Magic Piano HD
Scott: Smule is one of my personal favorite iOS developers; its musical apps push the boundaries between game and musical instrument, and they are incredibly easy to pick up and play. Magic Piano was Smule's first iPad app, and it remains the best. The idea of a virtual touch piano isn't unique, but Magic Piano's selection of wacky stretching keyboards -- circular, spiral, even a freeform black canvas -- make for fun musical doodling. You can also play with other people in live duets, but for kids it's fun to let them play by themselves.
The iPhone version of Magic Piano is free, but the superior iPad version is far more finger-friendly.
December 21, 2012 6:02 AM PST
Photo by: Screenshot by Scott Stein/CNET
| Caption by: Joseph Kaminski, Scott Stein
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