Last weekend, Roland introduced the highly-anticipated sequel to their wildly popular “Piano Partner” app: Piano Partner 2… and we couldn’t love it more.
Unlike the original Piano Partner, Piano Partner 2 is available for BOTH iOS devices (like the iPad) and Android devices. Also, unlike the previous app, Piano Partner 2 connects to the piano wirelessly via Bluetooth (instead of the quirky and less reliable WIFI technology featured in the previous app). These two upgrades alone would be praise-worthy, but the biggest news is what the new app does! Like Piano Partner, Piano Partner 2 allows compatible Roland Digital Piano Owners to change the sounds on their piano or play on-board songs with a simple touch of the tablet screen. Users can adjust the playback speed, mute one or both hands, and play along with metronome or customized accompaniment. Also like the previous app, Piano Partner 2 includes a powerful flashcards game that challenges the player with either note recognition or ear training skills at a variety of experience levels. NEW to Piano Partner 2, however, is the Rhythms feature. With Rhythms, Piano Partner 2 users can build their piano skills with intelligent accompaniments that follow the chords you play.
…and the best part? Piano Partner 2 is FREE.