How To Play The Piano

How to play The piano

In less than 1 minute and without a piano

Learn to play the piano in less than one minute, anywhere, anytime. You can use your computer, tablet or even mobile device.

Anyone can experience the piano through Virtual Piano. You don’t need to be able to read music or to have played the piano before. Virtual Piano music sheets contain letters that correspond to the keys from a QWERTY keyboard. So it’s quick and simple to pick up. You can enjoy playing the piano instantly - anywhere, anytime.

It’s this simple

  • 1

    Select a song using the Virtual Piano Search box or by browsing the Music Sheets

    Select A Song To Play on Virtual Piano
  • 2

    Letters in the music sheets refer to the keys on your computer keyboard

    Music Sheet, Virtual Piano and Computer Keyboards
  • 3

    Press the highlighted keys on your computer keyboard to play the song

    Playing Music Sheets, Virtual Piano Online

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Keyboard to Piano Mapping

How Virtual Piano instantly turns your Computer Keyboard into the world’s most remarkable musical instrument. When you visit your computer’s keyboard keys (from “1” to “m”) turn into piano keys. Press “Key Assist” once to see your keyboard keys labelled on top of the piano keys. Press “Key Assist” twice to see all the Piano Key Labels and associated octaves. To access the black keys (Sharp notes), hold shift on your keyboard and press the keys labelled on Virtual Piano.

Online Piano Key Labels - Virtual Piano, Fast Optimised

On the go.

How to play Virtual Piano on a Mobile or Tablet?

How to play Virtual Piano on a Mobile?

You can press the piano keys directly on the device screen to play a song. The advantage is that you can press the black & white keys together at the same time. You will see a smaller number of keys, depending on the size of your device. But worry not, as there is a scroll bar under the keys enabling you to play all the octaves of a grand piano on your mobile device.

Keep the complete range of sounds from a grand classical piano and other signature world instruments

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Here is a simple explanation of how to easily play the Virtual Piano Music Sheets

  • [asdf] Play notes together simultaneously
  • [a s d f] Play the sequence at fastest possible speed
  • asdf Play notes one after the other quickly
  • a s d f Play each note after a short pause
  • [as] [df] Play “as” together, short pause, then “df” together
  • as|df Pause for “|”
  • as| df Long pause for “|” with one extra space
  • as | df Longer pause for “|” with 2 extra spaces
  • as| |df Longest pause for 2 “|” with an extra space
  • Paragraph Break Extended pause


BLACK & WHITE KEYS: In general White keys correspond to lower case letters on your keyboard and Black keys correspond to capital letters and symbols
SIMULTANEOUS PRESS: Try to keep letters in [ ] either all capital or all lower case but not a combination of both
MOBILE & TABLET: Black and White keys can now be pressed together on touch devices but not on desktops
CREATING MUSIC SHEETS: If you produce a music sheet that sounds superb, you can Submit It Here to be featured on Virtual Piano

Ready to go even further?

Learn how to create / edit your own music sheets

Music Sheet Producer, Virtual Piano
Music Sheet Producer

Music Sheet Producer

Navigate to the music sheet producer section using the grey arrow on the right hand side of the Virtual Piano Keyboard Display. Here you can create your own music sheet or edit an existing one.

Create, Edit & Refine

Create, Edit & Refine

Press the pencil icon to open the sheet editor and make changes to your music sheet or to paste in an existing sheet.

Test it via Auto-Play

Test it via Auto-Play

Test how your sheet sounds by using the Auto Play button and start again using the Restart button. Pause the Auto Play when you want to make an edit to the music sheet.

Share it with the world

Share it with the world

When your music sheet has been perfected, use the Copy icon in the editing box to copy the music sheet letters. Click on ‘Submit’ to share it with the Virtual Piano community using the Submit Music Sheet form.

A window into your hidden talents

Write music that changes the world

Write music that changes the world, Virtual Piano

A window into your hidden talents

Write music that changes the world

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. Why not start with something super easy? Select a music sheet from the “SUPER EASY” or “EASY” categories. Once you’re on the music sheet page, press ‘Play This Song’ underneath the music sheet to load the song into Virtual Piano. Alternatively, you can also search for songs from the Piano itself.

Go on. Give it a go!

Choose a song to play

Frequently asked questions & answers about Virtual PianoFAQ’s

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.