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A Singer’s New Best Friend An App That Will Keep You Pitch Perfect and in Perfect Harmony

A Singer’s New Best Friend An App That Will Keep You Pitch Perfect and in Perfect Harmony

Tony Award-nominated actor Rob McClure, used Harmony Helper it in preparation for Mrs. Doubtfire, saving him valuable time and money.

Recently 1-2 cast members of Paper Mill’s Chasing Rainbows used the harmony helper app to get pitch perfect.

Harmony Helper was designed for both beginners and experienced singers who need a “24-hour rehearsal room in their back pocket.” The app guides beginners through a five-step process that breaks down all the vocal parts, singles out a track, and gradually adds the harmonies back in after the user learns their own part.

Users don’t need to be able to read sheet music for Harmony Helper; vocal parts are displayed in varying colors and delineated lines. It doesn’t matter if you have a voice coach or an accompanist to teach you the music, just add your music, learn your song, and feel confident and prepared. All this for just $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year. It even has a Free 7-day trial with unlimited songs.

The Harmony Helper app.

The genius behind this app is Andrew Goren, who started working on building the Harmony Helper app a few years ago with a team that has grown to include more than 40 designers and consultants, and a Chief Technology Officer. After several rounds of beta-testing, the app launched in October. What makes Harmony Helper so great is Andrew listens to his users. In talking to him today he was telling me how new features are based on his subscribers and what their needs are. he is very concerned to give his users the best experience possible.

With sheet music scanning singers simply take a photo of any sheet music or upload directly into the app. Using OMR technology, written music is converted to MusicXML and MIDI so it can be viewed in a piano roll format, heard, and rehearsed.

Singers create their custom vocal part for a more personalized experience.

Patented pitch tracker accurately visualizes the singer’s pitch and timing in real-time, calibrated to their abilities and level of expertise.

You can hear the song in a multitude of different ways using volume controls for vocal parts, metronome, and accompaniment. In the future you will even be able to change the key.

A patented 5-Step Approach to Learning and Holding Harmonies equips singers with the necessary tools to tackle even the most complex songs, so they can walk into every live performance or rehearsal confidently prepared.

Listen to a song anytime and anywhere, then step into a quiet room to record/practice. Listen to the recording take alone or with other vocal parts.

There is an app’s beta song library were users can choose a song, select a voice part, and adjust volume controls for the parts, the metronome, and the accompaniment. That is limited, but will grow in time.

In the coming months, Harmony Helper will be announcing the general release of its group sharing features. The patented technology will enable music directors, coaches, and teachers to seamlessly share songbooks and instructions with performers and group members. Performers will receive their music via the app and can easily isolate their part so they can practice on their own time, not just when the director or accompanist is available.

Harmony Helper is now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Harmony Helper is truly a singer’s best friend

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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