RECURSIVE ARTS
Virtual Piano

Welcome to Recursive Arts Virtual Piano simulator, the ultimate online piano app that everyone can play

  • Enjoy the sound of a world-class Grand Piano where notes are played using your computer's keyboard or mouse.
  • Keep your sound and tempo under control with the dedicated Sustain, Metronome, and Tempo buttons.
  • Discover our growing list of free Interactive Songs and experience the joy of playing popular pieces like a professional pianist.
  • In addition to our original Piano sound, you can also access additional musical instrument sounds such as Organ, Harpsichord, Harp or Synthesizer. These are pro-quality samples of real instruments recordings selected for their authenticity and musicality.
  • Record and Save your own music compositions so you can play them back anytime you want.
  • Share your best performances with friends and family with a simple invitation link.
  • NEW — Native MIDI input support when using Chrome or Microdoft Edge. Play the virtual piano using your favourite MIDI controller.
Realistic 3D Virtual Piano Keyboard

Learn how to play your favourite music ...

TWO KEY MAPPINGS


REAL - Mirrors the distribution of white and black keys in a real piano. Three octaves are available.
MAX - Black piano keys are pressed using the Shift modifier key. All five octaves are available
Show keyboard maps

SONG MODE


Our flexible auto-accompaniment system will let you execute complex compositions with ease by letting you focus on the main melodic line. Notes are indicated using LED lights
How to play songs

PIANO GAME


Test your piano playing skills with the new GAME MODE. Collect points as you play any of our interactive songs and challenge your friends to see who gets the highest score!
Check out the rules
Our web based piano is compatible with most modern browsers supporting WebGL.
No additional plugins are required to play this musical instrument



— Interactive Songs —


Just click on any of the following titles to load a piece...

Moonlight Sonata
Ludwig van Beethoven
Clair de lune
Claude Debussy
Summertime
George Gershwin - Lyrics
Oh! Susanna
Stephen Foster (Wells) - Lyrics
The Entertainer
Scott Joplin
Gymnopedie N.1
Erik Satie
Gymnopedie N.3
Erik Satie
Canon in D Major
Johann Pachelbel
Für Elise
Ludwig van Beethoven
Greensleeves
Traditional
Happy Birthday
Patty & Mildred Hill
Lacrimosa
W.A.Mozart
Ode to Joy
Ludwig van Beethoven
Rêverie
Claude Debussy
Scarborough Fair
Traditional English Ballad


Christmas MistletoeChristmas CarolsChristmas Mistletoe
Best Christmas Songs and Lyrics to Get You in the Holiday Spirit!


Jingle Bells
James Pierpont - Lyrics
Adestes Fideles
John Francis Wade - Lyrics
Deck The Halls
Welsh Traditional - Lyrics
The First Noel
arr.John Stainer - Lyrics
Hark! The Heral Angels Sing
Mendelssohn / Cummings - Lyrics

More songs coming soon!
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— Musical Scales and Modes —


Select a tonal center (tonic) and click on a scale name to show the corresponding notes on the piano:

tonal center 12 notes
C
C#/Db
D
D#/Eb
E
F
F#/Gb
G
G#/Ab
A
A#/Bb
B

A scale is a set of musical notes ordered as a well-defined sequence of intervals (tones and semitones). A semitone is the minimum distance between two consecutive notes in any tempered scale (12 equal semitones per octave). In other words, a semitone is also the distance between two consecutive keys on the piano. For example, the distance between C and C# (black key next to C), or the distance between E and F (both being white keys). However, the distance between C and D, for example, is a full tone (or two semitones).


Musical scales are an essential part of music improvisation and composition. Practicing scales will provide you with the necessary skills to play different styles of music like Jazz, Flamenco or Blues. You can also use scales to create your own melodies and set the mood of your piece.


Any chosen scale can be transported to any tonal center (e.g. E minor and A minor both use the same minor scale). The tonal center or tonic is the note where the scale hierarchy starts and it is represented on the virtual piano with a darker blue dot. When playing music under a particular scale, you should normally avoid any key without a blue dot, although composers sometimes use altered notes which are not within the scale.


Notes in a scale do not need to be played in a particular order, you can play them in any order you like, so feel free to improvise!