Easy Piano Chords
By Joseph D'Alessandro Jr.
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Learn to play all those "Easy Piano" chords found in standard "Easy Piano" books and sheet music with this beautifully designed and easy to use interactive musical learning app. Simply select a chord root on the left, a chord type on the right and then touch the piano to instantly hear how the chord sounds, see the music notation displayed on the glossy LCD screen and view the piano keyboard with all the notes in the chord highlighted and clearly labeled with note names. Learn how to play 240 different chord types!
•Easy to use chord dictionary for standard Easy Piano chords
•Music Notation View
•Playable piano keyboard
•20 different chord types for each chord root
•240 different chords total
•Facebook and Twitter integration for sharing
•Beautifully designed single screen interface for ease of use
Good but could use improvements.
The good: allows you to quickly and easily see piano chord structure. Simple, effective interface. Good foundation to build from.
Needed improvements: 1) screen needs to rotate on iPad when orientation changes. 2) need to be able to play individual notes on selected chord (not just "play all notes). 3) need to be able to create a list of chord "favorites" to quickly be able to listen several chords without having to reselect them again. 4) need to show alternate fingerings, chord inversions.
Additional wish list: being able to save chord favorites per song. And maybe, just maybe, being able to add lyrics along with chord changes (simple cheat sheet or fake book functionality).
This app is a blockbuster, it is by far the best piano teaching tool I have experienced. D'Alessandro is a genius, bringing to us an app designed to make learning piano chords a pleasant and less difficult experience. His app has tremendously helped my grandchildren and increased their interest. Thanks Joseph for your incredible vision in developing this app.
The app does not allow the user to play the chord. Pressing one key plays the whole chord regardless if the user does or not. There is a piano keyboard but it only plays one note at a time.
I suppose if you just want to use this as a reference to learn the notes and keys for the chords to play them on another keyboard this app is useful. However, if you were hoping to practice the chords in this app you are out of luck.
- Category: Education
- Released: Nov 18, 2011
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 25.9 MB
- Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Joseph D'Alessandro Jr.
- © 2011 Joseph D'Alessandro Jr.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.