Piano games, sometimes called musical puzzles, are an enjoyable way to learn and master the piano. Learn how to position the buttons on the piano key, find the right fingering, and utilise all eight keys to make your own personal beautiful music. There are literally hundreds of different types of piano games to choose from, including: Simon & Garfunkel Lullaby, Petit Eiffel Tower, Can You Remember, Elevator Action, and lots more. The choices are endless. My favorite piano game is probably Happy Birthday Piano Game, which is a puzzle game based on the classic children’s song Happy Birthday. Not only is it a musical puzzle game with many levels of difficulty, but it’s also a great time-passive exercise to get your blood pumping and the mind working too!
In my piano lessons I often give students a sheet of paper and some of my ready-made piano videos or books. I tell them that for each week that they take a certain class they will have to play one of my piano lessons in a specific order until they’ve fully mastered that lesson. They get anxious, some squirm a bit, but most play through their lesson like a pro. So I guess it’s good that they’re learning, but once they’ve learned the 1st lesson they have to play Happy Birthday Piano Game all over again!
Another popular game for piano classes is to have the class participants create their own music tiles using sheet music or a library of music on their computer. Then they can play these same music tiles throughout the class by pressing the space bar. This is a very fast-paced game and participants will quickly learn that it’s easier to hit space than to try to physically place the music file in the order that they see it in the score. (The fastest way to do this is to tap the space bar four times quickly.)
The developer chose not to make these piano games part of the ongoing training program for the developers’ jobs, but he did allow me to mention them here because I think they’re brilliant. The first game involves five players who compete against each other in an effort to become the number one master player at tapping the white tile with perfect accuracy. If a player hits the white tile they lose the game; if they hit it but don’t snap it back in time, they lose their last point and will need to play another five rounds of games to regain lost points. The winner is the player who becomes the number one master tap master.
The second game revolves around the concept of note tiles. Players must quickly identify and recall the notes that make up each particular tile. There are quite a few piano music games that feature this particular challenge, but there are just as many flashcards that use the notes on a similar grid of cards. In these flashcard games you’ll see that the notes are presented in various bright colors and that they’re arranged in many different ways on each card.
By playing any of these piano games you’ll soon begin to understand just how powerful this musical instrument can be. Not only does the piano contain notes and chords, but it also has rhythms and rhythm patterns that you simply cannot get enough of. Learning to play the piano isn’t simply about memorizing notes and being able to read musical notation, though of course this is a very important part of this process. It’s about understanding the differences between various notes and musical rhythms, then using these skills to put your own personal stamp on the music and express your own individual compositions in a unique way.