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I don't know if there is such app for ipad but I imagine I could run a piano learning application on it. My digital piano is connected to ipad and my keystrokes is sent to ipad through midi.

Can anybody recommend a real app for this use? I am a beginner.

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If you are serious about learning how to play the piano, the old fashioned way of studying with another human being next to you has a better chance of obtaining results. In addition to learning how to read and to understand theory, you really need someone next to you to teach you correct form (just like in golf).

I could see using an application to improve sight reading or ear training, but learning how to play the piano really needs a professional next to you.

I personally know of no one who has learned to play from an application. I love computers and technology, but as someone who has made his living entirely from playing, you'll just have to trust me on this. Get a teacher, one who performs for a living and who is affiliated with a college.

You're not guaranteed getting a great teacher if you follow my advice, but the odds are now more in your favor.


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Thanks Dave. Yes, I agree with you that a teacher is important, actually I had one for a short period time and she helped a lot. Now I want to learn what you said sight reading or ear training. I think this area definitely can be accelerated by an app. I just don't know if there is an acclaimed one.

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Personally I think iPads and the like are overrated. I much prefer to work with real books (and of course a good teacher is necessary). I find it easier to process information from books (especially going back and forth between different pages and chapters), and also easier to make notes, fingerings etc. It's just a more "hands on" process to me. IMO, of course..

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I dont know of any apps on the ipad for learning piano. To be honest...I have been using Piano learning software for quite a while and it is decent but nothing beats a teacher. Now that I have a teacher, I am learning MORE about sight reading and ear training than I did with a computer program. An app cant teach you how valuable scales and arpeggio's are for sight reading...my teacher started these with me two months ago and I have to be honest, I am able to pick up on music a lot quicker because I notice the patterns and how most of it is just scales!

Anyway, I heard about something called "GarageBand" idk if thats worth anything but try it.

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COSON - How are you connecting you DP to your IPAD?

What type connector are you using to go into the IPAD?

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You should realize that the iPad has limitations for running apps and that some of the apps are just trials for the real thing. Garage Band has some music lessons that can be downloaded for free and then you can pay for lessons from an actual artist to teach you to play a particular song. If you are plugging in an external keyboard, it has to be compatible with the Mac operating system. You can't download drivers into an iPad. What the others said about taking lessons from a teacher is very good advice. If you want to learn proper technique, fingering, theory and to be able to bounce ideas you need an actual human being for that.

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This guy has a channel on Youtube with a playlist of about 40 piano lessons:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Lypur#grid/user/253192EED47525A8

Each lesson is something like 25minutes I think. Not sure if this is what you are looking for but personally I think it is one of the better free resources out there.


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For sight reading training try this free browser app, it's pretty good: http://www.sightreadingpractice.com

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This guy has a channel on Youtube with a playlist of about 40 piano lessons:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Lypur#grid/user/253192EED47525A8

Each lesson is something like 25minutes I think. Not sure if this is what you are looking for but personally I think it is one of the better free resources out there.




I took a quick look at that site and for starters I don't like how he uses his thumb. It's a free site ... and you get what you pay for.


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