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Using Your Computer, Smartphone, or Tablet to Make You a Better Pianist

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Where tech meets piano talent

You use your computers, iPhones, Androids, Kindles, iPads, and Nooks for communicating, reading, and generally improving your life. Why not also use them to make you a better piano player? With all of these technologies come numerous applications that you can use in learning, practicing, and performing on the piano. This article goes over several valuable websites, software programs, and applications which you can use to hone your craft.


The PianoMarvel system has been shown to advance piano students 4 to 8 times quicker than traditional learning programs. Video game elements are added in to make it more interesting and fun for modern students. PianoMarvel provides instant feedback and progress tracking. A MIDI-enabled piano or keyboard, a computer, and a high-speed internet connection are needed. Free and Premium memberships are available. Premium membership: $15/mo.


EarMaster 6.2

This brilliant piece of software can make any musician a better musician. This very affordable program ($59.99) gives you everything you need to learn to read sheet music and to play music by ear. It contains 2,000 exercises to develop your eye and ear, is completely customizable, and gives you detailed statistics to monitor your progress. This program is used by music schools all over the world. Free trial version available.


My Piano Assistant

This Android application gives you information about piano chords and scales. For the selected chord root, this free piano reference app provides the rest of the notes and shows their position on the virtual piano keyboard. What’s more, it also allows users to play the selected piano chord. This useful app is perfect for beginners who want to learn the basics of piano notes, scales, and chords. Users will find great help to write their own songs. The piano app is updated regularly, which is an excellent feature as it allows users to learn more about notes, chords, and scales.


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