Top 10 Piano Apps For iPad – 02/22/11
The music genre of the App Store is hugely popular and deservedly so. We have put together the top 10 latest and best piano apps, they are fantastic, take a look at these…
50in1 Piano HD
Learn to play the piano, create your own songs and even sing to your compositions! 50in1 Piano HD lets you do all that with one single app!
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It combines a piano keyboard, 50 studio-quality instruments, 100 piano lessons, real-time effects, 100 beat loops and much more in a user-friendly interface.
• Photorealistic 85-key keyboard
• Instant positioning and resizing with gestures
• 2 keyboard row mode
• Key labels (Cs only, all keys, all keys colored)
• 50 studio-recorded instruments (sampled from real instruments)
• 100 piano lessons (from Mozart to Jingle Bells)
• 100 drum beats
• 18 demo songs
• Microphone recording
• 4 real-time effects:
• 6 reverb styles
• Delay with adjustable timing and feedback
• 3-band equalizer
• Pitch bend controlled via device tilt
Pianist, the ORIGINAL iPhone piano, turns Professional for the iPad with photo-realistic graphics and an unbelievable sound. Pianist Pro was the number one music app for the iPad at release and has remained high in the charts ever since.
– Full recording and overdub facility.
– Live MIDI control of external synths via CoreMidi USB, MIDI Mobilizer interface, Network MIDI, OSC or DSMI.
– Standard MIDI File import and export.
– Audio (WAV) file export.
– 16 professionally recorded instruments (pianos, organs, guitars, synths).
– Built-in effects, arpeggiator and drum machine.
– Soft and Sustain pedals, and velocity based on key strike position.
– A full 88 key Single or dual keyboard layout with configurable key size.
– Onscreen pitch bend, modulation and swell pedal controls.
– Vibrato and Low-Pass Filter.
Etude ~ sheet music on steroids
Etude is sheet music on steroids. Whether you’re an accomplished musician or someone who couldn’t carry a tune given a wheelbarrow, Etude will quickly become an indispensable tool for adding new songs to your repertoire. Choose from hundreds (and soon to be thousands) of songs, hear and see how they should be played, and learn them yourself. From Fur Elise to The Entertainer to The Itsy Bitsy Spider, Etude spans music genres, ages, and difficulty levels to bring a vast assortment of sheet music literally to your fingertips!
Piano! for iPad
Very simple app, just play piano with your fingers!
Enter a tone row by touching the staff or playing the piano keyboard.
You can create and work with sets and squares that have from 1 to 12 pitches.
Press the play button and hear your row played back to you as fast or as slow as you set.
ezPiano for iPad: 70+ Songs with Full Accompaniment!
ezPiano is a magical app that works like Guitar Hero for the piano. Whether you’re a pro or an amateur, you’ll find something cool in it. Unlike other piano apps, ezPiano shows you the sheet music and plays the accompaniment for you while you are playing the tune! Perform like a maestro even if you don’t know how to play the piano. Want to show off? There’s a feature that lets you "pretend" to play Flight of the Bumble Bee!
PlayItYourself is music scores and piano wrapped into one slick app. It is interactive sheet music.
The idea is to play what you see even if you can’t read it. yet.
It’s action packed.
But most importantly It’s fun.
Electric Piano for iPad HD
4 (C2-C5) Full Octaves!
2 complete sound sets!
Full swiping control, anyway you want it!
That is more than any other piano app in the App store!
An electric piano is an electric musical instrument.
Electric pianos produce sounds mechanically and the sounds are turned into electronic signals by pickups. Unlike a synthesizer, the electric piano is not an electronic instrument, but electro-mechanical.
Nota for iPad
For beginners, Nota’s tools covers the basics of music notation with a 4 octave piano that displays the notes on a staff, a full screen landscape mode piano for practicing and an interactive notes quiz to test your knowledge of notes.
For advanced users, the scales browser has a comprehensive list of common and exotic scales. Nota will show the scale, play it and display the notes, intervals and half-steps. The chords browser makes it easy to find a chord and play it on any key or invert it. You can now set the notation to strict or simplified and also set the root to sharp or flat. You can also consult the Circle of Fifths in the Reference section which has the most comprehensive reference of music notation on the iPad.
Combining rich, high fidelity sounds and an intuitive interface, musicalTouch is the ultimate musical companion for your new iPad. Taking full advantage of the screen real-estate and computing power of Apple’s latest device, musicalTouch is able to bring you a musical experience like no other App before it!
With the highest of quality studio grade audio samples musicalTouch sounds fantastic whether using the built-in speakers, external speakers, or even headphones!
I think the list is missing Piano Tabs that can be found here: Piano Tabs.
It’s a really great app to play your songs live, nut not a piano replacement. Helped me really to learn and play way better!
Tried Piano Tabs and love it.
You should add it!
First of all, thank you for this great post, they are indeed great apps for learning how to play the piano.
I recently released iLovePiano for the iPad. It is a really nice application that helps you learn musical notes, piano keys, staff music representation.
If you own a real piano or an electric keyboard you can use it in your practice (iLovePiano listens to your piano via the microphone and recognizes the notes).
iLovePiano – more information:
AppStore : iLovePiano
Facebook : iLovePiano
Oops, I forgot the AppStore link, it’s:
AppStore : iLovePiano
Thanks so much! I downloaded tons of piano apps and i can say this one is the best for self taught newbies. In just 2 days i was able to finish playing music pieces, tho only the easy ones. It made memorizing the keys easier. I wana thank whoever made this app. The free version was ok but i just had to buy it for more lessons. I also like the fact that it can detect my keyboard without any wires connected, it just uses the ipad microphone so i can play on my actual keyboard and it recognizes the notes. But i noticed a problem regarding the F key, i had to press it 2-3 times before it can recognize it as an F. Maybe its a bug, i hope you can fix it.
Hi ikiyen, thanks for the nice review. Some pianos/keyboards have sounds that are hard to recognise accurately. This is why, all the apps require a midi cable connection :).
You can try the following:
– disable touch response on the keyboard (on my piano the touch response generates too may frequencies that confuse the recogniser)
– disable other effects (reverb/chorus)
– go to settings and record the F key
– make sure you play on the same octave you do the calibrations
Hope this helps!
I love your app! It was exactly what I was looking for. I hope you’re selling a zillion of them. Totally well spent 2.99…I can’t even believe that price! Do well!
Thank you very much Mel ! I’m happy to hear you like iLovePiano!
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Check out PianoPad – created by a school music teacher. It is really new, but the blog has a heap of cool songs.
For learning piano there is no better app than piano* on ios devices and I think it’s free. I tried some of these and they pale in comparison.
I am interested in downloading a piano app for my iPad an would a safe web site can you please help.
Thank you very much
but is there any piano app for smaller children?
my 3yr old cant understand them and get bored pretty easily
Those piano apps are nice for me to learn~
I’m trying to let my girl play them, but she get bored easily
Is there any nice ones for kids?
Its a cute bird piano app to get kids going
My son likes tapping on it all day long
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Thank you for sharing this information on your website. A lot of my students have an ipad and I think that these apps would be of great benefit to them. It is a great idea to use technology when teaching a musical instrument, especially the piano.
I will be recommending these apps to my students and I am planning to use some of them too.
All the best!
I Like Mini Maestros Piano Learning on the iPad to learn the piano. Plus my wife is the instructor so that makes me just a little biased. Still check it out let us know what to improve.