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.
Designed to operate with the following Roland Digital Piano Models: LX-17, LX-7, HP-605, HP-603, F140R, and FP-30, Piano Partner 2 is yet another FREE upgrade to these incredible instruments – further proof that Bluetooth technology has forever changed the face of the Music Industry. Now, as new software comes out, Roland owners can enjoy a myriad of new features with a simple software update. The sky’s the limit!
How to Get the New App
Do you own one of the Roland digital pianos listed above? If so, you need to do three things to get your piano ready for the new app. First, go to your app store and download Piano Partner 2. Secondly, you need to update your Roland Piano to Version 1.09. This video can show you how to do that: CLICK HERE. Finally, you need to go into the Functions Menu and make sure Bluetooth MIDI is turned on. Once you do this, you’re all set! Watch the video below for a step-by-step walkthrough. It’s easy and we’re always here if you need help!
More Roland Digital Piano Apps
CLICK HERE to visit the Gist Piano Center Pinterest Page and see the other Roland Digital Piano Apps that we recommend. With every new app, you will find more ways to love your Roland piano!