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Babieseverywhere Sat 28-Oct-17 13:30:11

Does anyone else use this ?

I am using it as a way to improve my practically non existant sight reading skills and a fun alternate to the books I am also using.

Just on finishing the sixth out of the fourteen modules. It is fun smile

Babieseverywhere Sat 04-Nov-17 06:47:34

Take it I am the only one using this app, lol.

Finished another couple of modules...finished ten, four to go.

I picked up one of my music books and it seemed slightly easier to play, so I must be learning something !

Babieseverywhere Tue 07-Nov-17 15:10:55

2.5 modules to go !

Babieseverywhere Mon 13-Nov-17 11:01:35

I am finding it harder now the music is faster !
So I am replaying the song from the start, just to get an idea of how far I have come in a few short weeks and practise the songs I scraped through and then go back to the two fast songs on the end of module 12.

Babieseverywhere Sat 18-Nov-17 10:20:58

Finish module 12 with Game of Thrones, now on Bond theme tune on module 13.

Also 'Father's Favourite is nearly recognisable at parts I will keep practising. smile

Littlefish Sat 18-Nov-17 10:53:24

I've never heard of this app. Did you pay for it?

Littlefish Sat 18-Nov-17 10:53:52

I've never heard of this app. Did you pay for it?

CoteDAzur Sat 18-Nov-17 10:57:07

Marking my place. App sounds interesting.

LaurieFairyCake Sat 18-Nov-17 11:34:40

Also marking

Rach5l Sat 18-Nov-17 11:40:26

Does it teach you piano?

Babieseverywhere Sat 18-Nov-17 15:55:08

Yes, it teaches you piano.

You can get a week free but makes sure to unclick the autorenew on Google play or it will charge you.

I complained that there wasn't a monthly membership option and they offered me a discount for the first three months membership which I thankfully took. So I paid £15 for three months...full price £30.

I am really enjoying it. My 11yo daughter and DH are learning on it too. My 7 yo daughter has played a few of the earlier lessons and enjoyed it.

I am up to changing hand positions from D, C and F ! I am stuck. Will try again tomorrow.

Highly recommend it. If you have played a piano before you will wizz through the earlier modules !

NB. It is designed to be used with a piano or keyboard. It can 'hear' via your phone's speakers or we bought a cheap midi to mini usb connection lead which cost us £8
That means we can play our digital piano with headphones on and not annoy the neighbours !

Babieseverywhere Sat 18-Nov-17 16:20:46

Our lead looks very like this one but was £8

Clickable link to lead

Babieseverywhere Thu 23-Nov-17 06:35:53

On the last song on module 13. Still doing the training for It!

Hopefully I will finish this song today or tomorrow and then just one more module to go !

Babieseverywhere Fri 24-Nov-17 14:53:13

Finished module 13 and 33% through module 14 aka the last one sad

Babieseverywhere Fri 08-Dec-17 20:23:54

40% through last mpdule
The maple leaf exercise has me stumped. It is too fast for me.
I am up to training part three. Hope to get past this exercise tomorrow smile

Babieseverywhere Tue 12-Dec-17 16:24:48

60% through last module
Slow going due to children been ill all over the place here.

WelshMoth Sun 07-Jan-18 08:56:31

OP thank you for the running commentary- it's really useful.

I'm looking for something to recommend to a friend of mine who has self-taught from little musical experience. Zero manuscript awareness but an amazing musical ear.

I've suggested the basics as a way of bridging the gap in his knowledge (finger positions, chords etc, major and minor differences etc) but don't know how to advise him further.

Would this app help?

Babieseverywhere Tue 09-Jan-18 10:02:45

I would suggest he gets the free trial week and see he thinks. I am not a good judge as I am a beginner myself.

Any how. Thanks to chicken pox. I have not had piano time recently. So hope to get back to the keyboard this evening...children permitting.

BrightnSparkly Sun 25-Feb-18 22:58:07

Hi! I just googled the Simply Piano app to read reviews, and found this really useful. I got a digital piano for Xmas and haven't gotten very far with learning how to play so far. I am new to playing music full stop, but so far this app is brilliant! I have only just completed the free portion of the app - so will have to sign up for the Premium version now - but it sounds like it's going to be money well-spent! The only thing slightly misleading is that it says 'cancel anytime' on the sign-up page, but if you take out the £4.99 / month rate, I presume you are locked in for a year, totalling £59.88?

Babieseverywhere Mon 26-Feb-18 08:00:42

I emailed the developers are pointed that out. As a monthly membership would work better for me...rather than pay up front. They offered me a one off discount on a three month membership.

BrightnSparkly Mon 26-Feb-18 11:34:32

That's good to know, as it's very difficult to judge just from the basics course how long it'll take to get through the entire course, and become an adept player. And I understand that they add new material. Did you find that you could learn how to both read music and play piano just by using the app alone? Did it start delving into using pedals?

Babieseverywhere Mon 26-Feb-18 14:06:13

No pedals yet. They have had two more modules as I have been learning. So I am now two modules from the end, not one !

Not had chance to play recently with kids home...going to have another go tonight smile

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