Piano Academy is an application for those who want to learn piano on their smartphone. It was developed by Yokee, gives you a lot of piano lessons from basic to advance. By using a combination of visual and audio instructions, Piano Academy helps users improve their piano skills. Please join us to check out the app right now!
Which types of users are this app for?
Piano Academy is a family and interesting application, which is suitable for any users of all ages. You do not need to have any experience for using it. If you love playing the piano or want to enjoy favorite tracks, Piano Academy will help you with diverse lessons.
Besides, the app is suitable for those who are planning to learn the piano in the future. Piano Academy will help you experience the feeling of hitting the keys even when you do not own any piano.
Piano Academy offers users a touch keyboard that simulates the piano. However, after a long enough time to experience, I realized that it could only help you get acquainted with the basic lessons. For more difficult lessons, with a fast tempo and lots of music notes. The virtual keyboard may make it difficult to manipulate. If you want to learn the piano in a professional way, you should consider buying a piano before taking advanced lessons.
What do you need to use Piano Academy?
First of all, you need to own a smartphone or tablet running Android 6.0 or higher. For iPhone and iPad, you need at least iOS 10. Besides, users need a quality recording micro to reduce the latency as well as help the app correctly identify the sound coming from your piano. Also, make sure you have authorized the app to access the device’s microphone. Another note is that the app only works when you are connected to the internet. So make sure you use wifi or mobile data with a stable connection so that it does not interrupt during use.
You do not need to be too worried about your current musical knowledge to be unable to understand the lessons in Piano Academy. The app is designed with some first basic lessons like learning about piano keys or musical alphabet and how to play basic notes.
If you have some experience playing the piano, you can skip some lessons and move on to the next one. You can go back and finish the lesson later if you want. However, some lessons will not be available. To unlock them, users have to complete the previous lesson with a certain number of points. The lessons will be rated from 0 to 3 stars. If you type the keys correctly, you will get three stars. At this point, you can move on to the new lesson if you have enough control over the number of stars required.
After the basic lessons, users will be able to play many classical songs. The speed of the original songs is quite slow, as well as the notes are far apart that will help those inexperienced piano players can still absorb lessons effectively. In the videos, the instructor’s voice will help you know how to complete the lesson. Besides, the game also provides a lot of music knowledge. The subtitles will help you better understand the content of the lesson in case English is not your native language.
Coordinate multiple skills
Playing the piano is not simply about typing the keys. In order to create a good stage, the player must be able to perceive the music and convey his emotions into the song. So, Piano Academy does not just teach you when to type but also incorporates many fun lessons and games to help you control the senses, feel the melody. Your music skills and knowledge will be greatly improved and become more comprehensive when taking courses in Piano Academy.
The notes you create will be synchronized with the background music. You can choose to play music with the virtual keyboard or use your own piano. The application will listen to every sound you make and display the corresponding note on the screen. Piano Academy is like a home music lecturer. Directly guide you through exercises from music theory to practice.
Combine that with your piano
Piano Academy uses a phone or tablet microphone to listen to the sound from your piano. Help the lessons come alive and be more effective.
For the app to recognize the notes you have played, you need to grant the device permission to access the microphone. This option is usually displayed when you open the application for the first time. If you accidentally missed it, you can perform the following steps to authorize the app: Go to the Settings of the phone, navigate to Apps, click on the Piano Academy application. At Permissions, you can enable the microphone.
Besides, users can choose from electronic pianos, acoustic pianos and MIDI keyboard controllers. Or you can also choose “I Don’t Have a Piano Keyboard.” You can change this option again in the Settings section.
Instructions to fix the bug – Piano Academy does not recognize music notes correctly
Currently, if you have a piano and want to use it to connect to Piano Academy, the app correctly identifies the sound you have typed and gives quick response in most cases. The app will record audio by using a smartphone or tablet microphone and process these sounds in milliseconds. After processing, the application will display on the note that you have typed on the app. Otherwise, the sound of the app is getting the wrong note. At this point, you may need to spend some time to handle this problem. Lessons will not work if the app misidentifies the sound from your piano.
- To solve the problem of wrong note recognition, you can check the following suggestions:
- Grant microphone access to the application
- Reduce the volume of your device
- Do not play in noisy environments. This will reduce the ability to record the microphone.
- Maybe your piano sound is too small. Please adjust the volume louder. For acoustic pianos, you can press the keys harder.
- Update application to the latest version.
- Check the microphone of your smartphone or tablet if it is broken or not.
If you are planning to learn the piano, Piano Academy is a pretty good app for you. It is suitable for trainees at all levels, especially those who do not have much knowledge of music. With diverse lessons from easy to hard, easy-to-understand voice guidance and subtitles, Piano Academy will quickly help you master the piano. Readers can download the app at the link below.