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flowkey: Learn piano

flowkey: Learn piano

flowkey

Learn to play the piano or keyboard with the songs you love & become a piano pro

4.5 Ratings 44K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads
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4.5
44.5K+ Ratings
  1. 5
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  • Nov 11, 2020

    By Maryia Pustynnik
    Great app, I really love it! It motivates me to learn more. I really enjoy playing piano with this app! Two things that can be improved: 1. More explanation and exercise for the left hand alone. 2. In the wait mode the app doesn't really "hear" what I am playing. It often goes forth even if I made mistake och stops even if I am playing correctly. This irritates me and made me stop using wait mode. My workaround is to put the song in 50 or 75% tempo and turn off the sound on the phone..
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  • Could be much better Mar 17, 2019

    By Zagmongor
    The wait mode functionality on this app is quite frustrating. This is the mode in which the song waits until you hit the right key before moving on. Without MIDI functionality on your keyboard you are stuck with it trying to recognize sounds through your phone mic. There is no keyboard calibration setup or anything to let the app know what sound corresponds to what key on your keyboard. So if your piano is slightly out of tune or if you have a cheap electronic keyboard like myself, it has a hard time picking up certain notes. This severely disrupts my flow during a song when I have to repeat a key until it finally recognizes, or it randomly skips notes sometimes. As a beginner i find the sections that are hardest to learn are the ones were I have to repeat notes because it cannot properly recognize them. Also if I search a song that I would like to play, i can’t add it to “my songs” to save it for later. It appears that you can only save songs to your list if you so happen to come across it going through the songs tab and clicking through categories and scrolling forever trying to find the song you want to save. Very inconvenient. Much to be desired after paying $100 for this app....
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  • Nov 20, 2020

    By Mrinal Pillai
    Simply Fantastic I tried Tim Gross online piano, simply piano, yousician, amosdoll online as a beginner. Everywhere else you get a sense of progress in the start and then it gets boring and here it's vice versa. Was patient with my practice for sometime and the way to go around the courses is to complete the first course, then the last three and then the 2nd to 5th. I can smoothly play Bourrée and I haven't even completed two months on this app. Alraady with them for a year now. Patience
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  • Love my csp-170 and flowkey nice addition. Mar 18, 2020

    By Fourteener29
    I bought a Yamaha CSP-170 one year ago. Started using flow key with free into offer. I have upgraded to premium last year after free intro and agin for another year. While the app is pretty expensive I have been using it every day. It does work very well with my piano and my playing has really improved over the past year. Now with virus stay at home, I will be using it even more. I suggest trying it and seeing how you like it then if you do upgrade to premium. Sometime I just like to play songs on my iPad and watch how they are played. It had enabled mr to play harder songs that I could have without the app. I love love the live wait mode aspect. I noticed some one else not liking it. It works very well on my Yamaha CSP-170 plugged in thru USB port. I my Yamaha per-125 on a camping trip in my motor home. That didn’t work as well because it is too old to plug in thru usb. Have to use microphone function to “hear” the mores I played. It will miss hear some notes and slow down my playing but plugged it works very well.
    more
  • Nov 8, 2020

    By Hiran Hanwella
    Excellent app to learn piano, if you are a complete amateur like me. Takes you through the essential music theories, and gives you loads of practice exercises to improve your piano skills. The sight reading course , is placed towards the middle of the course, but i found it useful to do this course as soon as i covered the very basics of music theory, before doing the other courses.
    more
  • Nov 23, 2020

    By Joel Tjernström
    They keep naggin me for a review, even as a paying customer 20€/month. And I have to dismiss it after each lesson, it quickly becomes ANNOYING. So here is your review... The play recognition function works incredibly poor for the 20€per month asking price. (On a samsung flagship phone) Some of the exercises could be better laid out for example with navigation keys. As i find myself scrolling back and forth alot. Frustrating!
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  • Useless without “premium” Jun 26, 2018

    By Meepow
    I have been searching everywhere for an app or book that can teach me to play piano but I was not successfully. This app sounded like a good idea... I learned to play a simple song: ode to joy. When the app let me roam free around to pick another song, I soon figured out that as I had no subscription, I could only play 8 songs! When I opened up a “beginner “ song... I was shocked... the song I found listed under beginner was extremely difficult. As I was attempting to learn it, the app suggested that I take a course on learning the piano. I found many lessons... it was EXACTLY what I had been searching for... but APPARENTLY it was too good to be true... I tapped on the first lesson of how to read sheet music. I felt fine and relieved to take the first lesson... but when I finished it, the app told me I needed a “premium” plan... I was fuming! As realization struck me, I found out that the long winding list of lesson types with even more lessons within them required (once again !) a “premium plan” So to put it simply, the functionality of LEARNING how to actually USE the piano is not very possible on this app without a subscription of $20 a month!!!!!!!!!
    more
  • Nov 14, 2020

    By Lesley Baxter
    This is a really good app with clear instructions except for, like others have said, it does not recognize notes sometimes. Completely interrupting the lesson and making it too frustrating to use. Glad i figured this out before I paid.
    more
  • Nov 12, 2020

    By Promise Uchechukwu
    This app is really gud for amateurs like me, but am having isuues with it. It does not recognise the sound of my paino even when I keep it on d speaker it still does not. I'm really having a hard time here cause i cant even tell whether I'm playing the correct thing cause of its inability to pick the sound from my keyboard. Pls, I need ur help.
    more
  • Nov 23, 2020

    By Pocket Rocket
    The concept is good and i like the user interface, but the note recognition is still flaky through the microphone and what really irritates me is that the Bluetooth Midi connection exists on the iPhone and not android. Uninstalling and will unsubscribe.
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  • Nov 20, 2020

    By Mrinal Pillai
    Simply Fantastic I tried Tim Gross online piano, simply piano, yousician, amosdoll online as a beginner. Everywhere else you get a sense of progress in the start and then it gets boring and here it's vice versa. Was patient with my practice for sometime and the way to go around the courses is to complete the first course, then the last three and then the 2nd to 5th. I can smoothly play Bourrée and I haven't even completed two months on this app. Alraady with them for a year now. Patience
    more
  • Love my csp-170 and flowkey nice addition. Mar 18, 2020

    By Fourteener29
    I bought a Yamaha CSP-170 one year ago. Started using flow key with free into offer. I have upgraded to premium last year after free intro and agin for another year. While the app is pretty expensive I have been using it every day. It does work very well with my piano and my playing has really improved over the past year. Now with virus stay at home, I will be using it even more. I suggest trying it and seeing how you like it then if you do upgrade to premium. Sometime I just like to play songs on my iPad and watch how they are played. It had enabled mr to play harder songs that I could have without the app. I love love the live wait mode aspect. I noticed some one else not liking it. It works very well on my Yamaha CSP-170 plugged in thru USB port. I my Yamaha per-125 on a camping trip in my motor home. That didn’t work as well because it is too old to plug in thru usb. Have to use microphone function to “hear” the mores I played. It will miss hear some notes and slow down my playing but plugged it works very well.
    more
  • Nov 8, 2020

    By Hiran Hanwella
    Excellent app to learn piano, if you are a complete amateur like me. Takes you through the essential music theories, and gives you loads of practice exercises to improve your piano skills. The sight reading course , is placed towards the middle of the course, but i found it useful to do this course as soon as i covered the very basics of music theory, before doing the other courses.
    more
  • Learn at your own pace Aug 31, 2018

    By poemsnpaintings
    I am an older adult (73 years old) and new to piano. I tried working with 2 different piano teachers. One taught me like one of her 6 year old learners, though I know she meant well. The other seemed like she was out to prove something and had no patience for mistakes. So I decided to try flowkey and learn on my own. It was the best decision I could have made. I went ahead and bought the lifetime membership and I am glad I did. I am now learning and playing music. There are tons of selections for every level, plus there are courses for learning scales, chords, and more. I wish there were more courses. If I could change something, it would be to have the ability to download an entire piece so that I could print it out and play it when I don’t have an internet connection. This would also allow me to look at the whole piece, and give me a better context for what I am learning. As it is right now you can only see a few measures at a time as the piece scrolls by. Still, I highly recommend this app.
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  • Nov 21, 2020

    By Rollin Brant
    Having played by ear for a long time, I'm really enjoying learning to read music, improving my technique and venturing into simplified but very listenable arrangements of my favourite classical pieces. I purchased a very affordable midi to usb adapter which works very well hooking up my 1990's vintage keyboard to my android tablet, providing reliable note recognition. I see that the latest update incorporates improvements in this facility, so I will check out audio recognition again.
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  • Nov 11, 2020

    By Maryia Pustynnik
    Great app, I really love it! It motivates me to learn more. I really enjoy playing piano with this app! Two things that can be improved: 1. More explanation and exercise for the left hand alone. 2. In the wait mode the app doesn't really "hear" what I am playing. It often goes forth even if I made mistake och stops even if I am playing correctly. This irritates me and made me stop using wait mode. My workaround is to put the song in 50 or 75% tempo and turn off the sound on the phone..
    more
  • Great app but I need more MIDI options Nov 9, 2018

    By ToeSnatcher
    Overall I like Flowkey a lot more than other apps like Simply Piano. It has a better interface and better lessons in my opinion. I also love the fact that it has a MIDI interface since the keyboard I currently own is a MIDI only controller. The only problem with this is that the app doesn’t play back any audio of the notes I’m playing. I assume this is because most people using the app would be playing a normal keyboard or piano. But since my keyboard is just a controller, it doesn’t have any speakers on it so I can only hear the audio through whatever device I’m connected to. The options menu on this app is pretty limited, and as far as I can tell, there’s no way to change this. I realize that I’m probably in a minority situation, but since there doesn’t seem to be a work around for this yet, I’m stuck using Simply Piano if I want to hear what I’m playing. But since I still prefer everything else about this app, I’m hoping that this option will be added.
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  • Nov 14, 2020

    By Conor Ward
    Really excellent tool for learning the basics and good way of keeping yourself motivated. Only issue I have is it often can't pick up certain notes so you have to stop your flow to hammer down the key. Still would recommend it for getting start and learning the ropes!
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  • Serves a purpose, there are work arounds for lack of sheet music Dec 16, 2017

    By Godchagk
    I took lessons for years when I was a kid, never very good, but I still like to dabble on my own. The app helps me A LOT for this first couple hours learning a piece. It's much faster than me working on my own. However, after a certain point the app is no longer helpful. That's when i start needing the sheet music to work at my own speed and drill problem areas. The app just isn't good for that and I can't memorize pieces like this app is apparently expecting you to. Overall it serves a purpose up to a point but then you really need the sheet music. some songs arranged by their "partners" do have sheet music available on the partner's website. for the other songs I've resorted to taking screenshots of measures then piecing them together on my computer. not ideal but it works. the classical music obviously has sheet music you can find on other sources. for that reason i upgraded it to four stars. minus a star for expense.
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  • My savior Mar 18, 2019

    By mouse642
    Ok, I never write reviews... like ever, but this app deserves it. I am completely new to piano, never have taken a lesson in my life and while I have been trying, I couldn’t play with two hands to save my life, that is until I found this app. Even though I have only played through a little bit of the beginner songs, I CAN FINALLY PLAY WITH TWO HANDS!!!!! I have tried everything, besides a teacher because I like to learn by myself, and this app is the only thing so far that has helped me to play simultaneously with two hands, and actually play the piano well. It allows you to go at your own pace and slow songs down, and while it’s a little pricy, heck, I might even buy a subscription. So to all my newbies who also have no idea how to play and are loosing hope, this app helped me, and although you can only access a few songs before buying a subscription, I recommend it for the short time you can use it before it blocks off.
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  • Could be much better Mar 17, 2019

    By Zagmongor
    The wait mode functionality on this app is quite frustrating. This is the mode in which the song waits until you hit the right key before moving on. Without MIDI functionality on your keyboard you are stuck with it trying to recognize sounds through your phone mic. There is no keyboard calibration setup or anything to let the app know what sound corresponds to what key on your keyboard. So if your piano is slightly out of tune or if you have a cheap electronic keyboard like myself, it has a hard time picking up certain notes. This severely disrupts my flow during a song when I have to repeat a key until it finally recognizes, or it randomly skips notes sometimes. As a beginner i find the sections that are hardest to learn are the ones were I have to repeat notes because it cannot properly recognize them. Also if I search a song that I would like to play, i can’t add it to “my songs” to save it for later. It appears that you can only save songs to your list if you so happen to come across it going through the songs tab and clicking through categories and scrolling forever trying to find the song you want to save. Very inconvenient. Much to be desired after paying $100 for this app....
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  • I’m somewhere in the middle about this app Oct 20, 2018

    By Nina Christian
    Personally I feel like I was miss-lead by the information that was available to me when I was searching for an app to learn to play piano! On one hand I love the interface, I love the fact that flow-key waits for you, and that it moves along as you play! On the other hand, I am almost through all of the courses, and I barely know anymore than I knew prior to paying for this app, their customer service was wonderful before my payment actually was deposited, Following my free trial, I think the concept of flowkey is wonderful, but are we really learning how to play? I don’t think so, we’re just mimicking two hands we see above us, at least that’s how I feel! I could go on anon but those are my two biggest gripes. Plus they mentioned that there’s thousands of songs, and I can barely find time that I enjoy And maybe two that I can actually make my way through playing, so I’m disappointed, not totally disappointed, but enough that I would not renew my membership! Hope this helps someone who might want to learn to play, And is confused on which app to go with!
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  • Nov 18, 2020

    By Pavan Kamaraju
    As a lifetime premium subscriber to the Flowkey, I would like to point out one serious issue to the developers as well as future users of Flowkey. It is impossible to get the Flowkey app on an Android device recognise the Bluetooth-MIDI signals coming out of a Yamaha UD-BT01 dongle. The iPad version has no such issues. Flowkey's Android version ideally should have the same functionality as its iPad version. But alas, that is not the case! Simply Piano on Android does it effortlessly.
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  • Could be better Oct 27, 2020

    By vitodrums247
    This review is coming from a musician. I’ve played guitar and drums for years and always wanted to play piano. I took an intro course in college and haven’t played piano since. This app is good for beginners. I started off having to skip plenty of the lessons because it’s stuff I already knew and didn’t realize. If you’re playing on a real piano or a keyboard with less than 88 keys it could be a problem. The app requires you to be in the same octave and won’t move along unless you hit the correct notes. Even hitting the correct notes but a different octave won’t allow you to proceed. I have a 88 key Bluetooth enabled keyboard which makes this app much smoother. My complaint are with the songs. Almost every song I picked out also incorporates the vocal melody. Now this is nice, but if I’m trying to learn “Let it Be” I want to play it like Paul McCartney and sing along. Not be forced to play the vocal melody making it nowhere near what he’s actually playing. Maybe create a “master” mode or something where it’s the instrumental how the artist would play it and sing on top. The subscription price for this app could get expensive. But I looked at it like 20 a month and I get all the piano lessons my time allows. That’s worth it for me and definitely got the rust off my hands. I’ll continue to learn the beginnings of songs on pro before the vocal melody kicks in and improvise the rest.
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  • Nov 23, 2020

    By Ky McElroy
    The app teaches well, but it does not flow. If you hit the note it takes a long time to move onto the next note. Very sluggish.
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  • Nov 14, 2020

    By Lesley Baxter
    This is a really good app with clear instructions except for, like others have said, it does not recognize notes sometimes. Completely interrupting the lesson and making it too frustrating to use. Glad i figured this out before I paid.
    more
  • Nov 12, 2020

    By Promise Uchechukwu
    This app is really gud for amateurs like me, but am having isuues with it. It does not recognise the sound of my paino even when I keep it on d speaker it still does not. I'm really having a hard time here cause i cant even tell whether I'm playing the correct thing cause of its inability to pick the sound from my keyboard. Pls, I need ur help.
    more
  • Nov 23, 2020

    By Pocket Rocket
    The concept is good and i like the user interface, but the note recognition is still flaky through the microphone and what really irritates me is that the Bluetooth Midi connection exists on the iPhone and not android. Uninstalling and will unsubscribe.
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  • Nov 14, 2020

    By John Davies
    Good idea but Android app is poor. In the courses section the microphone has to be enabled even for midi note detection. Also I hear no playback sound from the app at all which makes it rather pointless really.
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  • Variety Nov 4, 2018

    By Gildae
    I love this app, I really do. It’s easy to follow, I love the courses section and I am able to learn how to play different music rather quickly than if I was left to figure it out on my own. Seeing and hearing how the song is played definitely helps me a lot when I am trying to learn a piece of music. I am enjoying learning how to play old school classical music. My one complaint, which for me is rather huge, is that their library of available music isn’t big enough to be inclusive of different types of music people want to learn. For example I want to learn how to play The Old Rugged Cross, Hold Me Now by Red, Burn The Ships by for King and Country, and old school Christmas music including the hymnals because you can only play White Christmas so many times before you want to rip out your own hair. I will gladly give this app five stars when there is a rich selection of Contemporary Christian music, classical hymns, and hymnal Christmas music to choose from.
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  • Nov 23, 2020

    By Joel Tjernström
    They keep naggin me for a review, even as a paying customer 20€/month. And I have to dismiss it after each lesson, it quickly becomes ANNOYING. So here is your review... The play recognition function works incredibly poor for the 20€per month asking price. (On a samsung flagship phone) Some of the exercises could be better laid out for example with navigation keys. As i find myself scrolling back and forth alot. Frustrating!
    more
  • Useless without “premium” Jun 26, 2018

    By Meepow
    I have been searching everywhere for an app or book that can teach me to play piano but I was not successfully. This app sounded like a good idea... I learned to play a simple song: ode to joy. When the app let me roam free around to pick another song, I soon figured out that as I had no subscription, I could only play 8 songs! When I opened up a “beginner “ song... I was shocked... the song I found listed under beginner was extremely difficult. As I was attempting to learn it, the app suggested that I take a course on learning the piano. I found many lessons... it was EXACTLY what I had been searching for... but APPARENTLY it was too good to be true... I tapped on the first lesson of how to read sheet music. I felt fine and relieved to take the first lesson... but when I finished it, the app told me I needed a “premium” plan... I was fuming! As realization struck me, I found out that the long winding list of lesson types with even more lessons within them required (once again !) a “premium plan” So to put it simply, the functionality of LEARNING how to actually USE the piano is not very possible on this app without a subscription of $20 a month!!!!!!!!!
    more
  • Nov 22, 2020

    By Antonia the Hun
    This app sucks. I couldn't get it to load even the first lesson. All I got was the buffering icon. When looking at the index of lessons, it appears you have to pay to unlock more tunes, anyway. Due to my husband's severity of his disability, I can't work because I have to take care of him. So, on a fixed income, this is not a good app, especially when it won't even load. A waste of time and memory on my phone. Definitely deleting! Thanks for only a false promise!
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  • Can print the actual sheet music!:( Oct 12, 2017

    By xSupperkittyx
    I always wanted to play this one song from this app. I finally decided to spend 19 dollars for a subscription just to get the sheet music for this one piece. I was very exited, then found out that it only TEACHES you how to play it and doesn’t give you the actual music to site read and only gives you one section at a time. To my knowledge there’s no way to actually obtain the sheet music to sight read in your own. I think this was not a smart choice, for i only want one song which is an arrangement and I can’t get to that piece anywhere else. Please make an option where you can download and print a song. I spent 19 dollars of a 25 dollar itunes gift card I just got from a friend. now almost all of it is wasted. If you are looking for sheet music from this app, please don’t waste all of that money and time.
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  • What the heck is wrong with this app Nov 29, 2019

    By funday fun game
    I didn’t get the premium but I can’t do anything none of the songs are unlocked I can’t finish the lesson or course and it’s super annoying it’s not fair just because I don’t play doesn’t mean I shouldn’t get to finish stuff and it doesn’t teach me half an ounce but almost all the songs have half an ounce doesn’t he teach me eighth notes about all the songs have eight notes it’s the worst one of all I can’t believe I got this game and everybody who gave 5 to 4 stars they got the premium and it’s not fair to you to spend $118 a year which turned into like 120 a year I mean a year for a bunch of lessons I take private lessons and it’s not that much I mean I don’t have that money for a year I can’t give away that much money a year I can’t
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