Can anyone suggest their favourite learning app. I tried Simply Piano but it doesn’t seem to go very far.
I started as a total beginner a couple months ago, and use two apps, as well as Alfred's adult piano book 1. I use Simply Piano and Flowkey. I can't stand the amount of Simply Piano ads I come across, but I've found the app to be great for me as a complete beginner. I'm already into the Intermediate II section in Simply Piano, and there's no way I'm an intermediate player. I think what these apps are good for is giving a fantastic crash course into the whole piano experience which should be enough to provide a very solid foundation upon which to build.
The way I see it~
Simply Piano- Great for getting accustomed to sight reading, and has a great positive enforcement feedback loop with an arcade game-like experience.
Flowkey- Great for learning your pieces, and very importantly, the fingering for those pieces. Each song has a video of the performer showing fingerings which you can either watch in real time, or have it only move as you hit the correct notes.
I'd say Simply Piano goes much further in guiding the learner, whereas Flowkey has less instruction and may be better for intermediate players. I would absolutely choose Simply Piano to help with sight reading over Flowkey though.