Princess Piano has escaped a spell cast by an evil witch thanks to her magic ballet shoes. By learning to read and play music on the piano, you will help the princess dance her way back to the Cloud Kingdom to rescue her family!
In this melodious adventure, Princess Piano introduces the notes of the scale and how they are written on the staff. As Princess Piano climbs the skies towards the Cloud Kingdom, you will start with simple melodies, but will soon progress to be able to play well-known folk songs and selections from classical masters such as Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Debussy. Along the way, you unlock outfits that Princess Piano can model in the “Dressing Room.” You can take photos of the ensembles you create and send them to your friends. And, using the music composition tool, you can even compose music yourself and have Princess Piano dance along to the notes of your very own song!
Though designed for younger audiences, budding musicians of any age are sure to find Princess Piano an engaging introduction to the magical world of music!
A fix for some devices crashing on start
Ratings and Reviews
Piėtre qualité du français
Concept intéressant ...mais le français est truffé de fautes d'orthographe !!! J'efface de mon iPad.
Cute, but too hard for kids
It took me quite a few tries to make it up to learning 'e' (the third note introduced) - embarrassing because, as a youngster I had over 10 years of formal piano training. Sure, I may be a little rusty now, but I could barely attain the 60 percent accuracy rate required to progress to the next level. There is advice flashed above each note when it isn't played absolutely correctly, but it's hard to concentrate on reading the advice AND playing the next note correctly. The app demands a level of robotic precision that I think a young child (I downloaded it for my 4-year old daughter) would quickly find frustrating. My child didn't want to progress past learning middle 'c'. Also, the app freezes in the practice section of the Create Song portion after 2 practice plays.
It's too bad because it's a very cute premise with a little princess dancing above the notes to show how they are to be played. The dress-up part of the app is a little disappointing. One can unlock additional components of the princess's outfit ( shoes, accessories, etc.) through progress in the musical section, but the total look is a little frumpy.
Good idea, but has bugs
2 my kids are learning piano (5 y.o. and 8 y.o.). I was looking for an app that trains sight reading. I've tried a few other apps - they are just junk.
This app is very promising. Both my kids are using it. They have already unlocked about 60% of available levels. I never had any musical education, but I try to learn the notation to be able to help my kids with their piano lessons. I just have finished the last level.
So i can give some feedback based on my own experience and on my kids'
Pros: it looks like this app is the only one available that can train to recognize notes very well. I believe that anyone who uses this app every day for 2-4 weeks will have the notes burned into his brain. After using this app almost daily for 3 weeks I recognize the notes in split second, no mnemonics needed.
Cons: Lots of bugs!
- the princess often freezes when the song starts, then she skips the first note.
- sometimes I cannot pause the game in the beginning of the song.
- the list of users does not scroll, so you can have only 3 users.
- sometimes I switch the user, but the unlocked levels are from another user.
- the app should "understand" the fact that the student is using the onscreen keyboard. You can get 100% score only if you keep pressing the key until you need to play the next key. So it forces you to play almost "legato" - but this is very hard with the onscreen keyboard. The onscreen keyboard is too sensitive, sometimes it presses the key with a finger hovering over it (without the finger even pressing the key)
- the app teaches only one octave in the treble cleff. What about other notes?
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.