À La Mode (A La Mode)

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About this app

À La Mode lets you carry around your traditional music tunebooks as sheet music/ABC/MIDI files wherever you go!

** No longer being actively maintained, now free! **

Packed with features, such as

* View your library and listen to recordings on any internet-connected device/computer
* Tag (using your own tags!), rate and organize your tunes into tunebooks
* Create, save and tag sets of tunes
* Record what you're hearing and jot down notes
* Transpose tunes at the tap of a button
* Import thesession.org tunebooks, and search the site for tunes
* Import any other ABC files
* Handy ABC keyboard for typing and editing tunes
* Sync between Android devices using Google Drive
* MIDI playback
* Share tunes and sets, including PDF generation
* Tab display for mandolin and whistle

(Sorry if you searched for A La Mode without the accent and found it hard to track this down!)
Updated on
Jan 21, 2024

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No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Audio and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

39 reviews
Matthew71 C
May 25, 2020
This is an awesome app. Does pretty much everything you can think of: create, edit, transpose, play, rate, organize, backup online. I wish it was on iPad as well. I wish you could easily play back in Bb while displaying in D for example. Wish it could play back a metronome or drum beat and possibly the chords to play along with without the melody playing for practicing. My Samsung tablet doesn't play entirely nice with this app but it's still so awesome. You can change speeds, keys and more.
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May 26, 2020
Thank you Matthew! I'll have a think about good ways to implement your suggestions. Unfortunately I don't own any Apple devices to develop on, but do drop me an email to let me know what issues you have on your Samsung tablet.
Rowan Puttergill
January 22, 2024
Fab interface to The Session and other online resources. Great to be able to listen to the tune in different tempos and instruments. Also handy to be able to see tablature for those of us that get lazy reading dots. I really appreciate that the author personally replied to an email to let me know when the updated version was available. If you're learning traditional folk session music, this app is a great interface and tool to access online music often in more obscure ABC format.
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A Google user
March 8, 2020
Excellent app for players of traditional Irish music. Installed without issue and intuitive to learn and use. If it was possible to convert ABC to Tab within the app it would be unbeatable. Update 08.03.2020: Many thanks to Carl for including tablature in the latest release. This makes the app a superb resource for anyone learning traditional tunes. It's great to see a developer so responsive to user requests.
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March 8, 2020
Hi Mike, As you requested, it is now possible to view tabs for mandolin and whistle/flute! Hope this helps. Thanks, Carl

What's new

Update to support modern Android versions. There may be bugs, please let me know!