Magic Piano by Smule

Magic Piano by Smule

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(4 stars)

(654K)


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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!

Relax your soul with beautiful sounds of piano while playing your favorite tunes on original #1 piano rhythm game. Featured by TIME, New York Times and Google Play Best Apps 2014, Magic Piano turns your mobile device into a musical instrument that lets you effortlessly play your favorite songs with your own spin. 

Follow beams of light to guide your fingertips to the correct note.  Express your joy, love, and passion by controlling the notes, rhythm and tempo. 

Features
-1000+ hits across genres - new hits added daily
- Difficulty level adjustment
- Daily Challenge - earn free songs everyday
- Follow beams of light to guide your fingertips
- Share your music via Facebook, Twitter, email

Current most popular songs (all genres):

------- POP -------
** All of Me - John Legend
** 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.

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.

www.smule.com
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www.twitter.com/smule

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.

Have questions on a particular permission? http://www.smule.com/support/magicpiano#android

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Comments and ratings for Magic Piano by Smule
  • (64)

    by Jason Love on 12/04/2015

    Coollllll

  • (64)

    by Lashondra Young on 12/04/2015

    I love it yesssss

  • (64)

    by Alycia Pratt on 12/04/2015

    4girls4me

  • (64)

    by Ethan Rigg on 12/04/2015

    I think its good Its fun

  • (64)

    by Connor Fitzgerald on 12/04/2015

    In order to buy a song you've actually heard of, you need 75 Smoola. There's an achievement for playing 1000 different songs. Upon completion, you earn 2 Smoola. That says it all really

  • (64)

    by Andrea Herrea on 12/04/2015

    Works like magic best game ever

  • (64)

    by Viri Johnson on 12/04/2015

    Love it but it hardly gives me any coins so i can play new songs

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