What are the best piano apps for iPad?

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    #1GarageBand

    GarageBand

    GarageBand is a music making software and app for Mac and iOS respectively. It offers a sound library with software instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and virtual session drummers. Users can access piano and guitar lessons.

    Software

    Mac, iOS

    Free

    Johnny Brooks
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "I have nothing but positive things to say about GarageBand I have used this on my iphone to get my guitar hero fix on except this goes above and beyond what the phone app can do."
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    #2Paper

    Paper

    Paper is a free application for iOS devices that enables users to create checklists, spot details in pictures, and sketch diagrams. It also has an auto-correction feature for drawings and also has a 3D journal.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Tiffany Mendez
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "I enjoy using this app for the sketch opportunity. I like to garden and enjoy garden design. This app allows me to quickly record ideas as I have them and also revise the sketches when I later review them."
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    #3MindNode 4

    MindNode 4

    MindNode 4 makes is a brainstorming app for iOS in which you can connect6 your ideas an generate a mapping between them, establishing a hierarchy and focusing on the creative part.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Jacob Flores
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "This app's great for helping me brainstorm piano compositions! If i'm having trouble coming up with ideas, I can use it to break each part of the song down into smaller sections, and have them all organized in one place."
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    #4Evernote

    Evernote

    Evernote is an app that allows users to create all kinds of notes and keep all their ideas organized and collected in the same spot. The app also offers a lot of tools to share ideas and even create agendas for their teammates.   

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Jordan Sullivan
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "Evernote is a wonderful app to keep most everything organized. Take notes even set up check lists for tasks needed to be done. My favorite feature is being able to snap picks of papers and business cards. Its nice to be able to set up a profile for each business card i scan. One of the best additions to Evernote is the cross platform communication. Being able to work on something on the go with my mobile or kicking back at home using my pc. The notes are everywhere i am."
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    #5Snapseed

    Snapseed

    Snapseed is a complete and professional photo-editing software application developed by Google that will upgrade your regular photos, with lots of filters and special effects. It has 29 tools like healing, brush, structure, HDR, etc.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Harry Wheeler
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "I really like Snapseed but it has nothing to do with the topic. The topic is asking for piano apps not a photo editor."
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    #6Google Maps

    Google Maps

    Google Maps is a user-friendly navigational app that lets you choose and plan your route by public transportation, car, bike, walking, or even taxi. You can also explore areas to find restaurants, supermarkets, and more near you. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Android

    Anthony Wade
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "This isn't a piano app for iPad; it's a navigational tool. This makes Maps really bad as such."
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    #7Piano 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

    George Ford
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "Neat if you just want to mess around with a keyboard app. Different types of sound can be fun to play with. The recording doesn't seem to work that well, it could really use some retooling if they ever get around to it."
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    #8Piano 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

    Edward Weber
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "This is a fun game at first, but a lot of your enjoyment depends on the type of phone you have as well as if you want to continue paying or not. For the phone, headphones are a near must unless it's super quiet but if you don't have wireless phones, you're out of luck. After a week, they wanted more money from me to really get into the game and play it more which I wasn't willing to do. Wish they just gave you more to do with the free version!"
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    #91Password

    1Password

    1Password remembers all your passwords for you. In it, you can save your passwords and log in to sites with a single click. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Chrome

    Free- Varies by plan

    Phillip Carroll
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "I decided to try out 1Password after an associate recommended it to me for being a great piano app. I created the account and hoped that I would be able to have some success. Sadly, I was miss informed as this app 1Password was only able to save my passwords for the different apps that I use on my iPad not a piano app at all! Very disappointed!"
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    #10Piano 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

    Beverly Perkins
    Written on June 25, 2018
    ""Ultra-realistic" piano sound? From an iPad? Okay, let's just skip that part. As terrific as this piano app sounds, it has some important failures. For one thing, you have to be a member paying a monthly fee to access the main library of songs. The songs that are free are played automatically whether you want to listen to it or not. Additionally, there are no instructions for how to play the song. I see only one other piano app available for iPad. You might want to try that one instead of this one."
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    #11Piano app

    Piano app

    Learn how to play your favorite songs on the piano with this app: just play the song and learn how to play it by playing the notes displayed on your screen. You will be able to challenge your friends to play that song, sending them the sheet via Whatsapp, Facebook or Twitter. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Donald Kim
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "fun piano app with the ability to learn different songs"
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    #12Pages

    Pages
    Pages is a free word processor that combines a clean interface with some advanced features. This a software for the general public, offering a full set of tools for both advanced and getting-started users.
    Apps

    iOS, Mac

    Free

    Candy Shao
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "Pages is so much more than a word processor. It makes it so I can look very professional. I've made everything from brochures to flyers and it looks like I hired someone. "
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    #13Piano

    Piano

    Piano is an electric keyboard simulator that allows you to play music with different sounds, including grand piano, violin, accordion, organ, harpsichord and guitar. It has an 88 key piano keyboard and includes mini games to play.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Matthew Hopkins
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "I have been taking piano lessons since I was 6 years old. I really like playing the piano. However I can't haul around a baby grand piano around with me everywhere I go. The iPhone piano app allows me to play, albeit on a limited basis, anywhere I go."
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    #14Tiny Piano - Free Songs to Play and Learn!

    Tiny Piano - Free Songs to Play and Learn!

    Tiny Piano is a free app for the aspiring piano player. It comes with over 400 songs to enjoy. You just have to tap anywhere on the piano to play the next note. You can even play fast or slow, depending on how you like it. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

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    #15djay 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

    Sandra McDonald
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "This is a wonderful app. It turns you into a DJ with your songs. Very easy to use. I like it a lot."
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    #16Pianist 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

    Charles Jacobs
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "Pianist HD is a nice little addition for those looking to learn the piano in a different way. It's not going to break new ground, but I think it's a solid entry for those that are learning."
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    #17Piano 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

    Bob Xu
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "I'm just starting to learn the piano. I downloaded this app to help me learn and get a jump start on things. It helped me and gave me a better idea of what I was doing and what I should be hearing."
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    #18Music Note Sight Reading Trainer

    Music Note Sight Reading Trainer
    This app mimics the looks of real sheet music, what makes it the perfect app for those who want to learn and practice sheet reading.  



    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Judith Mason
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "This has been great for helping to read the music as well as play it. However the keyboard shown doesn't give all the options that the music is calling for due too limited space to show it."
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    #19Piano 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

    Jordan Delgado
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "Piano Tutor is a good and inexpensive way to get your feet wet in the piano playing world. If your interested in learning to play but not sure if you have the ability this app helps you to explore and determine your capability. Using it made me understand the basics of piano playing and got me even more interested. I liked the games that came with it asa side bar. "
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    #20Yousician

    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

    James Richardson
    Written on October 7, 2018
    "This app has been useful for trying to learn the guitar. I like the training methods used but there are a few drawbacks. Mainly they are due to the microphone and and how the app listens to you. For some reason, it just seems so finicky and will either not pick up on sounds or just say they are too loud. It gets frustrating, but I hope future updates can fix this."
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    #21Piano 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

    Ayaan Jain
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "I really love Piano Chords, Scales Companion app for iPad. The amount of information provided in this app is mindblowing and I feel it is a must-have for any musician. It works with an external MIDI Interface and great for looking up key scales and doing chord progressions. "
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    #22iReal 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

    Aadhya Malik
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "I think this app is an excellent tool for teachers and students alike. I love that i can create, edit and share what i've created and it sounds like I have a backup band behind me. The backup band feature is really helpful in practicing and performing the songs. There are a variety of genres to work with as well. I can download numerous songs and practice them using a guitar, a piano and other instruments. It's been really helpful in improving on my craft. There are so many tools you can use in this, too many to mention but all very helpful. "

Summary

Best What are the best piano apps for iPad
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1GarageBandSoftware 3 Free
2PaperApps 3 Free
3MindNode 4Apps 3 Paid
4EvernoteApps 3 Free
5Snapseed Apps 3 Free
6Google MapsApps 3 Free
7Piano HDApps 3 Free
8Piano Lesson PianoManGames 3 Free
91PasswordSoftware 3 Free
10Piano 3DApps 2 Free
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