’ve been even thinking about doing a collaboration so yeah. My review is gon na, be, however, completely honest as usual, so yeah let’s dig into the beautiful world of tom play. What i love about tom play is that it’s not just for classical players, obviously there’s a lot of classical things to play, but there’s. So much more also there’s, music from uh tvs and movies, and video games there’s pop and rock there’s um there’s, jazz there’s, so many different genres, basically that it covers that i’m really excited about the whole thing it’s for everyone, and i love that because i love Teaching thinking about the student and what the student wants in general, so it really also helps me to use it in teaching as a tool to find some cool pieces for my students to play really. So i am going to show you how it works i’m, using it on my pc, mostly sometimes on my phone. Basically, when you have one account, you can sync between devices when you make annotations on your pc, you can sync them to your phone and so on. So so, it’s really really great, because you don’t need to uh just pick one and be stuck with it and lose everything if you want to use something else, so yeah so let’s check how tom play works.
So when you open tomplay and login, you will be directed to your own, my squares page. There are some folders. If you have made some, i actually have um. Basically, you can just create a folder from here and give it a name and then add some stuff from your library there. For example, if there are several pieces you are practicing currently, you can just add them there and they are easily accessible from there without having to browse or search the whole library through the rest of the things on your folder is um. Actually, you can choose how to organize things. I like difficulty, there’s, beginner, stuff and so on. I am just using the composer one and it shows your recently used ones and then just alphabetically, organizing the rest from the shop. You can see the new scores um popular scores. You can also change the instrument from upright corner and there’s a lot of instruments available, so yeah. I might actually get back to some piano practice with the with the tomplay app. Then you can also browse things. You can browse by composer style of music difficulty accompaniment there’s everything from very beginner to upper advanced level players, so it’s great, then behind me there was these collections things. They have some collections there like film, music and yep. I really enjoyed the halloween collection myself when you open a score. For example, let’s work on this box flute sonata in g minor.
You can choose if you want to pick the flute and piano part, so you can see the piano score, also it’s good for studying the piano parts. I personally use this a lot more, but let’s take the flute part for, for this purpose. There’S some settings up right, corner uh. You can change them and see what works best for you. Basically, um, then from the audio you can pick either you can pick if you want to hear fluid and piano or just the piano accompaniment or just the fluid part or just wan na basically read the sheet without any any music change the tempo to slower and Faster, you can also record yourself playing, which is kind of cool. I think you can also loop hard parts which is a great feature for practicing, for example, harder parts um. So this will loop this one and you can even drop the tempo to a very practice tempo to just loop, some hard parts and get them memorized properly. Uh. One of my favorite features is the annotate the score, so it creates a copy of the score and, you can add let’s, say dynamic dynamics, for example. Here um some dynamics. You can also there there’s a lot of possibilities here, it’s really great, and you can then erase if you are accidentally putting something wrong. You can just erase it then um. Another cool feature is the draw feature. You can basically well draw anything on the score for myself.
I use it for for slurs like this, for example, it’s, probably easier when you use a tablet when you can use either your finger or if you have a stylus pen to use with a tablet. That’S, probably even easier, then there’s a highlight feature. I haven’t used this myself, but you can highlight parts of the score if you want to using different colors and then there’s also the option to add some text. For example, there you can just write, for example, focus if there’s something you need to really focus on that’s, pretty much much how you can change it, and then you can change to the original score from here and maybe even make another score by starting the annotation Thing on without annotation score um, then you just start playing by press play. You can also hide this if you want to see more of the shade music, so yeah, so basically that’s how template works. I’M gon na play a bit of the box sonata for you, as as just kind of a showcase how it works and yeah let’s. Do that be? Okay? Oh, oh! So this is how template works and it’s really quite easy to use. In my opinion, i mostly use it on pz, but i have it also on my phone in case. I need a backing track and i’m at the university practicing, for example, so it’s it’s really really cool thing to have on your phone, also or if you have a tablet.