Pianist – Review
App Type: Uncategorized
Version #: 1
Date Released: 2008-07-02
Price: 5.99User Rating:
My very first foray into the world of ipodtouch/iphone applications, and I must say, I was entertained…barely
A neat little application for those with musical interest and rudimentary piano understanding, however, the limits of the screen vs. finger size can make it a little cumbersome to operate.
The interface is self explanatory, but navigation proves to be somewhat counter-intuitive.
My two biggest concerns with this applications and applications like it are:
1) Being able to access only one octave of pitches at one time (for those not familiar with the musical lingo, this is all 12 tones in and between the two do’s in do-re-me song) making chords very difficult to conjure, and,
2) The lag on the touch screen makes keeping in time with the metronome an arduous task at best.
However, there is quite a novelty to turning your music player into a music maker…
Overall Value: Not quite worth $5.99, more of a $2.99-er
Level of Difficulty: Simple
Age Appropriate: Any Age
Longevity: Probably not, unless you simply love to noodle in layers?Would It Buy Again: Doubtful
Final Statement: Digable for gaget-philes, frustrating for musicians
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