Magic Piano by Smule

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    Magic Piano by Smule

    by: 145.7K 5.9

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    Published: 2014-01-08, by .

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

    • Easy for anyone who's never played piano
    • Piano versions of songs instantly recognizable
    • No ability to modify style or tempo
    • Very restricted access to song database
    • Doesn't actually replicate the experience of paying the piano

    "No patience for piano practice? This is your app!"

    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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    by Janel , Appszoom

    Jan 08, 2014


    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 Apple's Best New Apps.

    - New hits added daily - 1000+ hits across genres
    - Rhythm and tempo control - recreate the music!
    - Pair with real vocalists on Sing! Jams mode
    - Instrument options: classic, harpsichord, Funky 80's synth, organ and more

    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

    ** 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:

    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!

    In the new Sing! Jams mode, you can play the piano alongside real vocalists from the Smule community!

    -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.

    - You can subscribe for unlimited access to our full song and instrument catalog
    - The subscriptions are $7.99 weekly, $19.99 monthly and $99.99/annually*
    - You'll be able to play all available songs on any instrument for the duration of your subscription
    - Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
    - Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
    - Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the cost of the chosen package
    - Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
    - No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period

    *Price are equal to the value that "Apple's App Store Matrix" determines is the equivalent of the subscription price in $USD.

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