Learning to play the piano can be quite an overwhelming undertaking from understanding the keys to figuring out the sheet music. Piano Mania by JoyTunes is a new app that can help piano beginners, and it comes with a few unique features. The app is structured around a journey allowing you to begin with introductory songs with just one hand and two keys, and work your way up to the full assortment of keys that require both hands. There are distinct chapters to introduce one nuance at a time, and there are over 100 songs included ranging from well known classics to present day tunes.
One innovative new feature is the ability to sync your own real world piano with the app with no wires, or connectors needed. The app can recognize the notes from an acoustic, or electrical piano, which turns the app into an interactive sheet music provider. There’s also a touch mode allowing you to play piano right on your iPad, which we have seen in other apps. The main distinction with Piano Mania is the combination of sheet music, and real songs, as it seems most other piano apps give you one, or the other. Piano Mania does a great job of giving you a Guitar Hero style set-up, but made for the piano, and formed into the traditional piano layout to make it entertaining to begin learning how to play a realistic piano. The app offers everything you could want from a piano app with a structured educational journey, full assortment of keys and sheet music, and well known songs.
Piano Mania (Free, iPad) is the best piano app in the App Store that offers the total package to learn how to play the piano. The app is free to download, and you can go through the journey by completing each chapter, song by song. If you want to jump ahead, and play at your own pace, there’s a subscription offering ranging from $9.99 per month to $49 for a year.