Today's app is the Piano Genius app:
Piano Genius (http://www.synapticstuff.com/piano-genius-ipad) Piano game; play favorite songs; over 400 songs from Mozart to Coldplay; track progress, compete with others, and share scores with friends while learning actual piano skills; intelligent accompaniment shows user when and where to play notes and chords while automatically playing the rest of the song; no experience required; new songs added every week with free songs and weekly contest rewards; current songs include Modern Hits, All Time Classics, Rock, Classical, and more; falling dots show which keys to hit in which order, dynamically playing the rest of the notes; keyboard automatically scrolls to position for the next note; to top the score charts user needs to master timing, duration, and anticipate bonus notes shown on the notation view; unlock free songs and in app features by earning achievements and hitting objectives; multiple levels of song difficulty (easy, medium, and hard); earn achievement badges to share on Facebook or Twitter directly from the app; compare song performance with the rest of the Piano Genius community; Leaderboards for every song; earn free credits through weekly tournaments; challenge friends; retro virtual Piano with MIDI connection capability to Play Freestyle with digital concert piano sound, scrollable full octave keyboard, and notation feedback to show which keys correspond with which notes; new upgrades added every month; (iOS 5.0 or later).
Today's app is the PianoAngel Free app:
PianoAngel Free (http://bwinnovationtw.blogspot.com/2011/03/pianoangel.html) App is for users already skilled in piano and for beginners; Apple Core MIDI compliant; (iOS 4.0 or later).
More Piano Repertoire and Popular Songs Apps this week!
Piano Complete (http://www.betterdaywireless.com/BetterDayWireless/Piano_Complete.html) Complete piano with the ability to learn songs; over 500 songs in a variety of categories; learn both hands or just the right hand or left hand; eighty-eight key piano with multi-touch, adjustable reverb, metronome, dual row, completely resizable keys, high quality sixteen bit piano sound, chord support, glissando, sizable sharps, navigation bar, note labels, theme colors, sustain pedal, and adjustable metronome; learn songs with falling notes; sheet music; (iOS 3.0 or later).
Today's app is the New Age Piano app:
New Age Piano (http://www.anywhereartist.com/aa/Welcome.html) Collection of relaxing and inspiring melodies; features music, news, photos, videos, updates, and more from twenty New Age pianists; often referred to as Contemporary or Neoclassical piano, New Age piano music is music of various styles intended to create artistic inspiration, relaxation, and optimism; used by listeners for yoga, massage, meditation, and reading as a method of stress management or to create a peaceful atmosphere in the home or other environments; emphasizes artistic and aesthetic expression; strongly influenced by and sometimes also based upon early baroque or classical music, especially in terms of melody and composition; artist may offer a modern arrangement of a work by an established composer or combine elements from classical styles with modern elements to produce original compositions; many artists within this sub-genre are classically trained musicians; Neoclassical New Age music is generally melodic, harmonic, and completely instrumental; (iOS 5.0 or later).
Today's app is the Master Piano app:
Master Piano (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/master-piano/id364897373?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4) Over 250 free songs included; record own songs; learn a song at the tempo the song is played with animated falling notes; resize keys for a custom feel; concert hall sound along; innovative songwriting and learning capabilities; technical innovations written exclusively for the iPad; realistic piano sound, recorded from the world’s finest grand pianos; eighty-eight keys including all sharps and flats; full multi-touch support for chord and single note play; easy to use preset keyboard sizes or customize own; adjust the width and height of all keys; play on a Single Keyboard Row or play on two rows with Dual Row; identify notes with Optional Note Labels; easy to use, fully-customizable optional Metronome; Glissando Feature allows user to slide finger across the keyboard like a real piano; adjustable reverb setting to get the same realistic effect as the Sustain and Soft piano pedals; navigate the full piano keyboard with a unique Navigation Bar for each row; slide navigation bar to quickly move from A0 all the way to C8 or jump to any place on the keyboard with the tap of a finger; customize each Navigation Bar’s highlight color using preset options or create own unique color; adjustable Master Volume; Record, Edit, and Save songs; record all nuances of performances including duration of note and tempo; no time limit on the length of recordings; overlay unlimited tracks onto recordings (Overdub); save compositions for later into “My Songs” folder; all songs can be loaded for playback, editing, or learning; adjust the tempo of any song; supports “Learn Song” mode for compositions, so can play them back and learn them note by note; edit compositions to fine tune; Song Learning features over 250 preloaded songs in fifteen different categories including Children’s, Classical, Christmas, Ragtime, Folk, and World Music; songs are divided into twenty difficulty levels; difficult songs feature chords and include both left and right hands; Favorites folder to add and remove songs; change the tempo of any song to match playing level; shift the song’s octave up or down; learn the whole song or a favorite part; all learning modes teach notes, tempo, and note duration; Portion mode to focus on learning left or right hand for a piece; auto-scrolling moves the on-screen keyboard while playing the notes; (iOS 3.2 or later).
Today's app is the Magic Piano app:
Magic Piano (http://www.smule.com/apps#magic-piano) Includes songs from Bruno Mars to Mozart; available in HD; offers free songs every day and includes a large catalog of songs; turn on game mode to unlock achievements and free songs; over twenty-five million players; make music and share performances; over 1,000 songs with new hit songs added every week; earn new songs by playing and by watching videos; songs will sync across multiple devices; current songs include Pop, Rock, Classical, Movies and Musicals, Country, and R&B hits; suggest songs on Smule’s Facebook page; follow beams of light to guide fingertips to the correct notes; control the notes, rhythm, and tempo; try out different instruments; change piano into a harpsichord, Funky 80’s synth, organ, and more; enter game mode and get rewarded for playing; level up to unlock achievements and badges; earn free songs and get to the top of the song Leader Boards; change the difficulty of each song to give a unique challenge; broadcast performances on the Smule Globe or listen to other players’ songs; share pieces through Facebook, Twitter, and Email; subscribe for unlimited access to full song and instrument catalog; play all available songs on any instrument for the duration of subscription; (iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up).
Today's app is the Logical Piano app:
Logical Piano (http://www.appscraft.ru/logicalpiano/) A game in which user rehearses eighteen popular melodies by repeating keystrokes one by one; songs range from Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star to a Beethoven masterpiece; number of tunes will increase in updates; HD version available;
game has been translated into ten languages; develops memory and sense of rhythm; for children and adults; can open the lid of the piano; (iOS 4.3.3 or later).
Today's app is the ezPiano for iPad app:
ezPiano for iPad (http://www.innovaecanada.com/products/ezPiano-for-iPad) App that works like Guitar Hero for the piano; shows user the sheet music and plays the accompaniment for them while they are playing the tune; all 100 songs come with a full accompaniment; play a selected melody note by note and the app will fill in the harmony and accompaniment; turn off this feature to play just the melody; choose songs from Broadway, Classical, Folk Songs, Impress Your Friends, Kids, and Miscellaneous; includes scales; stereo piano sounds sampled from a Steinway Model D Concert Grand piano; learn how to read the sheet music by pressing a key and watch the corresponding note in the sheet music highlighted; learn how to play a song the correct way by following the fingering guide; check score to gauge accuracy; includes a metronome; Song Mode: learn how to play a song or let the app play it; Free Mode: play your own song; Random Mode: let the app play a random tune; Fake Mode: pretend to play any song like a pro; sound effects when user makes a mistake or does an excellent job; comical facial expressions in reaction to how well user is playing; animations; make the keyboard slide to change octaves quickly; can turn off the fingering and note guides; press to see all the settings that can be configured; (iOS 4.2 or later).
Today's app is the Contemporary Piano app:
Contemporary Piano (iPlayTones, LLC) Contemporary piano music and ringtones from the U.S. cellular networks by award-winning pianist James Lent; featured composers include Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Gershwin, Aram Khachaturian, Gyorgy Ligeti, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsokov, Rzewski, and Erik Satie; includes fourteen full track MP3s and twenty ringtones; download in bundles or individually; (iOS 5.0 or later).
Piano Repertoire and Popular Songs Apps this week!
Classical Piano (iPlayTones, LLC) Award-winning pianist James Lent brings some of the best classical piano music and ringtones from the U.S. cellular networks directly to all devices; includes over fifty-three minutes of classical piano music and twenty ringtones; play all fourteen full track MP3s and twenty ringtones; download in bundles or individually; includes works by Franz Joseph Haydn, Johann Pachabel, J.S. Bach, Ludwig Van Beethoven, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; (iOS 5.0 or later).