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CHORDANA PLAY for Piano

  • App
  • Main Features
  • Using Chordana Play

MAKING DIGITAL PIANO PERFORMANCES EASIER AND MORE FUN

Playing and practicing piano – anytime and anywhere! Use an USB cable to connect your smartphone or tablet to a compatible CASIO Digital Piano and enjoy the versatility of CHORDANA PLAY FOR PIANO. , Practicing is so easy.



Piano Remote Controller



Select tone, play internal songs and more from the screen on your device.



Use the easy-to-understand icons for intuitive control.



You can also check settings not directly visible on the instrument itself, such as the tuning frequency readout (Hz) and temperament type.

Connect to Compatible Casio Digital Pianos

  • Alter various settings using the Piano Controller.*1
  • Play songs from the Music Library through the descriptions of built-in songs.
  • Transfer song data from the player screen.
  • Recording/Scoring function in the Player screen.*2 *3
  • Electronic instruments not on the compatible devices list can also be used if they support USB-MIDI.


  • Compatible CASIO digital pianos: AP-470, AP-270, PX-870, PX-770
  • Connection with compatible devices:
  • For iOS devices, connect to compatible pianos by means of Apple's Lightning to USB Camera Adapter + USB cable.
  • For Android devices, connect to compatible pianos by means of a USB-OTG adapter + USB cable. Android 6.0 or later is required, although some devices may not be supported.
  • *1: Some settings cannot be controlled using the Piano Remote Controller.
  • *2: Electronic instruments not on the compatible devices list can also be used if they support USB-MIDI.
  • *3: Recording function is MIDI recording.

PDF Score Viewer

The viewer can display the PDF sheet music of 60 songs in the Music Library. It can also be used as a regular PDF file viewer.


Descriptions of Built-in Songs

View descriptions of the app's internal songs and corresponding composers. Control playback of songs in the digital piano's internal Music Library when connected to compatible Casio digital pianos.





PTNA Piano Encyclopedia: http://www.piano.or.jp/english/
* PTNA: Piano Teacher's National Association

Player

Visually check the next key or keys to be played, and display them in the piano roll window. Practice at your own pace using the tempo adjustment and AB repeat features. Keep track of your improving skills and make practicing more fun with the in-built scoring system.

Use the 201 built-in songs* or import standard MIDI files

The app includes a music library with a collection of 60 songs that even beginners can enjoy listening to and playing, as well as Beyer's Vorschule im Klavierspiel Op. 101 (106 songs), Burgmüller's Easy and Progressive 25 Studies Op. 100 (25 songs), Bach's Inventions (15 songs), and Hanon Le Pianiste Virtuose en 60 Exercices (3 songs). You can also add your own MIDI files to supplement the internal song collection. Either search for MIDI files using your smartphone or tablet, or import MIDI files that you already own into the app.

*201 songs: Number excluding duplicates

CHORDANA PLAY for Piano

Piano Remote Controller

  • Control various functions on compatible devices
  • Save all settings (4 slots)
  • Sync settings between app and compatible devices

PDF Score Viewer

  • Viewable data
    • Scores for 60 songs in the Music Library
    • Regular PDF files

Descriptions of Built-in Songs

  • Descriptions of 198 internal songs and their composers

Player

  • Compatible song data
    • 198 built-in songs (Music Library, Beyer's Vorschule im Klavierspiel Op. 101, Burgmüller's Easy and Progressive 25 Studies Op. 100, Bach's Inventions)
    • MIDI Files
  • 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 88 keys)
  • Song Playback
    • Standard playback and AB repeat
    • Change tempo (20 to 300 bpm)
    • Transpose key (-12 to +12)
    • Scoring: Available by connecting to compatible devices; scoring results can be exported
    • Recording: Available by connecting to compatible devices; the recorded song can be exported
  • Song Transfer
    • Transfer song data as MIDI files
    • Full track, or right-hand / left-hand parts only can be selected

Main Spec

iOS
Sold at App Store
Price Free
Category Music
Size 207.2 MB
Languages Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese
System requirements iOS 9.0 or later
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 81.74 MB
Languages Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese
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.
• Android, Google PLAY is a trademark of Google Inc.

HOW TO USE CHORDANA PLAY FOR PIANO

Piano Remote Controller

[Loading Settings]
    1.
  1. Load saved settings from the app into the piano.
  2. 2.
  3. Import settings from the piano to the app.
  4. 3.
  5. App settings can be imported from the previous session or one of 4 save slots.
  6. 4.
  7. Return to the start screen.
  8. 5.
  9. Import according to the selected options to sync settings between the instrument and the app before proceeding to the piano remote controller screen.
[Tone Control]
    1.
  1. Select the desired tone.

    * About base tones
    Choosing the keyboard selection's BASS LOWER option alters only the tone of the bass notes (left side) of the keyboard. In that case, the mid-range and treble notes (right side) of the keyboard will retain the previously selected tone.
[Tone Description]
    2.
  1. Bring up an explanation screen about the selected tone.
[Effects] PX-870
[Effects] PX-770, AP-270
    1.
  1. Hall simulator
    You can simulate the various acoustic responses of world-famous concert halls with differing echoes, from deep and rich to mellow and cheerful.
  2. 2.
  3. Alter the level of reverb.
    Room, small hall, large hall, stadium
  4. 3.
  5. Alter the amount of chorus effect.
    Off, chorus 1, chorus 2, chorus 3, flanger (applies modulation to the produced sound)
  6. 4.
  7. Brilliance: Set the brightness of the produced sound. Making this more positive (+) gives a brighter and more solid quality to the produced sound. Making this more negative (-) gives a more mellow and tender quality to the produced sound.
  8. 5.
  9. Lower pedal: When on, pressing the damper pedal or sostenuto pedal with bass tones selected will apply prolonged reverberation effects to base tones.
[Playing Back Built-in Songs]

Supported digital instruments have 60 built-in piano solo songs in the Music Library (numbered 1 to 60), and 10 built-in piano and orchestra arrangements under Concert Play (numbered 1 to 10).

    1.
  1. Play all Concert Play (for listening) songs and all Music Library songs in order on a continuous loop.
  2. 2.
  3. Switch between Concert Play and Music Library. Each time you switch, playback will start again from the first song in the list.
    *It is possible to switch during playback
  4. 3.
  5. Pick a song from the Concert Play list or the Music Library.
    *It is possible to switch during playback
    *Other screens or menus cannot be viewed during playback.
[Practicing with Built-in Tunes]

Supported digital instruments have 60 built-in piano solo songs in the Music Library (numbered 1 to 60), and 10 built-in piano and orchestra arrangements under Concert Play (numbered 1 to 10).

    1.
  1. Play a song from the Concert Play list or the Music Library.
  2. 2.
  3. Switch between Concert Play and Music Library.
  4. 3.
  5. Pick a song from the Concert Play list or the Music Library.
  6. 4.
  7. Adjust the volume.
  8. 5.
  9. Switch between both parts on, right-hand part off, and left-hand part off.
  10. 6.
  11. Listen: Listen to the piano and orchestra performance of the song. Lesson: Turn off the accompanying right-hand or left-hand part of the song and practice playing it yourself. Practice the piano part. Play: Play with orchestral accompaniment.

    *Other screens or menus cannot be viewed during playback.
[MIDI Recorder]

You can record performances on supported instruments with the built-in MIDI recorder and listen back again later. A recorded performance is stored as a track, and there are two tracks in total.

    1.
  1. Select the track to play. You cannot simultaneously turn off both tracks.
  2. 2.
  3. Select which track to record to.
  4. 3.
  5. Play button, record button
  6. 4.
  7. Undo
  8. 5.
  9. Delete recorded song
    • Record: Pressing this button (when it has not already been pressed) puts the app into a recording standby state. From this state, recording begins when you press the play button, or when you start playing on the instrument keyboard.

      *Other screens or menus cannot be viewed during playback.
    • Play: Pressing this button (when it has not already been pressed) begins playback.

PDF Score Viewer

[PDF Music Scores] Music Library
    1.2.
  1. Select either Music Library or PDF Files.
[PDF Music Scores] PDF Files
    3.
  1. Select the musical score (PDF file) you'd like to view.
Landscape View
    4.
  1. Return to the PDF music scores screen.
  2. 5.
  3. 1-page/2-page display
  4. 6.
  5. Toggle turn page/scroll
  6. 7.
  7. Toggle turn page/scroll, portrait/landscape orientation
Portrait View

Descriptions of Built-in Songs

[Descriptions of Built-in Songs] Song List
    1.2.
  1. Select either song title or composer.
[Descriptions of Built-in Songs] Composer List
    3.
  1. Pick the song or composer you're interested in.
[Descriptions of Built-in Songs] Songs
    4.
  1. Play the internal song on a connected compatible device.
[Descriptions of Built-in Songs] Composers

Player: Song Selection

[Main Screen]
    1.
  1. Return to main menu.
  2. 2.
  3. Bring up the song selection screen.
[Song Selection] Internal Songs
[Song Selection] MIDI Files
[Song Selection] Recorded Songs
    3.
  1. Tap a song name on the list of internal songs, MIDI files, or recorded songs to play it.
  2. 4.
  3. View descriptions of built-in songs.
  4. 5.
  5. Change the name of a recorded song, or delete or export the song.

    *MIDI file playback supports Type 0 and Type 1 formats.
    *With Type 1, up to 32 tracks can be automatically converted and imported.
    6.
  1. Tap the [OK] button to import the song.

Player: Listening to Songs

[Song Selection] Import Options
    1.
  1. Tap to play 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. Swipe up or down in the piano roll window to move backwards or forwards through the song.
  6. 4.
  7. Tap the AB Repeat button.
  8. 5.
  9. Tap to set the start location (A) for the section to play back.
  10. 6.
  11. Tap or swipe in this area to set the end location (B) for the section to play back.

Player: Song Transfer

[Main Screen]
    1.
  1. Tap the [Settings] button.
[Settings Screen]
    2.
  1. Tap the [Song Transfer] button.
[Song Transfer Screen]
    3.
  1. Check the tempo of the song to be transferred.

    *255 is the maximum possible tempo when transferring songs.
  2. 4.
  3. [2 Track Limit] When transferring songs, the number of tracks is restricted (right-hand and left-hand parts only).
  4. 5.
  5. [Transfer Area] Specify the destination area of the transfer. (1 to 10)
  6. 6.
  7. [Tone Selection] Alter the tone of the instrument's sound.
  8. 7.
  9. [Transfer] Start the transfer.
[Track Setting Screen]
[Tone Selection Screen]
    1.
  1. Shows the state of each track as follows:
    • No data
    • Playing
    • Has data, but not playing
  2. 2.
  3. You can specify "mute" or "solo" for each track. If any track is set to play solo, the mute option is disabled and only that track will play. If no tracks are set to solo, all un-muted tracks will play.
  4. 3.
  5. Specify the right- and left-hand parts.
  6. 4.
  7. Tap the tone name to perform with that tone on the virtual keyboard.

Player: Recording

[Main Screen]
    1.
  1. Tap the [Record] button.
[Recording Settings]
    2.
  1. You can record in one of the following two ways:

    [Record Only My Playing]
    Even if you've selected a song, record only your own playing without using it.

    [Record with song]
    When a song is selected, this option records only your own playing while listening to the selected song.

    *Some of the internal songs contain other parts in addition to the right-hand and left-hand parts.
[While Recording]

You can record by playing on the app's virtual keyboard, or via an attached digital instrument.

    3.
  1. Tap the [Record] button to stop recording.
[End Recording Screen]
[Save Completed]
[Export/Share]
    1.
  1. [Audition] Preview the recorded performance.
  2. 2.
  3. [Save] Save the recorded performance.
  4. 3.
  5. [Share] Export the recorded performance.
  6. 4.
  7. [Textbox Area] Enter the song title when saving.
  8. 5.
  9. Press [OK] to import the saved song, or [Cancel] to go back without importing.
  10. 6.
  11. Generates a movie file*1 *2 from the recorded song and exports/shares the file. You can then upload the movie to YouTube or save it to your computer.

    *To upload files to YouTube, you must have a YouTube account.
  12. 7.
  13. Exports/Shares the recorded song as an audio file*2 *3. This lets you send the song as an email attachment.
  14. 8.
  15. Shares the recorded song as a MIDI file*4.

    *1: MP4 format The file extension used is ".mp4".
    *2: Played by a sound source built-into the app.
    *3: In iOS, the file extension for the AAC format is ".m4a".
    On Android devices, the file extension for the WAV format is ".wav".
    *4: Standard MIDI file. The file extension used is ".mid".

Player: Scoring

[Settings Screen]
    1.
  1. Select the song you'd like to perform and then turn on [Scoring] via the settings screen.
    2.
  1. Press [Play] to start playback.
    3.
  1. Your performance on the virtual keyboard or attached digital instrument will be assessed, and "Perfect," "Good," or "Miss" will be displayed.
  2. 4.
  3. You can check your score as you play through the song.
    5.
  1. After playing to the end of the song you'll be presented with the final results screen, where you can check your overall performance.
  2. 6.
  3. If you like, you can upload your final results to social media.

    *[iOS Version] Data can be uploaded directly to YouTube from the app. (Requires a separate account)

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