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CHORDANA PLAY

  • App
  • Main Features
  • Using Chordana Play

Music score and piano roll notation makes it fun and easy to learn.

Play one of the 50 songs included in Chordana Play, or add MIDI files. Chordana Play generates a music score from the MIDI file and detects chords, too, making it easy to learn to play two-handed piano.

Practice anytime and anywhere on your smartphone.
Or, use an audio cable to connect a compatible keyboard to your smartphone or tablet, and practice using light-up keys and step-up lessons.

Music score and piano roll notation make it fun and easy to learn!

Chordana Play shows the musical score and piano roll notation for integrated songs and MIDI files.

Chordana Play displays the music score and piano roll notation for built-in songs and MIDI files. With MIDI files, you can select which tracks to play with your left and right hands, or you can assign the melody to the right hand and chords generated by the app to your left hand. Slow the tempo, transpose the score into a key that is easier to play, and with the AB repeat function, take lessons (practice) at your own pace.

You can take three-step lessons using the virtual on-screen keyboard. Select from 128 kinds of tone quality. Plus, a scoring system lets you keep track of your improving skills.

Use the 50 built-in songs or import standard MIDI files

Play one of the 50 songs included in Chordana Play, or add MIDI files. Chordana Play can generate a music score from the MIDI file and detect chords, too, making it easy to learn to play two-handed piano.

You can search for MIDI files using the browser on your smartphone or tablet (smart device), then import them into Chordana Play. Plus you can import MIDI files from a personal computer to Chordana Play via iTunes.

*A music scores from the MIDI file is generated automatically, and therefore the score shown may differ from the original music score.

Practice anytime and anywhere with the virtual keyboard

Using the virtual keyboard displayed on your smart device, you can take a three-step lesson while following the music score and piano roll. The scoring feature makes mastering a song even more fun.

Keyboard link function

When you connect your smart device with an audio cable(*1) to a keyboard(*2), the melody and chord names can be sent along with the audio signal(*3). With a light-up keyboard, the keys corresponding to the notes light up as the MIDI file plays, helping you to play along(*4). Plus, the song data can be saved on the keyboard, allowing you to practice step-up lessons with just the keyboard.

*1: Stereo mini to stereo mini cable required.
*2: Compatible with LK-265, CTK-2500, CTK-2550, and CTK-3500 keyboard models. (After March, 2017, they will be released in turn.)
*3: Song audio is sent using the left channel of the smart device stereo output, while the melody and chord data is sent on the right channel.
*4: With the CTK-3500, notes and chords for the melody are shown on the LCD.

CHORDANA PLAY

Available songs

  • 50 built-in songs
  • MIDI files can be imported via browsers such as Safari
  • Chord Play feature automatically determines chords and generates chord accompaniment for the left-hand part
  • Specify right- and left-handed parts in the track settings
* Chords of 50 built-in songs are not automatically generated because their chords are already built-in.

Music score window

  • Show score for right-hand only, left-hand only, or both hands
  • Specify number of measures per line
* Chordana Play generates a music score from the MIDI file, and therefore the score shown may differ from the original music score. For detailed scores with grace notes and similar, up to 32nd notes are displayed. In the case of MIDI files that are interpretations, rather than exact renditions, of the original music, the music timing and note lengths may differ from the original score.

Piano roll window

  • Show piano roll notation for right-hand only, left-hand only, or both hands
  • Specify the size of the visible keyboard (up to 61 keys)

Song playback

  • Standard playback and AB repeat
  • Change tempo (20 to 300 bpm)
  • Transpose key (-12 to +12)
*When you transmit song data to electronic musical instruments, change tempo from 20 to 255 bpm.

Lesson functions

  • Step lessons (Off / 1 / 2 / 3)
  • Specify part (Both hands / Right hand / Left hand)
  • Scoring feature

Keyboard link function

  • Performance mode: Transmit melody and chord data along with the song playback.
  • Save mode: Save the song data to the keyboard device

Main Spec

iOS
Sold at App Store
Price Free
Category Music
Size 262.2 MB
Languages Japanese, English
System requirements iOS 8.0 or later required.
Compatible devices Please check if your devices are compatible or not on the App Store.
Sold by Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
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Android
Sold at Google Play
Price Free
Category Music & Audio
Size 262.2 MB
Languages Japanese, English
System requirements Android4.4 or later required.
Compatible devices Please check if your devices are compatible or not on the Google Play.
Sold by Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
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using CHORDANA PLAY

Selecting a song

[Main Screen]
    1.
  1. Tap the [Select Song] button.
[Select Song] Internal songs
[Select Song] MIDI Files

For internal songs or MIDI files, tap the song name to play it.

*MIDI file playback supports Type 0 and Type 1 formats.
*With Type 1, tracks are imported as-is when there are 15 or fewer tracks. When there are 16 or more tracks, up to 32 tracks are imported to the corresponding channel for each event.
[Select Song] Import options
    2.
  1. Turn ON when reading the modified chords. *Chords generated from the MIDI file can be modified.
  2. 3.
  3. Turn ON when using Chord Play. *For internal songs, the setting will change depending on the song selected. (1-20:ON, 21-50:OFF)
  4. 4.
  5. Tap the [OK] button to import the song.

Playing the song

[Main Screen]
    1.
  1. Tap to begin playback or pause the song.
  2. 2.
  3. Shows the position within the song. Tap or swipe in the area when the song is paused to change the location in the song.
  4. 3.
  5. Flick left or right in the music score window to move backwards or forwards through the song.
  6. 4.
  7. Swipe up or down in the piano roll window to move backwards or forwards through the song.
    5.
  1. Tap the [AB Repeat] button.
  2. 6.
  3. Tapping the button sets the start location for the playback repeat (A).
    7.
  1. Tap or swipe in this area to set the end location of the playback repeat (B).

Playback methods for practice

When you are learning to play a song, you can learn more efficiently by adjusting the tempo and practicing the left-hand and right-hand parts separately. You can also try using the fingering guides and step lessons.

[Main Screen]
    1.
  1. Tap the [Play Settings] button.
    2.
  1. Change the tempo (from 20 to 300 bpm).
    • Hold the [+/-] buttons to increase or decrease the number.
    • Tap the [Reset] button to return to the original tempo.
  2. 3.
  3. Transpose
    • Tap the [+/-] buttons to change the key relative to the original.
    • Tap the [Reset] button to return to the original key.
  4. 4.
  5. Select left hand, right hand, or both hands.
    • The selected part will be shown in the music score and piano roll.
    5.
  1. Toggle the fingering guide on or off.
  2. 6.
  3. Select the step lesson [Step].
    OFF: Normal playback.
    1: Playback pauses until notes are played on the virtual keyboard.
    2: Playback pauses until the correct notes are played on the virtual keyboard.
    3: You perform the part yourself.
  4. 7.
  5. Return to the [Main Screen].

Keyboard

The keyboard link function enables you to use an audio cable to send melody and chord data along with the audio playback. Use the keyboard's light-up function and practice step-up lessons directly on the keyboard itself. The function has two modes.

Performance mode
When a song is played, the light-up keyboard shows the left-hand part and the melody. The notes and chords for the melody are shown on the keyboard's LCD.

Save mode
You can transfer and save the song's right-hand melody and left-hand chord data, or the left-hand performance data, to the keyboard. You can then play along to the song and use the step-up lesson function.

Setup for both performance mode and save mode
    1.
  1. Check that the keyboard is switched off.
  2. 2.
  3. Insert an audio cable into the audio port of your smart device.
  4. 3.
  5. Insert the other end of the cable into the AUDIO IN slot on the keyboard.
  6. 4.
  7. Turn the keyboard on, and enable the app function. *For details about operating your keyboard, refer to the keyboard manual.

IMPORTANT

  • To use the keyboard link function, ensure that a compatible keyboard is connected with the cable, and that the app function is enabled. In the following circumstances, you may hear the sound of data being transferred:
    • When connected to a non-compatible keyboard
    • When headphones or other audio equipment are connected
  • Do not use an audio cable with electrical resistance.
  • It may not function on non-compatible smart devices.