Virtual Piano has an integrated Metronome that produces an audible click at a regular interval that can be set by you, in beats per minute (BPM). You can use this tool to practice playing to a regular pulse. Practicing with a metronome will help improve your musical timing and your ability to stick to a regular tempo.
Virtual Piano offers two clever Key Assist modes for you to select from. The first are key labels that correspond to your keyboard. The second are key labels that correspond to the actual musical notes showing the 5 octaves from C1 to C6. You can also choose to turn Key Assist off and have clear piano keys with no labels.
You can select from 14 different instruments on Virtual Piano including 3 different types of piano. The Virtual Piano virtual instruments are: Virtual Classical Piano, Virtual Grand Classical Piano, Virtual Upright Piano, Virtual Organ, Virtual Classical Guitar, Virtual Harp, Virtual Glockenspiel, Virtual Violin, Virtual Pan Flute, Virtual Accordion, Virtual Sitar, Virtual Oud, Virtual Mixed Percussion, Virtual Steelpan. Hear songs as you’ve never heard them before. Try Clair De Lune on the Organ or Fur Elise on the Classical Guitar. Give your favourite dance music track a new feel by playing it on the Harp or give a legendary rock ballad a tropical twist with the Steel Drums. Experiment, create and fill your world with original music!
Record your piano performance in a high quality MP3 sound file for you to keep and share. This is capped at 30 seconds but increases to up to 5 minutes for Virtual Piano Plus users. Once your sound has recorded, you can easily download and share your performance with the world.
The Sustain feature allows you to extend the sound of each piano note. Sustain is on as a default, but it can easily be switched off or reduced in the Sound menu.
The Auto Play feature of Virtual Piano plays songs automatically. Use it to listen to how a song sounds before you play it. Or you can just enjoy experiencing some of your favourite music played on the piano. Switch things up and listen to one of your favourite songs played by a different instrument such as an Accordion, Violin or even the Glockenspiel!
Virtual Piano is so easy to play, that everyone can do it. All you need is your device and functioning audio. If you are using a computer, the Virtual Piano music sheets are written to correspond with the letters on your computer’s keyboard. For example, where you see – tt oo pp o – type those letters to play the notes. If you are using a mobile or tablet device, you can just press the keys with your fingers and you can play both black and white keys together. Depending on your skill level, you can begin by just making sounds, playing a musical scale or launching into a little tune! When you’re ready to play a specific song, you can open the Virtual Piano Music Sheets page and find a song you want to play.
If you are using a computer, each number and letter on your keyboard corresponds to a white piano key. Hold down the shift key and press a number or letter to play the black keys. Use Key Assist on the main piano to see the two different key maps.
q w e r t y - Play each note after a short pause
qwerty - Play notes one after the other
[q w e r t y] - Play the sequence at fast speed
[qwerty] - Play notes together simultaneously
qw | er | ty - Play notes after a long pause
[qw] [er] [ty] - Play “qw” together and then “er” and “ty” together
Paragraph Break - Extended Pause
For more detail, see the How To Play page.
Virtual Piano does not have as many keys as a classical piano. In order to expand the range of songs that you can play on Virtual Piano, we've added a transpose function. This allows you to increase the number of keys; both lower and higher. The transpose button allows you to transpose by 10, either way. You will find this feature in the Sound menu on the main piano.
Virtual Piano is based on a 5 Octave electronic keyboard with 61 keys; 36 white and 25 black. This extends to a full 88 key piano when the 'Transpose' function is utilised (under Sound settings). The aim of the platform is to make the piano accessible to anyone at any level, allowing professionals and budding musicians alike to play, compose or simply enjoy a musical break from the everyday. To see which keyboard keys correspond to particular piano keys, choose 'Key Assist' from the piano menu to display the notes on top of the piano keys while you play.
Customise your piano with unique designs and themes. Create a bespoke combination of your favourite colours using the colour wheel. Choose a seasonal theme to add some atmosphere or suit the tone of your piano piece. Change Virtual Piano to reflect your mood and set the stage for your performance. Themes and colours are available in the Styles menu on the main piano.
Customise the piano to how you like it and save your settings to your Virtual Piano Plus account so you can return to how you left it. Save your favourite songs to your profile so you can easily find them next time. Save your unique style and custom colours so the Virtual Piano is individually yours. Virtual Piano Plus members can also save their Pianist Rating, earnt badges, key assist setting and sound preferences.
Virtual Piano is not available for download or to play offline. You need to be connected to the internet to play Virtual Piano.
To see information on the latest Virtual Piano competition, see the compete page. All rules and how to enter, are detailed on the competition page.
Different keyboards allow a different number of keys to be pressed and registered at the same time. If you are unable to play multiple keys, you may wish to change your keyboard or to play on an iPad/tablet which enables you to touch the keys directly and is not limited.
Yes, you can use Virtual Piano to create music for commercial purposes but we request to be credited [Piano sounds made using Virtual Piano, https://virtualpiano.net]. If you are a Virtual Piano Plus member, you are free to use Virtual Piano commercially, without credit.
As always, the best way to get better at anything is with practice. There are thousands of songs in the Virtual Piano Music Sheets just waiting for you to discover. When you have selected your music sheet, press ‘Play This Song’ underneath the music sheet to load the sheet into the piano. We recommend you start with simple songs in the Super Easy and Easy categories. Then once you’ve mastered those, you can move on to the Intermediate and Expert levels.
There is no limit to the songs that can be played using Virtual Piano. We have an extensive music sheet library on the site and new songs are constantly being added. To explore, open the Music Sheets to bring up a selection of music in Virtual Piano’s very own sheet music language. See below for some popular categories to explore:
> Songs From Movies
> Songs From Games
> Songs From TV
> Classical Music
Virtual Piano is free to use. We predominantly support the site through advertising. Should you wish to support this site further and access additional bonus features, a Virtual Piano Plus membership is available for those who wish to purchase this.
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Visit our How to Play section for instructions on how to effectively use Virtual Piano. Here you will find some basic tips and starting points as well as songs for your child to play first in the Super Easy and Easy categories. After that, you can help your child to improve by encouraging them to practice and to attempt increasingly more complex songs tagged as Intermediate and Expert.