Magic Piano by Smule

Magic Piano by Smule

10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Easy for anyone who's never played piano
  • Piano versions of songs instantly recognizable
Cons
  • No ability to modify style or tempo
  • Very restricted access to song database
  • Doesn't actually replicate the experience of paying the piano
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Expert's Review
5.9
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"No patience for piano practice? This is your app!"

Reviewed by / Jan 08, 2014

Tap your way through instantly recognizable pop, rock, and classical hits

So you want to play the piano, yet you're not interested in investing the time and effort it would take to actually do so. There's an app for that! Magic Piano by Smule offers a way to tickle the ivories without having to learn a thing about reading music - all you need is a sense of rhythm and a pair of tapping fingers.

Notes are represented by glowing lights that ease their way over time to the bottom of the screen, where tapping them at the appropriate moments will result in the production of familiar melodies. Your choice of songs is limited at first, but as you earn coins through practice, you'll be able to unlock further instantly recognizable pop, rock, and classical hits. Haven't you always wanted to bang out a piano version of Gangnam Style?

Earning new songs can feel frustratingly slow, though, since with a real piano you'd simply have access to all the notes at any time that you pleased. There's the in-app option to purchase further ditties, of course, should you feel impatient enough to dole out real cash for access to a tappable Call Me Maybe. Forget about adding your own flourishes, too - the playing mechanism has been so far simplified from the experience of actually playing the piano, you're also forced into conforming with the precise tempo decided upon by the app.

Magic Piano by Smule is perhaps a thrill for those who have always had vague interest in playing the piano but never had the chance. However, the lack of flexibility in playing style and song choice will make it too restricted of an experience for anyone seeking something more musically compelling.

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Developer's original description available here
From Bruno Mars to Mozart, play the hottest songs effortlessly on #1 piano game. Enjoy the sound quality that calms your spirit and get free songs as rewards. Featured in the New York Times and TIME, Magic Piano lets you experience the fun of playing piano and music making. Enter game mode to level up, or just relax and enjoy your favorite tunes.
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Features
-1000+ hits across genres – new hits added daily
-Control over notes, rhythm and tempo - follow the beams of light
-Difficulty level adjustment
-Facebook, Twitter, email share
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Current most popular songs (all genres):

------- POP -------
** On Top of the World - Imagine Dragons
** Safe and Sound - Capital Cities
** Counting Stars - One Republic
** Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke, ft. T.I. & Pharrell Williams
** Wake Me Up - Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc
** Treasure - Bruno Mars
** Cups - Anna Kendrick
** Stay - Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko
** Bubbly - Colbie Caillat
** What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
** Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
------ ROCK ------
** Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
** Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
** More Than Words - Extreme
** The Final Countdown - Europe
** Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
----- CLASSICAL----
** The Magic Flute - Mozart
** Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
----- MOVIES AND MUSICALS --
** Phantom of the Opera
** Jurassic Park Theme
----- COUNTRY -----
** Friends in Low Places - Garth Brooks
** Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood
------ R&B ------
** I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly
** Hero - Mariah Carey
** Respect - Aretha Franklin 

Want a song that's not available? Suggest songs on Smule’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/smule

PICK UP AND PLAY EFFORTLESSLY
Magic Piano makes you sound like a piano prodigy - any time, anywhere. Play your favorite songs with your own spin and sound great every time.
-Follow beams of light to guide your fingertips to the correct note. You control the notes, rhythm and tempo, allowing your creativity and expressivity to shine.
-Try out different instruments - change your piano into a harpsichord, Funky 80's synth, organ and more!

SHARE YOUR PERFORMANCES
-Broadcast your performances on the in-app Smule Globe or listen to other players’ songs and give their performances some love.
-Share your pieces through Facebook, Twitter and email.

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Please note:

1) While you can use your existing Smule account with Magic Piano on Android, the content of the apps differ substantially, and consequently songs and Smoola are not shared between iOS and Android. Thank you for your understanding.

2) We unfortunately no longer support Android devices running an Android OS lower than 4.0. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Recently changed in this version

Additional bug fixes to prepare for the release of the Lollipop OS!


Lists with Magic Piano by Smule

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Anna Grace, Smule, Instruments, apps.

Comments and ratings for Magic Piano by Smule
  • (53)

    by Mohammed Mannan on 06/12/2014

    Too hard but better for your fingers they get numb better exercise for your fingers

  • (53)

    by Kaylie Player on 06/12/2014

    What ever

  • (53)

    by Eemaan Ahmed on 06/12/2014

    I am VIP and I cant play VIP why? In my iDevice shows VIP and in my Android no. Please fix it! All the time I spend money!

  • (53)

    by Kim Bunnell on 06/12/2014

    I got 104 smoola and never received it! Can u please fix this? The "if u did a smoola offer it will apear on ur account" wasnt true! Its been a week ever since I did the offer!

  • (53)

    by Mely Carreño on 06/12/2014

    It is the best app ever install it. Now

  • (53)

    by Vivian Sanchez on 06/12/2014

    This is a great application for music lovers and a good timewaster. Wish they just had more songs for free, but beggars cant be choosers

  • (53)

    by Holly lawson on 06/12/2014

    Love my family