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Hello Piano - Lessons & Games

By Ana Beltran, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Video lessons and adaptive games make piano practice fun.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Free to try Education
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Is It Any Good?

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This fun and engaging musical experience is appropriate for kids and teens interested in learning piano playing basics using brief tutorial videos and games. Sometimes the biggest hurdle of learning to play an instrument is finding the time and motivation to practice consistently. The entertaining design of Hello Piano - Lessons & Games and the targeted and succinct design of the daily challenges will motivate kids to make practice a part of their daily routine. Kids won't even realize they're developing and practicing key skills. For example, they won't realize they’re ear training when playing the Note Pool game, which requires them to listen to melodies and connect musical dots to recreate it. The app is easy to navigate; some aspects are quite intuitive and the rest have clear written prompts and are supported by visual clues. The videos and theory lessons are clear and to the point. The theory lessons cover a range of topics, including timing and measure, notes value, chords, and intervals. The option to connect a real-life keyboard makes for a more complete experience. It allows kids to use what they're learning onscreen and practicing through games to actually play the instrument. The app is also adaptive, meeting player's needs and keeping the game interesting. The progress tracking feature is a great tool for families who want to track and celebrate consistent practice. Currently the app only offers two courses and has a limited collection of songbook titles. There are only three classical song options and three under Dance Hits. Although there could be more songbook options, the app is a fun way to learn and practice piano.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Subjects: Language & Reading : following directions, Arts : improvising and music analysis, music, rhythm
  • Skills: Tech Skills : using and applying technology
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (three-day trial, then subscription options from $7.99 - $49.99)
  • Release date: November 15, 2019
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: Music and Sing-Along
  • Publisher: Gismart OOO
  • Version: 1.19
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 10.0 or later
  • Last updated: August 17, 2020

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