Posted on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Flowkey is a piano instruction site for beginners, enjoyable by players of all levels.
Flowkey claims to have invented “the easiest way to learn piano.” Old-fashioned piano players like myself may still claim that there’s nothing better than being in the room with a real instructor, but this is definitely the next best thing. The program has a variety of built-in tools that do things no real instructor could ever do, such as monitoring your playing via your computer’s microphone and adjusting to your tempo. The teaching methods allow beginner’s to progress at the pace that best suits them, and every bit of instruction enhances students’ overall abilities. Although everyone learns differently, it’s great to have an advanced method of online instruction like this.
Another advantage over traditional piano instruction is that Flowkey is free to use, at least at the start. Within seconds of setting up a profile, you can begin playing along to the digital image of a pianist that clearly depicts which notes are being hit at what time. Sheet music also scrolls along the bottom, so you can be sure that you’re understanding which notes correspond to which keys as the song progresses. Flowkey lets you play as quickly or as slowly as you want, and you can jump around the song or pause it as needed in order to practice certain sections. It’s incredibly intuitive to use, and useful for anyone who’s trying to learn a new instrument or hone their skills.