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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 $119.99 (USD) Simply Piano is developed by JoyTunes, creators of award-winning apps piano maestro and Piano Dust Buster. Created by music educators, the apps are used by tens of thousands of music teachers worldwide with over 1 million songs learned every week. JoyTunes are experts in creating educational and fun music apps for learning piano quickly and easily. Awards & Recognition - - "EMI’s Innovation Challenge” - "World Summit Award", by the United Nations - “Best Tools for Beginners”, NAMM - "Best Tablet Game", GameIS - “Parents' Choice Award” - “Golden App”, Apps for Homeschooling Have questions, feedback or suggestions? Reach out to us at support@joytunes.com Enjoy Playing! privacy policy: http://www.joytunes.com/privacy terms of use: http://www.joytunes.com/terms
Rated 2 Stars
by girlygiel101$ on 2019/09/18 20:25
This app was nice at the start but then when you finish all the lessons you have to pay and get the membership to continue. I forget how much manny but it’s ridiculous
Sound recognition poor
by sendaibumble on 2019/09/18 05:35
I have already played piano in the past and have been a musician all my life, so when I get to the end of the first lesson, play the practice sections perfectly and can’t seem to get through the “duet” singers without it saying I’m missing notes that I’m playing in time with the music. When it takes me back to the metronome mode I’m not missing anything. My guess is that the music on the device from the “singer” is actually interfering with the sound the microphone is picking up. It’s such a shame because the first couple of steps seemed so promising.
👎
by Jashur Howard on 2019/09/18 00:30
I don’t understand why would you take the free trial away. Y’all just want more money
Very good with certain important shortcomings
by Poihths on 2019/09/18 00:26
i’ve been using the app for about 2 1/2 months now and overall I’m very pleased with it and would recommend it to anyone who wants to do self study for keyboard. That being said, there are a few things that truly bug me. Whenever you finish playing a song, the app jumps very quickly to a screen that presents you with feedback on how accurately you played. That’s dandy, but it does it so fast you don’t have a decent chance to enter the review mode that allows you to see and study your mistakes. If you don’t hit pause within milliseconds of the song ending, you lose the opportunity for review altogether and all the information about what mistakes you made is gone for good. I would like to see the app wait for the user’s OK before going to the score screen and offer the option of review explicitly and at any time before either closing the song or playing it again. Ideally, it would remember the most recent performance indefinitely so you could come back the following day or a week and review what you did the previous time. When the app goes to the score screen, it plays a celebratory tune completely unrelated to what you just played. And it plays it over and over and over, never stopping, world without end, amen. In other words, just when you would most like to relax and think about what you just played, the app barrages you with utterly irrelevant music that completely distracts you. I would like the option to completely disable the celebratory music. The scoring is too lax. The highest rating is three stars. it is quite possible to earn a three star rating on the basis of a performance that would be completely unacceptable musically in any conceivable context, including casual performance for friends and family. I would like a four-star or five-star system in which four stars requires 95% note accuracy and 90% or better rhythmic accuracy and five stars requires 100% note accuracy and 95% or better rhythmic accuracy. The present system could easily delude beginners into thinking they are playing far better than they are. Sooner or later the real world will painfully disabuse them of this. I deeply miss a way to identify a segment of a song and “woodshed” that section, looping through it repeatedly at gradually increasing user-controlled tempo until the user explicitly quits “woodshed” mode. Last but not least, the developers need to learn respect for the great masters of music of the past. Do not “improve” Bach, Handel and Beethoven with cheesy, ridiculous so-called “arrangements” that arbitrarily add drum tracks, guitar licks and who knows what other garbage to music that has stood the test of time for centuries. The original editions are readily available and are in the public domain—they won’t cost you a dime! Use them! If you can be respectful of Boyz To Men you can be respectful of Bach!
Simply Piano is Pretty Good
by Br4nd0n6969 on 2019/09/17 21:19
Simply Piano is really great and awesome but it doesn’t get all the notes I hit and I have to press my keyboard as hard and long as I can and it makes me look weird. I’m on the right mode but I just have to put it as loud as I can to actually play the notes and kinda annoys my parents ITS JUST TOO MUCH BUGS
Please fix this.
by Artist212 on 2019/09/17 17:32
Hi. I just got this today after three years and it doesn’t seem to have gotten any better. As soon as I tried playing middle C, it says I’m playing B, and it’s not very helpful if you’re a beginner. I saw the adds for this while watching piano tutorials, and what do y’know, nothing got better. And the prices for the premium seem extra for an app that won’t even pick up the notes. I don’t mean to sound rude but these are things that need to be fixed. I hope this helps both readers for when they pick the app and the developers for the next update.
Bad bad bad
by LEAHDREAMGIRL on 2019/09/17 03:14
I hate how this app does not listen to my piano
Good but one problem
by InklingTurtle101 on 2019/09/17 00:48
I love it! I have been learning a lot. Here’s the problem, I have a lot of responsibilities and I have very little time to play but I make time. Here’s the thing, I’m not going to play piano for 10 minutes and pay the next month only, to wait the entire day to play it! I suggest to make 20 exercises free and the 5 other exercises need payment.
Not good
by reeeeeeeeeeeeereeerrrrer on 2019/09/17 00:47
I when in practice mode everything works fine but in normal mode if you don’t time the not to the exact millisecond it marks it wrong even if you played the right note. I can’t get past the level even though I’m doing it perfectly. It needs to have a wider range of time to let you hit the note. I deleted it within the first 45 minutes of playing the piano to it. I do not recommend unless they fix the amount of time you have to hit the note.
Wow
by rosalee1946 on 2019/09/17 00:05
This game is awesome I left it a rating of five because I think this game is incredible for kids and easy way of doing the piano it really gives a good definition to what you are doing what you can do is you can play the piano you can play songs you can pack that you can print out sheets with the notes on it and this song I’ve been doing this for so long I don’t even know it also does where you can do it on the go instead of a real piano you can just go on your tablet or phone whatever you have an electronica and you can just not really type like actually push the piano buttons so when you’re in the car something you can play but this game really is good for headphones though it’s not very loud without headphones if you got a new headphones and a really loud headphones then it would really work so if I were you I download this game because it is incredible
Great but heres some problems
by mimo player on 2019/09/16 17:50
I absolutely LOVE your app but sometimes in courses you accidentally go forward and at lets say when it’s supposed to be 19, it can go to 20 and you’re done. Also i think there should be achievements. Oh and i hate all the purchases and we should be unlimited every year.
Fun to learn to play
by carrotkay on 2019/09/16 07:21
Turns learning into a game letting you play songs you know. I’ve had mine for almost a year and I love using it, I’m amazed how much I’ve learned. Will renew
Keys were really off...
by cant find good name on 2019/09/16 01:19
I got this for my self to play, but the keys my device picked up were wayyy off from the correct ones. I am not sure wether it is my devices fault, or there’s something wrong with the app, but it was basically impossible to play.
Good
by icecrram on 2019/09/16 00:45
Awesome!!!!!!
Cool idea but it does not work
by Lebdoc on 2019/09/16 00:33
I was so happy when I was downloading it. But every time I try to play the note they are telling me to play It doesn’t work.It only works if I press the note a million times or press really hard. So all those adds are probably fake. So I would not probably recommend this app. One good thing is that it is easy to read.(I am being honest and truthful)
It’s really slow :/
by Your Local Stalker on 2019/09/15 22:12
Im pressing E a million times and it’s not going blue. I don’t know why. I play on a electric keyboard with A1 on Solo Tone which on a electric keyboard just normal piano.
Ugh
by robert171717 on 2019/09/15 21:59
This is the worse app ever
I am confused
by Doggie134 on 2019/09/15 21:06
So when I was in the process of signing up it gave me two on can saying if I have a piano or if I don’t have a piano and I under the title of I don’t have a piano it said in small letters I do not have a piano or keyboard and I thought but I have a keyboard but I don’t have a piano there’s no option for if I have a keyboard and I know I can use a keyboard so I was just so confused. Because it was mentioned in that you could a keyboard
To young
by MagensMom2013 on 2019/09/15 20:03
I really wanted to learn how to play because I love singing and it’s just good to know the piano if you’re going to sing and I loved learning the beginner lesson but then you have to pay for everything else and I just can’t tsp that because I’m only a child with no job and my mom nor dad would pay for it so now I guess I’ll just have to stick to the 5 notes I know😢
So mean!
by Vikingmama73 on 2019/09/15 18:58
Its great! Like AMAZING! Untill you get to the part were they let you play a real song, and once you click on it, it say “with a Premium membership you get to unlock so many songs!And guess what! You can get a 7 day free trial!” Like COME OOOOOOONNNN, it makes you get all sucked in to this game and then you cant play any more with out paying 120.00 per year! WHO HAS THAT KIND OF MONEY!?
Upgrades
by sophjackann on 2019/09/15 17:44
Hello, I love this app I’ve had it for almost two years now. Simply has made me progress a lot, But now I’m at a point where I think I need more advanced notes and tools. I wonder if you can tell me how to make the app more advanced ,otherwise I have to move on to something else. Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.
Sorry
by yee583 on 2019/09/15 17:21
The plans cost too much
Omigawsh this app ROCKS
by cat2265 on 2019/09/15 16:39
I started after taking some 🎹 lessons, and it was soooooo much better so stop considering the get this app and doooooit
It wouldn’t even read the notes I played😞☹️
by Wolf girl for fornite on 2019/09/15 01:28
Ya it sucked I wanted to play but it would stop Every single time I played.I wish I had a better app I would play the right keys but I wouldn’t read them I just saying.I would give this a 5 but it sucked ☹️☹️☹️
Fits and starts but now works well
by CosmicOrange on 2019/09/15 00:59
The bad: When I first upgraded to a family plan, it took days to show up in the app and also to get a code that let my family members login. The delay was long enough that I was beginning to suspect that simply piano was some sort of a scam to be honest. The good: When I finally received a response, it was very helpful and resolved the issue. Since then no issues with the app. Taking off one star because the initial time to resolution was disconcerting. Since then no issues however. My bad piano playing is my own fault not theirs 😂😓
Expensive
by Pleb_657 on 2019/09/15 00:31
Good app, but I mean it was a bittttt to expensive for me.
Problems
by m🥰❤️dog21 on 2019/09/14 20:43
You should take of the price for the songs because not everyone is that rich
Love it
by jdaybarra on 2019/09/14 19:51
My daughter and I are having fun learning the keyboard. Great easy way to learn
I love simple
by laila albert👱🏽‍♀️ on 2019/09/14 19:22
I love this app it's going to teach u how to play the piano. -laila albert
Kreedance Maoma East I am eight but I am nine years old
by Trinity East on 2019/09/14 18:57
I love this game so much it is so much fun for me!!!!!!!!
Wrong notes
by isabel121313 on 2019/09/14 16:04
When it tells me to play a middle C I have to play a B none of the note are right and it’s so annoying
Fun app, but expensive
by fgendhegjysfbkrf on 2019/09/14 14:34
Okay, don’t get me wrong. This app is a great way to learn how to play the piano and it’s really motivating but, once I saw how much you had to pay after a year I think it’s nots worth it. You are sending about $200 dollars for this app to play songs!! Like I said a fun app, very motivating but, it’s not worth paying that money. It may be worth it to you but not to me. Lastly, I believe you could be using that money for other valuable things like, food, clothes, (etc.).
SimplyPiano
by OrlyActor on 2019/09/14 13:50
SimplyPiano is an amazing app that is teaching me to read music and play the piano correctly, for my future acting job on Broadway. I am so excited to have this app now and I hope that I can continue and you will find it too thank you
Left hand C Am F
by Tatyana Federer on 2019/09/14 07:33
Right hand 12345
WOW
by btsarmy7111 on 2019/09/13 21:30
My kid can play thx u sooo much get this APP
It’s good,but could be better
by PianoPro🎹 on 2019/09/13 20:02
I love SimplyPiano,it just has this little glitch......sometimes,when I’m playing the correct note,it thinks I’m not playing the right one.And just let me tell you,THAT.IS.SO.ANNOYING!!!!!If they got that glitch fixed,I’ll give it 5 stars.
Money
by riveyrock7 on 2019/09/13 01:21
Would not recommend if you do not want to pay twice the amount of Xbox live(60). ($120 to do anything past supper easy)
I wanted to play musics on piano but it cost 119$ to play songs!!!
by sup france on 2019/09/13 00:25
I’m not happy!!!😡🤬👎
Really?
by ilovemycats0 on 2019/09/12 20:55
The app in itself is great; the reason i deleted this is the membership. I’m sorry, but the membership is overpriced. I get it, you app developers have to make a living. Just make sure you don’t put in your app description, “Great for kids to learn...!” It’s dumb I have to pay 100$ for one year of learning to play. I honestly would rather figure stuff out by ear than paying hundreds of dollars so that I can play some popular songs. Anyway, as I said, the app itself is great and the FREE part is great for beginners (and I was very frustrated as I specifically said i’ve had experience and had to start with ‘learning C, D,E!’ please, i can play basic Megolavania and Für Elise) and I would encourage anyone to use an app such as this to begin learning piano.
How I love piano
by badoora5000 on 2019/09/12 15:27
I love piano now because of everything that you experience in SimplyPiano it helped me play the piano
❤️
by hjgrjvdhkci on 2019/09/12 03:51
This is amazing, I learned how to play some notes in 5 minutes, I love it ❤️❤️
Love it. Easy and fun
by jong sugus on 2019/09/12 03:23
Easy and fun
Learning so much.
by Minna15 on 2019/09/12 01:51
So far so good!
Music
by Musician144 on 2019/09/12 00:13
Love it I wish the music was free though
Not free at all.
by 837465637 on 2019/09/12 00:06
Yet another dishonest app. Useless unless you pay to unlock lessons after you are tricked into downloading it.
Great app
by gamergurl8i9 on 2019/09/11 21:37
I really love this app but I wish it was free
I hated it
by uvgvft on 2019/09/11 19:20
At first it was good until when I was playing a note it’s like it didn’t hear it I hit it again and again then finally it heard it that keep on happening I was very frustrated It’s my opinion if you like it and it works for you go for it if it’s doesn’t well don’t use this app
Good
by manimalkove on 2019/09/11 09:31
Very good and pro. Thanks
Love the game
by razorback_boy on 2019/09/10 22:06
It is an awesome game and it teaches you piano slowly so you play it really good
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by mr. krzmn on 2019/09/10 03:36
SimplyPiano is the BEST
Insufficient store credit
by doooni🎈 on 2019/09/10 03:29
I am trying to subscribe the second plan 59.99 for 3 months , I have 60$ in my store credit and this text appears when I choose the plan “Insufficient store credit
Not beginner friendly
by Naomi77399374 on 2019/09/09 23:08
The app is fine but it’s not beginner friendly it’s way ahead for the basic steps with no intensive informations and the learning pase is fast for someone that never played piano and I’m rating the app with only one star because the false advertisement they keep recommending this for beginners and it’s not helpful nor true this app helps only who got a short brief on piano and knows the basics but needs a little warm up I really regret my 12 months subscription that’s why I don’t recommend it
Awesome I learn piano in a few days try it good
by Xbox360Xbox on 2019/09/09 21:46
Iu
I love it
by WellsFargo Customer on 2019/09/09 13:11
I love the set up which makes students keep playing
Lags
by MDuis on 2019/09/09 02:47
I’ve learned a lot I be little time I’ve had the app. But the lag each time it’s giving you credit as you play the notes cause the next notes to be marked as incorrect. Huge problem when trying to play through the lesson.
Amazing!
by a user who loves this game on 2019/09/08 22:01
I never thought I would learn piano! I guess I can! :3
Simply piano is awesome
by superjello111 on 2019/09/08 18:43
It helps me learn how to play the piano perfectly and it’s really accurate with the notes.
Not for people who want to learn instrumental
by Frustratedhappyguy on 2019/09/08 16:51
I bought this app so I think I’m entitled to an honest review. This app caters to kids and pop culture. 80% of the songs are pop songs songs honestly I do not want to learn pop nor do majority of adults. In fact some songs including piano man are not even complete. I bought this app hoping that It had a balance - pop and of instrumental composers - Movie soundtracks Video game soundtracks, John Williams unfortunately nothing like that. I’ve contacted the app directly I requested over and over and over again and all they do is send pop songs majority of the time. It’s unfortunate because you can learn from this app but if you’re not motivated to learn there’s no point. I will not be signing on for another year that is for sure.
AMAZING 😄
by hgrossi on 2019/09/08 16:23
I was horrible at piano but one day of this and a can play a song I wish I have seen this before
This is so cool
by Raven gurl on 2019/09/08 02:32
LORD JEASUS THIS IS SO GOOD!!!!!! I love it
Payment System
by StraightCello_12 on 2019/09/08 01:57
The app is great. It has a very interactive system of teaching the piano, however after the free lessons I wanted to pay for the premium and unlock all the lessons. The payment system required that I pay $95.99 dollars a year instead of letting me change it to a monthly charge. I would very much appreciate if they allowed a monthly charge and if that was the case I would have already purchased the premium and begun my piano learning.
Omg I love this app
by JaycenCade7 on 2019/09/08 01:07
This is a masterpiece you should get a reward
Too much
by hdhstsbsnsisksbdvdv on 2019/09/07 23:32
Don’t get me wrong i love simplypiano. When i first downloaded the app and got the 7 day free trial i learned so much in such little time. However i can’t afford to pay $59.99 just to unlock everything again.
don’t get if you have no money
by hufflepuff_85 on 2019/09/07 23:31
i have been using simplypiano but when i finish my first part of my first course it said that i had to get a membership to keep going but i’m a kid so i can just go on and get a membership and i can’t ask my parents because they will tell me no. so i wish i could continue because it was a really helpful app but i just can’t get the membership so i can’t go on. really wish i could though. also not not recommending but i just found it upsetting when i could no longer learn because i had to pay for a member ship. 😔
Meh I guess
by JOSHZ407 on 2019/09/07 20:46
This glitches
Serious Problem!!!
by Oof!!!!!!. on 2019/09/07 19:11
Trust me it is a great game, if you’re willing to pay twelve dollars a month! To get good at piano with this app your going to have to pay quite some cash!
Not so good!
by bdkcndlxnxkxbx on 2019/09/07 16:25
Well I’ve ALWAYS dreamed of playing the piano and now I can’t! I just wish it was free to have all the features! No, not a free trial!
Debited my account twice
by Moreandale2 on 2019/09/07 16:09
I purchased the full access subscription, then upgraded to a family plan. I should have been charged 179.99 total, not an initial charge of 119.99 then another one of 179.99. I was debited a total of 299.98. Please refund the first charge. The other problem is that the app description stated it would be a monthly charge that broke the 179.99 into a full year of payments why was this debited at once?
Uh
by ThailandThe_gamer on 2019/09/07 02:31
I am on iPad and I have no piano
Amazing app
by 350isc on 2019/09/07 00:59
Great so far. Easy to follow!
Nice app
by sir waffels🥞🍩🥓 on 2019/09/06 23:01
This app is awesome, but its expensive, though I do think it’s worth it. PS. Please lower price at least from 50-75 $
Frustrating!
by Spiritplay on 2019/09/06 19:29
I am an experienced musician, wanting to learn the piano better than I did when I was young. Over and over again, it is unclear what the beat is when I am starting to play. The accompaniment is really hard to follow in terms of how fast or slow to go. How about simply giving us the beat before we start instead of the crazy accompaniment that doesn’t make sense? Or at least add it in as a part of the start. I know all these kids are used to the weird way you do the sliding music, but us adults could use a little help!
Don’t use this
by jdiskzkxkak on 2019/09/06 04:20
I’m a piano teacher and this app teaches bad habits and inconsistent moves
DONT WASTE TIME
by Merrrrtle on 2019/09/05 22:06
I tried this with a keyboard that isn’t too old, and it couldn’t detect hardly any of the notes!
Not expected
by weekeemeemee on 2019/09/05 20:33
It wasn’t the best app but it was OK. I would get mad because the microphone would be too sensitive or too low and i would mess up.My piano is new and tuned so it cant be the piano. I don't know if it is me making the mistake or the microphone is a little wonky.
Download it it’s amazing
by almahaldelaimi on 2019/09/05 15:13
I thought all the adds on YouTube are fake but seriously I got a piano because I always wanted to and downloaded the app and it helped me a lot now I know how to play the keyboard but the only thing I didn’t like that it was tooooo expensive
Money?
by treeeeees rule on 2019/09/05 00:09
I really wish u didn’t have to pay, or at least not at much. It’s good tho
Great
by JasonPack1032 on 2019/09/04 22:43
I love this but i think nothing should cost money
I like the app but everything I have to pay for.
by meh09 on 2019/09/04 20:34
I like the beginning of the app but when I want to play my favorite songs I have to pay. I really thought this app would help me.I actually wanted something that would be free and I could learn piano easily on this. I’m gonna delete this and find a different app that is free and will help me get to one of the best piano players in my class
Roger
by rogerss on 2019/09/04 19:37
I wish things would go a little slower feels like typing
What’s going on?!?!
by wh uvictsuxuib on 2019/09/04 19:36
It keeps charging my account and won’t stop.I unsubscribed and deleted the app.Please make it stop!
Trash
by 我是-@- on 2019/09/04 18:38
Trash
Nooo
by PigzForevers on 2019/09/04 16:38
I was excited to get this app. I have been playing piano for 2 years now. I was planning to learn some new songs, until I realized you need a premium membership to do so. Yes, in the description, it says in app purchases but in the pop up ads they don’t mention it. Very dissatisfied with this app
Doesn’t hear notes
by the best puzzle game players on 2019/09/04 04:12
I tried this and it did not recognize the notes I was playing a waste of money don’t buy
XD
by Death9101 on 2019/09/04 01:35
B sharp XD
Great but that price tho
by my pet ant died on 2019/09/04 00:14
It’s a great app but IAM a kid and have Caribbean parent and IAM scared to ask so I don’t like it because I can’t do anymore courses but one because IAM broke and to scared to ask but it was kind of a dream crusher when I realized the price because I really wanna play but I can’t :c
Just started this
by Hufflepuff lolz on 2019/09/03 23:15
I just started this and I’m almost up to my left hand! THANK YOU
Why premium?
by xxcookkiebohisback on 2019/09/03 22:48
Its okay, But there are something that I dislike. (The story is coming) When I first downloaded this app, I was super excited at first. Then I finished Piano Basics 1 quickly. Then I was super- duper excited. But when I saw the premium thingy, I was like: “Why premium? And why is so so expensive?” It would be appreciated if premium is removed. Or it would be less expensive. Like 1.99$ Or 2.00$. Also, Heres what I believe. If the premium is so expensive, It would cause some beginners to quit and find other good app or follow a tutorial on Youtube. But im not hating on SimplyPiano. Its fine, But these are the things I dislike. Bye! :)
Awe...ful
by Mr. Kdudeandme83109 on 2019/09/03 19:46
I absolutely hate that it CANNOT detect ANY sound off my keyboard. I was on the first second lesson and... ughh, I’m disgusted. I DO piano. I now like c#, Em scales, CM, ya. I spent 5 minutes just doing it OFF, finally I did it. 🙄😭😖☹️ why? ... I quit.
Bad bad bad
by jason tadashi on 2019/09/03 18:53
Why do piano apps always cost money to learn fully?Why can’t we pay money in another way?
😡 Too Expensive
by laylayrose123d on 2019/09/03 16:34
Good design and all, but $100 a year?! That is a lot. At the beginning, I thought, wow, I might actually learn how to play piano! But no. They do give a free course and lesson, but really. When I started learning, it was actually pretty fun. But then it said I have to pay money to play the actual good songs. If you maybe lower the price a bit, or just take away the membership payment, it would be a lot better. I deleted the app because of this, but if you take away the payment or lower it I might download it again. Also when I press the right note, it says I am playing a different one.
You have to pay to play?
by anna678910 on 2019/09/03 12:01
Why do we have to pay when we are learning piano
Essential
by Barpepper on 2019/09/03 04:32
I am so happy to be able to play it
Pretty good
by ushcnskhendkdhencmdijw on 2019/09/03 03:11
This is a good app ifI we’re you I would get it
Awful
by FansyGrl on 2019/09/03 00:38
All these people with 5 star reviews probably can afford the stupid monthly fee reality check not all of us want to pay $15 a month just to learn how to play piano. This is Dumb
James
by james boos on 2019/09/02 23:11
Love it never ever payed a hand on my pinio before but now on it like every chance I get
Not accurate
by Rellas Corsair on 2019/09/02 23:04
The songs are not accurate
I need more coursessssss
by Violatepony on 2019/09/02 21:15
I don’t think there is enough free things in this... also, I’m giving a four to be nice.
Has the potential to be an amazing app
by i love dance!! on 2019/09/02 20:57
I just got it and it teaches me amazing stuff. But when it has you play by yourself it never says I play the right note. I think it’s because “I don’t play at the right time.” I’ve tried playing at different times but it always says I didn’t play the song right. If someone knows why I would love the feedback. (when do you play the note compared to the blue line?)
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
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.
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.
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!
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 "next" 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't get me wrong, I really like the app, but I know many people can't continue with the app because of the monthly pay ($10), and others I'm sure are hesitant to get it because they'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.
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
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.
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.
Kind of takes you in the wrong direction...
by Codyn17 on 2019/07/17 14:03
Although you learn notes, chords, positions, songs, and more it still is doing something that doesn’t exactly help you. It’s sheet music. Sure they give you the option but 1, who actually does it, and 2, they don’t show you how. When playing courses the notes come at you and you play then when they hit the line. But in sheet music it just isn’t the same. You have no sense of timing or anything. Especially now that they bring the beta play (update ) it still doesn’t help. It would be really great if they added how you time in sheet music at the beginning. It’s totally thrown me off whenever I try and play sheet music. To me the only way I can play is if I already know the song and there is music playing in the background. This is a message mostly to simply piano themselves because I hope they could add a short course entirely based on sheet music. I think this could help a lot. I remember today I just checked the new bets play and although I knew all the notes and chords, I just couldn’t play it. I hope other people find this helpful. (You guys could also add the ticking device to beta 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't recognize the keys I'm playing! The keys I am playing are the correct keys. However, for some reason the app can'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's fault for not recognizing my notes! It's really hard to make any progress in this app, because it can't even recognize the correct notes being played! How am I supposed to improve my piano skills if the app won't let me progress? I'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't have to be charged just to replay the courses I already completed before the subscription period ended! That's ridiculous! The developer of this app shouldn'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!
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'm supposed to play the chords . But no it kept saying I was wrong and it wouldn't let me move on . And when I was actually wrong it said I was right . this mainly happens when I'm using both my left and right hand to play chords . If I'm playing the right cords with my right hand but the wrong key with my left hand then it says I'm right . Now I purposely played the wrong chords to see if it says I'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't been playing for longer than a month now, and I'm PAYING for this . If you can'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.
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!
Amazing!!
by ihatecats🐱❌ on 2019/04/10 00:39
i’m only 13 and i have always wanted to learn to read sheet music. my onset sister had a keyboard in her room and i always wanted to play it, and now i can! i never understood it until now. i have learned the right hand. it only took me two days to learn everything, including Ode to Joy. this is amazing!! although i am a little upset t cost so much money. my parents don’t really let me spend money on anything online, and like i said i’m only 13. if it was like $10 just for overall payment, i think more ppl would but the premium. it would be nice if we could choose just one free song without paying anything, and then any other song we want to learn cost $,and we be able to learn the other keys than just those 5. i have no other way to learn any other keys, and since i can’t pay, there aren’t many songs that only use those 5 keys. this app could go much further if it wasn’t so expensive. but other than that, it was amazing!! love it!
I was skeptical at first...
by Jayy357 on 2018/11/27 21:20
my first impression of this app was that it was everything i wanted it to be and it was so helpful!! i loved it so i signed up for the free trial and 1 year payments in order to force myself to remain dedicated.. after using the app for awhile, i noticed that when it came time to play the songs it wasn’t recognizing my notes and i had to play everything 10 times in order to move on. i’m not a beginner to music, i played the clarinet for 4 years and the violin for 3. i knew i was playing the right notes. when i went to the settings and clicked on the troubleshooting for fixing that issue, it told me to turn my phone down because it can cause interference, so i did and.... VOILA! the problem was gone and i was able to speed through the next few lessons. i highly recommend this app to anyone who can’t afford to pay a professional to teach them. 10/10!
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.
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'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'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'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.
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.
Wow
by rosalee1946 on 2019/09/17 00:05
This game is awesome I left it a rating of five because I think this game is incredible for kids and easy way of doing the piano it really gives a good definition to what you are doing what you can do is you can play the piano you can play songs you can pack that you can print out sheets with the notes on it and this song I’ve been doing this for so long I don’t even know it also does where you can do it on the go instead of a real piano you can just go on your tablet or phone whatever you have an electronica and you can just not really type like actually push the piano buttons so when you’re in the car something you can play but this game really is good for headphones though it’s not very loud without headphones if you got a new headphones and a really loud headphones then it would really work so if I were you I download this game because it is incredible
Great app, worth the $
by JimKTM on 2019/02/11 19:41
Definitely a great app for a beginner/someone who casually wants to learn piano. I see a lot of hostile complaints about note recognition issues. 1. Make sure your piano is in tune. 2. Just get the MIDI cable for your keyboard if still having issues. Additionally there other tips listed in the app if having trouble. My note recognition has worked just fine without any cables, and I’m actually very impressed with how well it works during more complex sections (I use a keyboard which likely helps) I also see people complaints about the cost, and it seems they are very out of touch with reality. Developing and continuing to improve something like this app certainly takes time and money; why should they just release it for free? (I suppose it could be cheaper, but you would undoubtedly have to deal with bombardments of pop up ads. The App never claimed to be free; It offers a free trial period. Try it for yourself; if you don’t like it, don’t upgrade. Additionally, do these people have any idea what piano lessons would cost?? Google the prices quick (hint: they’re not free) I’m not implying that this app is equivalent to professional lessons, and shouldn’t be viewed as such. However, for someone who casually wants to learn some piano and have fun with it, I feel that it’s a great alternative at very small fraction of the cost.
Thanks for helping me learn!
by iphone app review 😇 on 2019/08/25 20:26
I had a keyboard in my room that my grandma got me for Christmas I was young when I got it and I simply had no intention and no interest in playing or learning it,now I am 13 and I wanted to Learn I was fascinated with how people played this instrument with their hands and how it sounded amazing, I will admit I have seen this ad and I was skeptical at first 🤔 because I thought with apps like these you saw the payment plan the first 10 seconds in opening the app but I was wrong you get a sample version and I love it I learned 5 notes (middle C,D,E,F,G) and you learn what the notes are as well! I love it and I am thinking of paying to learn more! It’s a decent sample because you get to learn more than 1 note and 1 free sheet music! And even practice when you have the free version! Thanks soo much I would recommend this app for anyone who want to play piano! ❤️🥰💓
3 Stars
by MelodyGamer on 2018/08/16 23:34
I loved the app. BEFORE I found out about premium. At first, before I knew about premium, I used the app and thought that soon I would be a master! Then I finished the first course and wanted to move on to the second course. The second course needs premium. I should have known better before I got the app to see if there were in app purchases but I didn’t. And then I raged over it. I decided to look up sheet music that was simple. I tried and got as far as about the 2nd or 3rd measure and then couldn’t find out what to do bc there were all these wired symbols and letters on top of the measures and was confused. I can’t buy premium bc my parents won’t let me unless I have the money. And I am not yet 14, which means I am not able to get a job yet which means no money except for my 1 dollar a week allowance. Not enough to pay for premium. Don’t get me wrong tho, I love Simply piano but, I would love it more if there were just maybe 2 or 3 more FREE courses. Idc about the songs, I just want to know how to play the piano!
I feel duped
by usernameidk on 2018/01/19 21:08
I was gifted a digital piano for Christmas and thought the trial period for this app was a week. I wrote it in my calendar, set a reminder, but had already been charged $89!! Apparently it was only 3 days? I think that’s a lot of money to take from someone without checking that they indeed want to continue. They offer 3 payment tiers of membership. By default they choose the year one? The most expensive one? It would not hurt as bad if they had charged me for the 3 month one but this has been a shock. I was not able to finish the trial because too many things hit at once after Christmas so I went to cancel it thinking that I would sign up for the 3 month membership by feb once things calmed down.. I wanted to fully be able to commit to the practices. Now, I feel I have to drag the piano back out before I gotten a handle on things which was my goal for January, to free up time by feb to practice. I will say that the few days I did the trial, I liked the way the lessons were presented, but now having been charged the most expensive membership they offer, Im feeling less then confident in this company.
I like this app but...
by NicoleMarie001 on 2019/01/08 07:41
I really do like the app but Simply Piano gets me very frustrated. I know it’s probably just me but every time I get this app I end up deleting it an hour later (exaggeration). I try to take a break, for A WHOLE DAY, then play it again but I still get this very unpleasant feeling that just washes over me. If I’m in a happy mood to play the piano, open Simply Piano, and somehow I get very unhappy, and lost all my confidence of my piano playing. It keeps saying I am playing the wrong key which even though I’m not. I keep trying and trying but failing.... I’d suggest maybe getting another app. But everyone is different. After playing this just now, I deleted the app and am now in a very depressed state because I’ve lost all my confidence at my ability to play my piano. REMEMBER this is me and my feelings for this app. I’m not saying everyone is going to dislike this app. It’s just not my favorite. I really want to like Simply Piano and get better at playing the piano, but this app isn’t the one for me. Thank you if you’re here and read this paragraph.
Note recognition and transitioning
by full cowl! shoot style on 2019/02/22 23:50
I don’t know? Like when I turn up the piano or even plug the mic in it keeps saying I get notes wrong when I don’t; and notes right when I’m not. Also I don’t know if this is how it works since it’s my third week but on the upper or lower staff when it says to switch and I do, I’m not actually supposed to switch and I keep trying to remind myself to look at the notes, which is on me, but seeing the bold number makes me switch my hand just on instinct I guess. And same thing with my left hand, I was learning a song and it said to switch my hand and go from the f note to lower c but I still had to keep my hand on f and?? it’s really frustrating to deal with and I don’t know if this is just happening to me and maybe it’s just my iPad, but we tried (like I said before) to connect it to a mic and I also tried turning up the volume of the piano, but it still misheard the notes. But the switching thing is probably not my iPad sorry I don’t know
Great app but missing features
by WandAwluh on 2018/05/02 21:38
I’ve been using the app for about three months now and it’s great. Starting as a complete beginner I can now play several songs comfortably. The courses challenge you enough to learn and want to progress. Towards the final levels there’s a huge jump in difficulty but I thought it was fun. The app does glitch sometimes and fails you even if you hit all the correct notes but it doesn’t happen often enough to be an issue. The one major problem I have with the app is the navigation of different levels and songs. There’s a ton of content so I go back and forth often between courses and songs and it’s a pain to do. You can favorite certain songs to a unique folder but that’s it. Otherwise you have to just scroll through hundreds of songs and courses which is awful. PLEASE add a list function or something considering how much your customers are paying for access.
Note for developers to read;
by Astarte Kitty on 2018/05/20 04:17
Hello developers of JoyTunes! Your app has taught me the five fist basic keys so well. I've had no trouble with my microphone too! It's been a long dream of mine sense I was around 8 or 7. I took classes, but they were too complicated, and the teachers expected too much of me. I quit after a couple months, and years later I found this app. I want to continue learning, but these prices are too high for me! If you could lower the prices just by 10 or less dollars for payment for any membership, me and many other people here would purchase it. I bet there are many people like me that would buy the memberships if they were cheaper, so you'd still get money. I am sorry if this is asking to much of you. I am sure you need your money just like everyone else does. But I know you made this app so people could learn how to be a pianist. And if you really care about that you could lower some of the memberships. Thank you for reading, and please response!
(Pls read) I’m sorry, I have to pay?
by Niki The Lucky on 2019/01/06 11:43
I have seen, let’s say, over a million ads about this app. I really wanted to try it, and thinking it was completely free (which the ads said so) I downloaded it. Quickly enough, I finished the first few lessons up to this video that told you everything that you would do next. I got so exited, I immediately fell I love with this and wanted to get into it right away. So I continued, but this is where I give up on this thing: I have to pay to keep going. Pay a whole ton, like 120 dollars for a premium membership? This is ridiculous! Seriously, I make a subscription, ask my parents to use this, got a keyboard, and now I have to PAY? I seriously feel like this is waste, just letting someone use twenty minutes of the app to then make them pay, which will eventually get to the point in which the developers only care about money, and then the app falls apart. No one uses it. I really recommend making the app free, and maybe making a few things to pay, like workout or worksheets. If you are not willing to do this, then to all out there interested in getting this app, do not get your hopes up. Thank you! (By the way, if you feel somehow offended, please don’t be. I’m just saying that games and apps like this within the first twenty minutes never have an amazing success. It’s an amazing app, really, it has a lot of potential. I just think it’s really irritating to have to pay.) 🙂
Great teaching too for great value!
by TheSatsui on 2018/10/24 06:30
I'm a musician that plays a lot of instruments, but the piano wasn't one. I know a lot of people complain that the price isn't fair, but paying the full year subscription is about 3 lessons from a piano teacher in real life. That's a great value. The app teaches me at a good place and will switch to practice mode when I make too many mistakes. Sometimes it turns on too quickly because it couldn't "hear" the notes I was playing despite they being correct. I understand you can turn off the feature, but I find it better to keep it on. More practice. I found myself unable to relate notes on a sheet of paper to the position on a piano to playing Imagine within a week. It has a 5-minute workout for the days where you're busy, but want to remember how to play so you don't forget.
Pretty good but some improvements needed
by ekkomouse on 2018/07/25 12:46
I am reviewing this app from the perspective of somebody familiar with playing other instruments. I decided to learn piano and tried this app on the trail. Ended up subscribing because it is pretty good for beginner and gives you a couple different learning paths so you can learn how you want, chords songs or technique or both. I am doing all of the paths because I would like to be well rounded and read music well. So far I am not disappointed. That being said the couple things I would improve are pretty important for somebody trying to practice regularly. Number one is when you play practice songs you must play the whole song all the way through, you are not able to rewind during difficult parts to focus on the part you’re struggling with. This in my opinion slows down the process of learning. The second thing I would improve is related to technique, there is not a section that has practice scales are exercises. That would be very helpful. The last thing I would improve on is adding the ability to toggle note names on and off and/or chord names on and off during both lessons and practice songs. That would be helpful to learning chord names and reading notes from the scale. In general I recommend the app, I think it will be useful for me for the year, I have a feeling I may be moving on at some point, but I am hopeful the lessons keep me going.
Too much money
by SomeonneeeeeDerpyyyyyy on 2018/12/25 21:48
This app is awesome if you want to learn the piano, especially for young kids like myself. The problem is that its way too much money, if you lower the $10 a month too $5 a month then my parents could probably buy it. Even if this app doesn't work for me then I could just get lessons, right? Well I can't because of the money, and time you have to spend on them. Maybe if I didn't play the two sports I do I could sign up for lessons but I love the sports I do. I love music and want to learn more instruments but don't have the money or time. This app is for people with this problem (in my opinion), but you have to pay an expensive amount. I am very upset because I was playing on the new keyboard I got and was so excited, I then got to the point where it mentioned the payment. I really hope the payment will go down because other than that this app is really great.
Learning FAST!!!!
by Moonkitty110206 on 2017/11/19 14:24
I am honestly learning so fast from this app. It is helping me so much. I used many apps to try and play piano. If people think this app is terrible, they’re not paying attention to anything the app tells you. Or maybe some people have trouble understanding. But in my opinion, it’s very easy to understand. Playing the notes may be hard, but if you keep practicing, you’ll get better. I practice this everyday. Morning and evening. My stepsister takes lessons, and I’m pretty sure I’m on a higher level. I’ve only started and been practicing like this for a few days, almost a week. JUST A WEEK! While she’s been taking the lessons and practicing. In conclusion I would totally recommend this app. If you don’t understand it, you’re probably out of luck because this is the best app for learning piano.
I don’t enjoy the game at all.
by UniReviewer123 on 2018/08/22 20:01
I was just playing the game on the keyboard. First of all, I realize on lesson 4/5 the person showing you how to play actually let’s you go crazy on the notes and not put down the specific ones. The notes were so confusing, that I really had to write it down. Do you realize there’s now at least 10 pieces on the floor in my basement from that lesson? Also, by what you’re saying, I don’t think it’s true to customers like me. I give this app, a 1 Star because the people teaching you are complete robots, and they let you literally do whatever you do with the notes, and when you’re playing it in real life, it’s like you’re going to opposite-of-compliment-land. I hope this isn’t the way you satisfy others, because it’s complete disturbing how you’re letting 6 year olds and up being able to play a piano that they actually really can’t play, all because of the stupid system which allows kids to be able to go crazy on a piano. If someone can get me back, and update the system, that will be wonderful. Thank you.
Pricing is Unreasonable!
by sophiammo on 2018/06/12 17:03
Developers, it is clear you have a fantastic app! I’ve done my research and it is very obviously one of the best! So for this, I understand your wish for charging some money for access, however I think you should consider charging “per item”. For example, .99¢ for a new popular song, or $3 for a more advanced lesson. Myself and my family and friends have even discussed that we are more likely to pay for apps when it is in amounts like these! Or, perhaps just charge $5 for the app itself and thus give full access! The subscription fee you are asking for is downright unreasonable, and something that I can not afford. The whole reason I downloaded the app was so that I had a easy, cheap option to learn as I am a nursing student in college with minimal time or money to spend in true piano lessons. But with the price you are asking, I might as well get “real” lessons. ☹️ Please consider this! It seems you have many other players who feel the same way. And thus, many NEW players that would hop on board with (mostly) free access!
Dear makers.
by Mash potatoes are not in on 2018/06/12 16:57
I gave this app a three star rating because The issue with this app is money and I know you probably make the users of this app pay for more lessons because you need a way to keep on funding this app or adding new things to the app and that cost money. I know you guys most likely are not going to look at this and this is going to be buried under other reviews but my suggestion would be, instead of making users pay for lessons make them pay for songs because you only get the basics free and that’s kinda stupid because then you have to pay for everything after that like the essential 1. I think you guys should add popular songs and have people pay for those instead of having to pay to learn it. I’ve looked at other app’s that claim to teach you piano and they still make you pay and I think that if you guys would want to be the number one used piano app then make people only pay for songs and not the basics or essentials. -Kasey
Really bad note & rhythm identification + too much money. Good app nevertheless.
by Caleb from Gardnerville on 2019/01/20 18:12
Note recognition isn’t really that good (I even have the, “New and improved MusicSense™️ engine” on but it still doesn’t help) which causes you to either have to replay the song or get a bad score causing you not be able to go on and having to replay it. The rhythm identification also isn’t that good. This also causes you to get a bad score and have to play it again. No matter how well I play something the timing is never above 50%. The price is also kind of steep so I hope to see it go down. It’s a good app but these things make it hard to use. I hope to see it get better. 2 stars. If it doesn’t get better then it’s going down to one star. And dev, don’t respond with that, “Here are 5 tips for better note recognition!” none of that helps me. I turned on, “New and improved MusicSense™️ engine,” and tried the other things but nothing helped. I also can’t connect my piano via midi because it only has one port.
A beginners perspective
by Brotherofgunns on 2019/01/05 00:55
I’ve been playing music for six years now but picked up piano yesterday. I’ve already put five hours into it, three of which came from this app. From a purely musical point of view, this app is great for beginners, and explains the notes, their notation and time signatures really well. The exercises are fun and get you playing and that’s all that really matters. From a more piano focused POV, I’m not an expert yet, but it seems to do what it wants to do very well. Like I said it makes me want to practice, and has helped me grow comfortable with the keyboard. I’m about 80% through the Essentials 1 course, and I’ve learned most of everything that originally prevented me from picking piano up, like playing with two hands, and the chords. I don’t ever rate my apps, much less review them, but outside the few issues that apps like this always have, I’d say this is perfect for beginners!
Awesome app!!
by StudentHooligan on 2019/02/20 19:35
Well first of all, I just want to give the developers a huge congratulations for making an app like this. Learning the piano has always been a dream of mine and this app is seriously helping me. I’ve been using the app for 5 months now, and i’m already reading sheet music and playing the chords and melodies to some great songs. It’s really amazing how the app can listen to what I play through the ipads microphone. Also thank you for adding so many great features to the app since I’ve joined! It’s so great that my whole family can use it now… my wife and I are having a battle to see who can learn Billy Joel first lol! Meanwhile my nephew has become addicted to the app too. Where he used to play Minecraft and Fortnite nonstop.. Now he’s putting in hours behind the piano just so he can score 3 stars. I’ve yet to find an educational app that uses gamification as well as this one. It keeps you coming back and it’s so awesome that gives you instant feedback so you know if you’re on the right track or not. To me this is definitely the future of music education. This app has made our whole family passionate about learning an instrument and I can honestly say it has changed our lives. Highly recommend Simply Piano.
Too expensive...
by Jck jhbusdcnu on 2018/08/02 14:16
It's cool, but too much money. I would not at all mind paying once and getting it all. Each course (including all the songs that come with it) should be a set amount such as $3, and there should be a bundle to buy everything for another price like $80 or so. I would MUCH rather pay once and use it forever. Now that I have completed the free course, I may just delete the app. I am busy and I do not have time to practice piano, so I would not like to buy the subscription. Maybe don't get rid of the subscription. Maybe just let the customer decide whether he or she would rather pay for a subscription or pay a total amount to unlock everything forever. If this were to happen, I would definitely buy it and tell everybody about this amazing app. I wish you, the developers, consider this, and create a pay once and use forever in-app purchase. Aside from that, this is a great way of learning the piano. Thanks for reading my review.
Amazing app
by Nxtgenpianist on 2018/04/17 14:29
I cannot overstate how great this application is. I’ve always wanted to learn the piano however, with today’s goals and objectives there is never time. With this application I can learn at my own pace. It starts off so basic that it teaches you how to read music, position your fingers on the keyboard, and at the same time I have so much fun playing the music. I have seen great results in what I have learned and I am so happy that I discovered this application. I hope this helps in your decision making. There is a trial membership and if you choose not to continue, you can cancel at any time. For the amount that I have learned in such a short period of time, I would’ve spent hundreds of dollars and would have had to schedule my time for the sessions. Good luck and play on.
Need to pay
by Viospy on 2019/06/16 16:20
I got this app thinking it would be an easy way to find new songs to learn how to play on the piano. I already know some of the basics of piano so I got the app specifically for the music. When you first log in the app asks if you already know piano or not. I said I already knew how to play but it still made me start from the basics I was hoping that I would still be able to access the songs once the lesson was complete. So even though I already knew how to do the things it was teaching me I finished the lesson. At the end of the lesson there was a song to learn but when you clicked on it it told me I had to pay to do the song. So I assumed I could do the next lesson and move in but I soon found out that to do anything but the first chapter you have to pay for the membership. I don’t see the point of putting this in the App Store as a free app and advertising it as a free app if I am going to have to pay to use any thing in the app.
Great app but... (developer please read)
by So amazing such wow on 2018/03/01 23:02
Hello! This app is awesome bu there is one thing I have a flaw with. Honestly I thought that I didn’t have to pay $10 a month just to go onto the next session, but I guess that’s not the case. I was so exited to have a portable piano teacher where ever I go. But with the passes that I will never choose to get are holding me back. I can’t even finish my freaking session without having to pay. It’s like “oh if your at 97% on your session. If you want to finish proceed to give us your money.” Okay I love this app but I’m just thinking maybe get rid of the “buy our pass to play” concept that I’ve seen so many times before and maybe just have that be the V.I.P thing. Like other people can play for free but some songs require A VIP membership. Kind of like Magic Piano by smule. So that’s just what I think. Thanks- Jack
Helpful, but a few problems
by Hyperdoggo on 2019/06/06 14:57
This is a great and creative app! I just found it to be not what I had expected. First of all, when I said I had played as a child, ( this also could’ve been my fault not say I have more experience) it teaches me pretty much like I had just started. So I deleted the app and reinstalled it to say I had more experience, but all that did was make it really difficult! If you could find a way for there to be a course in between those, I would greatly appreciate it. Second, there was a slight problem I noticed. When u was playing it, it kept saying that I had the wrong note or playing at the wrong time. I thought it was because my piano was untuned so I spent AN HOUR tuning it to still have the problem. Finally, all I have to say is, it is a helpful app, I just encountered a few problems.
Really good
by Superboyg on 2019/05/07 21:19
I think this game is really really good! But I do still have a couple problems I think that the game should give you more time to figure out a note because if you get it wrong the start of my times it just tells you it so you don’t really get. A chance to figure it out. My second problem is that when you are in a song if you get some of the notes wrong it makes you redo it again if you still don’t get it it goes right away to the practice mode There’s nothing that bad about the practice mode I think it should give you some more time to play a song like let you play it’s a couple of times. But after all this game is really really good I am I just be slow at learning but I’m pretty sure right now and I’m actually learning stuff from this game so I think you should try it.☺️
Subscription options
by erikamadison on 2019/01/04 03:48
I really enjoy the app and I love how easy they make it. I do understand the subscriptions and totally support them in doing so. I don’t think it’s reasonable to believe any lessons should be free. This app substitutes a piano instructor so it only makes sense to pay for full content. However, I am a college student so I don’t have $100+ to spend at one time and I would love it if they could offer a monthly subscription. Even if it means I have to pay the same, or even a few dollars more, that seems so much more reasonable to me. Instructors get paid per session, not salary and I just think that offering a monthly subscription makes sense and would definitely win my subscription immediately (as long as the pricing remains fair if course). Otherwise, I think this is a great app and if the monthly subscription is added, I will definitely change to 5 stars.
Love it but the frustration outweighs it!
by deb2242 on 2018/12/07 03:14
I took piano lessons as a child. Now my daughter has been taking lessons for about 5 years. Since I don’t have time to attend her conservatory I found this application and was very excited. I’ve sent various emails regarding troubleshooting and everything I did still fails. I have a keyboard at home and a piano. I’ve tried using both and the application still fails to recognize the correct notes I am playing. I’ve tried the pianos at my daughters conservatory that I know are in tune and still the application struggles to hear the correct notes. I order the MIDI cable but still doesn’t help the problem. It’s very frustrating when I find time to practice and the application doesn’t work properly. If the app corrected the issue I would definitely rate it 5 stars. The lessons and examples it provides are otherwise great.
MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY!!!
by wolf_life360 on 2018/12/02 03:10
complaints: Seriously after like 15 minutes of basic piano notes which I had already learned like when I was freaking FIVE!!!! I couldn’t even play or go on anymore courses!!! THIS GAME IS A RIPOFF! IM NOT PAYING JUST TO TAKE A FEW BASIC COURSES! Advertising: In the add it showed people playing popular song and learning piano but it doesn’t mention anything about having to pay for all of the courses (not including the starter corse) Conclusion: What I’ve added up was that you aren’t really promising everything in the advertisements...without having to pay for everything. Overall I think the game has a good purpose but maybe you should add some more free courses or else there is like no point in the game. I hope you consider some of my possible improvements. I hope you don’t find what I said to offensive I’m just sharing my opinion which might even help out your game. Love, Serena
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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 $119.99 (USD) Simply Piano is developed by JoyTunes, creators of award-winning apps piano maestro and Piano Dust Buster. Created by music educators, the apps are used by tens of thousands of music teachers worldwide with over 1 million songs learned every week. JoyTunes are experts in creating educational and fun music apps for learning piano quickly and easily. Awards & Recognition - - "EMI’s Innovation Challenge” - "World Summit Award", by the United Nations - “Best Tools for Beginners”, NAMM - "Best Tablet Game", GameIS - “Parents' Choice Award” - “Golden App”, Apps for Homeschooling Have questions, feedback or suggestions? Reach out to us at support@joytunes.com Enjoy Playing! privacy policy: http://www.joytunes.com/privacy terms of use: http://www.joytunes.com/terms
Rated 2 Stars
by girlygiel101$ on 2019/09/18 20:25
This app was nice at the start but then when you finish all the lessons you have to pay and get the membership to continue. I forget how much manny but it’s ridiculous
Sound recognition poor
by sendaibumble on 2019/09/18 05:35
I have already played piano in the past and have been a musician all my life, so when I get to the end of the first lesson, play the practice sections perfectly and can’t seem to get through the “duet” singers without it saying I’m missing notes that I’m playing in time with the music. When it takes me back to the metronome mode I’m not missing anything. My guess is that the music on the device from the “singer” is actually interfering with the sound the microphone is picking up. It’s such a shame because the first couple of steps seemed so promising.
👎
by Jashur Howard on 2019/09/18 00:30
I don’t understand why would you take the free trial away. Y’all just want more money
Very good with certain important shortcomings
by Poihths on 2019/09/18 00:26
i’ve been using the app for about 2 1/2 months now and overall I’m very pleased with it and would recommend it to anyone who wants to do self study for keyboard. That being said, there are a few things that truly bug me. Whenever you finish playing a song, the app jumps very quickly to a screen that presents you with feedback on how accurately you played. That’s dandy, but it does it so fast you don’t have a decent chance to enter the review mode that allows you to see and study your mistakes. If you don’t hit pause within milliseconds of the song ending, you lose the opportunity for review altogether and all the information about what mistakes you made is gone for good. I would like to see the app wait for the user’s OK before going to the score screen and offer the option of review explicitly and at any time before either closing the song or playing it again. Ideally, it would remember the most recent performance indefinitely so you could come back the following day or a week and review what you did the previous time. When the app goes to the score screen, it plays a celebratory tune completely unrelated to what you just played. And it plays it over and over and over, never stopping, world without end, amen. In other words, just when you would most like to relax and think about what you just played, the app barrages you with utterly irrelevant music that completely distracts you. I would like the option to completely disable the celebratory music. The scoring is too lax. The highest rating is three stars. it is quite possible to earn a three star rating on the basis of a performance that would be completely unacceptable musically in any conceivable context, including casual performance for friends and family. I would like a four-star or five-star system in which four stars requires 95% note accuracy and 90% or better rhythmic accuracy and five stars requires 100% note accuracy and 95% or better rhythmic accuracy. The present system could easily delude beginners into thinking they are playing far better than they are. Sooner or later the real world will painfully disabuse them of this. I deeply miss a way to identify a segment of a song and “woodshed” that section, looping through it repeatedly at gradually increasing user-controlled tempo until the user explicitly quits “woodshed” mode. Last but not least, the developers need to learn respect for the great masters of music of the past. Do not “improve” Bach, Handel and Beethoven with cheesy, ridiculous so-called “arrangements” that arbitrarily add drum tracks, guitar licks and who knows what other garbage to music that has stood the test of time for centuries. The original editions are readily available and are in the public domain—they won’t cost you a dime! Use them! If you can be respectful of Boyz To Men you can be respectful of Bach!
Simply Piano is Pretty Good
by Br4nd0n6969 on 2019/09/17 21:19
Simply Piano is really great and awesome but it doesn’t get all the notes I hit and I have to press my keyboard as hard and long as I can and it makes me look weird. I’m on the right mode but I just have to put it as loud as I can to actually play the notes and kinda annoys my parents ITS JUST TOO MUCH BUGS
Please fix this.
by Artist212 on 2019/09/17 17:32
Hi. I just got this today after three years and it doesn’t seem to have gotten any better. As soon as I tried playing middle C, it says I’m playing B, and it’s not very helpful if you’re a beginner. I saw the adds for this while watching piano tutorials, and what do y’know, nothing got better. And the prices for the premium seem extra for an app that won’t even pick up the notes. I don’t mean to sound rude but these are things that need to be fixed. I hope this helps both readers for when they pick the app and the developers for the next update.
Bad bad bad
by LEAHDREAMGIRL on 2019/09/17 03:14
I hate how this app does not listen to my piano
Good but one problem
by InklingTurtle101 on 2019/09/17 00:48
I love it! I have been learning a lot. Here’s the problem, I have a lot of responsibilities and I have very little time to play but I make time. Here’s the thing, I’m not going to play piano for 10 minutes and pay the next month only, to wait the entire day to play it! I suggest to make 20 exercises free and the 5 other exercises need payment.
Not good
by reeeeeeeeeeeeereeerrrrer on 2019/09/17 00:47
I when in practice mode everything works fine but in normal mode if you don’t time the not to the exact millisecond it marks it wrong even if you played the right note. I can’t get past the level even though I’m doing it perfectly. It needs to have a wider range of time to let you hit the note. I deleted it within the first 45 minutes of playing the piano to it. I do not recommend unless they fix the amount of time you have to hit the note.
Wow
by rosalee1946 on 2019/09/17 00:05
This game is awesome I left it a rating of five because I think this game is incredible for kids and easy way of doing the piano it really gives a good definition to what you are doing what you can do is you can play the piano you can play songs you can pack that you can print out sheets with the notes on it and this song I’ve been doing this for so long I don’t even know it also does where you can do it on the go instead of a real piano you can just go on your tablet or phone whatever you have an electronica and you can just not really type like actually push the piano buttons so when you’re in the car something you can play but this game really is good for headphones though it’s not very loud without headphones if you got a new headphones and a really loud headphones then it would really work so if I were you I download this game because it is incredible
Great but heres some problems
by mimo player on 2019/09/16 17:50
I absolutely LOVE your app but sometimes in courses you accidentally go forward and at lets say when it’s supposed to be 19, it can go to 20 and you’re done. Also i think there should be achievements. Oh and i hate all the purchases and we should be unlimited every year.
Fun to learn to play
by carrotkay on 2019/09/16 07:21
Turns learning into a game letting you play songs you know. I’ve had mine for almost a year and I love using it, I’m amazed how much I’ve learned. Will renew
Keys were really off...
by cant find good name on 2019/09/16 01:19
I got this for my self to play, but the keys my device picked up were wayyy off from the correct ones. I am not sure wether it is my devices fault, or there’s something wrong with the app, but it was basically impossible to play.
Good
by icecrram on 2019/09/16 00:45
Awesome!!!!!!
Cool idea but it does not work
by Lebdoc on 2019/09/16 00:33
I was so happy when I was downloading it. But every time I try to play the note they are telling me to play It doesn’t work.It only works if I press the note a million times or press really hard. So all those adds are probably fake. So I would not probably recommend this app. One good thing is that it is easy to read.(I am being honest and truthful)
It’s really slow :/
by Your Local Stalker on 2019/09/15 22:12
Im pressing E a million times and it’s not going blue. I don’t know why. I play on a electric keyboard with A1 on Solo Tone which on a electric keyboard just normal piano.
Ugh
by robert171717 on 2019/09/15 21:59
This is the worse app ever
I am confused
by Doggie134 on 2019/09/15 21:06
So when I was in the process of signing up it gave me two on can saying if I have a piano or if I don’t have a piano and I under the title of I don’t have a piano it said in small letters I do not have a piano or keyboard and I thought but I have a keyboard but I don’t have a piano there’s no option for if I have a keyboard and I know I can use a keyboard so I was just so confused. Because it was mentioned in that you could a keyboard
To young
by MagensMom2013 on 2019/09/15 20:03
I really wanted to learn how to play because I love singing and it’s just good to know the piano if you’re going to sing and I loved learning the beginner lesson but then you have to pay for everything else and I just can’t tsp that because I’m only a child with no job and my mom nor dad would pay for it so now I guess I’ll just have to stick to the 5 notes I know😢
So mean!
by Vikingmama73 on 2019/09/15 18:58
Its great! Like AMAZING! Untill you get to the part were they let you play a real song, and once you click on it, it say “with a Premium membership you get to unlock so many songs!And guess what! You can get a 7 day free trial!” Like COME OOOOOOONNNN, it makes you get all sucked in to this game and then you cant play any more with out paying 120.00 per year! WHO HAS THAT KIND OF MONEY!?
Upgrades
by sophjackann on 2019/09/15 17:44
Hello, I love this app I’ve had it for almost two years now. Simply has made me progress a lot, But now I’m at a point where I think I need more advanced notes and tools. I wonder if you can tell me how to make the app more advanced ,otherwise I have to move on to something else. Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.
Sorry
by yee583 on 2019/09/15 17:21
The plans cost too much
Omigawsh this app ROCKS
by cat2265 on 2019/09/15 16:39
I started after taking some 🎹 lessons, and it was soooooo much better so stop considering the get this app and doooooit
It wouldn’t even read the notes I played😞☹️
by Wolf girl for fornite on 2019/09/15 01:28
Ya it sucked I wanted to play but it would stop Every single time I played.I wish I had a better app I would play the right keys but I wouldn’t read them I just saying.I would give this a 5 but it sucked ☹️☹️☹️
Fits and starts but now works well
by CosmicOrange on 2019/09/15 00:59
The bad: When I first upgraded to a family plan, it took days to show up in the app and also to get a code that let my family members login. The delay was long enough that I was beginning to suspect that simply piano was some sort of a scam to be honest. The good: When I finally received a response, it was very helpful and resolved the issue. Since then no issues with the app. Taking off one star because the initial time to resolution was disconcerting. Since then no issues however. My bad piano playing is my own fault not theirs 😂😓
Expensive
by Pleb_657 on 2019/09/15 00:31
Good app, but I mean it was a bittttt to expensive for me.
Problems
by m🥰❤️dog21 on 2019/09/14 20:43
You should take of the price for the songs because not everyone is that rich
Love it
by jdaybarra on 2019/09/14 19:51
My daughter and I are having fun learning the keyboard. Great easy way to learn
I love simple
by laila albert👱🏽‍♀️ on 2019/09/14 19:22
I love this app it's going to teach u how to play the piano. -laila albert
Kreedance Maoma East I am eight but I am nine years old
by Trinity East on 2019/09/14 18:57
I love this game so much it is so much fun for me!!!!!!!!
Wrong notes
by isabel121313 on 2019/09/14 16:04
When it tells me to play a middle C I have to play a B none of the note are right and it’s so annoying
Fun app, but expensive
by fgendhegjysfbkrf on 2019/09/14 14:34
Okay, don’t get me wrong. This app is a great way to learn how to play the piano and it’s really motivating but, once I saw how much you had to pay after a year I think it’s nots worth it. You are sending about $200 dollars for this app to play songs!! Like I said a fun app, very motivating but, it’s not worth paying that money. It may be worth it to you but not to me. Lastly, I believe you could be using that money for other valuable things like, food, clothes, (etc.).
SimplyPiano
by OrlyActor on 2019/09/14 13:50
SimplyPiano is an amazing app that is teaching me to read music and play the piano correctly, for my future acting job on Broadway. I am so excited to have this app now and I hope that I can continue and you will find it too thank you
Left hand C Am F
by Tatyana Federer on 2019/09/14 07:33
Right hand 12345
WOW
by btsarmy7111 on 2019/09/13 21:30
My kid can play thx u sooo much get this APP
It’s good,but could be better
by PianoPro🎹 on 2019/09/13 20:02
I love SimplyPiano,it just has this little glitch......sometimes,when I’m playing the correct note,it thinks I’m not playing the right one.And just let me tell you,THAT.IS.SO.ANNOYING!!!!!If they got that glitch fixed,I’ll give it 5 stars.
Money
by riveyrock7 on 2019/09/13 01:21
Would not recommend if you do not want to pay twice the amount of Xbox live(60). ($120 to do anything past supper easy)
I wanted to play musics on piano but it cost 119$ to play songs!!!
by sup france on 2019/09/13 00:25
I’m not happy!!!😡🤬👎
Really?
by ilovemycats0 on 2019/09/12 20:55
The app in itself is great; the reason i deleted this is the membership. I’m sorry, but the membership is overpriced. I get it, you app developers have to make a living. Just make sure you don’t put in your app description, “Great for kids to learn...!” It’s dumb I have to pay 100$ for one year of learning to play. I honestly would rather figure stuff out by ear than paying hundreds of dollars so that I can play some popular songs. Anyway, as I said, the app itself is great and the FREE part is great for beginners (and I was very frustrated as I specifically said i’ve had experience and had to start with ‘learning C, D,E!’ please, i can play basic Megolavania and Für Elise) and I would encourage anyone to use an app such as this to begin learning piano.
How I love piano
by badoora5000 on 2019/09/12 15:27
I love piano now because of everything that you experience in SimplyPiano it helped me play the piano
❤️
by hjgrjvdhkci on 2019/09/12 03:51
This is amazing, I learned how to play some notes in 5 minutes, I love it ❤️❤️
Love it. Easy and fun
by jong sugus on 2019/09/12 03:23
Easy and fun
Learning so much.
by Minna15 on 2019/09/12 01:51
So far so good!
Music
by Musician144 on 2019/09/12 00:13
Love it I wish the music was free though
Not free at all.
by 837465637 on 2019/09/12 00:06
Yet another dishonest app. Useless unless you pay to unlock lessons after you are tricked into downloading it.
Great app
by gamergurl8i9 on 2019/09/11 21:37
I really love this app but I wish it was free
I hated it
by uvgvft on 2019/09/11 19:20
At first it was good until when I was playing a note it’s like it didn’t hear it I hit it again and again then finally it heard it that keep on happening I was very frustrated It’s my opinion if you like it and it works for you go for it if it’s doesn’t well don’t use this app
Good
by manimalkove on 2019/09/11 09:31
Very good and pro. Thanks
Love the game
by razorback_boy on 2019/09/10 22:06
It is an awesome game and it teaches you piano slowly so you play it really good
...
by mr. krzmn on 2019/09/10 03:36
SimplyPiano is the BEST
Insufficient store credit
by doooni🎈 on 2019/09/10 03:29
I am trying to subscribe the second plan 59.99 for 3 months , I have 60$ in my store credit and this text appears when I choose the plan “Insufficient store credit
Not beginner friendly
by Naomi77399374 on 2019/09/09 23:08
The app is fine but it’s not beginner friendly it’s way ahead for the basic steps with no intensive informations and the learning pase is fast for someone that never played piano and I’m rating the app with only one star because the false advertisement they keep recommending this for beginners and it’s not helpful nor true this app helps only who got a short brief on piano and knows the basics but needs a little warm up I really regret my 12 months subscription that’s why I don’t recommend it
Awesome I learn piano in a few days try it good
by Xbox360Xbox on 2019/09/09 21:46
Iu
I love it
by WellsFargo Customer on 2019/09/09 13:11
I love the set up which makes students keep playing
Lags
by MDuis on 2019/09/09 02:47
I’ve learned a lot I be little time I’ve had the app. But the lag each time it’s giving you credit as you play the notes cause the next notes to be marked as incorrect. Huge problem when trying to play through the lesson.
Amazing!
by a user who loves this game on 2019/09/08 22:01
I never thought I would learn piano! I guess I can! :3
Simply piano is awesome
by superjello111 on 2019/09/08 18:43
It helps me learn how to play the piano perfectly and it’s really accurate with the notes.
Not for people who want to learn instrumental
by Frustratedhappyguy on 2019/09/08 16:51
I bought this app so I think I’m entitled to an honest review. This app caters to kids and pop culture. 80% of the songs are pop songs songs honestly I do not want to learn pop nor do majority of adults. In fact some songs including piano man are not even complete. I bought this app hoping that It had a balance - pop and of instrumental composers - Movie soundtracks Video game soundtracks, John Williams unfortunately nothing like that. I’ve contacted the app directly I requested over and over and over again and all they do is send pop songs majority of the time. It’s unfortunate because you can learn from this app but if you’re not motivated to learn there’s no point. I will not be signing on for another year that is for sure.
AMAZING 😄
by hgrossi on 2019/09/08 16:23
I was horrible at piano but one day of this and a can play a song I wish I have seen this before
This is so cool
by Raven gurl on 2019/09/08 02:32
LORD JEASUS THIS IS SO GOOD!!!!!! I love it
Payment System
by StraightCello_12 on 2019/09/08 01:57
The app is great. It has a very interactive system of teaching the piano, however after the free lessons I wanted to pay for the premium and unlock all the lessons. The payment system required that I pay $95.99 dollars a year instead of letting me change it to a monthly charge. I would very much appreciate if they allowed a monthly charge and if that was the case I would have already purchased the premium and begun my piano learning.
Omg I love this app
by JaycenCade7 on 2019/09/08 01:07
This is a masterpiece you should get a reward
Too much
by hdhstsbsnsisksbdvdv on 2019/09/07 23:32
Don’t get me wrong i love simplypiano. When i first downloaded the app and got the 7 day free trial i learned so much in such little time. However i can’t afford to pay $59.99 just to unlock everything again.
don’t get if you have no money
by hufflepuff_85 on 2019/09/07 23:31
i have been using simplypiano but when i finish my first part of my first course it said that i had to get a membership to keep going but i’m a kid so i can just go on and get a membership and i can’t ask my parents because they will tell me no. so i wish i could continue because it was a really helpful app but i just can’t get the membership so i can’t go on. really wish i could though. also not not recommending but i just found it upsetting when i could no longer learn because i had to pay for a member ship. 😔
Meh I guess
by JOSHZ407 on 2019/09/07 20:46
This glitches
Serious Problem!!!
by Oof!!!!!!. on 2019/09/07 19:11
Trust me it is a great game, if you’re willing to pay twelve dollars a month! To get good at piano with this app your going to have to pay quite some cash!
Not so good!
by bdkcndlxnxkxbx on 2019/09/07 16:25
Well I’ve ALWAYS dreamed of playing the piano and now I can’t! I just wish it was free to have all the features! No, not a free trial!
Debited my account twice
by Moreandale2 on 2019/09/07 16:09
I purchased the full access subscription, then upgraded to a family plan. I should have been charged 179.99 total, not an initial charge of 119.99 then another one of 179.99. I was debited a total of 299.98. Please refund the first charge. The other problem is that the app description stated it would be a monthly charge that broke the 179.99 into a full year of payments why was this debited at once?
Uh
by ThailandThe_gamer on 2019/09/07 02:31
I am on iPad and I have no piano
Amazing app
by 350isc on 2019/09/07 00:59
Great so far. Easy to follow!
Nice app
by sir waffels🥞🍩🥓 on 2019/09/06 23:01
This app is awesome, but its expensive, though I do think it’s worth it. PS. Please lower price at least from 50-75 $
Frustrating!
by Spiritplay on 2019/09/06 19:29
I am an experienced musician, wanting to learn the piano better than I did when I was young. Over and over again, it is unclear what the beat is when I am starting to play. The accompaniment is really hard to follow in terms of how fast or slow to go. How about simply giving us the beat before we start instead of the crazy accompaniment that doesn’t make sense? Or at least add it in as a part of the start. I know all these kids are used to the weird way you do the sliding music, but us adults could use a little help!
Don’t use this
by jdiskzkxkak on 2019/09/06 04:20
I’m a piano teacher and this app teaches bad habits and inconsistent moves
DONT WASTE TIME
by Merrrrtle on 2019/09/05 22:06
I tried this with a keyboard that isn’t too old, and it couldn’t detect hardly any of the notes!
Not expected
by weekeemeemee on 2019/09/05 20:33
It wasn’t the best app but it was OK. I would get mad because the microphone would be too sensitive or too low and i would mess up.My piano is new and tuned so it cant be the piano. I don't know if it is me making the mistake or the microphone is a little wonky.
Download it it’s amazing
by almahaldelaimi on 2019/09/05 15:13
I thought all the adds on YouTube are fake but seriously I got a piano because I always wanted to and downloaded the app and it helped me a lot now I know how to play the keyboard but the only thing I didn’t like that it was tooooo expensive
Money?
by treeeeees rule on 2019/09/05 00:09
I really wish u didn’t have to pay, or at least not at much. It’s good tho
Great
by JasonPack1032 on 2019/09/04 22:43
I love this but i think nothing should cost money
I like the app but everything I have to pay for.
by meh09 on 2019/09/04 20:34
I like the beginning of the app but when I want to play my favorite songs I have to pay. I really thought this app would help me.I actually wanted something that would be free and I could learn piano easily on this. I’m gonna delete this and find a different app that is free and will help me get to one of the best piano players in my class
Roger
by rogerss on 2019/09/04 19:37
I wish things would go a little slower feels like typing
What’s going on?!?!
by wh uvictsuxuib on 2019/09/04 19:36
It keeps charging my account and won’t stop.I unsubscribed and deleted the app.Please make it stop!
Trash
by 我是-@- on 2019/09/04 18:38
Trash
Nooo
by PigzForevers on 2019/09/04 16:38
I was excited to get this app. I have been playing piano for 2 years now. I was planning to learn some new songs, until I realized you need a premium membership to do so. Yes, in the description, it says in app purchases but in the pop up ads they don’t mention it. Very dissatisfied with this app
Doesn’t hear notes
by the best puzzle game players on 2019/09/04 04:12
I tried this and it did not recognize the notes I was playing a waste of money don’t buy
XD
by Death9101 on 2019/09/04 01:35
B sharp XD
Great but that price tho
by my pet ant died on 2019/09/04 00:14
It’s a great app but IAM a kid and have Caribbean parent and IAM scared to ask so I don’t like it because I can’t do anymore courses but one because IAM broke and to scared to ask but it was kind of a dream crusher when I realized the price because I really wanna play but I can’t :c
Just started this
by Hufflepuff lolz on 2019/09/03 23:15
I just started this and I’m almost up to my left hand! THANK YOU
Why premium?
by xxcookkiebohisback on 2019/09/03 22:48
Its okay, But there are something that I dislike. (The story is coming) When I first downloaded this app, I was super excited at first. Then I finished Piano Basics 1 quickly. Then I was super- duper excited. But when I saw the premium thingy, I was like: “Why premium? And why is so so expensive?” It would be appreciated if premium is removed. Or it would be less expensive. Like 1.99$ Or 2.00$. Also, Heres what I believe. If the premium is so expensive, It would cause some beginners to quit and find other good app or follow a tutorial on Youtube. But im not hating on SimplyPiano. Its fine, But these are the things I dislike. Bye! :)
Awe...ful
by Mr. Kdudeandme83109 on 2019/09/03 19:46
I absolutely hate that it CANNOT detect ANY sound off my keyboard. I was on the first second lesson and... ughh, I’m disgusted. I DO piano. I now like c#, Em scales, CM, ya. I spent 5 minutes just doing it OFF, finally I did it. 🙄😭😖☹️ why? ... I quit.
Bad bad bad
by jason tadashi on 2019/09/03 18:53
Why do piano apps always cost money to learn fully?Why can’t we pay money in another way?
😡 Too Expensive
by laylayrose123d on 2019/09/03 16:34
Good design and all, but $100 a year?! That is a lot. At the beginning, I thought, wow, I might actually learn how to play piano! But no. They do give a free course and lesson, but really. When I started learning, it was actually pretty fun. But then it said I have to pay money to play the actual good songs. If you maybe lower the price a bit, or just take away the membership payment, it would be a lot better. I deleted the app because of this, but if you take away the payment or lower it I might download it again. Also when I press the right note, it says I am playing a different one.
You have to pay to play?
by anna678910 on 2019/09/03 12:01
Why do we have to pay when we are learning piano
Essential
by Barpepper on 2019/09/03 04:32
I am so happy to be able to play it
Pretty good
by ushcnskhendkdhencmdijw on 2019/09/03 03:11
This is a good app ifI we’re you I would get it
Awful
by FansyGrl on 2019/09/03 00:38
All these people with 5 star reviews probably can afford the stupid monthly fee reality check not all of us want to pay $15 a month just to learn how to play piano. This is Dumb
James
by james boos on 2019/09/02 23:11
Love it never ever payed a hand on my pinio before but now on it like every chance I get
Not accurate
by Rellas Corsair on 2019/09/02 23:04
The songs are not accurate
I need more coursessssss
by Violatepony on 2019/09/02 21:15
I don’t think there is enough free things in this... also, I’m giving a four to be nice.
Has the potential to be an amazing app
by i love dance!! on 2019/09/02 20:57
I just got it and it teaches me amazing stuff. But when it has you play by yourself it never says I play the right note. I think it’s because “I don’t play at the right time.” I’ve tried playing at different times but it always says I didn’t play the song right. If someone knows why I would love the feedback. (when do you play the note compared to the blue line?)
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
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.
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.
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!
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 "next" 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't get me wrong, I really like the app, but I know many people can't continue with the app because of the monthly pay ($10), and others I'm sure are hesitant to get it because they'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.
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
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.
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.
Kind of takes you in the wrong direction...
by Codyn17 on 2019/07/17 14:03
Although you learn notes, chords, positions, songs, and more it still is doing something that doesn’t exactly help you. It’s sheet music. Sure they give you the option but 1, who actually does it, and 2, they don’t show you how. When playing courses the notes come at you and you play then when they hit the line. But in sheet music it just isn’t the same. You have no sense of timing or anything. Especially now that they bring the beta play (update ) it still doesn’t help. It would be really great if they added how you time in sheet music at the beginning. It’s totally thrown me off whenever I try and play sheet music. To me the only way I can play is if I already know the song and there is music playing in the background. This is a message mostly to simply piano themselves because I hope they could add a short course entirely based on sheet music. I think this could help a lot. I remember today I just checked the new bets play and although I knew all the notes and chords, I just couldn’t play it. I hope other people find this helpful. (You guys could also add the ticking device to beta 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't recognize the keys I'm playing! The keys I am playing are the correct keys. However, for some reason the app can'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's fault for not recognizing my notes! It's really hard to make any progress in this app, because it can't even recognize the correct notes being played! How am I supposed to improve my piano skills if the app won't let me progress? I'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't have to be charged just to replay the courses I already completed before the subscription period ended! That's ridiculous! The developer of this app shouldn'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!
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'm supposed to play the chords . But no it kept saying I was wrong and it wouldn't let me move on . And when I was actually wrong it said I was right . this mainly happens when I'm using both my left and right hand to play chords . If I'm playing the right cords with my right hand but the wrong key with my left hand then it says I'm right . Now I purposely played the wrong chords to see if it says I'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't been playing for longer than a month now, and I'm PAYING for this . If you can'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.
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!
Amazing!!
by ihatecats🐱❌ on 2019/04/10 00:39
i’m only 13 and i have always wanted to learn to read sheet music. my onset sister had a keyboard in her room and i always wanted to play it, and now i can! i never understood it until now. i have learned the right hand. it only took me two days to learn everything, including Ode to Joy. this is amazing!! although i am a little upset t cost so much money. my parents don’t really let me spend money on anything online, and like i said i’m only 13. if it was like $10 just for overall payment, i think more ppl would but the premium. it would be nice if we could choose just one free song without paying anything, and then any other song we want to learn cost $,and we be able to learn the other keys than just those 5. i have no other way to learn any other keys, and since i can’t pay, there aren’t many songs that only use those 5 keys. this app could go much further if it wasn’t so expensive. but other than that, it was amazing!! love it!
I was skeptical at first...
by Jayy357 on 2018/11/27 21:20
my first impression of this app was that it was everything i wanted it to be and it was so helpful!! i loved it so i signed up for the free trial and 1 year payments in order to force myself to remain dedicated.. after using the app for awhile, i noticed that when it came time to play the songs it wasn’t recognizing my notes and i had to play everything 10 times in order to move on. i’m not a beginner to music, i played the clarinet for 4 years and the violin for 3. i knew i was playing the right notes. when i went to the settings and clicked on the troubleshooting for fixing that issue, it told me to turn my phone down because it can cause interference, so i did and.... VOILA! the problem was gone and i was able to speed through the next few lessons. i highly recommend this app to anyone who can’t afford to pay a professional to teach them. 10/10!
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.
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'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'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'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.
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.
Wow
by rosalee1946 on 2019/09/17 00:05
This game is awesome I left it a rating of five because I think this game is incredible for kids and easy way of doing the piano it really gives a good definition to what you are doing what you can do is you can play the piano you can play songs you can pack that you can print out sheets with the notes on it and this song I’ve been doing this for so long I don’t even know it also does where you can do it on the go instead of a real piano you can just go on your tablet or phone whatever you have an electronica and you can just not really type like actually push the piano buttons so when you’re in the car something you can play but this game really is good for headphones though it’s not very loud without headphones if you got a new headphones and a really loud headphones then it would really work so if I were you I download this game because it is incredible
Great app, worth the $
by JimKTM on 2019/02/11 19:41
Definitely a great app for a beginner/someone who casually wants to learn piano. I see a lot of hostile complaints about note recognition issues. 1. Make sure your piano is in tune. 2. Just get the MIDI cable for your keyboard if still having issues. Additionally there other tips listed in the app if having trouble. My note recognition has worked just fine without any cables, and I’m actually very impressed with how well it works during more complex sections (I use a keyboard which likely helps) I also see people complaints about the cost, and it seems they are very out of touch with reality. Developing and continuing to improve something like this app certainly takes time and money; why should they just release it for free? (I suppose it could be cheaper, but you would undoubtedly have to deal with bombardments of pop up ads. The App never claimed to be free; It offers a free trial period. Try it for yourself; if you don’t like it, don’t upgrade. Additionally, do these people have any idea what piano lessons would cost?? Google the prices quick (hint: they’re not free) I’m not implying that this app is equivalent to professional lessons, and shouldn’t be viewed as such. However, for someone who casually wants to learn some piano and have fun with it, I feel that it’s a great alternative at very small fraction of the cost.
Thanks for helping me learn!
by iphone app review 😇 on 2019/08/25 20:26
I had a keyboard in my room that my grandma got me for Christmas I was young when I got it and I simply had no intention and no interest in playing or learning it,now I am 13 and I wanted to Learn I was fascinated with how people played this instrument with their hands and how it sounded amazing, I will admit I have seen this ad and I was skeptical at first 🤔 because I thought with apps like these you saw the payment plan the first 10 seconds in opening the app but I was wrong you get a sample version and I love it I learned 5 notes (middle C,D,E,F,G) and you learn what the notes are as well! I love it and I am thinking of paying to learn more! It’s a decent sample because you get to learn more than 1 note and 1 free sheet music! And even practice when you have the free version! Thanks soo much I would recommend this app for anyone who want to play piano! ❤️🥰💓
3 Stars
by MelodyGamer on 2018/08/16 23:34
I loved the app. BEFORE I found out about premium. At first, before I knew about premium, I used the app and thought that soon I would be a master! Then I finished the first course and wanted to move on to the second course. The second course needs premium. I should have known better before I got the app to see if there were in app purchases but I didn’t. And then I raged over it. I decided to look up sheet music that was simple. I tried and got as far as about the 2nd or 3rd measure and then couldn’t find out what to do bc there were all these wired symbols and letters on top of the measures and was confused. I can’t buy premium bc my parents won’t let me unless I have the money. And I am not yet 14, which means I am not able to get a job yet which means no money except for my 1 dollar a week allowance. Not enough to pay for premium. Don’t get me wrong tho, I love Simply piano but, I would love it more if there were just maybe 2 or 3 more FREE courses. Idc about the songs, I just want to know how to play the piano!
I feel duped
by usernameidk on 2018/01/19 21:08
I was gifted a digital piano for Christmas and thought the trial period for this app was a week. I wrote it in my calendar, set a reminder, but had already been charged $89!! Apparently it was only 3 days? I think that’s a lot of money to take from someone without checking that they indeed want to continue. They offer 3 payment tiers of membership. By default they choose the year one? The most expensive one? It would not hurt as bad if they had charged me for the 3 month one but this has been a shock. I was not able to finish the trial because too many things hit at once after Christmas so I went to cancel it thinking that I would sign up for the 3 month membership by feb once things calmed down.. I wanted to fully be able to commit to the practices. Now, I feel I have to drag the piano back out before I gotten a handle on things which was my goal for January, to free up time by feb to practice. I will say that the few days I did the trial, I liked the way the lessons were presented, but now having been charged the most expensive membership they offer, Im feeling less then confident in this company.
I like this app but...
by NicoleMarie001 on 2019/01/08 07:41
I really do like the app but Simply Piano gets me very frustrated. I know it’s probably just me but every time I get this app I end up deleting it an hour later (exaggeration). I try to take a break, for A WHOLE DAY, then play it again but I still get this very unpleasant feeling that just washes over me. If I’m in a happy mood to play the piano, open Simply Piano, and somehow I get very unhappy, and lost all my confidence of my piano playing. It keeps saying I am playing the wrong key which even though I’m not. I keep trying and trying but failing.... I’d suggest maybe getting another app. But everyone is different. After playing this just now, I deleted the app and am now in a very depressed state because I’ve lost all my confidence at my ability to play my piano. REMEMBER this is me and my feelings for this app. I’m not saying everyone is going to dislike this app. It’s just not my favorite. I really want to like Simply Piano and get better at playing the piano, but this app isn’t the one for me. Thank you if you’re here and read this paragraph.
Note recognition and transitioning
by full cowl! shoot style on 2019/02/22 23:50
I don’t know? Like when I turn up the piano or even plug the mic in it keeps saying I get notes wrong when I don’t; and notes right when I’m not. Also I don’t know if this is how it works since it’s my third week but on the upper or lower staff when it says to switch and I do, I’m not actually supposed to switch and I keep trying to remind myself to look at the notes, which is on me, but seeing the bold number makes me switch my hand just on instinct I guess. And same thing with my left hand, I was learning a song and it said to switch my hand and go from the f note to lower c but I still had to keep my hand on f and?? it’s really frustrating to deal with and I don’t know if this is just happening to me and maybe it’s just my iPad, but we tried (like I said before) to connect it to a mic and I also tried turning up the volume of the piano, but it still misheard the notes. But the switching thing is probably not my iPad sorry I don’t know
Great app but missing features
by WandAwluh on 2018/05/02 21:38
I’ve been using the app for about three months now and it’s great. Starting as a complete beginner I can now play several songs comfortably. The courses challenge you enough to learn and want to progress. Towards the final levels there’s a huge jump in difficulty but I thought it was fun. The app does glitch sometimes and fails you even if you hit all the correct notes but it doesn’t happen often enough to be an issue. The one major problem I have with the app is the navigation of different levels and songs. There’s a ton of content so I go back and forth often between courses and songs and it’s a pain to do. You can favorite certain songs to a unique folder but that’s it. Otherwise you have to just scroll through hundreds of songs and courses which is awful. PLEASE add a list function or something considering how much your customers are paying for access.
Note for developers to read;
by Astarte Kitty on 2018/05/20 04:17
Hello developers of JoyTunes! Your app has taught me the five fist basic keys so well. I've had no trouble with my microphone too! It's been a long dream of mine sense I was around 8 or 7. I took classes, but they were too complicated, and the teachers expected too much of me. I quit after a couple months, and years later I found this app. I want to continue learning, but these prices are too high for me! If you could lower the prices just by 10 or less dollars for payment for any membership, me and many other people here would purchase it. I bet there are many people like me that would buy the memberships if they were cheaper, so you'd still get money. I am sorry if this is asking to much of you. I am sure you need your money just like everyone else does. But I know you made this app so people could learn how to be a pianist. And if you really care about that you could lower some of the memberships. Thank you for reading, and please response!
(Pls read) I’m sorry, I have to pay?
by Niki The Lucky on 2019/01/06 11:43
I have seen, let’s say, over a million ads about this app. I really wanted to try it, and thinking it was completely free (which the ads said so) I downloaded it. Quickly enough, I finished the first few lessons up to this video that told you everything that you would do next. I got so exited, I immediately fell I love with this and wanted to get into it right away. So I continued, but this is where I give up on this thing: I have to pay to keep going. Pay a whole ton, like 120 dollars for a premium membership? This is ridiculous! Seriously, I make a subscription, ask my parents to use this, got a keyboard, and now I have to PAY? I seriously feel like this is waste, just letting someone use twenty minutes of the app to then make them pay, which will eventually get to the point in which the developers only care about money, and then the app falls apart. No one uses it. I really recommend making the app free, and maybe making a few things to pay, like workout or worksheets. If you are not willing to do this, then to all out there interested in getting this app, do not get your hopes up. Thank you! (By the way, if you feel somehow offended, please don’t be. I’m just saying that games and apps like this within the first twenty minutes never have an amazing success. It’s an amazing app, really, it has a lot of potential. I just think it’s really irritating to have to pay.) 🙂
Great teaching too for great value!
by TheSatsui on 2018/10/24 06:30
I'm a musician that plays a lot of instruments, but the piano wasn't one. I know a lot of people complain that the price isn't fair, but paying the full year subscription is about 3 lessons from a piano teacher in real life. That's a great value. The app teaches me at a good place and will switch to practice mode when I make too many mistakes. Sometimes it turns on too quickly because it couldn't "hear" the notes I was playing despite they being correct. I understand you can turn off the feature, but I find it better to keep it on. More practice. I found myself unable to relate notes on a sheet of paper to the position on a piano to playing Imagine within a week. It has a 5-minute workout for the days where you're busy, but want to remember how to play so you don't forget.
Pretty good but some improvements needed
by ekkomouse on 2018/07/25 12:46
I am reviewing this app from the perspective of somebody familiar with playing other instruments. I decided to learn piano and tried this app on the trail. Ended up subscribing because it is pretty good for beginner and gives you a couple different learning paths so you can learn how you want, chords songs or technique or both. I am doing all of the paths because I would like to be well rounded and read music well. So far I am not disappointed. That being said the couple things I would improve are pretty important for somebody trying to practice regularly. Number one is when you play practice songs you must play the whole song all the way through, you are not able to rewind during difficult parts to focus on the part you’re struggling with. This in my opinion slows down the process of learning. The second thing I would improve is related to technique, there is not a section that has practice scales are exercises. That would be very helpful. The last thing I would improve on is adding the ability to toggle note names on and off and/or chord names on and off during both lessons and practice songs. That would be helpful to learning chord names and reading notes from the scale. In general I recommend the app, I think it will be useful for me for the year, I have a feeling I may be moving on at some point, but I am hopeful the lessons keep me going.
Too much money
by SomeonneeeeeDerpyyyyyy on 2018/12/25 21:48
This app is awesome if you want to learn the piano, especially for young kids like myself. The problem is that its way too much money, if you lower the $10 a month too $5 a month then my parents could probably buy it. Even if this app doesn't work for me then I could just get lessons, right? Well I can't because of the money, and time you have to spend on them. Maybe if I didn't play the two sports I do I could sign up for lessons but I love the sports I do. I love music and want to learn more instruments but don't have the money or time. This app is for people with this problem (in my opinion), but you have to pay an expensive amount. I am very upset because I was playing on the new keyboard I got and was so excited, I then got to the point where it mentioned the payment. I really hope the payment will go down because other than that this app is really great.
Learning FAST!!!!
by Moonkitty110206 on 2017/11/19 14:24
I am honestly learning so fast from this app. It is helping me so much. I used many apps to try and play piano. If people think this app is terrible, they’re not paying attention to anything the app tells you. Or maybe some people have trouble understanding. But in my opinion, it’s very easy to understand. Playing the notes may be hard, but if you keep practicing, you’ll get better. I practice this everyday. Morning and evening. My stepsister takes lessons, and I’m pretty sure I’m on a higher level. I’ve only started and been practicing like this for a few days, almost a week. JUST A WEEK! While she’s been taking the lessons and practicing. In conclusion I would totally recommend this app. If you don’t understand it, you’re probably out of luck because this is the best app for learning piano.
I don’t enjoy the game at all.
by UniReviewer123 on 2018/08/22 20:01
I was just playing the game on the keyboard. First of all, I realize on lesson 4/5 the person showing you how to play actually let’s you go crazy on the notes and not put down the specific ones. The notes were so confusing, that I really had to write it down. Do you realize there’s now at least 10 pieces on the floor in my basement from that lesson? Also, by what you’re saying, I don’t think it’s true to customers like me. I give this app, a 1 Star because the people teaching you are complete robots, and they let you literally do whatever you do with the notes, and when you’re playing it in real life, it’s like you’re going to opposite-of-compliment-land. I hope this isn’t the way you satisfy others, because it’s complete disturbing how you’re letting 6 year olds and up being able to play a piano that they actually really can’t play, all because of the stupid system which allows kids to be able to go crazy on a piano. If someone can get me back, and update the system, that will be wonderful. Thank you.
Pricing is Unreasonable!
by sophiammo on 2018/06/12 17:03
Developers, it is clear you have a fantastic app! I’ve done my research and it is very obviously one of the best! So for this, I understand your wish for charging some money for access, however I think you should consider charging “per item”. For example, .99¢ for a new popular song, or $3 for a more advanced lesson. Myself and my family and friends have even discussed that we are more likely to pay for apps when it is in amounts like these! Or, perhaps just charge $5 for the app itself and thus give full access! The subscription fee you are asking for is downright unreasonable, and something that I can not afford. The whole reason I downloaded the app was so that I had a easy, cheap option to learn as I am a nursing student in college with minimal time or money to spend in true piano lessons. But with the price you are asking, I might as well get “real” lessons. ☹️ Please consider this! It seems you have many other players who feel the same way. And thus, many NEW players that would hop on board with (mostly) free access!
Dear makers.
by Mash potatoes are not in on 2018/06/12 16:57
I gave this app a three star rating because The issue with this app is money and I know you probably make the users of this app pay for more lessons because you need a way to keep on funding this app or adding new things to the app and that cost money. I know you guys most likely are not going to look at this and this is going to be buried under other reviews but my suggestion would be, instead of making users pay for lessons make them pay for songs because you only get the basics free and that’s kinda stupid because then you have to pay for everything after that like the essential 1. I think you guys should add popular songs and have people pay for those instead of having to pay to learn it. I’ve looked at other app’s that claim to teach you piano and they still make you pay and I think that if you guys would want to be the number one used piano app then make people only pay for songs and not the basics or essentials. -Kasey
Really bad note & rhythm identification + too much money. Good app nevertheless.
by Caleb from Gardnerville on 2019/01/20 18:12
Note recognition isn’t really that good (I even have the, “New and improved MusicSense™️ engine” on but it still doesn’t help) which causes you to either have to replay the song or get a bad score causing you not be able to go on and having to replay it. The rhythm identification also isn’t that good. This also causes you to get a bad score and have to play it again. No matter how well I play something the timing is never above 50%. The price is also kind of steep so I hope to see it go down. It’s a good app but these things make it hard to use. I hope to see it get better. 2 stars. If it doesn’t get better then it’s going down to one star. And dev, don’t respond with that, “Here are 5 tips for better note recognition!” none of that helps me. I turned on, “New and improved MusicSense™️ engine,” and tried the other things but nothing helped. I also can’t connect my piano via midi because it only has one port.
A beginners perspective
by Brotherofgunns on 2019/01/05 00:55
I’ve been playing music for six years now but picked up piano yesterday. I’ve already put five hours into it, three of which came from this app. From a purely musical point of view, this app is great for beginners, and explains the notes, their notation and time signatures really well. The exercises are fun and get you playing and that’s all that really matters. From a more piano focused POV, I’m not an expert yet, but it seems to do what it wants to do very well. Like I said it makes me want to practice, and has helped me grow comfortable with the keyboard. I’m about 80% through the Essentials 1 course, and I’ve learned most of everything that originally prevented me from picking piano up, like playing with two hands, and the chords. I don’t ever rate my apps, much less review them, but outside the few issues that apps like this always have, I’d say this is perfect for beginners!
Awesome app!!
by StudentHooligan on 2019/02/20 19:35
Well first of all, I just want to give the developers a huge congratulations for making an app like this. Learning the piano has always been a dream of mine and this app is seriously helping me. I’ve been using the app for 5 months now, and i’m already reading sheet music and playing the chords and melodies to some great songs. It’s really amazing how the app can listen to what I play through the ipads microphone. Also thank you for adding so many great features to the app since I’ve joined! It’s so great that my whole family can use it now… my wife and I are having a battle to see who can learn Billy Joel first lol! Meanwhile my nephew has become addicted to the app too. Where he used to play Minecraft and Fortnite nonstop.. Now he’s putting in hours behind the piano just so he can score 3 stars. I’ve yet to find an educational app that uses gamification as well as this one. It keeps you coming back and it’s so awesome that gives you instant feedback so you know if you’re on the right track or not. To me this is definitely the future of music education. This app has made our whole family passionate about learning an instrument and I can honestly say it has changed our lives. Highly recommend Simply Piano.
Too expensive...
by Jck jhbusdcnu on 2018/08/02 14:16
It's cool, but too much money. I would not at all mind paying once and getting it all. Each course (including all the songs that come with it) should be a set amount such as $3, and there should be a bundle to buy everything for another price like $80 or so. I would MUCH rather pay once and use it forever. Now that I have completed the free course, I may just delete the app. I am busy and I do not have time to practice piano, so I would not like to buy the subscription. Maybe don't get rid of the subscription. Maybe just let the customer decide whether he or she would rather pay for a subscription or pay a total amount to unlock everything forever. If this were to happen, I would definitely buy it and tell everybody about this amazing app. I wish you, the developers, consider this, and create a pay once and use forever in-app purchase. Aside from that, this is a great way of learning the piano. Thanks for reading my review.
Amazing app
by Nxtgenpianist on 2018/04/17 14:29
I cannot overstate how great this application is. I’ve always wanted to learn the piano however, with today’s goals and objectives there is never time. With this application I can learn at my own pace. It starts off so basic that it teaches you how to read music, position your fingers on the keyboard, and at the same time I have so much fun playing the music. I have seen great results in what I have learned and I am so happy that I discovered this application. I hope this helps in your decision making. There is a trial membership and if you choose not to continue, you can cancel at any time. For the amount that I have learned in such a short period of time, I would’ve spent hundreds of dollars and would have had to schedule my time for the sessions. Good luck and play on.
Need to pay
by Viospy on 2019/06/16 16:20
I got this app thinking it would be an easy way to find new songs to learn how to play on the piano. I already know some of the basics of piano so I got the app specifically for the music. When you first log in the app asks if you already know piano or not. I said I already knew how to play but it still made me start from the basics I was hoping that I would still be able to access the songs once the lesson was complete. So even though I already knew how to do the things it was teaching me I finished the lesson. At the end of the lesson there was a song to learn but when you clicked on it it told me I had to pay to do the song. So I assumed I could do the next lesson and move in but I soon found out that to do anything but the first chapter you have to pay for the membership. I don’t see the point of putting this in the App Store as a free app and advertising it as a free app if I am going to have to pay to use any thing in the app.
Great app but... (developer please read)
by So amazing such wow on 2018/03/01 23:02
Hello! This app is awesome bu there is one thing I have a flaw with. Honestly I thought that I didn’t have to pay $10 a month just to go onto the next session, but I guess that’s not the case. I was so exited to have a portable piano teacher where ever I go. But with the passes that I will never choose to get are holding me back. I can’t even finish my freaking session without having to pay. It’s like “oh if your at 97% on your session. If you want to finish proceed to give us your money.” Okay I love this app but I’m just thinking maybe get rid of the “buy our pass to play” concept that I’ve seen so many times before and maybe just have that be the V.I.P thing. Like other people can play for free but some songs require A VIP membership. Kind of like Magic Piano by smule. So that’s just what I think. Thanks- Jack
Helpful, but a few problems
by Hyperdoggo on 2019/06/06 14:57
This is a great and creative app! I just found it to be not what I had expected. First of all, when I said I had played as a child, ( this also could’ve been my fault not say I have more experience) it teaches me pretty much like I had just started. So I deleted the app and reinstalled it to say I had more experience, but all that did was make it really difficult! If you could find a way for there to be a course in between those, I would greatly appreciate it. Second, there was a slight problem I noticed. When u was playing it, it kept saying that I had the wrong note or playing at the wrong time. I thought it was because my piano was untuned so I spent AN HOUR tuning it to still have the problem. Finally, all I have to say is, it is a helpful app, I just encountered a few problems.
Really good
by Superboyg on 2019/05/07 21:19
I think this game is really really good! But I do still have a couple problems I think that the game should give you more time to figure out a note because if you get it wrong the start of my times it just tells you it so you don’t really get. A chance to figure it out. My second problem is that when you are in a song if you get some of the notes wrong it makes you redo it again if you still don’t get it it goes right away to the practice mode There’s nothing that bad about the practice mode I think it should give you some more time to play a song like let you play it’s a couple of times. But after all this game is really really good I am I just be slow at learning but I’m pretty sure right now and I’m actually learning stuff from this game so I think you should try it.☺️
Subscription options
by erikamadison on 2019/01/04 03:48
I really enjoy the app and I love how easy they make it. I do understand the subscriptions and totally support them in doing so. I don’t think it’s reasonable to believe any lessons should be free. This app substitutes a piano instructor so it only makes sense to pay for full content. However, I am a college student so I don’t have $100+ to spend at one time and I would love it if they could offer a monthly subscription. Even if it means I have to pay the same, or even a few dollars more, that seems so much more reasonable to me. Instructors get paid per session, not salary and I just think that offering a monthly subscription makes sense and would definitely win my subscription immediately (as long as the pricing remains fair if course). Otherwise, I think this is a great app and if the monthly subscription is added, I will definitely change to 5 stars.
Love it but the frustration outweighs it!
by deb2242 on 2018/12/07 03:14
I took piano lessons as a child. Now my daughter has been taking lessons for about 5 years. Since I don’t have time to attend her conservatory I found this application and was very excited. I’ve sent various emails regarding troubleshooting and everything I did still fails. I have a keyboard at home and a piano. I’ve tried using both and the application still fails to recognize the correct notes I am playing. I’ve tried the pianos at my daughters conservatory that I know are in tune and still the application struggles to hear the correct notes. I order the MIDI cable but still doesn’t help the problem. It’s very frustrating when I find time to practice and the application doesn’t work properly. If the app corrected the issue I would definitely rate it 5 stars. The lessons and examples it provides are otherwise great.
MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY!!!
by wolf_life360 on 2018/12/02 03:10
complaints: Seriously after like 15 minutes of basic piano notes which I had already learned like when I was freaking FIVE!!!! I couldn’t even play or go on anymore courses!!! THIS GAME IS A RIPOFF! IM NOT PAYING JUST TO TAKE A FEW BASIC COURSES! Advertising: In the add it showed people playing popular song and learning piano but it doesn’t mention anything about having to pay for all of the courses (not including the starter corse) Conclusion: What I’ve added up was that you aren’t really promising everything in the advertisements...without having to pay for everything. Overall I think the game has a good purpose but maybe you should add some more free courses or else there is like no point in the game. I hope you consider some of my possible improvements. I hope you don’t find what I said to offensive I’m just sharing my opinion which might even help out your game. Love, Serena
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