My First Piano Adventure comes to the Player App

The wait is over! My First Piano Adventure audio tracks are now included right inside the Piano Adventures Player app for free. The fun lyrics and energetic voices of children are a hallmark of this course, so we built a special audio playback mode to ensure the full listening experience.

Need to change the tempo for practice and play-along? Similar to the app’s original MIDI mode, the audio mode of the Player app includes a convenient slider to adjust to any speed.

Want to throw a listening party and hear the whole book without interruption? Just tap on Autoplay and you won’t have to navigate the menu to switch songs.

Going on a car trip? You don’t have to be connected to the internet to listen to the tracks. Before you leave, simply tap the cloud icon  to cache them all on your device.

Worried about running out of storage? The MP3-compressed files are fairly small (less than 80 MB per book), but it’s also easy to free up space by tapping on the trash can icon.  You can always download the tracks again later.

Wondering about connecting to your digital keyboard? Although the audio mode uses different technology than the original MIDI mode (so the MIDI in/out, follow/wait modes, and recording are not available), you can still send the audio to a compatible speaker. See Apple’s instructions on connecting over Bluetooth.

So now you have your choice of access: CD, online audio, or Player app. Update your copy of the Piano Adventures Player app today!

More new features in this app update

Bluetooth MIDI device management is now built-in. An external app is no longer needed to make the “hardware handshake.” If you have a compatible Bluetooth MIDI keyboard, configure it from the Player app’s Settings menu. 

In addition, users of international editions of Piano Adventures now have more levels to enjoy: Spanish Level 3, 4, and 5, German Level 4, Dutch Level 4, Chinese Level 5, and Anglicized Level 3. To switch between languages and editions, use the “Edition” button at the top left of the Level menu.

8 Responses to “My First Piano Adventure comes to the Player App”

  1. LaRue Starr October 10, 2017 at 9:16 am #

    Will this app be available for Android phones any time soon?

    • Jon Ophoff October 11, 2017 at 8:16 am #

      An Android version would be great, but we don’t have anything to announce yet. What features of the Player App would you most like to see in an Android version? In the meantime, access My First Piano Adventure audio via online audio or CD, and basic Piano Adventures accompaniments via CD and MIDI, all of which you can import to your Android device and use with compatible apps.

  2. Robyn October 10, 2017 at 12:02 pm #

    Love you guys and thanks for this!

  3. Michelle October 10, 2017 at 8:40 pm #

    I’ll go and look at my ipad

  4. Kathy Crenshaw October 11, 2017 at 2:01 pm #

    I love this app. I actually bought an IPad a few months ago just to be able to have this app. My students love playing with the music. It is so wonderful to be able to change the tempo so easily! Now, it will be great to be able to change the tempo on the songs in the early beginner books. Thank you for this app and all the wonderful music in the lesson books.

  5. Crista Simmons October 15, 2017 at 6:18 pm #

    With CD players are going out of style, it is great to have this app…..and the fact you made all the tracks to MFPA free, is just over the top! However, that is how I feel about all of you at the Faber Institute. You help make my job so enjoyable! Thanks everyone! 😊🎶

  6. BA Schlegel November 8, 2017 at 8:02 am #

    I saw somewhere that you put Christmas music on the PA player? Also pdf scores. Was that in an email I recieved?

    • Jon Ophoff November 8, 2017 at 11:40 am #

      Yes! Holiday fun is now available in the Piano Adventures Player app. Get digital sheet music with play-along tracks for 79 Christmas songs at all levels, including: Jingle Bells, Joy to the World, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Carol of the Bells, O Holy Night, and more!