Los Angeles, CA — Roland announces Piano Partner 2 Version 2.0, a newly updated version of the free iOS and Android app for Roland digital pianos. The easy-to-use app enhances and extends the functionality of compatible Roland piano models, allowing owners to increase their piano enjoyment and musical development with digital notation, intelligent rhythms, and useful practice functions. The Version 2.0 update brings many new features to Piano Partner 2, including remote controller functionality, song recording, a Diary tool for tracking practice progress, and more.
Most of Roland’s latest pianos feature more than 300 built-in songs, including popular classical pieces. The Songs tool in Piano Partner 2 Version 2.0 provides access to the piano’s entire library by category. Users can select songs and control start/stop, part muting, and metronome on/off from their device’s display. The DigiScore Lite tool displays digital sheet music for the onboard songs, and pages turn automatically as the song plays. The user can practice each hand individually by muting the left- or right-hand part, adjust the tempo, and repeat song sections to work on specific areas.
The app’s Rhythm tool provides a fun way to develop timing and groove by playing along with a variety of music styles. The full band accompaniment automatically follows the player’s chords, offering the experience of playing with an ensemble. With the Version 2.0 update, the app now supports playing the drum part by itself for song creation, improvisation, and more.
Flash Card is an interactive game for developing ear-training and music-reading skills. In each session, the player is challenged to play a note that’s shown in the app or sounded from the piano, with an award given after five challenges.
With the new Remote Controller tool, users can select tones, adjust the keyboard mode, operate the metronome, and control other piano functions from their mobile device. Another feature added with Version 2.0 is the Recorder, which allows users to instantly capture their playing and check daily progress.
The new Diary feature offers a number of useful tools to support learning and development. Daily performances are captured and stored automatically in a song list, where they’re available for review and text comments. The Diary’s activity list continuously collects data from all the songs, providing statistics about which keys were used and the time and duration of playing sessions. Users can share stat summaries with family, friends, and teachers through Twitter and other social media sites directly from the app.
Piano Partner Version 2.0 will be available for free on the App Store and Google Play starting on September 29, 2017. The app communicates with a compatible Roland piano wirelessly via Bluetooth® (if supported by the piano), or wired with a USB cable. USB communication also requires the appropriate USB adapter for the iOS or Android device being used.
To learn more about the Piano Partner Version 2.0 app, iOS and Android device compatibility, and supported Roland piano models, visit Roland.com.