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Simply Piano is a fast and fun way to learn piano, from beginner to pro. Works with any piano or keyboard. Chosen as one of the best iPhone apps. - Tons of fun songs like Imagine, Chandelier, All Of Me and Counting Stars, also J.S. Bach - Includes courses for different musical tastes and playing levels - Learn the basics step-by-step from reading sheet music to playing with both hands - Slow down library songs to choose your own pace for easy learning - Personalized 5-Min Workouts ensuring you progress fast and always succeed - Suitable for all ages, no previous knowledge required to learn piano No Piano? Try the Touch Courses with 3D Touch to turn your device into an on-screen keyboard! How it works: - Place your device (iPhone/iPad/iPod) on your acoustic/MIDI piano or keyboard and play; the app will immediately recognize what you are playing - Get instant feedback on your playing to quickly learn and improve your piano skills - Discover the magic of music with fun songs in the Library and complete courses to start sounding like a pro How the Subscription Works: - All app users can play two free courses. Upgrade to a premium subscription package at any time. - Subscribers will receive full access to ALL courses. New courses and songs added every month! - All recurring subscriptions will auto-renew unless auto-renewal is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. - Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, at the cost of the chosen package. - Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. - Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. - Your subscription is for your iTunes account and can be used on your iOS device. - Payments will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. - Subscriptions cannot be cancelled during the active subscription period. Choose from one of the following subscription options: - 3 months recurring subscription for $59.99 (USD) - 6 months recurring subscription for $89.99 (USD) - Yearly recurring subscription for $119.99 (USD) Simply Piano is developed by JoyTunes, creators of award-winning apps Piano Maestro and Piano Dust Buster. Created by music educators, the apps are used by tens of thousands of music teachers worldwide with over 1 million songs learned every week. JoyTunes are experts in creating educational and fun music apps for learning piano quickly and easily. Awards & Recognition - - "EMI’s Innovation Challenge” - "World Summit Award", by the United Nations - “Best Tools for Beginners”, NAMM - "Best Tablet Game", GameIS - “Parents' Choice Award” - “Golden App”, Apps for Homeschooling Have questions, feedback or suggestions? Reach out to us at support@joytunes.com Enjoy Playing! privacy policy: http://www.joytunes.com/privacy terms of use: http://www.joytunes.com/terms
Not good
by Cool kid 55 on 2020/10/27 03:11
I really don’t think it’s good because I wanted to learn some of my favorite songs but I have to pay for it. I hope they can work something out about that.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD
by Satvik.K on 2020/10/27 02:26
This app was ok at the beginning but then it wouldn’t let me read the sheet music. And the app barely gets you anywhere. Then when I was a beginner I had to play W.A Mozart’s 40th symphony. The app al so had a very hard time HEARING the piano which is one of the most important things learning the piano with an app. I had to play a piece which went like a,mc,d,a.a.g; in one of my lessons. I played that but half of went on yellow or red. If it weren’t for these facts my rating would have been 3 stars.
Crashes a lot!
by Pawkel on 2020/10/27 02:11
It has great lessons but the app crashes often.
Arjan
by atyagi53 on 2020/10/27 01:58
Tyagi
Noice
by Dreamnotfound🥳 on 2020/10/27 00:35
Noice
Great app but I wish there was a free version with ads
by hembsb on 2020/10/27 00:08
Just as the title says. It’s would be much more convenient. First of all there could be a subscription for no ads. Second of all, the company gets paid more I’m pretty sure
It’s good but there’s big problems
by lazarlazar yeeeeet on 2020/10/26 23:44
So this is a good app to play but, I recommend to have experience before this app. This app is good to play songs but, some songs teach u nothing like how you actually play it. This is the same for the beta and the regular app. I’ve seen about five songs that are rigged and as I keep going on more and more are rigged. What I’m talking about is not the change of some notes because of copyright. If you would get this app and your experienced like me than this will get you mad because, when you learn the song than play it it’s nothing like what they teached.
Best piano app ever!!
by Baby yoda rules on 2020/10/26 22:09
This app is awesome!! I was looking for an app one day to help me with piano, and I chose this one. This app is efficient in its way of teaching. It is easy to follow along with everything you need or have trouble on. If you reach out to them they will easily reply in 24 hours. This app is amazing and is worth every penny!! I totally upped my a game when downloading this app. Make sure to download it know!❤️❤️
Cheaper than actual lessons
by Markh1415 on 2020/10/26 21:50
I don’t understand why people seem to think this is somehow more expensive but being able to progress at your own pace is definitely nice. Since getting the app months ago, I’ve learned a ton and during that same timeframe, they’ve added features and new songs to play. To me, the developers are making a strong effort to improve the app daily and that makes it worth it to me. I’ve learned enough to be able to read and play sheet music. All in just a couple of short months for about an hour or two a week.
This is my review
by I❤️Charli D'milio on 2020/10/26 21:47
I gave it two stars because this app requires me to pay for me to move on from learning a few notes and I don't have much money so sorry to those who love this app but I don't like this app
App is horrible
by Reporter1234321 on 2020/10/26 21:45
The app forces you to buy the courses just to play songs. I was wishing that when I downloaded the app, I wish I could just hop onto songs. You can’t even get past the first course without buying the monthly deal.
MeH
by This game got money retarted! on 2020/10/26 20:34
So when I get a note right it always say that I’m wrong that’s it
Amazing but has flaws
by tacodude17 on 2020/10/26 20:27
I was learning very fast but maybe too fast and it’s a little overwhelming also it keeps recognizing the wrong notes which is annoying
Simply piano review
by i!love!roblox! on 2020/10/26 20:10
I love simply piano. But the only thing is that we have to pay for it and I just want to practice the full piano so that it could be in my mind for life but I can because we have to pay and I can’t get all that knowledge. So one thing that you could change is the pay.
Bravo
by benchomin123 on 2020/10/26 16:26
Ja es April April de los de ton PENDEJOS jajajaja está malísima me creyeron
Amazing piano app
by aoftball and basketball mater on 2020/10/26 15:13
If your kid wants to learn how to play piano get this app it helps me every day I’m doing so much better then i used to. Go buy this app right now
Didn’t hate it, didn’t love it.
by Em0000000000000000000000 on 2020/10/26 02:53
I enjoyed using the app, but the free version is very limited. I understand that the creators have to make money, and I appreciate the lack of ads (other than of their subscription version), but I can learn more for free from YouTube. Searching “random song name” and piano tutorial, then I can learn how to play the songs for free, with a couple of ads. So, all in all I enjoyed the app, but it’s not for me😊
I HATE THIS DUMB APP
by sakura blossom 123 on 2020/10/26 01:03
IMPOSSIBLE APP TRIED MORE THAN 3 TIMES ON MULTIPLE DAYS WOULD NOT DOWNLOAD
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by wowidhdhfjfifjdjskiw on 2020/10/25 22:45
So, I have a keyboard and for some reason when I play it doesn’t go through??
I’m dissaponted
by A dissaponted person on 2020/10/25 22:40
It was good until... I was ready to play the song AND THEN a thing came up saying to continue you have to pay money ( it’s really expensive like $70 a month) and I now can’t decide because it’s a good app but expensive to continue.
Yay
by zoom meetings on 2020/10/25 21:38
I love SimplyPiano
Great but . . .
by Naomi12523 on 2020/10/25 21:16
This app is fun but it was really annoying when it was marketed as “free to download”. But you actually had to pay. Seriously???? Plus the app freezes up after a lesson sometimes and it doesn’t unfreeze until I reopen it twenty four hours later. It’s a good app with some technical issues.
Learn to Play or Hone your skills
by jeremy moreis on 2020/10/25 21:08
I thoroughly enjoyed going through the course and playing to music. Make yourself go through all levels.
This app is amazing but there is one thing I noticed.
by Ottovonkilzer on 2020/10/25 19:54
This app is amazing! I learned how to play piano with two hands in under a week! I started out as a beginner and they explain how to do it so well! Sometimes it misses my note even though I’m playing pretty loud. And, sometimes I want to play in a lower or high pitch but when I play it says I’m getting the keys wrong, even though it’s the same note just lower of higher. But overall it is great! I also think that they overprice it.. that’s just my opinion though.
Do not get
by pnumplyr on 2020/10/25 18:40
This is the worst app when I Try to play it would not show me which key to press so I could not pass the first level.
Best thing in the world
by DENALI! on 2020/10/25 18:38
It helps me learn very fast
Awesome and fun
by anime Gurl Gurl on 2020/10/25 17:39
This game makes piano really fun like fun and it’s awesome it’s easy and simple
Another costly app...
by HotCocoa323 on 2020/10/25 17:25
I was really excited when I found this app, because I haven’t use my piano in a while. But, I downloaded it, and started the first lesson. I was greatly disappointed when I realized that I had to pay to get the music for the song. After lots and lots of work, all I learned was ode to joy, which I honestly could have taught to myself. If you’re looking to accomplish your musical dreams with a no expensive way, I would recommend something else
Read
by kamsjs'smsksw on 2020/10/25 17:20
Can you please not add money it won’t let me play song and I have to be stuck with doing cords.This app is good and all but please make this app free it not ganna be fun if I can’t play.
How good I will be
by unicorns35 on 2020/10/25 15:11
I will be good at piano when I master c’d’e’f’g’
Great for beginners.....
by SCAR480 on 2020/10/25 01:42
I understand this app is supposed to improve piano skills but I have played piano for a few years but want something fun. I thought this app would allow me to get notes for songs I want to play but right now I’m stuck in a beginner course. I would suggest this app for beginners 100% but I also wish that the app lets you choose a tab for being an experienced pianist.
Help me play piano amazing 😉 must get
by pooptita on 2020/10/25 00:54
It is amazing have to get it
Worst app I’ve ever had
by lona lol on 2020/10/25 00:11
PLEASE PLeASE IF YOU ARE READING THIS I BEG YOU RETHINK DOWNLOADING THIS WHENEVER I USED THIS TO PRACTICE IT MADE ME CRY FOR TeN MINUTES STRAIGHT AND MADE ME INSECURE ABOUT PLAYING PIANO AND THAT FACT THAT THEY DON’T TEACH YOU HOW TO READ SHEET MUSIC MADE ME SO SAD AT A POINT I DIDN’T WANNA PLAY ANYMORE SO PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON’T DOWNLOAD THIS APP
Love it!
by IzPiano on 2020/10/25 00:04
I love it! In only a few minutes I know a lot of piano! This app makes me smile!
Simply piano
by Finrusulf on 2020/10/24 23:38
This is the best app ever!
I like this
by fhdhfhds on 2020/10/24 20:23
I like how I feel when I do the piano and it helped me read notes. when I had a real teacher I could not do that. This app it awesome
The best!
by Aesthetic.Generation on 2020/10/24 16:01
So about a year ago, I kept seeing the adds and they drives me nuts. I hated them so much, but after a while, I decided I would try simply piano because my mom was amazing at piano when she was younger and she still is! (I use the piano she used) and oh my god I love this app. I love the song options such as do ray mi from the sound of music. This app can help you learn because it HEARS you playing! 10/10 recommend this app!
Question
by shepard E C on 2020/10/24 15:54
I have a firebrand model 41052 keyboard and I had the same problem as someone else and you responded with,tune it to bla bla. But I don’t know how to tune it on my model? Does anyone know how? Other than that real great app. I’m joining the Facebook community soon!
I wish I could learn more
by Gsbnnjrthdn on 2020/10/24 15:30
I love the app, however the amount of lessons that are cut out because of premium are absolutely ridiculous! We don’t even learn how to play the left hand and right hand together without having to pay money! I wish that more lessons like the one I described were open to people to don’t want to pay, we can’t learn half the symbols. I certainly thought that this was better and easier than learning from a teacher but the amount of stuff you have to pay for is aggravating to look at, I sincerely wish you fix this so more people can use the app and then read the sheet music with ease.
Amazing courses
by trishawang on 2020/10/24 14:14
🐭🐭🙂 I am a student on SimplyPiano and all I have to say is wow
Why I only gave it four stars (sorry)
by Piano_player_[1990] on 2020/10/24 02:43
It actually doesn’t cost over 100$ for actual lessons it costs 60 - 80$ for actual in life lessons. Anyways I have really wanted to do lessons but I don’t have enough money for SimplyPiano.
Not the best
by daisey431 on 2020/10/24 02:41
When I play the notes D and E I must click it like 5 or 6 times for it to hear me.But other then that it is ok
#bestgameever
by hdgehehehhe on 2020/10/23 23:16
This game is the best game I’ve ever played it helps me so much!
it workeddd
by milasa asia on 2020/10/23 22:08
aaaaahh! i love it
Simple piano
by Eliie Venegas on 2020/10/23 21:19
It was hard at first, but after 10 months of it it started getting easier for me. Thank you for the app!
just do it !
by 58 young on 2020/10/23 19:35
1st day. 1st time at 58 ! & it already coming together!
The best for starters
by i lobe simply piano on 2020/10/23 19:15
This app is the best for starters I’m am 9years old I got the game 2hours ago and I already learned how to play with one full hand I love it
This app is amazing
by Honeybunni99 on 2020/10/23 18:34
I on Y used to know songs like megalovania ,giorns theme,tinkle twinkle little star and happy birthday but know I know so much more
Super Good
by 🥓😑🥐🥐🥠🍎🛰🤤 on 2020/10/23 18:29
I been using simply piano for like a month and I got really good at piano before I had face to face lessons but I was not learning as quick.
Terrible!
by Realaaple on 2020/10/23 16:22
Lots of bugs needs to be fixed. Sometimes doesn’t even show the notes! Don’t get the app! It is a total waste of money!
Hmm
by mad puf on 2020/10/23 16:12
Look i know your aiming for perfection but it gets annoying to always update so how about turning down the update process because every day i have to update it. Please fix this
thank you
by wiwi doki on 2020/10/23 14:05
tysm! this app actually helped a lot, this helped me to get a bit faster when playing it and it helped me ply other songs that i wish i could play!
This is so cool
by MarvinLee005 on 2020/10/23 07:58
❤️❤️❤️
Wow
by Voodoo92u on 2020/10/23 03:44
Good app, easy to use.
Why do you have to pay
by some games bad or good on 2020/10/23 03:24
Why do you have to pay its extremely expesive I bet real life piano lessons are more cheaper we just wanted to learn the piano for free and I dont care that you have a free week trial its still extremely expesive nothing will change my mid that this app is good until its free completely.
Great app
by hello eee😆😁😀 on 2020/10/23 01:29
This helps me to the piano and it’s great
Great but...
by yumibabe0916 on 2020/10/23 00:17
I am a big fan of this but, when I try to change the language after u select the language I want the screen freezes what do I do?
SO AMAZING
by Dd074 on 2020/10/23 00:17
It is soooooooooooooo amazing I didn’t no anything about piano but in three days I WAS PLAYING WITH BOTH HANDS this game is so much fun and I have so much to learn and idk about other people but this is the best music game I’ve ever had
Life Changing
by Smurfete88 on 2020/10/22 21:59
This app has been a blessing for me and my son during COVID. It’s given us something to do together, talk about and learn from. Worth every penny!
Good
by lekwum on 2020/10/22 20:51
Nice
Yay Icannplay
by Abbie girl26 on 2020/10/22 19:51
This is the best
It’s improved my skills so fast
by setaraXD on 2020/10/22 18:28
I like this plz download this 🤩
EPIC
by some random roblox rat on 2020/10/22 17:35
I like it it’s fun and it’s epic
This is the worst
by poop1000 plus you and stuff on 2020/10/22 16:43
This is the worst game ever
Doesnt Work!
by unknown personx on 2020/10/22 08:22
I just tryed this app and I press a key its The wrong one! And I learn A wrong note C, D, E Notes
It’s amazing but...
by layal.naga on 2020/10/22 05:20
I’ve only been playing for 1 day and i already know how to use 2 hand and read sheet music!!!but its been a bit frustrating Bea cause when i hit a note it either says I didn’t do it or it thinks i did 2 or 3 notes and that’s really frustrating during some of the song and when i sing along it also fils in the notes and that’s really annoying when you have a noisy 4 year old brother
Its annoying
by Ashlynn prieto on 2020/10/22 04:07
Whats the point of choosing a song at the beginning if you are just gonna make us pay money to be able to play with it??? You should just tell us from the beginning 🙄 and i even have to choose a nickname? Inorder to leave a review?
Its good but you have to pay
by hi hhjhjjj on 2020/10/21 22:40
I like it but it won’t let me pay and i dont know why 🤨
🦋❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💙💙
by bord panda cake on 2020/10/21 22:28
I love this app it is so good 😊 I also get to lean new things!
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by 星辰¥¥ on 2020/10/21 20:39
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This is awesome
by school bud on 2020/10/21 19:55
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Please read
by MattToGame on 2020/10/21 19:22
The prices are sooo high... I can even explain
Best piano app I’ve ever used 😎😎😎
by Fiddlesticks5 on 2020/10/21 19:19
I’ve never learned so much in one day... piano was great before, but now it is spectacular. I even wanted to give up the things I love doing for this piano app. I never wanted to stop. I blinked and I had been playing the piano for six hours!!! I recommend this app to anybody 😁😁😁😁.
Horrendous, degrading, belittling app
by Bowen B. on 2020/10/21 18:31
I am a college music student trying to improve my piano skills, but the way this app is presented makes me feel like it’s treating me like three-year-old. The fact that you can’t even go past the first five notes without paying $120 baffles my mind. This app is just so much worse than I would’ve ever expected and I would really appreciate it if you made some amendments so I could improve more or at least do as much as I possibly could in my five day trial
I wish I had this 20 years ago
by jaireina on 2020/10/21 13:58
I have wanted to learn to play the piano ever since I was a kid. I am 33 now and I finally decided to learn and this app was worth every cent. It’s such a great, gradual, fun and easy way to learn that sometimes you forget it’s a learning app. Of course you have to put in the time to practice, but you will see the results little by little. The only thing I would do is to improve the Android version. I started with an Android tablet and it used to crash after some minutes of use. I got an iPad just because of that and I was impressed with all the extra features in there. Anyhow, I love this. Nice job creating this!
Subscription
by YSL.09 on 2020/10/21 05:50
I would of wrote a 5 star review if it weren’t for the subscription. It’s an amazing app and it at least taught me how to read sheet music, but when I tried playing the actual song I wanted to learn, it had just told me that I needed to subscribe to continue. Instead of trying there seven days free, I screenshot it and sent it to my mom. She was surprised and told me not to do it and to delete because If I would’ve pressed it, it would’ve continued to take money out of my moms card. It’s still an amazing app though and if you don’t mind the subscription I totally recommend it. All I’m trying to say is if you want more people to use the app, then you should probably mention the subscription in all of your ads for simply piano.
Amazing
by Read me before buying on 2020/10/21 03:11
I have been doing SimplyPiano for almost a year now and I learned so many things. I really advanced with SimplyPiano, especially During Covid 19. It gives me something to do....my whole family started it!
Meh
by Potato Goddess 🥔🥔🥔 on 2020/10/21 02:33
It’s fun at the beginning but then it makes you pay just to keep playing songs I was very disappointed as I have been wanting to get better at playing the piano. It’s make you pay about 19.99$ for three months witch makes you pay about 50 something dollars in three months.
Best app ever
by Komodo dragon137 on 2020/10/21 01:09
Just starting October Monday 2020 and I’m really good this game is so fun piano and do
Best app ever!!! Always is THE BEST!!!
by Sdhr2994 on 2020/10/21 00:45
This the music app! Yeah there are some people that give those really bad reviews, but this app is the best. 3 reasons why: 1. People say that it doesn’t recognize the notes properly, NOPE they can’t do it correctly! 2. They say that this app doesn’t help them learn, WRONG! They can’t learn properly! 3. They say that it costs too much. Maybe that is true, but definitely worth it! Trust me. This is a really great app, and I LEARNED 30 songs in 1 day!!! No lie!
Paying THAT MUCH MONEY PER YEAR? HELL NO! LOWER UR PRICES
by Jenn0775 on 2020/10/21 00:43
You guys made it TOO GOD DAM expensive! You shouldn’t cost people money to LEARN A VALUABLE SKILL, how to play THE piano! It’s not worth it. DONT BUY (unless you’re rich).
I really like to sing also
by rebaeaton on 2020/10/21 00:25
Can you please PLEASE make is so I can sing with lyrics on SimplyPiano? I mean I LOVE playing piano but maybe you can put guitar in to?
It’s deaf
by Nana_christ on 2020/10/21 00:21
This app is good but it is death my piano volume is at max and it’s making me miss notes and I’m raging because I’m playing the notes and the right notes so get ur act together simply piano or I’m coming for u (I’m not rly coming for u).
It cool
by malitahsa on 2020/10/21 00:04
The first day I learn my fingers and songs I love it
In progress review - overall good
by Josephwryjdfeaadg on 2020/10/20 23:58
Giving this a review after three days of use. The application is being used by myself and two of my children. I played piano for approximately 3 to 4 years as a kid. The good - 1. From a basic perspective the learning and overall visual presentation are quite good. 2. My younger child seems to thrive and enjoys the visual and audio interaction. Surprisingly he’s picking it up any better than expected rate. 3. The lessons seem to build up at a reasonable pace and they have a good amount of explanations provided along the way. 4. Piano learning is fun for my kids The not so good- 1. The actual device does not seem to synchronize well with our piano. To be transparent we have a 1912 antique piano that has been tuned about a week ago and sounds relatively pretty good considering it age. I’ve noticed that several chords do NOT pick up (F & G at -1 octave) never works. 2. Have seen other people with reviews that said the app shows ghost notes being hit. Can validate that I see this all the time and it’s a bit frustrating especially for missing notes. 3. Have also noticed that notes seem to double tap and this upsets my kids when they miss notes. * kids have a basic keyboard and have noticed to a lesser extent that the synchronization of notes is not great but overall this is a good product and will try this out!
Ok but
by ever green🦉 on 2020/10/20 23:11
I LOVE this app it’s so much fun and helped me learn the piano BUT I started do re mi but when I was going to play it I HAD to buy premium and this made me REALLY MAD
Amazing
by LittleWarior on 2020/10/20 22:36
This is my first time playing and I already feel so confident about myself!
Too expensive
by #ms.awesome on 2020/10/20 21:26
This app is so expensive! Why do I have to pay for everything, I just want to learn how to play piano. 😤
Great but requires way to much space!
by Lifelifelide on 2020/10/20 21:22
I loved this app! But unfortunately I had to delete it because it required way to much space. I was constantly deleting other stuff (apps, pictures, messages) and it still wasn’t enough. Sad to have to get rid of it.
pay to win
by roomlovers on 2020/10/20 21:22
ive had it for two years and surprisingly enough, it totally isnt pay to win! i really never needed it, 1 star
Idk
by hdhdgdgdggdgdgsbs on 2020/10/20 19:26
Not to be rude but i couldn’t do anything the first lesson didn’t work it said play keys c and d and I did but there’s nothing on
Saud
by saud pro on 2020/10/20 15:11
The first one was the first time
I hate this app
by Tris 👅 on 2020/10/20 11:56
This app drives me absolutely insane. I’ve been stuck on one of the first few lessons simply because this app won’t register notes well at all. It won’t even let me skip either! It sends you to practice mode which makes me even more mad. I’ve almost smashed my keyboard a few times. Don’t download.
Its ok
by brooklyn flatt on 2020/10/20 01:37
You have to buy premium just to finish the first coarse
So good
by Unicorn191817 on 2020/10/20 01:11
I love it
What it did to my life
by oijuyhgtfredswqazxsdcfvgbh on 2020/10/19 22:25
It change my life. I didn’t have drum lessons I didn’t have any musical instrument lessons, so I found this app to keep me occupied. Thank you so much joy tunes for changing this part of my life.
This app is the best piano lesson app!😻😻👍👍👍
by Ryan&Justinbros2903 on 2020/10/19 21:49
This app gives me so many lessons and songs to learn!From Updown Funk to The entertainer, this gives me a bunch-o-thumb ups.
Not so fun
by subscribe to StuffWithCadell on 2020/10/19 20:57
It’s not as fun as the ads say it is.
Simply piano
by Katerami 123 on 2020/10/19 19:05
It is very easy and fun to do I've had the membership for a month and I love it a lot!
No Regret At All (Really Great App)
by Graceskyoo on 2020/09/01 22:02
Technically, I would just rated 4 stars for this app since there is always room for improvement. However, I rated it 5 stars for a very personal reason. I learned to play piano on and off throughout my childhood but gave it up during my mid teen. Thinking I will never be able to play perfectly, I even began to hate the instrument since it kept reminding me that I have no musical talent. I even tried to avoid anyone who can play like my friends and cousins (when they play). However, I have come to realise that nothing is actually stopping me from finding musical talent but myself. So now almost 28, I decided to start again through this app. I initially hesitated due to the price and that often times, subscriptions are hard to cancel. But surprisingly, I have come to love it. Now playing it almost everyday whenever I can, the house is filled with simple melodies. I don’t mind not becoming professional as long as I can play for my parents, especially my father. He has always hoped that one day, his children will touch the keys again. I recommend this to anyone who are struggling to reconcile with piano and music. Keep the app running for old iOS please!! Some of us still use old iPads. ❤️🙏🏻
I like the app but doesn’t work sometimes..
by CoolUnicorn11 on 2018/07/05 18:25
The app is helpful and easy to understand. Which I do like, however, the app detects I’m playing a whole different key. It is hard to learn the piano on this app when it is saying you are playing a key wrong. I’ve learned a lot from this app but it is frustrating I have to play the key multiple times to move on. I’ve studied each key, to make sure it wasn’t me playing the wrong key, but it wasn’t. On the bottom of the screen it shows the keyboard, and when you play a key it shows which one you are playing, so when i play the key it wants me to play, it says I’m playing a different one. And to move on, I have to play a key that isn’t required. But on the bottom of the screen It says I’m playing the correct key. to play, I either, play the wrong key and it moves me on, or keep playing the right key over, and over, again and then it moves me on. Sometimes it doesn’t even move me on so I HAVE to play the incorrect key. So this will not help me become a better pianist by telling me the correct key is the wrong key, and the wrong key is the correct key. So I think they should fix that. But other than that it’s is a nice app. It is helpful other than the wrong key thing. It’s easy to understand which is great for young kids who want to learn by them self, like myself. But I really hope they fix that so I can give them a way better rating. If this wasn’t a problem I would give them a 5/5.
I’m Disappointed.
by Lia Anne on 2020/10/09 00:24
When I got this game I was excited, super excited, but not long after that I got really disappointed, let me explain why. So I downloaded thinking, this is awesome, I’m gonna learn how to play piano and be able to read the music. I was super pumped about it so I got on right away, when you go in they have you creat a account which was super easy and I had no trouble with it at all, though It did ask if I wanted to go premium and of course I put no because I don’t have the money to spend on an app, I mean if I had the money for the app I would just go to an actual piano lesson, not to mention the prices are pretty high, but anyway I was on the app for about 5 minutes because that’s how long the app says I should practice for, and then I was done, super easy super fun so I got off the app and went on with my day. Later that evening I wasn’t doing anything so I did it for another 5 minutes and after that I finished the first whole lesson and I was like wow I really like this app, I learned a lot and it doesn’t take forever, little did I know that after you finish the first lesson you have to go premium to do anything else and that makes me very frustrated because there are a lot of teenagers and kids and some adults who can’t afford lessons and this app might as well cost the same as an actual lesson. But I’m sure it’s great for the people that can afford it. I just think that they should say before you download that you only get one lesson.
Amazing app
by 🕷🕷🕷🕸🕸🕸🦖 on 2020/08/29 19:55
So I just started playing this it’s really fine but at the same time a little bit hard but you should definitely try this app it is amazing I have it’s like a little bit ago but it was hard for me but now I’m seven and I was six when we first got it and I really love it now it’s amazing I had another one but then it start to not work so then I wanted to try this again and I’ve been playing for about 15 minutes now and I already love it so this is a very cool app you should definitely get it at first it will be a little bit frustrating but then you would actually be able to do a lot of stuff like it’s difficult and then you get used to it and then you will be able to do it so I recommend you to buy this app like it is amazing like when I first started I didn’t know how to play it but now I do so it’s really amazing is it home to me only in 15 minutes so you should deathly get this app and if you were kid reading this you should show your mom and you should deathly get it like it is amazing when I first started it was just difficult but then you’ll get used to it so you should get it this app is amazing🤪🤩
An unforgivable frustration
by Elisionsly on 2020/04/26 18:01
I really like this app. It has taught me a lot, and I think it is a great tool for learning. However, there is a major flaw that drives me insane every time i use it. No matter how quiet the room, how loud my keyboard is, or how on tempo I am, it constantly does not pick up some notes (mostly eighth notes—specifically if they are in a sequence of eighths). I’ve been playing music for a while, so I know my beats and tempos. I’ve tried everything from making sure the room is silent when I play to turning my keyboard up to the max (deafening) volume. It seems to help a little bit when my keyboard is very loud, but the problem still persists. It’s just so frustrating when I just need one more star, but I can’t get it because the app won’t pick up notes that I know I’ve played correctly. Also, I’ve noticed that some songs seem to be a little off. I understand them from a musical point of view, but it may trouble a new learner. They might not be able to hear the medley and play something different during the first few lessons. I was a little long winded, I apologize. The pros do outweigh the cons with this app—as long as you’re okay with listening to (honestly) bad singers. I’ve been able to learn a lot and it has helped me with playing with both hands. I’d give 3.75 stars. 4.5 if the note thing gets fixed.
Fun, but a bad teacher
by OutOfTheBarr on 2020/05/22 00:14
I have several months experience playing piano as well as being taught piano, trumpet, drums, and 10 years singing in choirs. The techniques SimplyPiano uses are awesome when they work, however the Practice Mode reinforces bad playing and really really makes your work learning any specific piece of music impossibly harder than it should once you reach your learning curve. SimplyPiano will get you the techniques and skills to make you a passable player very quickly, but you will be extremely frustrated along the way if you aren’t careful. You won’t be able to use SimplyPiano to perfect any technique or phrase or song without external help or by restarting the entire song or level yet again like a game. It doesn’t even teach you how to practice outside the app so you are less frustrated inside it, and it does nothing to detect if you are advancing too quickly (because by default it does the tutorial only once!) It simply won’t let you repeat elements without mistakes enough times in a row for any brain to actually deeply learn it. If you learn something with mistakes it will advance you and cheer your success, but there’s no way to rehears that spot you always miss at the end except to waste another 5 minutes in the tutorial for phrases you already know. You will learn superficially extremely quickly, yet you will be quietly angry the whole time at your apparent lack of skill and consistent mistakes.
So fun - lots of Christmas music
by Squeekie23 on 2019/10/14 03:33
I honestly can’t believe I can play piano with two hands now. I’m nearly done with essentials 3 and it’s amazing how much I’ve learned. I really love being able to read and play regular sheet music (it’s included within the app), which was always my goal. My only hesitation on recommending this app to everyone are some of the music choices. I’m not religious but there are a lot of Christian songs to work through, carols especially. I don’t mind them, as I know them well and that makes them easier for me to learn, but if you’re not Christian or don’t know carols at all it might be a barrier to you. One more note, the further I get in the course the more I’m wanting a keyboard to plug into (I’m using a real piano). I feel like sometimes it can’t “hear” the notes when I’m playing 4 at a time for example. This is something that Simply Piano acknowledges but I feel like I got quite far without one. As for the expense, my whole family is using it and we’re now playing lots of sheet music. Other sites have sheet music for about $5-6 a song. I think for all of us using it and getting sheet music it’s a great deal.
Good but why do you have to pay?
by xX_WolfyPlayz_xX on 2020/05/07 01:06
The simply piano app is good, but why do you have to pay? I know that sounds like a dumb question but why? I don’t know why you have to pay to learn piano. For example you want to learn piano but you just can’t effort it every month or you just don’t know how to pay it. Like, if you just want to learn piano you can just make it free. It’s just that I think it’s better to make it free so more people can learn piano without paying. But, what I do like about simply piano is at the start, when you download the app you get this guide and then you start learning piano but, when your done doing the piano stuff or the touch screen piano you get this guide about you can pay or get a free trial but, I just don’t get why. Like, if you want to learn piano and you do all the piano stuff and you feel like your ready to move on but you don’t want to pay or have your credit car information on the app. If you don’t want to pay or have your credit card information on the app you can’t learn piano and your just stuck there repeating the same stuff that you learned on Simply piano. I don’t get why you have to pay. But, that’s why I don’t think you should pay just to learn piano. But, if you don’t agree with me I understand.
Thank You...
by Frankie2120 on 2020/02/15 17:30
Played the Piano, and percussion from like 5-14 years old.. then nothing after that.. 42 now.. forgot all music reading and was always too intimidated to learn again.. didn’t have $25 to shell out a week for lessons nor the time with my career and two little kids.. stumbled across simply piano one weekend w my out of tune acoustic piano.. a week later I had the full digital set up w a Yamaha delivered so I could get the correct feedback from the app.. a week later.. life changing.. I’ve always had music in my head and wanted to be able to just play along with songs and read music... this app is amazing.. with patience and lots of repetition it’s all coming back to me.. I never would have got this with lessons because I don’t have the time.. going at my own speed at 5am before work 30 minutes... I couldn’t be happier now.. Piano is meditation.. if your not present when you are playing it can go south quick... lol... looking forward to the process... enjoying every moment of the journey back... thank you Simply Piano.. you’ve created pure magic into people’s lives...!! 💪🏽❤️🎹👍🏽
This app is an absolute steal
by SUJovian on 2020/07/01 15:00
I bought this app because Covid lockdowns forced a suspension of lessons with my kids’ piano teacher. We paid her $60/week. With this app, the kids are learning faster, they’re more engaged with practicing at home, and my wife and I have even picked up practicing our own rusty piano skills. It’s brought joy to the whole house during quarantine frustrations. At 1/20th the cost of in-person lessons, I’m not sure we’ll ever go back. There is one thing I really don’t like about the app. it’s not enough to warrant stripping off a star, but it is worth mentioning. A lot of the songs have an accompanying drumbeat track with a tempo that is completely mismatched with the music. This causes unnecessary frustration because you have to mentally block out the drum track rhythm and follow your own, because if you follow the rhythm, you’ll fail the lesson. In a way, it forces you to focus and tune out distractions which adds to the challenge, but it should be an option to turn it off. All in all, if you have a piano and want to improve your skills, this app is a no brainer and more than worth every penny.
Motivation to learn piano
by Shy_n on 2019/07/07 05:41
This app is simply a motivating tool to learn piano and it works pretty good. I had a little problem with recognition, not enough to complain. Choses of songs to practice are great and you feel like a rock star on Essentials 1st level, because you already got to play Imagine. The system is neat. Each chapter teaches you a new skill and very visual concept of it makes me motivated to get all notes right, so I get stuck hours playing same song until perfection. I also try to play sheet music for beginners and oh god, how boring those are, so I switch to the app. There are few minuses... Sometimes I feel that finger positions are odd, but you can go ahead and figure out the way you can play it more comfortably. I would like to be able to see songs as a sheet too, so it’s easier to learn them by heart. Otherwise, this app is great. It’s a bit expensive, but teacher would cost much more. I think if I ever get to a higher level in the app and then go to the classes it would be a perfect way to polish my knowledge, but at this point I do feel that I am growing with every lesson I take! Great job
Good app but w/ a MAJOR issue
by Jaimie Emily Rose on 2019/03/06 17:26
Giving this 2 stars (generously) for how great of an app it COULD be; if my issue were fixed it’d be 5 stars. The app showed its potential and was great until about halfway into the first lesson. My audio all registered fine at first, passed all their audio sync tests, no issues. Out of the blue it was no longer detecting that I was hitting notes. In the app when you fail a part of the song 3 times it sends you into a practice mode with a metronome. Don’t get me wrong it’s a nice feature when needed. HOWEVER, I didn’t need it making it SO FRUSTRATING to keep having to repeat this painfully slow practice mode. I even had my mom who has been playing piano for decades sit and try to play the simple song and it did the same thing! There is nothing I could do at this point; if you can’t pass the song you can’t move forward in the app. The funny thing was on the practice mode it registered all the notes just fine, then it would go back into the regular song and would glitch again. I had to delete the app and start using Yousician which is good but limits you to only 10 minutes per day unless you pay. I don’t like it as much as I did this app which is a shame. Hopefully, this can get fixed as I saw a few other people mention similar issues.
Avid user for half a year so far...
by jipmg on 2019/10/17 17:42
I have to say this product is absolutely fantastic. I’m a music major at a University, and this product has not only kept me up to speed with practice that pushes me in super modern way, but it has also but me ahead in certain aspects compared to my contemporaries. I have recommended this to everyone that has seen me play some piano, and my piano teacher absolutely loves the fact that I’ve added this app to my practice regimine. Is there room for growth? Absolutely. But as someone who somewhat lost touch with his piano playing, it’s definitely gotten me back up to speed and then some and continues to help me learn about different musical genres and improves my playing ability. It’s a bargain. Something like this would normally cost half a grand or more. And you are getting something that isn’t judging you are talking about you. It’s to the point and get’s it done. Can’t wait for it to continue updating and pushing the musical envelope. Now get one for sight singing too ;).
Good for learning but frustrating and oh my god the ads
by CinderCat<3 on 2020/04/22 15:56
I like the idea of the app but it could really be executed better. First I want to talk about the ads as a side note. I feel like it might be possible to grow fast but come on, not a five year old in less than a year with complete knowledge. I know a lot of little kids and none of them can sit down for long enough when they have a choice to play more than ten minutes each day on the piano. Tying into that, the app is frustrating. I swear, practice mode is nightmare fuel. And for a beginner it’s so hard to see which notes are which. I think it would be worth a feature that lets you see the letters corresponding to the placement on the staff if you choose to display it. Maybe the notes are just me but as a beginner I have trouble every time. Also having songs locked behind courses is frustrating. If I want to realize that I’m not ready or am ready I’ll do it before I finish a course. I like how you can slow songs down but the menu you can pull up is not ideal, especially if you are just pausing it to go do something. You have approximately two seconds to put you hands back in position. Good luck. Overall I’d say the app is kinda average.
Pretty Good
by JustAGirlWithTechnology on 2020/04/20 16:26
Simply piano is a pretty good app. It works in a simple way, and is great at teaching piano. The subscription is understandable, and the app is a lot cheaper than a piano teacher. Although I do wish you could play the song you picked at the end of the lesson and then have to pay the subscription to go farther, that is a minor detail and not worthy of a star deduction. However, there are some major issues that need to be fixed. One issue is that even when I’m playing the correct chords, the app doesn’t hear anything. This caused me to be stuck at “jingle bells” for a very long time, even though I was playing it correctly. The biggest issue is that, after I play for a few days, when I enter, I can’t do the lessons. I click, and nothing happens. I can’t do songs or practices either. The only thing I can do is sheet music. It stays like this for days at a time, and then goes back to normal (for a few days until the cycle repeats). Speaking of sheet music, this isn’t a glitch but I find it quite annoying. You have to scroll through them. They could just size it down and make it so it all fits on your screen at once, but no, you have to pause every few lines to scroll.
Horrible note recognition problems
by tl9378 on 2020/05/19 19:06
I’m currently on intermediate 2 and things have been pretty good so far. I feel like I’m learning lots and making progress. However, in some pieces, the app and note recognition is dragging me down to a screeching halt. I have a pretty old upright piano that was tuned pretty recently, but when I play songs with fast rhythms, even if I play it 99% perfectly, the app counts it more like 50% and puts me into practice mode EVERY SINGLE TIME! It is infuriating having to spend upwards of an hour on a piece that should only take 25 minutes because you have to sit there and try the same few measures over and over and over again until the app lets you through to next next part, with simpler rhythms until the song goes back to the melody of 8th note rhythms AND YOU HAVE TO DO THE WHOLE THING AGAIN. I think there should be some sort of feature to ignore practice mode or skip a part if you feel that you are playing it right to avoid this issue. I also think in songs where you are switching positions a lot, there should be some sort of indicators like the position letter name above the notes instead of a meaningless and generally unhelpful bolded number.
Pay to play?
by Jimmy jabs 8 on 2018/06/20 19:48
When you first download the app, you get a free lesson/course, and you learn how to play the first 5 notes with your right hand, which was great... Until I finished it 20 minutes later. Once you finish the first course it shows you what you have unlocked and what more you can do to learn, and I started getting excited! I clicked &#34;next&#34; and it showed how much you have to pay in order to keep learning. I was excited to learn to play because I know how to play guitar, ukulele, and viola, and wanted to learn how to play piano! I had seen this add and thought that I should at least try it! Don&#39;t get me wrong, I really like the app, but I know many people can&#39;t continue with the app because of the monthly pay ($10), and others I&#39;m sure are hesitant to get it because they&#39;re not sure if they will continue with it. I know that there is a reason the creators had the pay, but I was disappointed when they told me I had to pay to continue. Other than that, I enjoyed it and would have given it 5 stars if not for the monthly pay. I might consider it though... It is cheaper than normal lessons.
Sound good without actually being proficient
by Dylan Kairit on 2020/08/26 02:49
So this app is advertised as a platform to get beginners into learning piano and sound amazing. DO NOT USE THIS APP IF YOU ACTUALLY WANT TO BE PROFICIENT!!!! I can not stress this enough. This app throws you into playing and barely glosses over music theory which is the most essential part of being able to grow as a musician and grow on your own in the future. This app is aimed at keeping you reliant on it and keeping you paying the subscription fee. I personally lost almost a year of self learning time on this app, and I kept going because I thought I sounded good. But when I went to start learning on my own I was completely lost without this app holding my hand. If anyone reads this review I would highly recommend the book Alfred’s All in One Piano course which is a three book series starting from the basics of music theory and slowly working up to advanced pieces. This series doesn’t make you reliant on it but instead gives you the necessary tools to grow and learn yourself. In conclusion, if all you’re looking for is to be able to play a few popular tunes for some clout around your friends than this is your app. If you’re actually serious about learning the piano there are a plethora of sources out there that I recommend you search out.
Great app, just doesn’t work all the time.
by Bombshel3 on 2019/12/30 14:00
Hello! This is a great app, and I’m sure it’ll help me become a better pianist. But there’s problems; One, extra keys are playing and I’m not playing them. This may just be the music that it’s playing, but I thought I’d mention it anyway. Two; Sometimes, it plays the notes for me. I really want to be able to become a better pianist and it doesn’t help when something is playing the piano for me. Three; it is really hard for me and my family members to line up the blue line with the notes. I think, in my opinion, that the blue line is fast. And, I don’t know if you could disable this, but the practice mode comes in ALL THE TIME! And I just wanna play without all the stopping for practice mode. And, I think the practice mode is just the right speed for beginner pianists (me). Four; if my family members and me play the wrong key, for example, E. It’ll mark it as the right key. For example, C. And it doesn’t help me when I’m wrong but Simply Piano says I played the right note. Thank you so much for reading this and please consider fixing some of these or give me suggestions on how to fix it! Have a good day! ~Love your beginner pianist, Bombshel3
Wonderful app! Just one thing I need
by Bryan Turns on 2019/01/31 02:02
I am so glad that this app exists and I have enjoyed learning piano with you, Joy Tunes. I am thankful for all of the updates you put out with new songs. I just wish that those songs could also have a sheet music section so I could print them out. Look, the app itself is great but I’d like to get better at my rhythm. The practices for the song offer this sheet music aspect but what if I want to play the whole song like that? I would love to be able to print out some of the songs I can play so that I didn’t have to worry about battery life. The app is wonderful I just would love to see far more sheet music and preferably all of your songs having a sheet music counter part P.S Regardless of what many people who are doing reviews say I am glad you aren’t doing this as a free app. For those of you who don’t understand how businesses work you need to make money. Subscription based apps are waaaay better then frenium. Imagine having to pay for extra songs on the app? I’m glad it’s a payment. Also subscriptions force the devs to always be hard at work to keep you paying
Stress problems
by farttrart on 2020/04/17 18:54
It might be me, but this app is not good. It stresses me out, and puts me into major uncomfortable positions, even just using that right hand in the first place, plus, I started playing it just today and I did not do anything good. All it did was give me stress. The ads are just hooks that reel you in to getting this app! I like the idea, but at first, it would only let me play none of the songs I really liked, and in order to unlock both hand playing, MEMBERSHIP?! That’s just one thing wrong. Another thing about this “learning” app is that it stresses people, like me, and that ONE wrong note in practice basically means FAILURE. Another thing is that it made me feel like I did not matter, cause all I wanted to do was LEARN PIANO! I have one in my game room, dusting up! And I think that is pretty bad, so I wanted it to use. There is more things too! When you tap a key on the piano once, it plays it twice, and that makes you sometimes get a note wrong, which leads the app to say that you try again. Practice mode ticked me off a TOOOOOON, and I also thought about the ads that I saw, about in TWO WEEKS some kids learned to play piano, and in my opinion, two weeks of this would cause my household to be flooded with stress. Please believe me, before you are in CONSTANT stress. Thank you!
Please Read
by Rabbid dogg1000 on 2018/01/18 20:55
Overall I think the app is an amazing idea and has so much potential, I know despite some difficulties I have already learned so much, but at 120 dollars a year for a premium membership the app should be flawless when it comes to functionality and unfortunately this is not even close to the case. I have just recently gotten my standard everyday piano tuned and I have followed every suggestion the app has given toward improving note recognition; I have tried lowering the volume on my device for minimal interference, playing with no background noise again for no interference, flipped my device, moved it as close to the piano as possible while still being in view while playing, made sure the microphone was not blocked, and I have even tried removing my phone case, all have had no success in improving the app’s ability to recognize notes. I have noticed that the app has a particularly difficult time recognizing the first G note after middle C especially while being played simultaneously with a left hand chord. I am extremely motivated toward learning piano and the app has already helped me so much in this goal but this annoyance is really hindering my progress. Please fix this issue as soon as possible.
No Custom music?
by Ghost Jenga on 2018/10/05 19:31
I have been useing simply piano for around 2/3 of a year and started unaware of how to even read a staff, after that time has passed I can play alot of the songs, but the app has trouble reading what notes I am playin, this is not that big of a problem for me sense it ussauly only happens once or twice. There is one key feature the app is missing and that is Song you can add to the collection. (notes to devs) to be able to put your own Songs into the apps album of playible songs. Under the Songs section you can create songs where you can place all the notes and such on the staff aswell as select the tempo. When you finish makeing the song you could save it to the song section aswell as give it its own display image. It would have the same mechanics as the rest of the songs, were it slides the staff across the screen to the speed you set it to. This could be a premuim feature and would allow people to learn songs they want aswell as create them. In all the app is 4/5 due to haveing great learning and paceing, but falling short when it comes to the songs you can play.
High cost, poor performance
by Worst! App! EVER! on 2018/03/21 22:22
Developers of this app should read this: I have recently subscribed to this app for 2 three month periods of about $45, but I am shocked to know that there are so many issues! I paid $90 in total for this app, and I was surprised to learn that it STILL can&#39;t recognize the keys I&#39;m playing! The keys I am playing are the correct keys. However, for some reason the app can&#39;t recognize or sense them and then marks them wrong, and I am constantly made to do the practice mode even though it was the app&#39;s fault for not recognizing my notes! It&#39;s really hard to make any progress in this app, because it can&#39;t even recognize the correct notes being played! How am I supposed to improve my piano skills if the app won&#39;t let me progress? I&#39;m just wasting my money and NOT even learning how to play! Another thing is that once you have completed the course, you should be able to go back to them and replay them EVEN if your subscription has expired! I shouldn&#39;t have to be charged just to replay the courses I already completed before the subscription period ended! That&#39;s ridiculous! The developer of this app shouldn&#39;t be charging so much to subscribe if there are all of these issues! These are very big cons! It honestly should be way cheaper, if not free!
Terrific app a couple of tweaks needed
by Kartha Gewert on 2020/07/06 16:11
Simply piano is by far the best piano app out there I very highly recommend it. He way it woks which I love is you can get on the app and you can start and see a little of what the app will offer you once you start your trial. I learned up to five keys before I had to start a trial to go any farther and I thought that was wonderful, it gives you a little taste of what you’ll be getting. This app is so amazing because even though it’s not a real teacher sitting next to you it sure feels like if you make a mistake simply piano provides feedback and little tips and tricks to help you out. One thing that was a small downsize was sometimes when your playing the right note the app says it’s wrong and you have to play the Sam note a couple of times again which is totally expected from an app. This app works like wonders I’ve only been playing for two days and I’ve memorized all the notes its taught me and I know how to play with two hands all ready 5 notes on each. Thanks for reading this and I hope it helped you make your decision, thank you
PLS READ Perfect at first, now Regret
by Yingqian (jasmine) Jiang on 2018/11/04 17:40
I have seen thousands of ads about this app and I decided to try this for myself when I got it I immediately fell in love with it . it was everything I expected and a better . It was perfection . But then I started learning chords on the piano . It taught me well but when I played it on the piano it kept saying I was wrong, even when I was playing it correctly . All 3 or 4 keys at the same time with the same amount of force and at the right keys and position. It even shows me where on the piano I&#39;m supposed to play the chords . But no it kept saying I was wrong and it wouldn&#39;t let me move on . And when I was actually wrong it said I was right . this mainly happens when I&#39;m using both my left and right hand to play chords . If I&#39;m playing the right cords with my right hand but the wrong key with my left hand then it says I&#39;m right . Now I purposely played the wrong chords to see if it says I&#39;m right and it did . We payed a YEAR trial for this app and I have already sent a message about a month ago and never got an reply . I haven&#39;t been playing for longer than a month now, and I&#39;m PAYING for this . If you can&#39;t fix this then at least give me my money back . Thank you .
One tweak and you get five
by dutchbizdoc on 2018/08/07 23:56
This app is great; I’m an early 60’s piano learner and after numerous attempts at other apps finally found one that I can use.....for the most part. I wrote the developer sometime back and suggested that they allow for some of us ‘slower’ learners to utilize their ‘wait for me’ system while learning an entire song and got a great note back....it was a great idea. You won’t get every key stroke correct the first time or every time. The app detects that and will stop and let you try again after a few missed keys. If you still don’t get it, it will send you back again, and finally revert to ‘wait for me’ mode as you peck your way through those few bars. Good, but sometimes I need to peck my way through the whole song!!! Having that ability would allow me to work through pieces of the song at my speed, not the app’s speed, and save endless hours cycling through speed drills I’m not ready for yet!! Again, this is a great app, and I really enjoy playing. One small tweak and I’ll sit at a piano all day practicing and training my hands, but I need the ability to slow things down from time to time.
Fun way to learn but not helpful with rhythm
by Tickychick on 2018/09/08 17:18
I like using the program and it’s great at detecting whether you’re getting the notes right. However, I think they could do a lot more with making it useful for learning rhythm. I don’t have a good natural sense of rhythm and when the exercises aren’t on any timing (when it’s just detecting notes) it doesn’t hold you to any rhythm. Then in the exercises where the staff is moving, it doesn’t provide any rhythm feedback other than telling you that you maybe got it wrong by sending you to practice mode. On some exercises it does chime out the rhythm for you in advance and that’s really helpful, but I think it should be more widespread, especially in practice mode. If I’m not understanding the rhythm and it just makes me do it over and over again with the metronome, it’s not really helping me understand how to break down the eighth notes and rests and etc. It would also be helpful if there was different color coding for timing being wrong versus the note being wrong. Sometimes I think I’m getting the wrong note when my timing is off instead, so more specific feedback would be helpful.
The best app
by Mippy01 on 2019/07/10 00:15
I don’t normally write reviews, but I felt I really needed to for this one. About a year ago, we decided to go with this app instead of formal piano lessons for our now 8-year-old daughter. We thought it would be to just get her started, learning the notes, etc. and possibly save some money until we started “real” lessons. Well she has surpassed other children that we know who take traditional lessons AND she loves it! She loves that she recognizes a lot of the songs that they teach. The other day she went through the lessons to play a song, then I pulled up the corresponding sheet music (also in the app) and she was shocked to see how complicated it looked and that she could actually play it! (And honestly so was I!) This app has also reignited my love for piano as well, with their new sheet music section. I can choose my level and still have it teach me! If you are on the fence about the yearly subscription, I would highly recommend. Think about how much you pay for each individual piano lesson!
Good and BAD
by 787778321 on 2018/06/11 22:55
I enjoy this app but the cost. At first I saw it was free. But NO. IT Taught me stuff that I would need to know if I was starting fresh. I already am taking piano lessons so I know the basic things that the app teaches. Basically I got the app because in the add/commercial it mentioned nothing about paying but the main reason is because it said learn how to play MILLIONS of songs! Yeah no you need to pay. It would be better if they mentioned that you need to pay in the add. Most families like mine don’t have the money to pay TEN DOLLARS A MONTH. I understand that for some families this would not be a problem. For mine we don’t have the money to pay that much a month. Think about the food, clothes and taxes etc that we already pay for. I’m sure many people agree with me on this. If it was $5 a month that’s great!! I mean if they think RICH people are only buying this the makers of the cost are DUMB! Or for only 3 or the 6 month ones if you add the cost up that is A LOT OF MONEY! I hope that the makers will read this to understand that the cost is very high for lots of families like mine. I hope that this helps people who think about getting this piano app. Thank you so much for reading!
Thanks
by Tahlia Shalice on 2020/09/13 03:43
I recently got a free piano, during this pandemic and being stuck inside I figured it would be good for me and my kids to learn. This was an ad that popped up and I just went for it. Honestly I’m so proud of myself. I’ve learned so many songs. I’m happy I’m able to print out sheets and practice. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to purchase at the end of the free trial. So I tried other apps, and those lessons sucked. I jumped to google to try to learn. EPIC FAIL!!! I was able to finally save the $60 to pay for this apps subscription. I truly recommend it for real beginners. I can play it anytime without paying an actual person who may not be as patient with me or even my schedule. My son played one of the songs he learned BY HEART. For his first day of virtual class. This warmed my heart so much. And I just want to thank whoever made this app possible. 5 stars for me!! The only thing i wish for.. is for us to be able to type in songs we want to learn. Nether the less.. it’s amazing for ANY age group!!
I’m addicted to SimplyPiano
by Martins Family on 2019/10/17 20:01
I’m 50 years old and I can’t believe I’m able to play the piano for the first time in my life. I always wanted to learn but wasn’t able to when I was younger, then as an adult life got busy and now at my age I really didn’t want to go to a traditional piano teacher every week just to have her tell me that I’m playing all the right notes, but my rhythm is all wrong and that I should’ve started when I was younger. SimplyPiano has really helped me to play in the right rhythm. My daughters are advanced players, but even they have enjoyed playing the songs in the Beta Version. The app isn’t perfect, it has a few issues with key recognition, but when it happens it’s usually just one or at the most two notes in one song, so it still allows me to pass off the song even if it thinks it’s wrong. I hope SimplyPiano will continue to improve it’s app, so I can also continue to improve. I simply would not be playing the piano without SimplyPiano. Than you!
Do not recommend if you actually want to learn piano
by DiamondDamsel on 2020/01/31 00:28
I’ve been a pianist for 12+ years. I got this app out of curiosity and I’ve learned two things: firstly, I need to call a piano tuner because my middle C is a smidge high and secondly, this app is not a viable replacement for proper lessons. This app is okay if you want to brush up on your past knowledge or just want something to do for a few minutes but if you actually want to learn piano; don’t get this app. If you truly want to learn piano, do it the right way and hire a teacher; it may feel like this is the cheaper, more convenient option but if you learn wrong, you will have to spend countless more hours to fix that little mistake turned detrimental, bad habit. This is nothing against this app in particular, learning from a teacher is just the best and dare I say, only way to learn piano properly. If you don’t care about learning properly and are happy just plinking out a couple simple tunes here and there (a perfectly acceptable desire) then this is just the app for you and it will serve you well.
I am learning so fast!
by AstroGirlBunny on 2019/12/29 15:01
I am so excited about this app! I just got a fantastic keyboard (Rockjam RJ-561) and I tried out this app. Fell in love with the app so I bought a year long subscription! I even have a free two month trial with TakeLessons to compare it to. TakeLessons is a live online piano lessons with an instructor. But this app is a million times better! I learn so much more and faster with this app. And it is fun! These guys are genius in how they put it all together. It is worth every penny. Try the app out before spending a dime on actual music lessons at a music shop. The app offers a decent amount of its introduction lessons for free to give you a solid idea whether or not it is for you. And by the time you finish those, you realize that an annual subscription is the price on only 2-3 in person lessons...at the most. Yet you will learn so much more for the same amount and time. And you’ll be excited about getting back to your lesson! I have had so much fun that I’ve had to force myself to take breaks!
Keeps getting better
by coastalcalm on 2020/04/12 05:36
This app has helped to fulfill a long standing wish to be able to play an instrument. I’ve gone slowly and started and stopped because sometimes life gets in the way. But it’s an app! So it’s happy to let me do that and suggests refreshers which I always need. The cool thing is that somehow I’ve made progress and now I’m playing real songs and I’m getting my fingering down. Best of all the app is really expanding genres and has the completely cool sheet music part where you can listen to the piece, or have it walk you through learning the piece or you can just have at it with the sheet music scrolling at the tempo you chose. I am particularly grateful during this covid time to have a fun challenge with points for playing light hearted stuff like three little birds. Impossible to be grumpy when you are playing three little birds. On a strange, plus side it has garnered me some unexpected points in my trivia league for knowing who sang a song.
It’s expensive for me and there are problems
by Doggylover0571<3 on 2020/10/15 23:27
So I downloaded the app since I saw a couple adds about it and thought to get it. I did have a piano but I started playing a bit already but not a lot. The start helped me remember how the notes looked since I already knew them (How to play them and what fingers to use) But when I finished all the courses and it was the final one and I was so excited to finish it until it told me to get subscribed to continue. After that my dreams were broken since my parents can’t pay for it. I really thought that it was free since the adds didn&#39;t add it. So I would say its a good learning app but too expensive for me to continue (or maybe other people who cant pay it) and there is also an issue, while I was playing it took some background noise as notes and when I tried to do them they would either do it by them selves or it would say I&#39;m wrong. It also sometimes can’t hear the notes (but most of the time it can). I really hope these issues will be resolved and that maybe just maybe the price will go down or maybe even free. (Like 3 months is HALF of 12 months)
Best piano learning app BEFORE they added sheet music—now even better!
by bargz on 2020/10/14 03:51
I tested the top few piano leaning apps and Simply Piano was my favorite. So I purchased a year subscription and LOVE IT. And a few weeks after my purchase they added SHEET MUSIC that follows as you play!!! It’s great!!! Love it. Love it. Love it! With this app I’ve discovered several new artists I like that I have never listened to before, plus numerous old favorites. The music is cover bands but I like most of them/-I assume The license doesn’t cover the original song plus the recorded cover songs are more “even” tempo that make it easier to play along. I don’t know if they also transpose them to easier keys but I assume they do for many songs. I can’t say enough good things about this app. Other than a recent 2-week vacation, I’ve played piano with this app for 13 weeks straight (usually 3-5 nights/week) and I have no intention to play less. It’s fun and the music is great and I’M PLAYING TOO! 🤗
Very fun and educational
by Wtfisupbreeze on 2018/10/30 13:12
I’m a hip hop artist Lorenzo Breeze and I recently started learning how to produce beats and mix vocals. I learned that practicing instruments and learning music theory would overall improve my production. I can across simply piano to help me learn to play and I love it. It has very detailed step by step lessons on pretty much all there is to know about reading notes and understanding the fundamentals of the piano. I’m amazed at how much the app offers. The lessons are easy enough to grasp but tricky enough to keep you learning. I like how it picks up the on the audio from your piano that’s a really cool feature although sometimes it doesn’t read the notes your playing completely, sometimes it’ll think I’m playing notes that I’m not even playing, but for the most part I’ve been getting through the lessons smoothly. I highly recommend this app to anyone who wants to learn and is a complete beginner or even if your a seasoned player it’s a cool app to have some fun with and it offers lots of music to play.
Great app and still improving
by cjt-piano on 2020/01/22 18:54
I’ve been learning with this app for more than a year and think it’s great! I’d like to take lessons from a real person at some point to see what it’s like, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised how much I’ve learned and how well I can play the piano just from using this app. You do need to use the cable option to connect the usb midi output to plug into your iPad / iPhone to get the best results (for the app to recognize the notes you’re playing well), especially once you get past the basic lessons. So, if you’re going to buy a piano keyboard make sure it has a usb-to-host midi port. I also recommend spending a bit more to have “weighted keys” on a keyboard so it feels more like a real piano. Not sure why, but I really enjoy playing and practicing more that way. I especially appreciate that the developers continue to add more songs, lessons, and sheet music. I’m happy to recommend this app to others.
Well worth a try, just be patient with note recognition
by Kiyura on 2020/06/28 03:57
This app has a fantastic incremental approach to learning, and it delivers well on the promise of guided teaching with instant feedback and backing tracks. The only downside so far is the note recognition for an acoustic piano. Not only does the app do a poor job of isolating a single dominant pitch (it fires off false positives all up and down the staff for nearly every note played), but when not using headphones, it doesn&#39;t even seem to be able to completely ignore the sound the app itself is making. By and large, the app is still usable - I&#39;m successfully using it still, and considering subscribing. But these issues are distracting at best, and result in a frustrating missed note here and there at worst. I&#39;m sure these are known issues, as the in-app help calls out this issue and mitigations in depth, and offers a different note recognition engine (which is no improvement), but I&#39;m sorry to say there still seems to be work till do.
Works Well for Beginners, Expensive
by CatZelda on 2019/11/26 07:15
I downloaded this after seeing an ad for it in the hopes that it would help me learn the skills necessary to play more difficult pieces such as those by Chopin. It is a very well constructed app and definitely great for beginners who are learning to read sheet music or starting on piano for the first time. For me, however, it is far too basic. I am a harpist of almost 13 years, a masters of music theory student, and an intermediate level pianist. The subscription service is also very, very expensive ($120 a year), which is not something the average grad student is generally willing to pay for. I feel this app could be significantly improved if the user could select their level of experience from the get-go and get started there. I also think that instead of a subscription, the user should be able to purchase a set of lessons (ideally for far less than $120) that matches that level. All in all, it is a good app that I would like to recommend to beginning pianists, but the price tag does make that difficult.
Dear makers..
by Jsjajabab on 2017/12/03 04:20
I allready know how to play piano pretty well and I was curious when I saw your app to see if it really did teach piano CORRECTLY sadly it doesn&#39;t.. I turned the microphone on slipped the totorial and it started with the first basic piano keys, so as I pressed middle C the app seemed promising but.. then came middle D.. so I was pressing the key right next to middle C which IS middle D, and the app kept saying I was pressing middle D sharp, I tried to ignore that and went on to the song part, and let me just tell you.. the song part is completely timed wrong, when you press the key it either tells you your delayed or went too fast, this confused me since I was playing it on the right beat but yet it said I was wrong.., over all the app needs ALOT of work, the app doesn&#39;t correctly identify when keys are played plus the beat timing is off by alot , it was such a bummer when I found out it really isn&#39;t the best way to learn or continue learning piano. If other piano players tested it out and had the same problem than you know what I mean, however if this problem just happened to me then it my have something to do with my phone, thank you for reading this if you did.
Great but....also frustrating.
by BGM785 on 2019/11/05 01:18
This app is simultaneously great but also frustrating. Great because I’ve learned a lot it it pushes you through the material - in that sense having a program like this is fantastic. The singularly frustrating thing is you can’t learn at your own pace. It’s all sequential. So I’m learning for instance chord patterns and want to just skip ahead to learn different chord patterns quickly. Well I can’t do that. I just spent 30 mins learning a chord pattern I didn’t want to because I have to get through the content to get to the next chord pattern that I may or may not be interested in learning....then if I didn’t want to learn that I’d have to get through that content...get the picture? This leads to a lot of wasted time and is demotivating because it takes me 10x longer to get through content that I’m not interested in. Let the user skip content or preselect parts of the lesson to learn so there’s not so much wasted time and allow me to learn at my own pace. Paid a chunk of change on this app only to be shackled gets frustrating.
Learn for free?
by Werppaderp on 2019/11/14 04:17
In my opinion, I think you should really change the price thing cause people wouldn’t wanna pay like $100 to play and learn piano. I still give 5 star for this app though cause it is very educational! Now back to my main fact. I’m just think that if the price wasn’t as much, most parents would agree to kids learning! And from what I hear, SimplyPiano in courages kids to learn piano. But if you made a huge price, most kids wouldn’t learn piano if their parents didn&#39;t wanna pay that amount. I mean 12 months is kinda a okay deal for $100 and over. I mean PlayStation does a PlayStation Plus and their deal, $60 for 12 months is worth it! So try something like that please! Honestly I’m a eleven year old kid myself and I would love to see the price go down or no price at all! You don’t have to have to do what I think of but it’s just my opinion and idea! But I do love this App indeed. Thank you for reading this.
Simply the best
by AlbaFelix1 on 2020/09/01 16:43
I bought the app and I’m almost done with all the courses! I have been playing about 10mo now and it’s just perfect if you have always wanted to learn piano. My family and friends are so impressed by it. I couldn’t recommend it more! As I said: simply the best! If you really wanna learn something, it will never be easy! But Simply piano makes it fun and easy some how haha.. Before I bought simply piano, I did my research with other apps too, I’m just glad I picked the best one out there! It’s worth every single cent 🤷🏽‍♀️ BTW, I have bought other apps and it’s always really convenient to charge you but it’s hard to reach them when you need them. Simply piano are so on point in getting back to you right away! And tbh, has been always me! Lol but they are so nice that anyways, they always walk me through haha. I love the reward songs after every lesson!! And I just love that I can play piano like I do 🙈
It was amazing but not for that price
by 😊xd on 2020/06/08 06:54
They are the fastest way to learn piano and it’s good if you don’t have one because you can play it with your phone and you can learn really fast, BUT HOWEVER the premium is to pricey you only get to learn five keys for free and the rest you have to pay for and it was 114 dollars for the year and that’s just to pricey for my singles mothers of three kids and the worst during this Covid 19 there can do there jobs to make the money the highest should be athletes be 10-15 dollars the lowest should be 5 but if it were up to me I wouldn’t let them be priced I would let you have to be at a good level to some songs and not be priced I’m just saying because my mom is not going to pay that much and now we can’t use this app anymore because of the price and have to go to go to a different app because we can’t afford it but there is no other app that can teach me as good but if they don’t change the price I will not be using SimplyPiano
PLEASE DO NOT BUY
by Lena DeVeaux on 2020/07/01 02:39
I think this app would be fine if it wasn’t so expensive, 100$ for an app? That’s too much, I was SO excited when I got this app, because I wanted to learn how to play my favorite songs, it’s probably so expensive because they have to pay for the actual versions of the songs I thought. At first it was good, I was having fun learning how to play piano, but when I started doing actual songs I realized: 1. The people singing the songs are not the OG artists 2. A lot of the time it will make you do a certain combination of notes so many times, I wish there was a skip button because it was usually combinations that were very easy 3. Once you passed a certain point the learning part wasn’t helpful and the songs were very hard. I found it boring to practice and I stopped wanting to do it. Luckily I got a refund and I realized that these “Music Learning Apps” are horrible and overpriced. There are SO many better was to spend your money, not to mention the fact that it doesn’t teach you how to read sheet music, if you want to play something outside the app you’re going to have to learn how to do that. PLEASE do not buy this app!
DO NOT GET THIS APP!!!!
by bakingismylife on 2018/02/23 00:20
This app is truly terrible I got it because it looked really cool and it’s a really good idea for an app. But when I opened I found out all the people that are trying to learn it for free and not for like 600 dollars a month could play wait for it, oh yes 3 notes. Thank you very much but I think I already know how to play middle c!!! And even though that’s a HUGE disclaimer, there was still even something worse than that, I tried to play the c and when I played it on my GRAND PIANO the thing didn’t even register so literally I tried everything to get it to work so I could give this app a chance. But even when I put my phone right up to the chord and took the phone case of, turned my volume down ect. It still wouldn’t register on the app I would really like it if this bug was fixed because u can’t do anything on this app and I am going to delete it right about now. But you know thanks for getting my hopes up about a piano app that actually works. And anyways if you’re going to charge for everything but the free trial why don’t you just charge for the app that would be a whole lot less depressing for the poor ppl like me in the world.
Crap 💩
by Bjforhqfugkjh on 2018/11/16 01:34
The first couple minutes of using the app I thought it was amazing and I was going to learn to play in no time, but that isnt true. The problem is you don’t even get to finish the first course without paying. You can only play 2 songs and after you play the songs for a while they start to get boring. All the songs except those two are required to be played when premium is used. My parents don’t let me buy anything app-related to I’m practically doomed. Honestly you could so much better if you’d have at least 5 free songs, but not 2. When I got premium, I was really excited! However, when I started playing songs, the cords we TOTALLY OFF. I was pressing the note D, but it went up an octave and recorded the note F. Later on the issue was worse, to the point where I couldn’t handle it. I then tried putting my piano to A4=440hz but that didn’t help. This app is so expensive, but bad. Really I would say don’t waste your time and money, but some people’s phones and gadgets can actually record the right note, so really the idea is fine but the way it works is just crap.
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Simply Piano is a fast and fun way to learn piano, from beginner to pro. Works with any piano or keyboard. Chosen as one of the best iPhone apps. - Tons of fun songs like Imagine, Chandelier, All Of Me and Counting Stars, also J.S. Bach - Includes courses for different musical tastes and playing levels - Learn the basics step-by-step from reading sheet music to playing with both hands - Slow down library songs to choose your own pace for easy learning - Personalized 5-Min Workouts ensuring you progress fast and always succeed - Suitable for all ages, no previous knowledge required to learn piano No Piano? Try the Touch Courses with 3D Touch to turn your device into an on-screen keyboard! How it works: - Place your device (iPhone/iPad/iPod) on your acoustic/MIDI piano or keyboard and play; the app will immediately recognize what you are playing - Get instant feedback on your playing to quickly learn and improve your piano skills - Discover the magic of music with fun songs in the Library and complete courses to start sounding like a pro How the Subscription Works: - All app users can play two free courses. Upgrade to a premium subscription package at any time. - Subscribers will receive full access to ALL courses. New courses and songs added every month! - All recurring subscriptions will auto-renew unless auto-renewal is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. - Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, at the cost of the chosen package. - Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. - Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. - Your subscription is for your iTunes account and can be used on your iOS device. - Payments will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. - Subscriptions cannot be cancelled during the active subscription period. Choose from one of the following subscription options: - 3 months recurring subscription for $59.99 (USD) - 6 months recurring subscription for $89.99 (USD) - Yearly recurring subscription for $119.99 (USD) Simply Piano is developed by JoyTunes, creators of award-winning apps Piano Maestro and Piano Dust Buster. Created by music educators, the apps are used by tens of thousands of music teachers worldwide with over 1 million songs learned every week. JoyTunes are experts in creating educational and fun music apps for learning piano quickly and easily. Awards & Recognition - - "EMI’s Innovation Challenge” - "World Summit Award", by the United Nations - “Best Tools for Beginners”, NAMM - "Best Tablet Game", GameIS - “Parents' Choice Award” - “Golden App”, Apps for Homeschooling Have questions, feedback or suggestions? Reach out to us at support@joytunes.com Enjoy Playing! privacy policy: http://www.joytunes.com/privacy terms of use: http://www.joytunes.com/terms
Not good
by Cool kid 55 on 2020/10/27 03:11
I really don’t think it’s good because I wanted to learn some of my favorite songs but I have to pay for it. I hope they can work something out about that.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD
by Satvik.K on 2020/10/27 02:26
This app was ok at the beginning but then it wouldn’t let me read the sheet music. And the app barely gets you anywhere. Then when I was a beginner I had to play W.A Mozart’s 40th symphony. The app al so had a very hard time HEARING the piano which is one of the most important things learning the piano with an app. I had to play a piece which went like a,mc,d,a.a.g; in one of my lessons. I played that but half of went on yellow or red. If it weren’t for these facts my rating would have been 3 stars.
Crashes a lot!
by Pawkel on 2020/10/27 02:11
It has great lessons but the app crashes often.
Arjan
by atyagi53 on 2020/10/27 01:58
Tyagi
Noice
by Dreamnotfound🥳 on 2020/10/27 00:35
Noice
Great app but I wish there was a free version with ads
by hembsb on 2020/10/27 00:08
Just as the title says. It’s would be much more convenient. First of all there could be a subscription for no ads. Second of all, the company gets paid more I’m pretty sure
It’s good but there’s big problems
by lazarlazar yeeeeet on 2020/10/26 23:44
So this is a good app to play but, I recommend to have experience before this app. This app is good to play songs but, some songs teach u nothing like how you actually play it. This is the same for the beta and the regular app. I’ve seen about five songs that are rigged and as I keep going on more and more are rigged. What I’m talking about is not the change of some notes because of copyright. If you would get this app and your experienced like me than this will get you mad because, when you learn the song than play it it’s nothing like what they teached.
Best piano app ever!!
by Baby yoda rules on 2020/10/26 22:09
This app is awesome!! I was looking for an app one day to help me with piano, and I chose this one. This app is efficient in its way of teaching. It is easy to follow along with everything you need or have trouble on. If you reach out to them they will easily reply in 24 hours. This app is amazing and is worth every penny!! I totally upped my a game when downloading this app. Make sure to download it know!❤️❤️
Cheaper than actual lessons
by Markh1415 on 2020/10/26 21:50
I don’t understand why people seem to think this is somehow more expensive but being able to progress at your own pace is definitely nice. Since getting the app months ago, I’ve learned a ton and during that same timeframe, they’ve added features and new songs to play. To me, the developers are making a strong effort to improve the app daily and that makes it worth it to me. I’ve learned enough to be able to read and play sheet music. All in just a couple of short months for about an hour or two a week.
This is my review
by I❤️Charli D'milio on 2020/10/26 21:47
I gave it two stars because this app requires me to pay for me to move on from learning a few notes and I don&#39;t have much money so sorry to those who love this app but I don&#39;t like this app
App is horrible
by Reporter1234321 on 2020/10/26 21:45
The app forces you to buy the courses just to play songs. I was wishing that when I downloaded the app, I wish I could just hop onto songs. You can’t even get past the first course without buying the monthly deal.
MeH
by This game got money retarted! on 2020/10/26 20:34
So when I get a note right it always say that I’m wrong that’s it
Amazing but has flaws
by tacodude17 on 2020/10/26 20:27
I was learning very fast but maybe too fast and it’s a little overwhelming also it keeps recognizing the wrong notes which is annoying
Simply piano review
by i!love!roblox! on 2020/10/26 20:10
I love simply piano. But the only thing is that we have to pay for it and I just want to practice the full piano so that it could be in my mind for life but I can because we have to pay and I can’t get all that knowledge. So one thing that you could change is the pay.
Bravo
by benchomin123 on 2020/10/26 16:26
Ja es April April de los de ton PENDEJOS jajajaja está malísima me creyeron
Amazing piano app
by aoftball and basketball mater on 2020/10/26 15:13
If your kid wants to learn how to play piano get this app it helps me every day I’m doing so much better then i used to. Go buy this app right now
Didn’t hate it, didn’t love it.
by Em0000000000000000000000 on 2020/10/26 02:53
I enjoyed using the app, but the free version is very limited. I understand that the creators have to make money, and I appreciate the lack of ads (other than of their subscription version), but I can learn more for free from YouTube. Searching “random song name” and piano tutorial, then I can learn how to play the songs for free, with a couple of ads. So, all in all I enjoyed the app, but it’s not for me😊
I HATE THIS DUMB APP
by sakura blossom 123 on 2020/10/26 01:03
IMPOSSIBLE APP TRIED MORE THAN 3 TIMES ON MULTIPLE DAYS WOULD NOT DOWNLOAD
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by wowidhdhfjfifjdjskiw on 2020/10/25 22:45
So, I have a keyboard and for some reason when I play it doesn’t go through??
I’m dissaponted
by A dissaponted person on 2020/10/25 22:40
It was good until... I was ready to play the song AND THEN a thing came up saying to continue you have to pay money ( it’s really expensive like $70 a month) and I now can’t decide because it’s a good app but expensive to continue.
Yay
by zoom meetings on 2020/10/25 21:38
I love SimplyPiano
Great but . . .
by Naomi12523 on 2020/10/25 21:16
This app is fun but it was really annoying when it was marketed as “free to download”. But you actually had to pay. Seriously???? Plus the app freezes up after a lesson sometimes and it doesn’t unfreeze until I reopen it twenty four hours later. It’s a good app with some technical issues.
Learn to Play or Hone your skills
by jeremy moreis on 2020/10/25 21:08
I thoroughly enjoyed going through the course and playing to music. Make yourself go through all levels.
This app is amazing but there is one thing I noticed.
by Ottovonkilzer on 2020/10/25 19:54
This app is amazing! I learned how to play piano with two hands in under a week! I started out as a beginner and they explain how to do it so well! Sometimes it misses my note even though I’m playing pretty loud. And, sometimes I want to play in a lower or high pitch but when I play it says I’m getting the keys wrong, even though it’s the same note just lower of higher. But overall it is great! I also think that they overprice it.. that’s just my opinion though.
Do not get
by pnumplyr on 2020/10/25 18:40
This is the worst app when I Try to play it would not show me which key to press so I could not pass the first level.
Best thing in the world
by DENALI! on 2020/10/25 18:38
It helps me learn very fast
Awesome and fun
by anime Gurl Gurl on 2020/10/25 17:39
This game makes piano really fun like fun and it’s awesome it’s easy and simple
Another costly app...
by HotCocoa323 on 2020/10/25 17:25
I was really excited when I found this app, because I haven’t use my piano in a while. But, I downloaded it, and started the first lesson. I was greatly disappointed when I realized that I had to pay to get the music for the song. After lots and lots of work, all I learned was ode to joy, which I honestly could have taught to myself. If you’re looking to accomplish your musical dreams with a no expensive way, I would recommend something else
Read
by kamsjs'smsksw on 2020/10/25 17:20
Can you please not add money it won’t let me play song and I have to be stuck with doing cords.This app is good and all but please make this app free it not ganna be fun if I can’t play.
How good I will be
by unicorns35 on 2020/10/25 15:11
I will be good at piano when I master c’d’e’f’g’
Great for beginners.....
by SCAR480 on 2020/10/25 01:42
I understand this app is supposed to improve piano skills but I have played piano for a few years but want something fun. I thought this app would allow me to get notes for songs I want to play but right now I’m stuck in a beginner course. I would suggest this app for beginners 100% but I also wish that the app lets you choose a tab for being an experienced pianist.
Help me play piano amazing 😉 must get
by pooptita on 2020/10/25 00:54
It is amazing have to get it
Worst app I’ve ever had
by lona lol on 2020/10/25 00:11
PLEASE PLeASE IF YOU ARE READING THIS I BEG YOU RETHINK DOWNLOADING THIS WHENEVER I USED THIS TO PRACTICE IT MADE ME CRY FOR TeN MINUTES STRAIGHT AND MADE ME INSECURE ABOUT PLAYING PIANO AND THAT FACT THAT THEY DON’T TEACH YOU HOW TO READ SHEET MUSIC MADE ME SO SAD AT A POINT I DIDN’T WANNA PLAY ANYMORE SO PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON’T DOWNLOAD THIS APP
Love it!
by IzPiano on 2020/10/25 00:04
I love it! In only a few minutes I know a lot of piano! This app makes me smile!
Simply piano
by Finrusulf on 2020/10/24 23:38
This is the best app ever!
I like this
by fhdhfhds on 2020/10/24 20:23
I like how I feel when I do the piano and it helped me read notes. when I had a real teacher I could not do that. This app it awesome
The best!
by Aesthetic.Generation on 2020/10/24 16:01
So about a year ago, I kept seeing the adds and they drives me nuts. I hated them so much, but after a while, I decided I would try simply piano because my mom was amazing at piano when she was younger and she still is! (I use the piano she used) and oh my god I love this app. I love the song options such as do ray mi from the sound of music. This app can help you learn because it HEARS you playing! 10/10 recommend this app!
Question
by shepard E C on 2020/10/24 15:54
I have a firebrand model 41052 keyboard and I had the same problem as someone else and you responded with,tune it to bla bla. But I don’t know how to tune it on my model? Does anyone know how? Other than that real great app. I’m joining the Facebook community soon!
I wish I could learn more
by Gsbnnjrthdn on 2020/10/24 15:30
I love the app, however the amount of lessons that are cut out because of premium are absolutely ridiculous! We don’t even learn how to play the left hand and right hand together without having to pay money! I wish that more lessons like the one I described were open to people to don’t want to pay, we can’t learn half the symbols. I certainly thought that this was better and easier than learning from a teacher but the amount of stuff you have to pay for is aggravating to look at, I sincerely wish you fix this so more people can use the app and then read the sheet music with ease.
Amazing courses
by trishawang on 2020/10/24 14:14
🐭🐭🙂 I am a student on SimplyPiano and all I have to say is wow
Why I only gave it four stars (sorry)
by Piano_player_[1990] on 2020/10/24 02:43
It actually doesn’t cost over 100$ for actual lessons it costs 60 - 80$ for actual in life lessons. Anyways I have really wanted to do lessons but I don’t have enough money for SimplyPiano.
Not the best
by daisey431 on 2020/10/24 02:41
When I play the notes D and E I must click it like 5 or 6 times for it to hear me.But other then that it is ok
#bestgameever
by hdgehehehhe on 2020/10/23 23:16
This game is the best game I’ve ever played it helps me so much!
it workeddd
by milasa asia on 2020/10/23 22:08
aaaaahh! i love it
Simple piano
by Eliie Venegas on 2020/10/23 21:19
It was hard at first, but after 10 months of it it started getting easier for me. Thank you for the app!
just do it !
by 58 young on 2020/10/23 19:35
1st day. 1st time at 58 ! &amp; it already coming together!
The best for starters
by i lobe simply piano on 2020/10/23 19:15
This app is the best for starters I’m am 9years old I got the game 2hours ago and I already learned how to play with one full hand I love it
This app is amazing
by Honeybunni99 on 2020/10/23 18:34
I on Y used to know songs like megalovania ,giorns theme,tinkle twinkle little star and happy birthday but know I know so much more
Super Good
by 🥓😑🥐🥐🥠🍎🛰🤤 on 2020/10/23 18:29
I been using simply piano for like a month and I got really good at piano before I had face to face lessons but I was not learning as quick.
Terrible!
by Realaaple on 2020/10/23 16:22
Lots of bugs needs to be fixed. Sometimes doesn’t even show the notes! Don’t get the app! It is a total waste of money!
Hmm
by mad puf on 2020/10/23 16:12
Look i know your aiming for perfection but it gets annoying to always update so how about turning down the update process because every day i have to update it. Please fix this
thank you
by wiwi doki on 2020/10/23 14:05
tysm! this app actually helped a lot, this helped me to get a bit faster when playing it and it helped me ply other songs that i wish i could play!
This is so cool
by MarvinLee005 on 2020/10/23 07:58
❤️❤️❤️
Wow
by Voodoo92u on 2020/10/23 03:44
Good app, easy to use.
Why do you have to pay
by some games bad or good on 2020/10/23 03:24
Why do you have to pay its extremely expesive I bet real life piano lessons are more cheaper we just wanted to learn the piano for free and I dont care that you have a free week trial its still extremely expesive nothing will change my mid that this app is good until its free completely.
Great app
by hello eee😆😁😀 on 2020/10/23 01:29
This helps me to the piano and it’s great
Great but...
by yumibabe0916 on 2020/10/23 00:17
I am a big fan of this but, when I try to change the language after u select the language I want the screen freezes what do I do?
SO AMAZING
by Dd074 on 2020/10/23 00:17
It is soooooooooooooo amazing I didn’t no anything about piano but in three days I WAS PLAYING WITH BOTH HANDS this game is so much fun and I have so much to learn and idk about other people but this is the best music game I’ve ever had
Life Changing
by Smurfete88 on 2020/10/22 21:59
This app has been a blessing for me and my son during COVID. It’s given us something to do together, talk about and learn from. Worth every penny!
Good
by lekwum on 2020/10/22 20:51
Nice
Yay Icannplay
by Abbie girl26 on 2020/10/22 19:51
This is the best
It’s improved my skills so fast
by setaraXD on 2020/10/22 18:28
I like this plz download this 🤩
EPIC
by some random roblox rat on 2020/10/22 17:35
I like it it’s fun and it’s epic
This is the worst
by poop1000 plus you and stuff on 2020/10/22 16:43
This is the worst game ever
Doesnt Work!
by unknown personx on 2020/10/22 08:22
I just tryed this app and I press a key its The wrong one! And I learn A wrong note C, D, E Notes
It’s amazing but...
by layal.naga on 2020/10/22 05:20
I’ve only been playing for 1 day and i already know how to use 2 hand and read sheet music!!!but its been a bit frustrating Bea cause when i hit a note it either says I didn’t do it or it thinks i did 2 or 3 notes and that’s really frustrating during some of the song and when i sing along it also fils in the notes and that’s really annoying when you have a noisy 4 year old brother
Its annoying
by Ashlynn prieto on 2020/10/22 04:07
Whats the point of choosing a song at the beginning if you are just gonna make us pay money to be able to play with it??? You should just tell us from the beginning 🙄 and i even have to choose a nickname? Inorder to leave a review?
Its good but you have to pay
by hi hhjhjjj on 2020/10/21 22:40
I like it but it won’t let me pay and i dont know why 🤨
🦋❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💙💙
by bord panda cake on 2020/10/21 22:28
I love this app it is so good 😊 I also get to lean new things!
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by 星辰¥¥ on 2020/10/21 20:39
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This is awesome
by school bud on 2020/10/21 19:55
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Please read
by MattToGame on 2020/10/21 19:22
The prices are sooo high... I can even explain
Best piano app I’ve ever used 😎😎😎
by Fiddlesticks5 on 2020/10/21 19:19
I’ve never learned so much in one day... piano was great before, but now it is spectacular. I even wanted to give up the things I love doing for this piano app. I never wanted to stop. I blinked and I had been playing the piano for six hours!!! I recommend this app to anybody 😁😁😁😁.
Horrendous, degrading, belittling app
by Bowen B. on 2020/10/21 18:31
I am a college music student trying to improve my piano skills, but the way this app is presented makes me feel like it’s treating me like three-year-old. The fact that you can’t even go past the first five notes without paying $120 baffles my mind. This app is just so much worse than I would’ve ever expected and I would really appreciate it if you made some amendments so I could improve more or at least do as much as I possibly could in my five day trial
I wish I had this 20 years ago
by jaireina on 2020/10/21 13:58
I have wanted to learn to play the piano ever since I was a kid. I am 33 now and I finally decided to learn and this app was worth every cent. It’s such a great, gradual, fun and easy way to learn that sometimes you forget it’s a learning app. Of course you have to put in the time to practice, but you will see the results little by little. The only thing I would do is to improve the Android version. I started with an Android tablet and it used to crash after some minutes of use. I got an iPad just because of that and I was impressed with all the extra features in there. Anyhow, I love this. Nice job creating this!
Subscription
by YSL.09 on 2020/10/21 05:50
I would of wrote a 5 star review if it weren’t for the subscription. It’s an amazing app and it at least taught me how to read sheet music, but when I tried playing the actual song I wanted to learn, it had just told me that I needed to subscribe to continue. Instead of trying there seven days free, I screenshot it and sent it to my mom. She was surprised and told me not to do it and to delete because If I would’ve pressed it, it would’ve continued to take money out of my moms card. It’s still an amazing app though and if you don’t mind the subscription I totally recommend it. All I’m trying to say is if you want more people to use the app, then you should probably mention the subscription in all of your ads for simply piano.
Amazing
by Read me before buying on 2020/10/21 03:11
I have been doing SimplyPiano for almost a year now and I learned so many things. I really advanced with SimplyPiano, especially During Covid 19. It gives me something to do....my whole family started it!
Meh
by Potato Goddess 🥔🥔🥔 on 2020/10/21 02:33
It’s fun at the beginning but then it makes you pay just to keep playing songs I was very disappointed as I have been wanting to get better at playing the piano. It’s make you pay about 19.99$ for three months witch makes you pay about 50 something dollars in three months.
Best app ever
by Komodo dragon137 on 2020/10/21 01:09
Just starting October Monday 2020 and I’m really good this game is so fun piano and do
Best app ever!!! Always is THE BEST!!!
by Sdhr2994 on 2020/10/21 00:45
This the music app! Yeah there are some people that give those really bad reviews, but this app is the best. 3 reasons why: 1. People say that it doesn’t recognize the notes properly, NOPE they can’t do it correctly! 2. They say that this app doesn’t help them learn, WRONG! They can’t learn properly! 3. They say that it costs too much. Maybe that is true, but definitely worth it! Trust me. This is a really great app, and I LEARNED 30 songs in 1 day!!! No lie!
Paying THAT MUCH MONEY PER YEAR? HELL NO! LOWER UR PRICES
by Jenn0775 on 2020/10/21 00:43
You guys made it TOO GOD DAM expensive! You shouldn’t cost people money to LEARN A VALUABLE SKILL, how to play THE piano! It’s not worth it. DONT BUY (unless you’re rich).
I really like to sing also
by rebaeaton on 2020/10/21 00:25
Can you please PLEASE make is so I can sing with lyrics on SimplyPiano? I mean I LOVE playing piano but maybe you can put guitar in to?
It’s deaf
by Nana_christ on 2020/10/21 00:21
This app is good but it is death my piano volume is at max and it’s making me miss notes and I’m raging because I’m playing the notes and the right notes so get ur act together simply piano or I’m coming for u (I’m not rly coming for u).
It cool
by malitahsa on 2020/10/21 00:04
The first day I learn my fingers and songs I love it
In progress review - overall good
by Josephwryjdfeaadg on 2020/10/20 23:58
Giving this a review after three days of use. The application is being used by myself and two of my children. I played piano for approximately 3 to 4 years as a kid. The good - 1. From a basic perspective the learning and overall visual presentation are quite good. 2. My younger child seems to thrive and enjoys the visual and audio interaction. Surprisingly he’s picking it up any better than expected rate. 3. The lessons seem to build up at a reasonable pace and they have a good amount of explanations provided along the way. 4. Piano learning is fun for my kids The not so good- 1. The actual device does not seem to synchronize well with our piano. To be transparent we have a 1912 antique piano that has been tuned about a week ago and sounds relatively pretty good considering it age. I’ve noticed that several chords do NOT pick up (F &amp; G at -1 octave) never works. 2. Have seen other people with reviews that said the app shows ghost notes being hit. Can validate that I see this all the time and it’s a bit frustrating especially for missing notes. 3. Have also noticed that notes seem to double tap and this upsets my kids when they miss notes. * kids have a basic keyboard and have noticed to a lesser extent that the synchronization of notes is not great but overall this is a good product and will try this out!
Ok but
by ever green🦉 on 2020/10/20 23:11
I LOVE this app it’s so much fun and helped me learn the piano BUT I started do re mi but when I was going to play it I HAD to buy premium and this made me REALLY MAD
Amazing
by LittleWarior on 2020/10/20 22:36
This is my first time playing and I already feel so confident about myself!
Too expensive
by #ms.awesome on 2020/10/20 21:26
This app is so expensive! Why do I have to pay for everything, I just want to learn how to play piano. 😤
Great but requires way to much space!
by Lifelifelide on 2020/10/20 21:22
I loved this app! But unfortunately I had to delete it because it required way to much space. I was constantly deleting other stuff (apps, pictures, messages) and it still wasn’t enough. Sad to have to get rid of it.
pay to win
by roomlovers on 2020/10/20 21:22
ive had it for two years and surprisingly enough, it totally isnt pay to win! i really never needed it, 1 star
Idk
by hdhdgdgdggdgdgsbs on 2020/10/20 19:26
Not to be rude but i couldn’t do anything the first lesson didn’t work it said play keys c and d and I did but there’s nothing on
Saud
by saud pro on 2020/10/20 15:11
The first one was the first time
I hate this app
by Tris 👅 on 2020/10/20 11:56
This app drives me absolutely insane. I’ve been stuck on one of the first few lessons simply because this app won’t register notes well at all. It won’t even let me skip either! It sends you to practice mode which makes me even more mad. I’ve almost smashed my keyboard a few times. Don’t download.
Its ok
by brooklyn flatt on 2020/10/20 01:37
You have to buy premium just to finish the first coarse
So good
by Unicorn191817 on 2020/10/20 01:11
I love it
What it did to my life
by oijuyhgtfredswqazxsdcfvgbh on 2020/10/19 22:25
It change my life. I didn’t have drum lessons I didn’t have any musical instrument lessons, so I found this app to keep me occupied. Thank you so much joy tunes for changing this part of my life.
This app is the best piano lesson app!😻😻👍👍👍
by Ryan&Justinbros2903 on 2020/10/19 21:49
This app gives me so many lessons and songs to learn!From Updown Funk to The entertainer, this gives me a bunch-o-thumb ups.
Not so fun
by subscribe to StuffWithCadell on 2020/10/19 20:57
It’s not as fun as the ads say it is.
Simply piano
by Katerami 123 on 2020/10/19 19:05
It is very easy and fun to do I&#39;ve had the membership for a month and I love it a lot!
No Regret At All (Really Great App)
by Graceskyoo on 2020/09/01 22:02
Technically, I would just rated 4 stars for this app since there is always room for improvement. However, I rated it 5 stars for a very personal reason. I learned to play piano on and off throughout my childhood but gave it up during my mid teen. Thinking I will never be able to play perfectly, I even began to hate the instrument since it kept reminding me that I have no musical talent. I even tried to avoid anyone who can play like my friends and cousins (when they play). However, I have come to realise that nothing is actually stopping me from finding musical talent but myself. So now almost 28, I decided to start again through this app. I initially hesitated due to the price and that often times, subscriptions are hard to cancel. But surprisingly, I have come to love it. Now playing it almost everyday whenever I can, the house is filled with simple melodies. I don’t mind not becoming professional as long as I can play for my parents, especially my father. He has always hoped that one day, his children will touch the keys again. I recommend this to anyone who are struggling to reconcile with piano and music. Keep the app running for old iOS please!! Some of us still use old iPads. ❤️🙏🏻
I like the app but doesn’t work sometimes..
by CoolUnicorn11 on 2018/07/05 18:25
The app is helpful and easy to understand. Which I do like, however, the app detects I’m playing a whole different key. It is hard to learn the piano on this app when it is saying you are playing a key wrong. I’ve learned a lot from this app but it is frustrating I have to play the key multiple times to move on. I’ve studied each key, to make sure it wasn’t me playing the wrong key, but it wasn’t. On the bottom of the screen it shows the keyboard, and when you play a key it shows which one you are playing, so when i play the key it wants me to play, it says I’m playing a different one. And to move on, I have to play a key that isn’t required. But on the bottom of the screen It says I’m playing the correct key. to play, I either, play the wrong key and it moves me on, or keep playing the right key over, and over, again and then it moves me on. Sometimes it doesn’t even move me on so I HAVE to play the incorrect key. So this will not help me become a better pianist by telling me the correct key is the wrong key, and the wrong key is the correct key. So I think they should fix that. But other than that it’s is a nice app. It is helpful other than the wrong key thing. It’s easy to understand which is great for young kids who want to learn by them self, like myself. But I really hope they fix that so I can give them a way better rating. If this wasn’t a problem I would give them a 5/5.
I’m Disappointed.
by Lia Anne on 2020/10/09 00:24
When I got this game I was excited, super excited, but not long after that I got really disappointed, let me explain why. So I downloaded thinking, this is awesome, I’m gonna learn how to play piano and be able to read the music. I was super pumped about it so I got on right away, when you go in they have you creat a account which was super easy and I had no trouble with it at all, though It did ask if I wanted to go premium and of course I put no because I don’t have the money to spend on an app, I mean if I had the money for the app I would just go to an actual piano lesson, not to mention the prices are pretty high, but anyway I was on the app for about 5 minutes because that’s how long the app says I should practice for, and then I was done, super easy super fun so I got off the app and went on with my day. Later that evening I wasn’t doing anything so I did it for another 5 minutes and after that I finished the first whole lesson and I was like wow I really like this app, I learned a lot and it doesn’t take forever, little did I know that after you finish the first lesson you have to go premium to do anything else and that makes me very frustrated because there are a lot of teenagers and kids and some adults who can’t afford lessons and this app might as well cost the same as an actual lesson. But I’m sure it’s great for the people that can afford it. I just think that they should say before you download that you only get one lesson.
Amazing app
by 🕷🕷🕷🕸🕸🕸🦖 on 2020/08/29 19:55
So I just started playing this it’s really fine but at the same time a little bit hard but you should definitely try this app it is amazing I have it’s like a little bit ago but it was hard for me but now I’m seven and I was six when we first got it and I really love it now it’s amazing I had another one but then it start to not work so then I wanted to try this again and I’ve been playing for about 15 minutes now and I already love it so this is a very cool app you should definitely get it at first it will be a little bit frustrating but then you would actually be able to do a lot of stuff like it’s difficult and then you get used to it and then you will be able to do it so I recommend you to buy this app like it is amazing like when I first started I didn’t know how to play it but now I do so it’s really amazing is it home to me only in 15 minutes so you should deathly get this app and if you were kid reading this you should show your mom and you should deathly get it like it is amazing when I first started it was just difficult but then you’ll get used to it so you should get it this app is amazing🤪🤩
An unforgivable frustration
by Elisionsly on 2020/04/26 18:01
I really like this app. It has taught me a lot, and I think it is a great tool for learning. However, there is a major flaw that drives me insane every time i use it. No matter how quiet the room, how loud my keyboard is, or how on tempo I am, it constantly does not pick up some notes (mostly eighth notes—specifically if they are in a sequence of eighths). I’ve been playing music for a while, so I know my beats and tempos. I’ve tried everything from making sure the room is silent when I play to turning my keyboard up to the max (deafening) volume. It seems to help a little bit when my keyboard is very loud, but the problem still persists. It’s just so frustrating when I just need one more star, but I can’t get it because the app won’t pick up notes that I know I’ve played correctly. Also, I’ve noticed that some songs seem to be a little off. I understand them from a musical point of view, but it may trouble a new learner. They might not be able to hear the medley and play something different during the first few lessons. I was a little long winded, I apologize. The pros do outweigh the cons with this app—as long as you’re okay with listening to (honestly) bad singers. I’ve been able to learn a lot and it has helped me with playing with both hands. I’d give 3.75 stars. 4.5 if the note thing gets fixed.
Fun, but a bad teacher
by OutOfTheBarr on 2020/05/22 00:14
I have several months experience playing piano as well as being taught piano, trumpet, drums, and 10 years singing in choirs. The techniques SimplyPiano uses are awesome when they work, however the Practice Mode reinforces bad playing and really really makes your work learning any specific piece of music impossibly harder than it should once you reach your learning curve. SimplyPiano will get you the techniques and skills to make you a passable player very quickly, but you will be extremely frustrated along the way if you aren’t careful. You won’t be able to use SimplyPiano to perfect any technique or phrase or song without external help or by restarting the entire song or level yet again like a game. It doesn’t even teach you how to practice outside the app so you are less frustrated inside it, and it does nothing to detect if you are advancing too quickly (because by default it does the tutorial only once!) It simply won’t let you repeat elements without mistakes enough times in a row for any brain to actually deeply learn it. If you learn something with mistakes it will advance you and cheer your success, but there’s no way to rehears that spot you always miss at the end except to waste another 5 minutes in the tutorial for phrases you already know. You will learn superficially extremely quickly, yet you will be quietly angry the whole time at your apparent lack of skill and consistent mistakes.
So fun - lots of Christmas music
by Squeekie23 on 2019/10/14 03:33
I honestly can’t believe I can play piano with two hands now. I’m nearly done with essentials 3 and it’s amazing how much I’ve learned. I really love being able to read and play regular sheet music (it’s included within the app), which was always my goal. My only hesitation on recommending this app to everyone are some of the music choices. I’m not religious but there are a lot of Christian songs to work through, carols especially. I don’t mind them, as I know them well and that makes them easier for me to learn, but if you’re not Christian or don’t know carols at all it might be a barrier to you. One more note, the further I get in the course the more I’m wanting a keyboard to plug into (I’m using a real piano). I feel like sometimes it can’t “hear” the notes when I’m playing 4 at a time for example. This is something that Simply Piano acknowledges but I feel like I got quite far without one. As for the expense, my whole family is using it and we’re now playing lots of sheet music. Other sites have sheet music for about $5-6 a song. I think for all of us using it and getting sheet music it’s a great deal.
Good but why do you have to pay?
by xX_WolfyPlayz_xX on 2020/05/07 01:06
The simply piano app is good, but why do you have to pay? I know that sounds like a dumb question but why? I don’t know why you have to pay to learn piano. For example you want to learn piano but you just can’t effort it every month or you just don’t know how to pay it. Like, if you just want to learn piano you can just make it free. It’s just that I think it’s better to make it free so more people can learn piano without paying. But, what I do like about simply piano is at the start, when you download the app you get this guide and then you start learning piano but, when your done doing the piano stuff or the touch screen piano you get this guide about you can pay or get a free trial but, I just don’t get why. Like, if you want to learn piano and you do all the piano stuff and you feel like your ready to move on but you don’t want to pay or have your credit car information on the app. If you don’t want to pay or have your credit card information on the app you can’t learn piano and your just stuck there repeating the same stuff that you learned on Simply piano. I don’t get why you have to pay. But, that’s why I don’t think you should pay just to learn piano. But, if you don’t agree with me I understand.
Thank You...
by Frankie2120 on 2020/02/15 17:30
Played the Piano, and percussion from like 5-14 years old.. then nothing after that.. 42 now.. forgot all music reading and was always too intimidated to learn again.. didn’t have $25 to shell out a week for lessons nor the time with my career and two little kids.. stumbled across simply piano one weekend w my out of tune acoustic piano.. a week later I had the full digital set up w a Yamaha delivered so I could get the correct feedback from the app.. a week later.. life changing.. I’ve always had music in my head and wanted to be able to just play along with songs and read music... this app is amazing.. with patience and lots of repetition it’s all coming back to me.. I never would have got this with lessons because I don’t have the time.. going at my own speed at 5am before work 30 minutes... I couldn’t be happier now.. Piano is meditation.. if your not present when you are playing it can go south quick... lol... looking forward to the process... enjoying every moment of the journey back... thank you Simply Piano.. you’ve created pure magic into people’s lives...!! 💪🏽❤️🎹👍🏽
This app is an absolute steal
by SUJovian on 2020/07/01 15:00
I bought this app because Covid lockdowns forced a suspension of lessons with my kids’ piano teacher. We paid her $60/week. With this app, the kids are learning faster, they’re more engaged with practicing at home, and my wife and I have even picked up practicing our own rusty piano skills. It’s brought joy to the whole house during quarantine frustrations. At 1/20th the cost of in-person lessons, I’m not sure we’ll ever go back. There is one thing I really don’t like about the app. it’s not enough to warrant stripping off a star, but it is worth mentioning. A lot of the songs have an accompanying drumbeat track with a tempo that is completely mismatched with the music. This causes unnecessary frustration because you have to mentally block out the drum track rhythm and follow your own, because if you follow the rhythm, you’ll fail the lesson. In a way, it forces you to focus and tune out distractions which adds to the challenge, but it should be an option to turn it off. All in all, if you have a piano and want to improve your skills, this app is a no brainer and more than worth every penny.
Motivation to learn piano
by Shy_n on 2019/07/07 05:41
This app is simply a motivating tool to learn piano and it works pretty good. I had a little problem with recognition, not enough to complain. Choses of songs to practice are great and you feel like a rock star on Essentials 1st level, because you already got to play Imagine. The system is neat. Each chapter teaches you a new skill and very visual concept of it makes me motivated to get all notes right, so I get stuck hours playing same song until perfection. I also try to play sheet music for beginners and oh god, how boring those are, so I switch to the app. There are few minuses... Sometimes I feel that finger positions are odd, but you can go ahead and figure out the way you can play it more comfortably. I would like to be able to see songs as a sheet too, so it’s easier to learn them by heart. Otherwise, this app is great. It’s a bit expensive, but teacher would cost much more. I think if I ever get to a higher level in the app and then go to the classes it would be a perfect way to polish my knowledge, but at this point I do feel that I am growing with every lesson I take! Great job
Good app but w/ a MAJOR issue
by Jaimie Emily Rose on 2019/03/06 17:26
Giving this 2 stars (generously) for how great of an app it COULD be; if my issue were fixed it’d be 5 stars. The app showed its potential and was great until about halfway into the first lesson. My audio all registered fine at first, passed all their audio sync tests, no issues. Out of the blue it was no longer detecting that I was hitting notes. In the app when you fail a part of the song 3 times it sends you into a practice mode with a metronome. Don’t get me wrong it’s a nice feature when needed. HOWEVER, I didn’t need it making it SO FRUSTRATING to keep having to repeat this painfully slow practice mode. I even had my mom who has been playing piano for decades sit and try to play the simple song and it did the same thing! There is nothing I could do at this point; if you can’t pass the song you can’t move forward in the app. The funny thing was on the practice mode it registered all the notes just fine, then it would go back into the regular song and would glitch again. I had to delete the app and start using Yousician which is good but limits you to only 10 minutes per day unless you pay. I don’t like it as much as I did this app which is a shame. Hopefully, this can get fixed as I saw a few other people mention similar issues.
Avid user for half a year so far...
by jipmg on 2019/10/17 17:42
I have to say this product is absolutely fantastic. I’m a music major at a University, and this product has not only kept me up to speed with practice that pushes me in super modern way, but it has also but me ahead in certain aspects compared to my contemporaries. I have recommended this to everyone that has seen me play some piano, and my piano teacher absolutely loves the fact that I’ve added this app to my practice regimine. Is there room for growth? Absolutely. But as someone who somewhat lost touch with his piano playing, it’s definitely gotten me back up to speed and then some and continues to help me learn about different musical genres and improves my playing ability. It’s a bargain. Something like this would normally cost half a grand or more. And you are getting something that isn’t judging you are talking about you. It’s to the point and get’s it done. Can’t wait for it to continue updating and pushing the musical envelope. Now get one for sight singing too ;).
Good for learning but frustrating and oh my god the ads
by CinderCat<3 on 2020/04/22 15:56
I like the idea of the app but it could really be executed better. First I want to talk about the ads as a side note. I feel like it might be possible to grow fast but come on, not a five year old in less than a year with complete knowledge. I know a lot of little kids and none of them can sit down for long enough when they have a choice to play more than ten minutes each day on the piano. Tying into that, the app is frustrating. I swear, practice mode is nightmare fuel. And for a beginner it’s so hard to see which notes are which. I think it would be worth a feature that lets you see the letters corresponding to the placement on the staff if you choose to display it. Maybe the notes are just me but as a beginner I have trouble every time. Also having songs locked behind courses is frustrating. If I want to realize that I’m not ready or am ready I’ll do it before I finish a course. I like how you can slow songs down but the menu you can pull up is not ideal, especially if you are just pausing it to go do something. You have approximately two seconds to put you hands back in position. Good luck. Overall I’d say the app is kinda average.
Pretty Good
by JustAGirlWithTechnology on 2020/04/20 16:26
Simply piano is a pretty good app. It works in a simple way, and is great at teaching piano. The subscription is understandable, and the app is a lot cheaper than a piano teacher. Although I do wish you could play the song you picked at the end of the lesson and then have to pay the subscription to go farther, that is a minor detail and not worthy of a star deduction. However, there are some major issues that need to be fixed. One issue is that even when I’m playing the correct chords, the app doesn’t hear anything. This caused me to be stuck at “jingle bells” for a very long time, even though I was playing it correctly. The biggest issue is that, after I play for a few days, when I enter, I can’t do the lessons. I click, and nothing happens. I can’t do songs or practices either. The only thing I can do is sheet music. It stays like this for days at a time, and then goes back to normal (for a few days until the cycle repeats). Speaking of sheet music, this isn’t a glitch but I find it quite annoying. You have to scroll through them. They could just size it down and make it so it all fits on your screen at once, but no, you have to pause every few lines to scroll.
Horrible note recognition problems
by tl9378 on 2020/05/19 19:06
I’m currently on intermediate 2 and things have been pretty good so far. I feel like I’m learning lots and making progress. However, in some pieces, the app and note recognition is dragging me down to a screeching halt. I have a pretty old upright piano that was tuned pretty recently, but when I play songs with fast rhythms, even if I play it 99% perfectly, the app counts it more like 50% and puts me into practice mode EVERY SINGLE TIME! It is infuriating having to spend upwards of an hour on a piece that should only take 25 minutes because you have to sit there and try the same few measures over and over and over again until the app lets you through to next next part, with simpler rhythms until the song goes back to the melody of 8th note rhythms AND YOU HAVE TO DO THE WHOLE THING AGAIN. I think there should be some sort of feature to ignore practice mode or skip a part if you feel that you are playing it right to avoid this issue. I also think in songs where you are switching positions a lot, there should be some sort of indicators like the position letter name above the notes instead of a meaningless and generally unhelpful bolded number.
Pay to play?
by Jimmy jabs 8 on 2018/06/20 19:48
When you first download the app, you get a free lesson/course, and you learn how to play the first 5 notes with your right hand, which was great... Until I finished it 20 minutes later. Once you finish the first course it shows you what you have unlocked and what more you can do to learn, and I started getting excited! I clicked &#34;next&#34; and it showed how much you have to pay in order to keep learning. I was excited to learn to play because I know how to play guitar, ukulele, and viola, and wanted to learn how to play piano! I had seen this add and thought that I should at least try it! Don&#39;t get me wrong, I really like the app, but I know many people can&#39;t continue with the app because of the monthly pay ($10), and others I&#39;m sure are hesitant to get it because they&#39;re not sure if they will continue with it. I know that there is a reason the creators had the pay, but I was disappointed when they told me I had to pay to continue. Other than that, I enjoyed it and would have given it 5 stars if not for the monthly pay. I might consider it though... It is cheaper than normal lessons.
Sound good without actually being proficient
by Dylan Kairit on 2020/08/26 02:49
So this app is advertised as a platform to get beginners into learning piano and sound amazing. DO NOT USE THIS APP IF YOU ACTUALLY WANT TO BE PROFICIENT!!!! I can not stress this enough. This app throws you into playing and barely glosses over music theory which is the most essential part of being able to grow as a musician and grow on your own in the future. This app is aimed at keeping you reliant on it and keeping you paying the subscription fee. I personally lost almost a year of self learning time on this app, and I kept going because I thought I sounded good. But when I went to start learning on my own I was completely lost without this app holding my hand. If anyone reads this review I would highly recommend the book Alfred’s All in One Piano course which is a three book series starting from the basics of music theory and slowly working up to advanced pieces. This series doesn’t make you reliant on it but instead gives you the necessary tools to grow and learn yourself. In conclusion, if all you’re looking for is to be able to play a few popular tunes for some clout around your friends than this is your app. If you’re actually serious about learning the piano there are a plethora of sources out there that I recommend you search out.
Great app, just doesn’t work all the time.
by Bombshel3 on 2019/12/30 14:00
Hello! This is a great app, and I’m sure it’ll help me become a better pianist. But there’s problems; One, extra keys are playing and I’m not playing them. This may just be the music that it’s playing, but I thought I’d mention it anyway. Two; Sometimes, it plays the notes for me. I really want to be able to become a better pianist and it doesn’t help when something is playing the piano for me. Three; it is really hard for me and my family members to line up the blue line with the notes. I think, in my opinion, that the blue line is fast. And, I don’t know if you could disable this, but the practice mode comes in ALL THE TIME! And I just wanna play without all the stopping for practice mode. And, I think the practice mode is just the right speed for beginner pianists (me). Four; if my family members and me play the wrong key, for example, E. It’ll mark it as the right key. For example, C. And it doesn’t help me when I’m wrong but Simply Piano says I played the right note. Thank you so much for reading this and please consider fixing some of these or give me suggestions on how to fix it! Have a good day! ~Love your beginner pianist, Bombshel3
Wonderful app! Just one thing I need
by Bryan Turns on 2019/01/31 02:02
I am so glad that this app exists and I have enjoyed learning piano with you, Joy Tunes. I am thankful for all of the updates you put out with new songs. I just wish that those songs could also have a sheet music section so I could print them out. Look, the app itself is great but I’d like to get better at my rhythm. The practices for the song offer this sheet music aspect but what if I want to play the whole song like that? I would love to be able to print out some of the songs I can play so that I didn’t have to worry about battery life. The app is wonderful I just would love to see far more sheet music and preferably all of your songs having a sheet music counter part P.S Regardless of what many people who are doing reviews say I am glad you aren’t doing this as a free app. For those of you who don’t understand how businesses work you need to make money. Subscription based apps are waaaay better then frenium. Imagine having to pay for extra songs on the app? I’m glad it’s a payment. Also subscriptions force the devs to always be hard at work to keep you paying
Stress problems
by farttrart on 2020/04/17 18:54
It might be me, but this app is not good. It stresses me out, and puts me into major uncomfortable positions, even just using that right hand in the first place, plus, I started playing it just today and I did not do anything good. All it did was give me stress. The ads are just hooks that reel you in to getting this app! I like the idea, but at first, it would only let me play none of the songs I really liked, and in order to unlock both hand playing, MEMBERSHIP?! That’s just one thing wrong. Another thing about this “learning” app is that it stresses people, like me, and that ONE wrong note in practice basically means FAILURE. Another thing is that it made me feel like I did not matter, cause all I wanted to do was LEARN PIANO! I have one in my game room, dusting up! And I think that is pretty bad, so I wanted it to use. There is more things too! When you tap a key on the piano once, it plays it twice, and that makes you sometimes get a note wrong, which leads the app to say that you try again. Practice mode ticked me off a TOOOOOON, and I also thought about the ads that I saw, about in TWO WEEKS some kids learned to play piano, and in my opinion, two weeks of this would cause my household to be flooded with stress. Please believe me, before you are in CONSTANT stress. Thank you!
Please Read
by Rabbid dogg1000 on 2018/01/18 20:55
Overall I think the app is an amazing idea and has so much potential, I know despite some difficulties I have already learned so much, but at 120 dollars a year for a premium membership the app should be flawless when it comes to functionality and unfortunately this is not even close to the case. I have just recently gotten my standard everyday piano tuned and I have followed every suggestion the app has given toward improving note recognition; I have tried lowering the volume on my device for minimal interference, playing with no background noise again for no interference, flipped my device, moved it as close to the piano as possible while still being in view while playing, made sure the microphone was not blocked, and I have even tried removing my phone case, all have had no success in improving the app’s ability to recognize notes. I have noticed that the app has a particularly difficult time recognizing the first G note after middle C especially while being played simultaneously with a left hand chord. I am extremely motivated toward learning piano and the app has already helped me so much in this goal but this annoyance is really hindering my progress. Please fix this issue as soon as possible.
No Custom music?
by Ghost Jenga on 2018/10/05 19:31
I have been useing simply piano for around 2/3 of a year and started unaware of how to even read a staff, after that time has passed I can play alot of the songs, but the app has trouble reading what notes I am playin, this is not that big of a problem for me sense it ussauly only happens once or twice. There is one key feature the app is missing and that is Song you can add to the collection. (notes to devs) to be able to put your own Songs into the apps album of playible songs. Under the Songs section you can create songs where you can place all the notes and such on the staff aswell as select the tempo. When you finish makeing the song you could save it to the song section aswell as give it its own display image. It would have the same mechanics as the rest of the songs, were it slides the staff across the screen to the speed you set it to. This could be a premuim feature and would allow people to learn songs they want aswell as create them. In all the app is 4/5 due to haveing great learning and paceing, but falling short when it comes to the songs you can play.
High cost, poor performance
by Worst! App! EVER! on 2018/03/21 22:22
Developers of this app should read this: I have recently subscribed to this app for 2 three month periods of about $45, but I am shocked to know that there are so many issues! I paid $90 in total for this app, and I was surprised to learn that it STILL can&#39;t recognize the keys I&#39;m playing! The keys I am playing are the correct keys. However, for some reason the app can&#39;t recognize or sense them and then marks them wrong, and I am constantly made to do the practice mode even though it was the app&#39;s fault for not recognizing my notes! It&#39;s really hard to make any progress in this app, because it can&#39;t even recognize the correct notes being played! How am I supposed to improve my piano skills if the app won&#39;t let me progress? I&#39;m just wasting my money and NOT even learning how to play! Another thing is that once you have completed the course, you should be able to go back to them and replay them EVEN if your subscription has expired! I shouldn&#39;t have to be charged just to replay the courses I already completed before the subscription period ended! That&#39;s ridiculous! The developer of this app shouldn&#39;t be charging so much to subscribe if there are all of these issues! These are very big cons! It honestly should be way cheaper, if not free!
Terrific app a couple of tweaks needed
by Kartha Gewert on 2020/07/06 16:11
Simply piano is by far the best piano app out there I very highly recommend it. He way it woks which I love is you can get on the app and you can start and see a little of what the app will offer you once you start your trial. I learned up to five keys before I had to start a trial to go any farther and I thought that was wonderful, it gives you a little taste of what you’ll be getting. This app is so amazing because even though it’s not a real teacher sitting next to you it sure feels like if you make a mistake simply piano provides feedback and little tips and tricks to help you out. One thing that was a small downsize was sometimes when your playing the right note the app says it’s wrong and you have to play the Sam note a couple of times again which is totally expected from an app. This app works like wonders I’ve only been playing for two days and I’ve memorized all the notes its taught me and I know how to play with two hands all ready 5 notes on each. Thanks for reading this and I hope it helped you make your decision, thank you
PLS READ Perfect at first, now Regret
by Yingqian (jasmine) Jiang on 2018/11/04 17:40
I have seen thousands of ads about this app and I decided to try this for myself when I got it I immediately fell in love with it . it was everything I expected and a better . It was perfection . But then I started learning chords on the piano . It taught me well but when I played it on the piano it kept saying I was wrong, even when I was playing it correctly . All 3 or 4 keys at the same time with the same amount of force and at the right keys and position. It even shows me where on the piano I&#39;m supposed to play the chords . But no it kept saying I was wrong and it wouldn&#39;t let me move on . And when I was actually wrong it said I was right . this mainly happens when I&#39;m using both my left and right hand to play chords . If I&#39;m playing the right cords with my right hand but the wrong key with my left hand then it says I&#39;m right . Now I purposely played the wrong chords to see if it says I&#39;m right and it did . We payed a YEAR trial for this app and I have already sent a message about a month ago and never got an reply . I haven&#39;t been playing for longer than a month now, and I&#39;m PAYING for this . If you can&#39;t fix this then at least give me my money back . Thank you .
One tweak and you get five
by dutchbizdoc on 2018/08/07 23:56
This app is great; I’m an early 60’s piano learner and after numerous attempts at other apps finally found one that I can use.....for the most part. I wrote the developer sometime back and suggested that they allow for some of us ‘slower’ learners to utilize their ‘wait for me’ system while learning an entire song and got a great note back....it was a great idea. You won’t get every key stroke correct the first time or every time. The app detects that and will stop and let you try again after a few missed keys. If you still don’t get it, it will send you back again, and finally revert to ‘wait for me’ mode as you peck your way through those few bars. Good, but sometimes I need to peck my way through the whole song!!! Having that ability would allow me to work through pieces of the song at my speed, not the app’s speed, and save endless hours cycling through speed drills I’m not ready for yet!! Again, this is a great app, and I really enjoy playing. One small tweak and I’ll sit at a piano all day practicing and training my hands, but I need the ability to slow things down from time to time.
Fun way to learn but not helpful with rhythm
by Tickychick on 2018/09/08 17:18
I like using the program and it’s great at detecting whether you’re getting the notes right. However, I think they could do a lot more with making it useful for learning rhythm. I don’t have a good natural sense of rhythm and when the exercises aren’t on any timing (when it’s just detecting notes) it doesn’t hold you to any rhythm. Then in the exercises where the staff is moving, it doesn’t provide any rhythm feedback other than telling you that you maybe got it wrong by sending you to practice mode. On some exercises it does chime out the rhythm for you in advance and that’s really helpful, but I think it should be more widespread, especially in practice mode. If I’m not understanding the rhythm and it just makes me do it over and over again with the metronome, it’s not really helping me understand how to break down the eighth notes and rests and etc. It would also be helpful if there was different color coding for timing being wrong versus the note being wrong. Sometimes I think I’m getting the wrong note when my timing is off instead, so more specific feedback would be helpful.
The best app
by Mippy01 on 2019/07/10 00:15
I don’t normally write reviews, but I felt I really needed to for this one. About a year ago, we decided to go with this app instead of formal piano lessons for our now 8-year-old daughter. We thought it would be to just get her started, learning the notes, etc. and possibly save some money until we started “real” lessons. Well she has surpassed other children that we know who take traditional lessons AND she loves it! She loves that she recognizes a lot of the songs that they teach. The other day she went through the lessons to play a song, then I pulled up the corresponding sheet music (also in the app) and she was shocked to see how complicated it looked and that she could actually play it! (And honestly so was I!) This app has also reignited my love for piano as well, with their new sheet music section. I can choose my level and still have it teach me! If you are on the fence about the yearly subscription, I would highly recommend. Think about how much you pay for each individual piano lesson!
Good and BAD
by 787778321 on 2018/06/11 22:55
I enjoy this app but the cost. At first I saw it was free. But NO. IT Taught me stuff that I would need to know if I was starting fresh. I already am taking piano lessons so I know the basic things that the app teaches. Basically I got the app because in the add/commercial it mentioned nothing about paying but the main reason is because it said learn how to play MILLIONS of songs! Yeah no you need to pay. It would be better if they mentioned that you need to pay in the add. Most families like mine don’t have the money to pay TEN DOLLARS A MONTH. I understand that for some families this would not be a problem. For mine we don’t have the money to pay that much a month. Think about the food, clothes and taxes etc that we already pay for. I’m sure many people agree with me on this. If it was $5 a month that’s great!! I mean if they think RICH people are only buying this the makers of the cost are DUMB! Or for only 3 or the 6 month ones if you add the cost up that is A LOT OF MONEY! I hope that the makers will read this to understand that the cost is very high for lots of families like mine. I hope that this helps people who think about getting this piano app. Thank you so much for reading!
Thanks
by Tahlia Shalice on 2020/09/13 03:43
I recently got a free piano, during this pandemic and being stuck inside I figured it would be good for me and my kids to learn. This was an ad that popped up and I just went for it. Honestly I’m so proud of myself. I’ve learned so many songs. I’m happy I’m able to print out sheets and practice. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to purchase at the end of the free trial. So I tried other apps, and those lessons sucked. I jumped to google to try to learn. EPIC FAIL!!! I was able to finally save the $60 to pay for this apps subscription. I truly recommend it for real beginners. I can play it anytime without paying an actual person who may not be as patient with me or even my schedule. My son played one of the songs he learned BY HEART. For his first day of virtual class. This warmed my heart so much. And I just want to thank whoever made this app possible. 5 stars for me!! The only thing i wish for.. is for us to be able to type in songs we want to learn. Nether the less.. it’s amazing for ANY age group!!
I’m addicted to SimplyPiano
by Martins Family on 2019/10/17 20:01
I’m 50 years old and I can’t believe I’m able to play the piano for the first time in my life. I always wanted to learn but wasn’t able to when I was younger, then as an adult life got busy and now at my age I really didn’t want to go to a traditional piano teacher every week just to have her tell me that I’m playing all the right notes, but my rhythm is all wrong and that I should’ve started when I was younger. SimplyPiano has really helped me to play in the right rhythm. My daughters are advanced players, but even they have enjoyed playing the songs in the Beta Version. The app isn’t perfect, it has a few issues with key recognition, but when it happens it’s usually just one or at the most two notes in one song, so it still allows me to pass off the song even if it thinks it’s wrong. I hope SimplyPiano will continue to improve it’s app, so I can also continue to improve. I simply would not be playing the piano without SimplyPiano. Than you!
Do not recommend if you actually want to learn piano
by DiamondDamsel on 2020/01/31 00:28
I’ve been a pianist for 12+ years. I got this app out of curiosity and I’ve learned two things: firstly, I need to call a piano tuner because my middle C is a smidge high and secondly, this app is not a viable replacement for proper lessons. This app is okay if you want to brush up on your past knowledge or just want something to do for a few minutes but if you actually want to learn piano; don’t get this app. If you truly want to learn piano, do it the right way and hire a teacher; it may feel like this is the cheaper, more convenient option but if you learn wrong, you will have to spend countless more hours to fix that little mistake turned detrimental, bad habit. This is nothing against this app in particular, learning from a teacher is just the best and dare I say, only way to learn piano properly. If you don’t care about learning properly and are happy just plinking out a couple simple tunes here and there (a perfectly acceptable desire) then this is just the app for you and it will serve you well.
I am learning so fast!
by AstroGirlBunny on 2019/12/29 15:01
I am so excited about this app! I just got a fantastic keyboard (Rockjam RJ-561) and I tried out this app. Fell in love with the app so I bought a year long subscription! I even have a free two month trial with TakeLessons to compare it to. TakeLessons is a live online piano lessons with an instructor. But this app is a million times better! I learn so much more and faster with this app. And it is fun! These guys are genius in how they put it all together. It is worth every penny. Try the app out before spending a dime on actual music lessons at a music shop. The app offers a decent amount of its introduction lessons for free to give you a solid idea whether or not it is for you. And by the time you finish those, you realize that an annual subscription is the price on only 2-3 in person lessons...at the most. Yet you will learn so much more for the same amount and time. And you’ll be excited about getting back to your lesson! I have had so much fun that I’ve had to force myself to take breaks!
Keeps getting better
by coastalcalm on 2020/04/12 05:36
This app has helped to fulfill a long standing wish to be able to play an instrument. I’ve gone slowly and started and stopped because sometimes life gets in the way. But it’s an app! So it’s happy to let me do that and suggests refreshers which I always need. The cool thing is that somehow I’ve made progress and now I’m playing real songs and I’m getting my fingering down. Best of all the app is really expanding genres and has the completely cool sheet music part where you can listen to the piece, or have it walk you through learning the piece or you can just have at it with the sheet music scrolling at the tempo you chose. I am particularly grateful during this covid time to have a fun challenge with points for playing light hearted stuff like three little birds. Impossible to be grumpy when you are playing three little birds. On a strange, plus side it has garnered me some unexpected points in my trivia league for knowing who sang a song.
It’s expensive for me and there are problems
by Doggylover0571<3 on 2020/10/15 23:27
So I downloaded the app since I saw a couple adds about it and thought to get it. I did have a piano but I started playing a bit already but not a lot. The start helped me remember how the notes looked since I already knew them (How to play them and what fingers to use) But when I finished all the courses and it was the final one and I was so excited to finish it until it told me to get subscribed to continue. After that my dreams were broken since my parents can’t pay for it. I really thought that it was free since the adds didn&#39;t add it. So I would say its a good learning app but too expensive for me to continue (or maybe other people who cant pay it) and there is also an issue, while I was playing it took some background noise as notes and when I tried to do them they would either do it by them selves or it would say I&#39;m wrong. It also sometimes can’t hear the notes (but most of the time it can). I really hope these issues will be resolved and that maybe just maybe the price will go down or maybe even free. (Like 3 months is HALF of 12 months)
Best piano learning app BEFORE they added sheet music—now even better!
by bargz on 2020/10/14 03:51
I tested the top few piano leaning apps and Simply Piano was my favorite. So I purchased a year subscription and LOVE IT. And a few weeks after my purchase they added SHEET MUSIC that follows as you play!!! It’s great!!! Love it. Love it. Love it! With this app I’ve discovered several new artists I like that I have never listened to before, plus numerous old favorites. The music is cover bands but I like most of them/-I assume The license doesn’t cover the original song plus the recorded cover songs are more “even” tempo that make it easier to play along. I don’t know if they also transpose them to easier keys but I assume they do for many songs. I can’t say enough good things about this app. Other than a recent 2-week vacation, I’ve played piano with this app for 13 weeks straight (usually 3-5 nights/week) and I have no intention to play less. It’s fun and the music is great and I’M PLAYING TOO! 🤗
Very fun and educational
by Wtfisupbreeze on 2018/10/30 13:12
I’m a hip hop artist Lorenzo Breeze and I recently started learning how to produce beats and mix vocals. I learned that practicing instruments and learning music theory would overall improve my production. I can across simply piano to help me learn to play and I love it. It has very detailed step by step lessons on pretty much all there is to know about reading notes and understanding the fundamentals of the piano. I’m amazed at how much the app offers. The lessons are easy enough to grasp but tricky enough to keep you learning. I like how it picks up the on the audio from your piano that’s a really cool feature although sometimes it doesn’t read the notes your playing completely, sometimes it’ll think I’m playing notes that I’m not even playing, but for the most part I’ve been getting through the lessons smoothly. I highly recommend this app to anyone who wants to learn and is a complete beginner or even if your a seasoned player it’s a cool app to have some fun with and it offers lots of music to play.
Great app and still improving
by cjt-piano on 2020/01/22 18:54
I’ve been learning with this app for more than a year and think it’s great! I’d like to take lessons from a real person at some point to see what it’s like, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised how much I’ve learned and how well I can play the piano just from using this app. You do need to use the cable option to connect the usb midi output to plug into your iPad / iPhone to get the best results (for the app to recognize the notes you’re playing well), especially once you get past the basic lessons. So, if you’re going to buy a piano keyboard make sure it has a usb-to-host midi port. I also recommend spending a bit more to have “weighted keys” on a keyboard so it feels more like a real piano. Not sure why, but I really enjoy playing and practicing more that way. I especially appreciate that the developers continue to add more songs, lessons, and sheet music. I’m happy to recommend this app to others.
Well worth a try, just be patient with note recognition
by Kiyura on 2020/06/28 03:57
This app has a fantastic incremental approach to learning, and it delivers well on the promise of guided teaching with instant feedback and backing tracks. The only downside so far is the note recognition for an acoustic piano. Not only does the app do a poor job of isolating a single dominant pitch (it fires off false positives all up and down the staff for nearly every note played), but when not using headphones, it doesn&#39;t even seem to be able to completely ignore the sound the app itself is making. By and large, the app is still usable - I&#39;m successfully using it still, and considering subscribing. But these issues are distracting at best, and result in a frustrating missed note here and there at worst. I&#39;m sure these are known issues, as the in-app help calls out this issue and mitigations in depth, and offers a different note recognition engine (which is no improvement), but I&#39;m sorry to say there still seems to be work till do.
Works Well for Beginners, Expensive
by CatZelda on 2019/11/26 07:15
I downloaded this after seeing an ad for it in the hopes that it would help me learn the skills necessary to play more difficult pieces such as those by Chopin. It is a very well constructed app and definitely great for beginners who are learning to read sheet music or starting on piano for the first time. For me, however, it is far too basic. I am a harpist of almost 13 years, a masters of music theory student, and an intermediate level pianist. The subscription service is also very, very expensive ($120 a year), which is not something the average grad student is generally willing to pay for. I feel this app could be significantly improved if the user could select their level of experience from the get-go and get started there. I also think that instead of a subscription, the user should be able to purchase a set of lessons (ideally for far less than $120) that matches that level. All in all, it is a good app that I would like to recommend to beginning pianists, but the price tag does make that difficult.
Dear makers..
by Jsjajabab on 2017/12/03 04:20
I allready know how to play piano pretty well and I was curious when I saw your app to see if it really did teach piano CORRECTLY sadly it doesn&#39;t.. I turned the microphone on slipped the totorial and it started with the first basic piano keys, so as I pressed middle C the app seemed promising but.. then came middle D.. so I was pressing the key right next to middle C which IS middle D, and the app kept saying I was pressing middle D sharp, I tried to ignore that and went on to the song part, and let me just tell you.. the song part is completely timed wrong, when you press the key it either tells you your delayed or went too fast, this confused me since I was playing it on the right beat but yet it said I was wrong.., over all the app needs ALOT of work, the app doesn&#39;t correctly identify when keys are played plus the beat timing is off by alot , it was such a bummer when I found out it really isn&#39;t the best way to learn or continue learning piano. If other piano players tested it out and had the same problem than you know what I mean, however if this problem just happened to me then it my have something to do with my phone, thank you for reading this if you did.
Great but....also frustrating.
by BGM785 on 2019/11/05 01:18
This app is simultaneously great but also frustrating. Great because I’ve learned a lot it it pushes you through the material - in that sense having a program like this is fantastic. The singularly frustrating thing is you can’t learn at your own pace. It’s all sequential. So I’m learning for instance chord patterns and want to just skip ahead to learn different chord patterns quickly. Well I can’t do that. I just spent 30 mins learning a chord pattern I didn’t want to because I have to get through the content to get to the next chord pattern that I may or may not be interested in learning....then if I didn’t want to learn that I’d have to get through that content...get the picture? This leads to a lot of wasted time and is demotivating because it takes me 10x longer to get through content that I’m not interested in. Let the user skip content or preselect parts of the lesson to learn so there’s not so much wasted time and allow me to learn at my own pace. Paid a chunk of change on this app only to be shackled gets frustrating.
Learn for free?
by Werppaderp on 2019/11/14 04:17
In my opinion, I think you should really change the price thing cause people wouldn’t wanna pay like $100 to play and learn piano. I still give 5 star for this app though cause it is very educational! Now back to my main fact. I’m just think that if the price wasn’t as much, most parents would agree to kids learning! And from what I hear, SimplyPiano in courages kids to learn piano. But if you made a huge price, most kids wouldn’t learn piano if their parents didn&#39;t wanna pay that amount. I mean 12 months is kinda a okay deal for $100 and over. I mean PlayStation does a PlayStation Plus and their deal, $60 for 12 months is worth it! So try something like that please! Honestly I’m a eleven year old kid myself and I would love to see the price go down or no price at all! You don’t have to have to do what I think of but it’s just my opinion and idea! But I do love this App indeed. Thank you for reading this.
Simply the best
by AlbaFelix1 on 2020/09/01 16:43
I bought the app and I’m almost done with all the courses! I have been playing about 10mo now and it’s just perfect if you have always wanted to learn piano. My family and friends are so impressed by it. I couldn’t recommend it more! As I said: simply the best! If you really wanna learn something, it will never be easy! But Simply piano makes it fun and easy some how haha.. Before I bought simply piano, I did my research with other apps too, I’m just glad I picked the best one out there! It’s worth every single cent 🤷🏽‍♀️ BTW, I have bought other apps and it’s always really convenient to charge you but it’s hard to reach them when you need them. Simply piano are so on point in getting back to you right away! And tbh, has been always me! Lol but they are so nice that anyways, they always walk me through haha. I love the reward songs after every lesson!! And I just love that I can play piano like I do 🙈
It was amazing but not for that price
by 😊xd on 2020/06/08 06:54
They are the fastest way to learn piano and it’s good if you don’t have one because you can play it with your phone and you can learn really fast, BUT HOWEVER the premium is to pricey you only get to learn five keys for free and the rest you have to pay for and it was 114 dollars for the year and that’s just to pricey for my singles mothers of three kids and the worst during this Covid 19 there can do there jobs to make the money the highest should be athletes be 10-15 dollars the lowest should be 5 but if it were up to me I wouldn’t let them be priced I would let you have to be at a good level to some songs and not be priced I’m just saying because my mom is not going to pay that much and now we can’t use this app anymore because of the price and have to go to go to a different app because we can’t afford it but there is no other app that can teach me as good but if they don’t change the price I will not be using SimplyPiano
PLEASE DO NOT BUY
by Lena DeVeaux on 2020/07/01 02:39
I think this app would be fine if it wasn’t so expensive, 100$ for an app? That’s too much, I was SO excited when I got this app, because I wanted to learn how to play my favorite songs, it’s probably so expensive because they have to pay for the actual versions of the songs I thought. At first it was good, I was having fun learning how to play piano, but when I started doing actual songs I realized: 1. The people singing the songs are not the OG artists 2. A lot of the time it will make you do a certain combination of notes so many times, I wish there was a skip button because it was usually combinations that were very easy 3. Once you passed a certain point the learning part wasn’t helpful and the songs were very hard. I found it boring to practice and I stopped wanting to do it. Luckily I got a refund and I realized that these “Music Learning Apps” are horrible and overpriced. There are SO many better was to spend your money, not to mention the fact that it doesn’t teach you how to read sheet music, if you want to play something outside the app you’re going to have to learn how to do that. PLEASE do not buy this app!
DO NOT GET THIS APP!!!!
by bakingismylife on 2018/02/23 00:20
This app is truly terrible I got it because it looked really cool and it’s a really good idea for an app. But when I opened I found out all the people that are trying to learn it for free and not for like 600 dollars a month could play wait for it, oh yes 3 notes. Thank you very much but I think I already know how to play middle c!!! And even though that’s a HUGE disclaimer, there was still even something worse than that, I tried to play the c and when I played it on my GRAND PIANO the thing didn’t even register so literally I tried everything to get it to work so I could give this app a chance. But even when I put my phone right up to the chord and took the phone case of, turned my volume down ect. It still wouldn’t register on the app I would really like it if this bug was fixed because u can’t do anything on this app and I am going to delete it right about now. But you know thanks for getting my hopes up about a piano app that actually works. And anyways if you’re going to charge for everything but the free trial why don’t you just charge for the app that would be a whole lot less depressing for the poor ppl like me in the world.
Crap 💩
by Bjforhqfugkjh on 2018/11/16 01:34
The first couple minutes of using the app I thought it was amazing and I was going to learn to play in no time, but that isnt true. The problem is you don’t even get to finish the first course without paying. You can only play 2 songs and after you play the songs for a while they start to get boring. All the songs except those two are required to be played when premium is used. My parents don’t let me buy anything app-related to I’m practically doomed. Honestly you could so much better if you’d have at least 5 free songs, but not 2. When I got premium, I was really excited! However, when I started playing songs, the cords we TOTALLY OFF. I was pressing the note D, but it went up an octave and recorded the note F. Later on the issue was worse, to the point where I couldn’t handle it. I then tried putting my piano to A4=440hz but that didn’t help. This app is so expensive, but bad. Really I would say don’t waste your time and money, but some people’s phones and gadgets can actually record the right note, so really the idea is fine but the way it works is just crap.
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