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Mind-Blowing Virtual Piano Keyboard App
New version 3.0 of the most amazing virtual piano keyboard. In this article, you will learn how to use the features of this amazing piano app. Session Town has the best online piano games, including this piano simulator. But, to be honest, this is much more than just a game.
Let's see how this online piano works:
- Choose your favorite sound.
- Play the piano with the computer's keyboard.
- New! Introducing the sustain pedal
- Record your songs and share them with the world.
- Search among thousands of songs.
- Learn to play piano songs with the new note-by-note method.
- Use a real piano keyboard with MIDI technology to learn and record.
- Learn to find the notes on the keyboard.
- Solve possible problems.
Want to play the piano but don't know how?
- Check out this fantastic lesson to learn how to play the piano at home.
- Learn how to play any song with the tutorial about piano chords for beginners.
The Sounds of the Online Keyboard
The Virtual Keyboard Simulator has the following sounds:
- Organ (such as church organs)
- Sawtooth (used widely in Rock)
PRO TIP: When you record a song, all the sound changes are registered. This way you can use multiple sounds in your recordings.
How to play the Online Piano with your Computer Keyboard?
You can play the online piano simulator in many ways. If you have a touch screen, you can play chords and melodies with your fingers. You can also use the mouse. Many people prefer playing with the computer keyboard.
New feature! Customize which keyboard keys play which musical notes. We have chosen some default keys, but you can customize them as you like. The system is case-sensitive. You can select numbers, letters, or signs. It's up to you!
PRO TIP 1: With the right and left arrow keys, you can increase or decrease the octaves. However, if you already have a note in the lowest octave, you will not be able to decrease the octave further using the left arrow. Likewise, if you already have a key assigned for a note in the highest octave, you will not be able to increase the octave any further with the right arrow.
PRO TIP 2: You can assign multiple notes to the same key. This lets you play chords using a single key.
The new and amazing sustain pedal
A sustain pedal is very useful to play any piano. And we have included it in our virtual piano. While the sustain pedal is pressed, the notes will keep ringing, even if you release the keys. Once you release the sustain pedal, the notes that were released will stop. Most piano songs use a sustain pedal.
PRO TIP: You can assign a computer key to enable and disable the sustain pedal.
Record Songs Using the Piano Simulator
Record unlimited songs for free. To do this, link your Facebook account with our app. Don't worry, we will never post on your Facebook account. We only use your Facebook account to be able to save your songs.
When you record a song, you have two options:
- Mark the song as public. This way, your song will be included in the library, and people will be able to search for it.
- Mark the song as private. Your song won't appear in the search results.
Don't mark as public any song with copyrights. Keep in mind that you are responsible for every public song that you record. You are legally liable if there are copyright claims.
To start recording, click on the "Record Song" button. Then play your song. When you are done, click on the "Stop Recording" button. Then you can write a title for your song and select if it is public or private. The app will record the notes and also the sound changes.
Learn to Play Piano Songs: Step-by-Step Method
Search among thousands of songs. We are not exaggerating. Our users have recorded more than 50,000 songs!
You can learn to play piano songs online with the virtual keyboard. When you click on the "play" button, you will see the played notes highlighted on the keyboard. If that is too fast for a given song, you can try the previous and next note buttons to go at your own pace.
PRO TIP: With the Learning Mode turned on, the following note will be highlighted. When you play the right note, the app will highlight the following notes. This lets you learn step by step.
Learn songs with a Real Piano (MIDI technology)
If you have a real piano, the virtual keyboard is a great addition to learn new songs. You can play the Online Piano using a real piano that supports the MIDI technology. How does it work? Let's find out.
MIDI is the language used by musical instruments to communicate with each other. You can connect your real musical keyboard using a USB cable and our app will detect it automatically.
PRO TIP: If you connected your MIDI instrument, but it is not working, click on the "MIDI" button, this will detect new connections. Or try reloading the page.
The Notes on the Piano Keyboard
The musical notes' names are A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. We use the white keys on the keyboard to play those notes in that same order. If you see a music keyboard, you will notice that black keys make groups of two black keys followed by a group of three black keys. It is always a pattern of two and then three black keys. The white key that is just before the last black key in the group of three black keys is the musical note A.
The musical notes on the black keys use the same names but adding accidentals: sharps (#) and flats (b). The black key after A is A sharp. Think of the term sharp as the closer note to the right. That is why A sharp is after A. That same black key is B flat. Think of the term flat as the closer note to the left. That is why B flat is the note just to the left of B.
You can also name the musical notes using syllables:
- A: La
- B: Ti
- C: Do
- D: Re
- E: Mi
- F: Fa
- G: Sol
You can find many keys on the keyboard that use the same note name, but when played, they don't sound exactly the same. The complete set of music notes names is called an octave. The piano keyboard has many octaves. Our virtual piano has six octaves.
Learning music theory is very useful to play any instrument, including the virtual piano. Learning the musical notes on the piano is the perfect starting point.
If you don't know anything about music, we have the solution. You have two options:
- Complete our free and easy music theory course.
- In a hurry? Learn the musical notes on the piano on YouTube.
Solving problems with the Online Piano
We have tested the online piano keyboard on many devices to ensure the best experience. Including smartphones, tablets, iPads, laptops, and desktop computers. The best Web Browser to play the virtual piano keyboard is Google Chrome as it is the one that supports the MIDI technology.
But we know that things can go wrong. If by any chance you are not able to play the virtual piano, the following tips can help:
- Be sure to use the latest version of a modern browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Microsoft Edge.
- If you came here from a social network, sometimes a lite version of the browser is used that cannot play the virtual piano. Copy the URL and open this website using another browser.
Some common problems and solutions:
- If you don't hear any sound, remember to turn the volume up.
- When some keys of the piano don't seem to produce any sound, your speakers could be the problem. Please use headphones instead.
- Sound comes late (Latency): when you play a key and the sound does not play immediately, but after a few moments, that is because your device is running out of memory or the processor is not fast enough. Try to close all the other apps or restart your device. If that does not solve the latency, then you will need a more powerful device to play the keyboard.
- If you get a message saying that the browser does not support the technology to play the virtual keyboard, your only option is to use another browser.
Please contact us below and leave a comment if you have any problems.
More virtual instruments
We have other virtual instruments and piano games for you to play online. Play the virtual drum. Improve your timing using the online metronome app. Or learn sight-reading with the online game. We are always happy to hear from you. Comment below.