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McCarthy Music app review: learn to play the piano



Have you been wanting to learn to play the piano and just haven't been able to find the time or you find the classes far too expensive? The McCarthy Music iPad piano app is a brand new release that works in conjunction with the McCarthy Music Illuminating Piano in order for users to learn how to play the piano. Thanks to this app you can learn on your own schedule, at your own pace, and without having to spend a fortune.

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Learn to Play the Piano Without Fuss

There's no reason that learning to play the piano has to be confusing and stressful; instead, with the McCarthy Music app it can be fun, engaging, and even relaxing. As mentioned this learn to play piano app is meant to be used with the McCarthy Music Illuminating Piano yet it may still work with other MIDI controllers and keyboards that are connected through USB or Bluetooth. Users will be able to make use of the wireless technology thanks to the Apple MIDI Bluetooth Device code that is integrated right into the app.

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The app is free to download but keep in mind that there is an in-app purchase available that is priced at $3.99. The app doesn't yet have a customer rating but early reviews are nothing but glowing. Users have commented on just how smooth this offering is. Users also love the versatility of the music offered. There are no updates as of yet.

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The App Experience

The McCarthy Music app is all about offering users a smooth and educational experience that also has fun tied to it. Some of the features in this app include the fact it can support more than one user. Each user can set up their own profile which then keeps track of their settings, themes, achievements, and scoring. Speaking of themes the app offers four different software themes to choose from, and there are more than 950 digital sheet music pieces all of which are licensed. These do require in-app purchases.

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Additionally, you can monitor your progress with the real-time scoring as well as feedback that you are given. The scoring system doesn't just shed light on the current song you're playing it also gives you data over a stretch of time so you can see how much you have improved. You've got the ability to make notes right on your digital sheet music and you can zoom in whenever you want.

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Pros and Cons


  • The app is smooth and responsive
  • There is plenty of digital sheet music available for purchase
  • The scoring system keeps track of your progress over time and on the current song
  • Get feedback as you play


  • This one is only available on the iPad

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Final Thoughts

The McCarthy Music app for your iPad provides users with a simple solution when it comes to learning how to play the piano. Everything about the app feels and looks modern and sleek and is incredibly user-friendly.

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