What are the best piano apps?

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    #1My Piano

    My Piano
    My Piano is a virtual keyboard that allows you to play music with a high quality sound. It includes 11 instruments and 8 sound effects and lets you record the songs you play.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Thomas Dixon
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "I love to mess around with anything music related. As a person that plays multiple instruments, I am always looking for anything related to playing something new. I found this app by accident one day while I was bored. I was surprised at the great sound quality it produced. Not only that, but it also has many instruments available to play music with. This is a great fun app that keeps me busy for hours."
  2. 23

    #2Pianist HD

    Pianist HD

    Pianist HD is a virtual keyboard that allows you to play music at any speed and without effort. It includes over 128 musical MIDI instruments, more than 12 sampled voices and offers you more than 50.000 songs to play.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Joshua Shaw
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "A great app for being able to play a piano on the phone! Easy to follow along with the songs with the way the keys are given i love playing with this app."
  3. 22

    #3Piano Teacher

    Piano Teacher

    Piano Teacher is a piano simulator application for Android devices created by Mobobi. It has both a learning mode, a competitive game mode, and a freestyle mode for practice. It has six octaves and can record music.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Benjamin Reid
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "Believe it or not my piano instructor, who is 52 btw, use this app when she cannot get her hands on a real one. She likes that it has seven octaves and that it is easy to switch between the octaves so she can play real songs, though she uses a tablet and not a phone."
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    #4Piano HD

    Piano HD
    With Piano HD you can learn to play piano in an easy way. It lets you adjust the keyboard as you want and make different types of sounds, including bass and guitar. You can record the songs you play and share them with your friends.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Diane Payne
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "Great app for learning how to play piano. Helped me get through the first few sessions and was very interactive. It let me record my progress and even share that with my friends! I would most definitely recommend this app for a person who has always wanted to play piano but has been too intimidated to try."
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    #5Real Piano

    Real Piano
    With Real Piano you can play live music with high quality sound. This app features 20 realistic sounds, including grand and electric piano, organ, acoustic and electric guitars, horns and banjo.
    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    José Alberto Toledo
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Real Piano sounds like a real piano! In a pinch you could use it if you didn't have a piano but needed to play a simple piece. It's got a bunch of other instruments as well, but the piano sound is particularly well done I thought."
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    #6Piano 3D

    Piano 3D

    Piano 3D is a piano learning and music discovery tool. Its features include #D graphics, ultra-realistic multi-sampled piano sound, numerous piano instruments, huge song library, etc. It was developed by Massive Technologies Inc.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Timothy Brooks
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "Piano 3D is the best piano app I've tried. The sound is very realistic! The graphics are good and the app is very responsive."
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    #7Perfect Piano

    Perfect Piano

    Perfect Piano teaches users how to play the piano with its 88-key piano keyboard. It features different built-in sound effects and supports multitouch screen. You can record and share the songs you play and even set them as ringtone.



    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Leonardo Romo
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "Outstanding app! Now I know the basics just by using this app for a few hours, I hope I can learn more from using this one about an hour a day! I specifically enjoyed hearing the difference between all 88 keys, and what their progression is. "
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    #8Piano Tutor for iPad

    Piano Tutor for iPad

    Piano Tutor for iPad is a paid app that is intended to be used by piano students or beginners that want to get started with a virtual piano. The app also features four fun games and a midi keyboard.

    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99- with in-app purchases

    Barbara Stephens
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "If you're looking to practice your piano, this app is the way to go. I can squeeze in a practice session anywhere I'm at. I can also practice your sheet reading and note selection. This app makes piano feel more like a fun game than just boring practice; I love it!"
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    #9Little Big Piano

    Little Big Piano
    This app features over 700 songs from every genre, including pop, rock, soundtracks and classics. With this app you'll learn how to play your favorite songs by playing every note that appears on your screen. 




    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Terry Phillips
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "It's a neat tool, and can be quite a diversion. As far as learning, though, you may be able to remember where the keys to specific songs are, but unless you already know how to play a full size piano, it will be difficult to transfer it to an actual keyboard."
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    #10Piano Lesson PianoMan

    Piano Lesson PianoMan

    Piano Lesson PianoMan is a free game for iOS and Android in which you can challenge your friends (up to 3 rivals) in the online mode. The players can play just with one fingertip. It also provides lots of popular songs available.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Sharon Alvarez
    Written on June 26, 2018
    "Although the app is definitely fun and mimics that of a real piano, the app is not very sensitive when the keys are pressed. Because of this, I would press the keys as if I were playing the piano however no sound would come out. I had to press the keys very hard which was not always possible especially when the song's pace is fast. This isn't an app that I would recommend as it was more frustrating that no sound was playing even when I pressed the keys multiple times. Although great in concept, the app does not satisfy the basics of being a piano which is generating sound."
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    #11Piano Chords and Scales

    Piano Chords and Scales

    Chords and Scales is a free app for iOS that is intended to be used by musicians, no matter if you are a beginner or an expert. Discover scales and chords and use them to compose your own music.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Hao Shi
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "This app is a great tool for anyone learning how to play the piano. It will help you learn how to play many different chords and improve even further as a musician. I highly recommend it for anyone new to playing the piano or even experienced musicians who want to improve their songwriting process."
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    #12Magic Piano by Smule

    Magic Piano by Smule

    Magic Piano by Smule is a free app for Android and iOS in which you can play all-time classics or compose your own music. It features such things as a tempo controller and a Jam play mode with vocals.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Grace Fu
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "Magic Piano has been a great app. I enjoy playing around and making up my own music as well as the ability to practice on current songs. I would like to see less ads on future updates."
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    #13Piano Companion

    Piano Companion

    Piano Companion is a free virtual piano that offers a great flexibility on piano chords and offers a lot of modes. It's full-featured for piano learning and a great tool for those musicians that want to play piano on a handheld device.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Peter Ryan
    Written on January 10, 2018
    "My oldest kid, 11 yr old daughter, is really into the piano. I got her a flexible roll up piano for her birthday next week. I think that from the screenshots it would be a little advanced for her, especially being a beginner, but who knows, within a year or two may really want access to info like that"
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    #14Magic Tiles 3

    Magic Tiles 3
    Magic Tiles 3 is a piano game with simple rules: you have to tap the black tiles and avoid the white tiles. This game combines different instruments and has a battle mode to compete with players around the world.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Denise Reid
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "This is a great way to meet and join the competition with people all around the world. I like the fact that it plays music and is set in a game-like format. This game is kind of like a guitar hero or band hero for the playstation. I think this game is alot of fun to play. "
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    #15Piano Melody

    Piano Melody

    Piano Melody is a piano application that lets users learn to play their favorite songs on the piano by playing back the melody. It also offers 700 songs to learn from different eras and genres. It was developed by Learn To Master Ltd.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Aadhya Vyas
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "Seems like a fun little app to learn popular songs on the keyboard bringing the keyboard right to your phone. Key size is adjustable and you can just focus on certain parts of the song to get it right. You can even turn the highlight of notes off as you get better! "
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    #16iReal Pro

    iReal Pro

    iReal Pro is a music learning app that is intended to be used by musicians, no matter if you're a beginner or an expert. Play by yourself? This app can simulate you have a band. HQ audio support.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $12.99- With in-app purchases

    Lorena Vásquez
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "This is an app that runs on Apple products only, requiring iOS 9.3 or later. It costs $12.99 to download. You need to be able to read musical notations to use this app successfully. It is not an app that teaches you music, but rather it is an app that trained musicians can use to help them read and play musical pieces, while using backing tracks from the app. There are many free in-app upgrades such as Jazz Style Pack and Latin Styles Pack, among several others. The Blues pack costs $3.99, which is a nominal fee for a very popular back up style."
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    #17Figure

    Figure

    Figure is an app to create music in a few seconds with smartphones. Users can share creations on Allihoopa, the social platform for musicians, as well as see others creations and exchange ideas. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Nicolás Carrasco
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "If you have ever wanted to practice your composition in music, you can use the Figure app to make your own music and share it. You will also be able to listen to other people's creations and collaborate. There is a lot of potential and talent in this app."
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    #18DM1

    DM1
    DM1 is a virtual drum machine for iOS that makes interesting and fun the process of creating your own music directly from your mobile. It includes a step sequencer, drum pads, a mixer, and more.
    Apps

    iOS

    $4.99

    Wang Ren
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "This is less a piano app, but more like a midi controller at your fingertips. Imagine being without your Launchpad and just want to play with some new sounds, repeats, and play around with drum beats. This is in so way a professional replacement for those who want to make beats, however this program allows you to play around, get some beats going and then export them elsewhere. "
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    #19ThumbJam

    ThumbJam

    ThumbJam is a paid music app for iOS that offers forty virtual instruments with different samples. Intended for both beginners and experts. Full featured and a high quality of sound.

    Apps

    iOS

    $8.99

    Kyle Wells
    Written on June 27, 2018
    "This is a pretty solid app, but I feel like it attempts to be a jack of all trades and master of none. You'll get some piano aspects from it without a doubt, but if you're dedicated and want the best? Find an app that focuses on such."
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    #20djay 2

    djay 2

    djay 2 is a free Android app capable of turning a user's mobile device into a DJ system. It has Spotify integration and offers support for MIDI controllers and Bluetooth devices. djay 2 is offered by algoriddim and also has an iOS platform.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ethan Howell
    Written on June 24, 2018
    "I have been looking for a piano app to play and engage my creative side with. After looking around through a decent amount of apps I have to say that djay 2 really was what I was looking for. This app was a lot of fun to use."
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    #21Yousician

    Yousician
    Yousician is the personal music tutor for the digital age. Learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever you want. The app listens to you play the guitar and gives instant feedback on your accuracy and timing.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Terry Brewer
    Written on September 27, 2018
    "This is a pretty brilliant teaching tool. I don't know how it works it's magic, but it's like having a real instructor in the room with you. The only hitch is there is no "virtual" instrument. One has to bring one's own. But it can understand anything, from a ukulele to a digital piano. Players of nearly all levels will get something out of this."

Summary

Best What are the best piano apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1My PianoApps 23 Free
2Pianist HDApps 23 Free
3Piano TeacherApps 22 Free
4Piano HDApps 22 Free
5Real PianoApps 22 Free
6Piano 3DApps 22 Free
7Perfect PianoApps 20 Free
8Piano Tutor for iPadApps 20 Paid
9Little Big PianoApps 17 Free
10Piano Lesson PianoManGames 15 Free
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