Learn piano with virtual keyboard and library of songs
If you’re looking for a visual way to learn to play piano — particularly for those who want a brush up — the Chordana Play app from Casio could be for you.
The app shows a keyboard and provides a variety of songs to choose from.
As each song plays and the music scrolls by, you get a clear picture of where your fingers should be on the keyboard to play the piece in front of you.
Those of the left hand — normally the basic, underlying chords of a piece — light up in orange. The right-hand melodies are highlighted in blue. When applicable, the prompts to play each note appear in a way that lets you get the rhythm down as well as the notes.
This app is best on a larger screen, such as a tablet, for those who want to play on the on-screen keyboard. Even then, it might be a tight squeeze for those with larger fingers. The app also can be connected to Casio keyboards — the ideal way to learn the songs.
Still, even on a small device, it can be a good visualization of how notes, chords and keys all fit together.
Free, for iOS and Android.