Parents' Guide to

Magic Piano

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Popular songs but no traditional piano in tap music game.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Free Music
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 13+

Beware of user made song titles..some are racist/anti-Semtic

I've been a user of the app for 8 years and I've seen the good and bad of this app. What parents have to look out for are the user made songs along with the makers names as some titles are plain racist and anti-Semitic or use swear words. This also includes users names. I've notified those at Magic Piano TWICE. The first time I was ignored, so I tried again voicing my concerns. They eventually back wrote that they''d take down the songs. Its been over a year and their all STILL posted. So parents, be warned.
age 18+

Violent ads

My daughter loves music and the piano. However, like a previous reviewed noted, the ads inbetween are incredibly violent. I saw an ad for a violent video game that scared my daughter and horrified me. I have emailed the maker of this app and asked that the violent ads be removed. I plan to cancel our subscription if they are unwilling to do so. BEWARE. I'm no prude, and this ad was alarming.

This title has:

Too much violence

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Unclear whether data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • Unclear whether this product uses a user's information to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (6 ):

Magic Piano's main mode actually has nothing to do with piano playing in the traditional sense. Instead, players tap balls of light to recreate melodies and chords. Players must guesstimate the correct rhythm, which can make it challenging to perform songs correctly unless already familiar with how they go. The piano-only melodies can sound hollow, and would have been livelier and more fun to play if there were background tracks to play along to (something that would have also helped players pick out the correct rhythms). It's only in the game's Solo/Freestyle mode where players get a glimpse of something resembling a piano keyboard. On the upside, the game is constantly giving the player new goals to complete (such as Earn 300 points, get a 10-note streak, or Play 3 songs by Bach), which earn levels, achievements, and badges, so it always feels like there's something new to do.

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