Private music lessons are expensive and time consuming, and as a result, they aren’t always a viable option for people who are interested in learning to play the piano in their spare time. Instead, Flowkey is a solution that uses a computer’s microphone to monitor how people learn and play the piano in a way that’s easier than online tutorials and less expensive than private lessons.
Getting started with Flowkey takes less than two minutes, and you can use the app even without knowing how to read sheet music. Visit the Store to choose a song you’d like to learn how to play, then click over to the Player and begin the real work of learning how to play. Flowkey uses the microphone on your computer to monitor how you’re playing, and it adjusts the tempo of the song based on how you’re doing. Not only does Flowkey know how quickly you’re playing, but it also knows which key is being played by which of your fingers. Flowkey offers online courses that you can take if playing the music you’ve selected is too difficult. The combination of video and sheet music makes it possible for complete beginners get started playing the piano, even without having any prior experience.
Advanced features become increasingly useful as users improve their skills and get used to using Flowkey on a daily basis. “Flow mode” is a feature that people can use to play songs with interactive live feedback. Meanwhile, the platform’s loop function replays specific sections of songs to improve user focus during practice. For budding musicians of all skill levels, Flowkey is a fun platform that’s worth checking out.
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