There are as many piano playing styles as there are piano players: jazz, classical, pop. While not all of us will be so talented we’ll be called upon to help save endangered species, anybody can learn to play, or play better, with Skoove, which at 4.5 out of 5 stars is one of the top-rated music teaching apps on the App Store. It sounds especially good now that you can save 50 percent on a lifetime subscription, dropping what was a $299 music training app to just $149.99.
Skoove is designed for players of all levels, by using play-by-ear teaching and AI to understand how you play in two ways. First, it listens to the notes as you play, offering guidance throughout the lesson on how you can improve. And, as you practice, it’ll learn where you most need improvement, adjusting your lessons accordingly to help you build your skills. As your ear improves, you’ll move into improvising and composing.
There’s no shortage of pieces to practice on, either. There are 400 lessons and a growing library of instructional videos to take you from “Chopsticks” to the symphony, with more being added every day. You can also learn with the songs you’re most interested in, whether you’re playing the hits, learning the classics, or picking up how to improvise.
You can even take it with you. In addition to working with any piano, acoustic or electric, the app can load a keyboard for you on-screen, so if you’ll never miss practice when you’re away from home. And since a lifetime subscription to Skoove Premium Piano Lessons is on sale for $149.99, it’ll ensure that you’ll always have something new to learn at the keyboard.
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