So, I’ve found that I’ve struggled to manage my time well and may not get as much piano practice in as I’d like… as a result, in addition to stepping my game up, I also considered that this poses a great opportunity, how can I learn piano while I’m always running around? Let’s learn piano chords on the go! Using my Samsung Galaxy S5, I downloaded some apps through the Google Play Store. And have been trying to use them to get a better idea of the chords… some I found are in the video below that I recorded using Zoom.us
In this video I explore a couple of apps for Android that I got for free from the Google Play Store.Specifically I look at learning some of the chords to play the 4 Chord Song.
Piano Scales & Chords Free
Review: Can play all notes simulatenously to get the proper sound of the chord. Thought it looked professional and user friendly enough and had games to help me learn, however the game is quite difficult to master. Has the names of all keys on the piano screen!
UPDATE: HAS INCORRECT CHORDS! – I thought my C# minor was off and it was… I was in fact playing a C# Major
Learn Piano Chords
Review: Simple view with large text. Cannot play all notes simultaneously on my phone. Has the names of all keys on the piano screen! Incomplete, only has beginner chords (okay for me in the short term).
They also have a twitter to connect to!
Review: Most professional looking and has a large database. Cannot play all notes simultaneously on my phone. Has the names of all keys on the piano screen!
Screenshot taken with Samsung Galaxy S5 via Piano Scales & Chords Free.
For all of the apps, they don’t teach the posture or finger dexterity required to play piano, but they do give me the visual of learning which keys to play for a particular chord. Most importantly, they are all free and extend my opportunities to play piano. And for you iPhone users out there. Piano Scales & Chords and Piano Companion are both available from the App Store… in addition to many other apps! I will continue to practice and keep you posted, but thus far, learning chords even just four of them has been a slow process!
Comments or suggestion of other apps? Let me know! Thanks!
– Logan Petlak