RAMAT GAN, Israel, December 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Tonara, developer of the Tonara iPad sheet music app, announces the immediate availability of a bundle of Christmas carols for use with its app. The Christmas carols include "Silent Night", "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", "Jingle Bells" and the "12 Days of Christmas", among many others. The songs are priced at $0.99-$1.99,. The Christmas carols are available now in the built-in music store of the Tonara app.
The Tonara iPad app is the first interactive sheet music app that actually listens to the users while they play. The app enables musicians to see their exact position on the score, and turns the pages automatically for them, at exactly the right time. The technology behind the app is robust enough to enable continued tracking of the performance even if the musician changes tempo, makes mistakes or repeats a section, and also in the presence of distracting external noise. A demo of the Tonara app in action can be seen at http://www.goo.gl/aYUAa.
The Tonara iPad app is available for free from the iPad App Store. The app is bundled with six free musical scores, and additional scores can be purchased directly from within the application, using the built-in music store. The Tonara app has been selected as by Apple as "App of the Week" in China, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Tonara Christmas carols offer users the opportunity to enjoy the old and well-loved Christmas songs in a new, interactive way: Families and friends can enjoy singing by the piano without fiddling with music sheets and without losing their place in the song, as the Tonara cursor keeps following them.
"Since the launch of our app during TechCrunch Disrupt in September, we have seen enormous uptake by users, and received very positive feedback from musicians and music students," said Yair Lavi, Tonara's co-founder and CEO. "Until now, the content we had available in our store was mostly classical music. The Christmas carols bundle we are announcing today is the first content package in our store with traditional songs that everybody knows and loves to play. We look forward to adding more popular content to our music store very soon."
Tonara Ltd. is a high-tech company specializing in music recognition technology. Tonara's vision is to turn music playing into a fun, cool and interactive experience, by offering innovative products that listen to musicians and help them learn, rehearse and perform.
Armed with world-class score following technology, Tonara is well positioned to lead the transition of sheet music into the digital age. Tonara was founded by Yair Lavi and Evgeni Begelfor, and is backed by Index Ventures, Lool Ventures and leading angel investors. For more information, see http://www.tonaro.com.
SOURCE Tonara Ltd.