Casio’s fantastic (and free!) Chordana Play app
When someone offers you something good for free, it’s only natural to be suspicious. “What’s the catch?”, your mind may wonder. Well, fortunately the generous folks at Casio believe that just because something is free, doesn’t mean there has to be some hidden horror lurking in the shadows, waiting to prise every penny from your wallet. And with that, we present the fantastic (and absolutely free) Chordana Play app.
So what is it? Well, in short, it’s an app that makes learning and playing the piano a lot easier, and more fun too. You can use your device to read music (and even get a brief history lesson on the composer of the music if you’d like), use the MIDI player to learn specific songs and track your improvement in your maestro-level piano skills, use the Audio Player section to play along with your favourite songs (and even loop specific parts that you’re struggling with), or you can always use it to further tweak the parameters of your piano’s on-board sounds.
The app is compatible with most of Casio’s digital piano range, and here’s a bit more about the features!
Piano Remote Controller
Connect your smartphone or tablet to a compatible Casio digital piano to control various settings.
PDF Score Viewer
The viewer can display the PDF sheet music of 60 songs in the Music Library. It can also be used as a regular PDF file viewer.
Connecting the smart device via a USB cable enables CDP-S100, CDP-S150, CDP-S350, PX-S1000 and PX-S3000 users to use the 3-pedal unit (SP-34) or the damper pedal (SP-3 single-pedal unit) as a page turner.
Descriptions of Built-in Songs
You can view descriptions for the app’s built-in songs and for the composers.
Users of the models listed below can listen to the music library built into the piano.
AP-470, AP-270, PX-870, PX-770, PX-S1000
Visually check the next key or keys to be played, and display them in the piano roll window. Play at your own pace using the tempo adjustment and AB repeat features. Keep track of your improving skills and make practicing more fun with the in-built scoring system.
*201 songs: Number excluding duplicates
Play back audio on your device with musical tools such as key shift and tempo change, looping, and melody cancel.* With some audio files, melody cancel may not be able to cancel the entire melody.
Supported Casio Digital Piano models: AP-470, AP-270, PX-870, PX-770, CDP-S100, CDP-S150, CDP-S350, PX-S1000, PX-S3000