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Simply Piano by JoyTunes

Simply Piano by JoyTunes

JoyTunes

A fast and fun way to learn piano - works with any piano or keyboard.

4.4 Ratings 779K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
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A fast and fun way to learn piano - works with any piano or keyboard.
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4.4
779.1K+ Ratings
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  • Feb 24, 2021

    By M Soles
    I love Simply Piano!! The lessons are great and, they are fun. Most of the songs are popular tunes making it easier to master them. It would be nice if the tempo in practice lessons were able to be adjusted as the songs are but overall this is a great way to learn.
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  • No Regret At All (Really Great App) Sep 1, 2020

    By Graceskyoo
    Technically, I would just rated 4 stars for this app since there is always room for improvement. However, I rated it 5 stars for a very personal reason. I learned to play piano on and off throughout my childhood but gave it up during my mid teen. Thinking I will never be able to play perfectly, I even began to hate the instrument since it kept reminding me that I have no musical talent. I even tried to avoid anyone who can play like my friends and cousins (when they play). However, I have come to realise that nothing is actually stopping me from finding musical talent but myself. So now almost 28, I decided to start again through this app. I initially hesitated due to the price and that often times, subscriptions are hard to cancel. But surprisingly, I have come to love it. Now playing it almost everyday whenever I can, the house is filled with simple melodies. I don’t mind not becoming professional as long as I can play for my parents, especially my father. He has always hoped that one day, his children will touch the keys again. I recommend this to anyone who are struggling to reconcile with piano and music. Keep the app running for old iOS please!! Some of us still use old iPads. ❤️🙏🏻
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  • I like the app but doesn’t work sometimes.. Jul 5, 2018

    By CoolUnicorn11
    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.
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  • Feb 22, 2021

    By Cindy Balich
    Updated review. So I gave it a 5 initially cause i really loved the early lessons. Then as I advanced and learned more notes, dropped my rating to a 3 because the app was not picking up the d note on the bass scale most the time. That's still an issue, but it hasn't caused as much of a problem after Essentials 3. And I'm back in the groove on chord stylings 3. And I feel like I've advanced so much in such a short time. So lets settle on 4 stars.
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  • Feb 20, 2021

    By Georgia Kendall
    so the app itself is awesome but you can only play five lessons for free and I think it's wrong that this app is advertised as being a "free game". but in all fairness the price isn't bad it is much cheaper than piano lessons I was taking, plus it teaches you much quicker! love this app and only thing I can fault is the fact I downloaded this under the illusion that I could learn to play piano for free,
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  • Lost $149 it's a scam, beware! Feb 8, 2021

    By David Wong
    They give you a 7 day free trial. After that they charge you $149. I was aware of that so I tried to cancel on day 6. Guess what? There's no way to cancel because technically you're on a trial and not signed up. It doesn't show up anywhere that I'm signed up so I can't cancel. I went through the app, through Google play store and paypal and nothing showed. Even support said it probably means I'm not signed up. Now guess what? This morning my account miraculously appeared. Along w $150 charge.
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  • Feb 22, 2021

    By Royal Rummels
    Do not sign up for the free trial if you aren't thinking about signing up, signed up for the free trial for my daughter and had to include credit card information, tried to cancel before 7 days was up and the option wasn't anywhere to be seen so I wrote the company to no response and was charged $199.99 two days later on my credit card. Was issued a refund but still hard to navigate cancelling while on the free 7 day trial.
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  • I’m Disappointed. Oct 9, 2020

    By Lia Anne
    When I got this game I was excited, super excited, but not long after that I got really disappointed, let me explain why. So I downloaded thinking, this is awesome, I’m gonna learn how to play piano and be able to read the music. I was super pumped about it so I got on right away, when you go in they have you creat a account which was super easy and I had no trouble with it at all, though It did ask if I wanted to go premium and of course I put no because I don’t have the money to spend on an app, I mean if I had the money for the app I would just go to an actual piano lesson, not to mention the prices are pretty high, but anyway I was on the app for about 5 minutes because that’s how long the app says I should practice for, and then I was done, super easy super fun so I got off the app and went on with my day. Later that evening I wasn’t doing anything so I did it for another 5 minutes and after that I finished the first whole lesson and I was like wow I really like this app, I learned a lot and it doesn’t take forever, little did I know that after you finish the first lesson you have to go premium to do anything else and that makes me very frustrated because there are a lot of teenagers and kids and some adults who can’t afford lessons and this app might as well cost the same as an actual lesson. But I’m sure it’s great for the people that can afford it. I just think that they should say before you download that you only get one lesson.
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  • Fun, but a bad teacher May 22, 2020

    By OutOfTheBarr
    I have several months experience playing piano as well as being taught piano, trumpet, drums, and 10 years singing in choirs. The techniques SimplyPiano uses are awesome when they work, however the Practice Mode reinforces bad playing and really really makes your work learning any specific piece of music impossibly harder than it should once you reach your learning curve. SimplyPiano will get you the techniques and skills to make you a passable player very quickly, but you will be extremely frustrated along the way if you aren’t careful. You won’t be able to use SimplyPiano to perfect any technique or phrase or song without external help or by restarting the entire song or level yet again like a game. It doesn’t even teach you how to practice outside the app so you are less frustrated inside it, and it does nothing to detect if you are advancing too quickly (because by default it does the tutorial only once!) It simply won’t let you repeat elements without mistakes enough times in a row for any brain to actually deeply learn it. If you learn something with mistakes it will advance you and cheer your success, but there’s no way to rehears that spot you always miss at the end except to waste another 5 minutes in the tutorial for phrases you already know. You will learn superficially extremely quickly, yet you will be quietly angry the whole time at your apparent lack of skill and consistent mistakes.
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  • Pls read if you’re getting this for your kid Dec 30, 2020

    By SammichTheSammichSammich
    I’ve been struggling to play piano for a while and I was like oh I should use this app! And you know what, it was decent until I needed to pay premium to continue on with my lessons. That’s a big no from me, but my little brother was super interested and he hasn’t played piano once in his life. So I thought well, I’ll get as much out of this as possible. I set up a new profile and everything, and thought he would at least learn a few things, but man it was way to fast-paced for him. The ads are all like “OMG THIS SIX YEAR OLD LEARNED HOW TO PLAY PIANO IN A FEW WEEKS” and my six year old housemate rage quit as soon as he was thrust into the side scrolling play along with the music thing. He’d been getting by by looking at screen, looking at hand, squinting, pressing key, moving on, which was pretty slow. I tried to calm him down but little brothers are the worst. A few days later he tried again, and got further, I guess. Let’s just say that taking a mini child through this app results in much angry piano smashing and “I PRESSED THAT KEY!!!!!” and tears. Basically, no, your toddler is not going to learn piano with this app. I’m sure there are more kid-oriented versions somewhere, but don’t believe the ads with a little baby jamming out to baby shark like a Mozart
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  1. Chosen as one of Google Play's Best Apps of 2017 and winner of a Parents' Choice Award
  2. Your virtual piano and music teacher! Developed by real music instructors for serious music students
  3. Learn the basics of piano playing and musical notation step-by-step, on a real piano or your mobile screen, with a modern approach and familiar songs

Reviewed by Kaylin on March 26, 2018

  • Feb 24, 2021

    By M Soles
    I love Simply Piano!! The lessons are great and, they are fun. Most of the songs are popular tunes making it easier to master them. It would be nice if the tempo in practice lessons were able to be adjusted as the songs are but overall this is a great way to learn.
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  • No Regret At All (Really Great App) Sep 1, 2020

    By Graceskyoo
    Technically, I would just rated 4 stars for this app since there is always room for improvement. However, I rated it 5 stars for a very personal reason. I learned to play piano on and off throughout my childhood but gave it up during my mid teen. Thinking I will never be able to play perfectly, I even began to hate the instrument since it kept reminding me that I have no musical talent. I even tried to avoid anyone who can play like my friends and cousins (when they play). However, I have come to realise that nothing is actually stopping me from finding musical talent but myself. So now almost 28, I decided to start again through this app. I initially hesitated due to the price and that often times, subscriptions are hard to cancel. But surprisingly, I have come to love it. Now playing it almost everyday whenever I can, the house is filled with simple melodies. I don’t mind not becoming professional as long as I can play for my parents, especially my father. He has always hoped that one day, his children will touch the keys again. I recommend this to anyone who are struggling to reconcile with piano and music. Keep the app running for old iOS please!! Some of us still use old iPads. ❤️🙏🏻
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  • Amazing app Aug 29, 2020

    By 🕷🕷🕷🕸🕸🕸🦖
    So I just started playing this it’s really fine but at the same time a little bit hard but you should definitely try this app it is amazing I have it’s like a little bit ago but it was hard for me but now I’m seven and I was six when we first got it and I really love it now it’s amazing I had another one but then it start to not work so then I wanted to try this again and I’ve been playing for about 15 minutes now and I already love it so this is a very cool app you should definitely get it at first it will be a little bit frustrating but then you would actually be able to do a lot of stuff like it’s difficult and then you get used to it and then you will be able to do it so I recommend you to buy this app like it is amazing like when I first started I didn’t know how to play it but now I do so it’s really amazing is it home to me only in 15 minutes so you should deathly get this app and if you were kid reading this you should show your mom and you should deathly get it like it is amazing when I first started it was just difficult but then you’ll get used to it so you should get it this app is amazing🤪🤩
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  • Feb 20, 2021

    By Dr Maria Costigan
    God bless you, the creators of this awesome application! I cannot believe my eyes and ears! My 6-year-old son is progressing so fast! He is so confident playing with the both hands just after 1 months of everyday lessons. For my child this is an engaging, funny game, but I understand how many efforts, progressive methodology and psychological principles were applied. I wish I had had Simply Piano 25 years ago when I studied at a musical school! I would certainly have achieved much more success!
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  • Feb 24, 2021

    By osman nasro
    Enormous fun I have gone through and yet when we have a piano I'll know the middle c d e f etc, perfect app for learning piano,you don't need a fancy big piano to be good,even if you don't have a piano you can practice the keybord one and it has nothing it doesn't learn you(not realisticly),and I think it would be fun to play even if you don't like playing piano you can learn it from now if you catched your eye in a piano you will learn the basics of it and I give it a huge shout out and 5 stars
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  • Feb 22, 2021

    By Cindy Balich
    Updated review. So I gave it a 5 initially cause i really loved the early lessons. Then as I advanced and learned more notes, dropped my rating to a 3 because the app was not picking up the d note on the bass scale most the time. That's still an issue, but it hasn't caused as much of a problem after Essentials 3. And I'm back in the groove on chord stylings 3. And I feel like I've advanced so much in such a short time. So lets settle on 4 stars.
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  • Feb 20, 2021

    By Georgia Kendall
    so the app itself is awesome but you can only play five lessons for free and I think it's wrong that this app is advertised as being a "free game". but in all fairness the price isn't bad it is much cheaper than piano lessons I was taking, plus it teaches you much quicker! love this app and only thing I can fault is the fact I downloaded this under the illusion that I could learn to play piano for free,
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  • Feb 23, 2021

    By david olaniyo
    This app is great for learning piano I don't even know where to start! It's easy to use and get started with I've only been using it for like a week or so and I've learned so much! It is amazing and I am a very fast learner so it is very easy for me and plus I love how it doesn't need to be connected to a piano which is AWESOME. 🤩 and plus although there is this really weird glitch where it basically makes the notes wrong before you start playing but it's not really a problem. This app is.😃😍
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  • Fun but raging Jan 6, 2021

    By javeryh
    So I chose the blue path, and when I was trying to play somewhere over the rainbow, it legit wouldn’t show the notes and when I tried again it somehow thought I needed to play the 16 steps again before playing the song. Developers, if you read this, please respond and PROMISE me you’ll make it so if you’ve already completed the steps and are on the song and you exit or it glitches, you don’t have to go through complicated and long steps. I JUST WANTED TO MOVE ON, ITS NOT THAT HARD, THANKS FOR NOTHING. Besides from that, I recommend you Simply Piano. It gives you a very confident boost and a very good start. Even if your just doing Simply Piano for fun, and you don’t want to learn anything, you are. I’m up to F position, I take piano lessons, but none as good as virtual lessons. Well, technically, I do have virtual lessons because of the big fad sickness, COVID-19, but I mean not talking to anyone or being corrected to harshly or having homework. Oh, the homework is a bonus. Well, in my opinion I have homework from an APP, but that’s just me. And if you want homework from Simply Piano, try everyday at 3:30 reading sheet music. Anyhow, very good confident start, and I hope you respond to my raging. This is getting pretty long so imma end it here. But listen to me.
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  • Feb 6, 2021

    By Anna Sirius
    When it works, it's great: short learning modules that are easy to follow and many well-known songs. It's motivating. It took me a while to find an acceptable tech setup: at first, notes weren't recognised correctly or sound and video were out of tune. Now I'm using a midi cable, but I still have occasions - when I play quietly or need to play the same note several times in a row - that a note is either not registered or it registers too many notes. In Jingle Bells, e.g., there are 7 Es in a row. Every time I play three of them, it counts four. Extreme staccato play sometimes helps, but that's not what I want to train myself to do. It sometimes makes me break off my practice session - it's just not fun. Also: please allow me to fast forward over sections of songs.
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  • I like the app but doesn’t work sometimes.. Jul 5, 2018

    By CoolUnicorn11
    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.
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  • An unforgivable frustration Apr 26, 2020

    By Elisionsly
    I really like this app. It has taught me a lot, and I think it is a great tool for learning. However, there is a major flaw that drives me insane every time i use it. No matter how quiet the room, how loud my keyboard is, or how on tempo I am, it constantly does not pick up some notes (mostly eighth notes—specifically if they are in a sequence of eighths). I’ve been playing music for a while, so I know my beats and tempos. I’ve tried everything from making sure the room is silent when I play to turning my keyboard up to the max (deafening) volume. It seems to help a little bit when my keyboard is very loud, but the problem still persists. It’s just so frustrating when I just need one more star, but I can’t get it because the app won’t pick up notes that I know I’ve played correctly. Also, I’ve noticed that some songs seem to be a little off. I understand them from a musical point of view, but it may trouble a new learner. They might not be able to hear the medley and play something different during the first few lessons. I was a little long winded, I apologize. The pros do outweigh the cons with this app—as long as you’re okay with listening to (honestly) bad singers. I’ve been able to learn a lot and it has helped me with playing with both hands. I’d give 3.75 stars. 4.5 if the note thing gets fixed.
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  • Good but why do you have to pay? May 7, 2020

    By xX_WolfyPlayz_xX
    The simply piano app is good, but why do you have to pay? I know that sounds like a dumb question but why? I don’t know why you have to pay to learn piano. For example you want to learn piano but you just can’t effort it every month or you just don’t know how to pay it. Like, if you just want to learn piano you can just make it free. It’s just that I think it’s better to make it free so more people can learn piano without paying. But, what I do like about simply piano is at the start, when you download the app you get this guide and then you start learning piano but, when your done doing the piano stuff or the touch screen piano you get this guide about you can pay or get a free trial but, I just don’t get why. Like, if you want to learn piano and you do all the piano stuff and you feel like your ready to move on but you don’t want to pay or have your credit car information on the app. If you don’t want to pay or have your credit card information on the app you can’t learn piano and your just stuck there repeating the same stuff that you learned on Simply piano. I don’t get why you have to pay. But, that’s why I don’t think you should pay just to learn piano. But, if you don’t agree with me I understand.
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  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Lexi Owen
    It's an okay app but I found it hard to learn because you have to learn the moves fast to understand how to play the song (the song is a few steps later) . Another thing is that some time while I'm playing it doesn't hear the letters I'm typing and it gives me a clue then it makes me fail😕.I would suggest the app if you are patient learning the move fast 🙂. Thanks.
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  • Good for learning but frustrating and oh my god the ads Apr 22, 2020

    By CinderCat<3
    I like the idea of the app but it could really be executed better. First I want to talk about the ads as a side note. I feel like it might be possible to grow fast but come on, not a five year old in less than a year with complete knowledge. I know a lot of little kids and none of them can sit down for long enough when they have a choice to play more than ten minutes each day on the piano. Tying into that, the app is frustrating. I swear, practice mode is nightmare fuel. And for a beginner it’s so hard to see which notes are which. I think it would be worth a feature that lets you see the letters corresponding to the placement on the staff if you choose to display it. Maybe the notes are just me but as a beginner I have trouble every time. Also having songs locked behind courses is frustrating. If I want to realize that I’m not ready or am ready I’ll do it before I finish a course. I like how you can slow songs down but the menu you can pull up is not ideal, especially if you are just pausing it to go do something. You have approximately two seconds to put you hands back in position. Good luck. Overall I’d say the app is kinda average.
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  • Pls read if you’re getting this for your kid Dec 30, 2020

    By SammichTheSammichSammich
    I’ve been struggling to play piano for a while and I was like oh I should use this app! And you know what, it was decent until I needed to pay premium to continue on with my lessons. That’s a big no from me, but my little brother was super interested and he hasn’t played piano once in his life. So I thought well, I’ll get as much out of this as possible. I set up a new profile and everything, and thought he would at least learn a few things, but man it was way to fast-paced for him. The ads are all like “OMG THIS SIX YEAR OLD LEARNED HOW TO PLAY PIANO IN A FEW WEEKS” and my six year old housemate rage quit as soon as he was thrust into the side scrolling play along with the music thing. He’d been getting by by looking at screen, looking at hand, squinting, pressing key, moving on, which was pretty slow. I tried to calm him down but little brothers are the worst. A few days later he tried again, and got further, I guess. Let’s just say that taking a mini child through this app results in much angry piano smashing and “I PRESSED THAT KEY!!!!!” and tears. Basically, no, your toddler is not going to learn piano with this app. I’m sure there are more kid-oriented versions somewhere, but don’t believe the ads with a little baby jamming out to baby shark like a Mozart
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  • Feb 15, 2021

    By Dan Anderson
    The app is visually appealing and easy to navigate. The free version only has access to 5 stages in 1 section, some are videos. In order to get to the rest you have to pay for a 3/6/12 month membership, for which they want £60 for 3 months or £120 for 12 months. I uninstalled it because it wasn't apparent nor clear prior to download and registration that large fees were required in order to use the app beyond the 'get started' section.
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  • Good app but w/ a MAJOR issue Mar 6, 2019

    By Jaimie Emily Rose
    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.
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  • Please Read Jan 18, 2018

    By Rabbid dogg1000
    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.
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  • PLS READ Perfect at first, now Regret Nov 4, 2018

    By Yingqian (jasmine) Jiang
    I have seen thousands of ads about this app and I decided to try this for myself when I got it I immediately fell in love with it . it was everything I expected and a better . It was perfection . But then I started learning chords on the piano . It taught me well but when I played it on the piano it kept saying I was wrong, even when I was playing it correctly . All 3 or 4 keys at the same time with the same amount of force and at the right keys and position. It even shows me where on the piano I&#39;m supposed to play the chords . But no it kept saying I was wrong and it wouldn&#39;t let me move on . And when I was actually wrong it said I was right . this mainly happens when I&#39;m using both my left and right hand to play chords . If I&#39;m playing the right cords with my right hand but the wrong key with my left hand then it says I&#39;m right . Now I purposely played the wrong chords to see if it says I&#39;m right and it did . We payed a YEAR trial for this app and I have already sent a message about a month ago and never got an reply . I haven&#39;t been playing for longer than a month now, and I&#39;m PAYING for this . If you can&#39;t fix this then at least give me my money back . Thank you .
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  • Lost $149 it's a scam, beware! Feb 8, 2021

    By David Wong
    They give you a 7 day free trial. After that they charge you $149. I was aware of that so I tried to cancel on day 6. Guess what? There's no way to cancel because technically you're on a trial and not signed up. It doesn't show up anywhere that I'm signed up so I can't cancel. I went through the app, through Google play store and paypal and nothing showed. Even support said it probably means I'm not signed up. Now guess what? This morning my account miraculously appeared. Along w $150 charge.
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  • Feb 22, 2021

    By Royal Rummels
    Do not sign up for the free trial if you aren't thinking about signing up, signed up for the free trial for my daughter and had to include credit card information, tried to cancel before 7 days was up and the option wasn't anywhere to be seen so I wrote the company to no response and was charged $199.99 two days later on my credit card. Was issued a refund but still hard to navigate cancelling while on the free 7 day trial.
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  • I’m Disappointed. Oct 9, 2020

    By Lia Anne
    When I got this game I was excited, super excited, but not long after that I got really disappointed, let me explain why. So I downloaded thinking, this is awesome, I’m gonna learn how to play piano and be able to read the music. I was super pumped about it so I got on right away, when you go in they have you creat a account which was super easy and I had no trouble with it at all, though It did ask if I wanted to go premium and of course I put no because I don’t have the money to spend on an app, I mean if I had the money for the app I would just go to an actual piano lesson, not to mention the prices are pretty high, but anyway I was on the app for about 5 minutes because that’s how long the app says I should practice for, and then I was done, super easy super fun so I got off the app and went on with my day. Later that evening I wasn’t doing anything so I did it for another 5 minutes and after that I finished the first whole lesson and I was like wow I really like this app, I learned a lot and it doesn’t take forever, little did I know that after you finish the first lesson you have to go premium to do anything else and that makes me very frustrated because there are a lot of teenagers and kids and some adults who can’t afford lessons and this app might as well cost the same as an actual lesson. But I’m sure it’s great for the people that can afford it. I just think that they should say before you download that you only get one lesson.
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  • Fun, but a bad teacher May 22, 2020

    By OutOfTheBarr
    I have several months experience playing piano as well as being taught piano, trumpet, drums, and 10 years singing in choirs. The techniques SimplyPiano uses are awesome when they work, however the Practice Mode reinforces bad playing and really really makes your work learning any specific piece of music impossibly harder than it should once you reach your learning curve. SimplyPiano will get you the techniques and skills to make you a passable player very quickly, but you will be extremely frustrated along the way if you aren’t careful. You won’t be able to use SimplyPiano to perfect any technique or phrase or song without external help or by restarting the entire song or level yet again like a game. It doesn’t even teach you how to practice outside the app so you are less frustrated inside it, and it does nothing to detect if you are advancing too quickly (because by default it does the tutorial only once!) It simply won’t let you repeat elements without mistakes enough times in a row for any brain to actually deeply learn it. If you learn something with mistakes it will advance you and cheer your success, but there’s no way to rehears that spot you always miss at the end except to waste another 5 minutes in the tutorial for phrases you already know. You will learn superficially extremely quickly, yet you will be quietly angry the whole time at your apparent lack of skill and consistent mistakes.
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  • Feb 6, 2021

    By Kelly Bardell
    Too many things wrong with this app, its very expensive for what it is. The note recognition is hit and miss. When it doesnt pick up the notes you get stuck in practise mode with no way to escape, despite playing perfectly- there needs to be an option to skip this. Some of the stages are very very basic and there's no way to jump forward if youre a fast learner. The free version was great as youre not expecting much. Total waste of money once you've paid and its killing my motivation to learn.
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