Music iPad App Review #1: Virtual Piano Free HD
Be the maestro with Virtuoso Piano Free HD, a new iPod touch, iPhone and iPad instrument. Learn and play the piano anytime and anywhere.
Developer Website: http://peterbmusic.com
iTunes Direct Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/virtuoso-piano-free/id304075989?mt=8
MusTech.Net Quick Text Review:
A great app. for showing the piano, playing melodies, and demonstrating harmonic concepts. There is a slight bit of delay (latency) when using this application (especially when multiple keys are pressed). The sound is great and I highly recommend this for music educators to have on their iPads for classroom demonstration purposes.
YouTube Video Review Embed:
Recommended for your iPad music tool arsenal? Yes.
Caveats: If this becomes AD enabled, like the iPhone version it will become a “tough sale”. If they do put ads on this app., I hope they do it more tastefully than the iPhone version…
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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D., is an industry innovator, educator, clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many music and education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator in higher education, he made the move into industry in 2018.
As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in many capacities during his tenure including Professor of music, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Associate/Assistant Chair of Music and Fine Arts, Director of Jazz Studies.
He finished his tenure at the college as the Director of Bands, where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Band, and various smaller ensembles. He continues to guest direct bands, consult with music programs, and adjudicate ensembles and programs today.
He has been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries.
He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, SBO, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications.
He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website: jpisano.com.