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Description

• Keep track of your entire repertoire, down to subsections of sections of pieces
• Practice the parts that need the most work
• Use scientific "best practices" of spaced repetition and interleaving to maximize the effectiveness of your practice time

Piano Practice Assistant is a spaced repetition and interleaved practice system for musicians.

Think of it as a simple practice journal combined with an intelligent music tutor. Amateur and professional musicians use it to master pieces more effectively and to keep their repertoire in top shape. By using our practice planning algorithm based on the principles of spaced repetition and interleaved practice, you'll make the most of your practice time and build strong habits of deliberate practice. Originally designed for pianists, Piano Practice Assistant is now used by musicians of all instruments to structure and log their practice.

Why? Too often our musical practice suffers from problems:

- We play the fun parts over and over, neglecting tricky parts that need more practice
- We play a piece from start to finish, ignoring mistakes or maybe correcting them once, even though this is effectively “practicing” the mistakes and reinforcing them in muscle memory
- We try to cram a passage into memory by playing it over and over all at once, even though this has been shown to be ineffective
- We allow our old favorite to become rusty, and it takes much more work to polish than if we had just revisited it even once every few months
- We allow ourselves to plateau, rather than constantly push at the edges of our abilities
- We practice without concrete goals in mind, with no feedback cycle in place, and without countless other well-studied elements of effective practice

Piano Practice Assistant is an intelligent music practice journal designed to help with all of these obstacles and many others. If you use it to keep track of your repertoire and practice sessions, it will intelligently suggest when, what, and how to practice. Decades of research tells us that techniques like interleaved practice, spaced repetition, and deliberate practice can improve our learning and memory, yet often we do the exact opposite, to the detriment of our music. We’ve taken this research and used it to design a tool to help amateur and professional musicians alike improve the quality of their practice and bring better music to the world. For more information, see our website at www.pianopracticeassistant.com.

Piano Practice Assistant works by keeping a log of what you've practiced, when, and how well you played it, from the big-picture level all the way down to the level of the short phrases and passages that make up a piece. It allows you to build better practice habits by randomizing the order in which you practice those passages or by focusing mainly on passages you found difficult or haven't played in a while.

The app also comes with a helpful example piece divided into sections and subsections (Mozart Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K. 457), as well as tips for practicing with Piano Practice Assistant.

Metronome included.

It can take time to see a change to your practice routine pay off, so we honor requests for full refunds within 30 days of purchase if you are not satisfied.

 Free in Google Play

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Version History

Launched Aug 27, 2014 (over 4 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 5 months, on average.

Jun 02
2017
(Current)
Version 1.17

Fixed timer-not-starting bug specific to a few devices.

Dec 03
2016
Version 1.14

Refreshed the launcher icon and added a link to our website, which has more information about the app and effective practice.
Important features from previous updates:
- You can pause the timer by tapping the timer display!
- Optional settings for timer sound and auto-next

Oct 07
2016
Version 1.13

Important features from previous updates:
- You can pause the timer by tapping the timer display!
- Optional settings for timer sound and auto-next
Minor bug fixes for some devices:
- Saved notes now load every time.
- Editing the composer changes all subsections.

Oct 06
2016
Version 1.12

Important features from previous updates:
- You can pause the timer by tapping the timer display!
- Optional settings for timer sound and auto-next
Minor bug fixes for some devices:
- Saved notes now load every time.
- Editing the composer changes all subsections

May 28
2016
Version 1.11

Minor bug fixes for some devices:
- Can scroll selected pieces on home screen
- Auto-next doesn't try to move ahead when overall timer runs out
- Notes made during practice are saved
- Rotation doesn't reset practice timer
Important features from previous updates:
- You can pause the timer by tapping the timer display!
- Optional settings for timer sound and auto-next

Jun 22
2015
Version 1.10

Piano Practice Assistant is a spaced repetition and interleaved practice system for musicians.

Think of it as a simple practice journal combined with an intelligent music tutor. Amateur and professional musicians use it to master pieces more effectively and to keep their repertoire in top shape. By using our practice planning algorithm based on the principles of spaced repetition and interleaved practice, you'll make the most of your practice time and build strong habits of deliberate practice. Originally designed for pianists, Piano Practice Assistant is now used by musicians of all stripes to structure and log their practice.


Why? Too often our musical practice suffers from problems:


- We play the fun parts over and over, neglecting tricky parts that need more practice
- We play a piece from start to finish, ignoring mistakes or maybe correcting them once, even though this is effectively “practicing” the mistakes and reinforcing them in muscle memory
- We try to cram a passage into memory by playing it over and over all at once, even though this has been shown to be ineffective
- We allow our old favorite to become rusty, and it takes much more work to polish than if we had just revisited it even once every few months
- We allow ourselves to plateau, rather than constantly push at the edges of our abilities
- We practice without concrete goals in mind, with no feedback cycle in place, and without countless other well-studied elements of effective practice


Piano Practice Assistant is an intelligent music practice journal designed to help with all of these obstacles and many others. If you use it to keep track of your repertoire and practice sessions, it will intelligently suggest when, what, and how to practice. Decades of research tells us that techniques like interleaved practice, spaced repetition, and deliberate practice can improve our learning and memory, yet often we do the exact opposite, to the detriment of our music. We’ve taken this research and used it to design a tool to help amateur and professional musicians alike improve the quality of their practice and bring better music to the world. For more information, see our website at www.pianopracticeassistant.com.


Piano Practice Assistant works by keeping a log of what you've practiced, when, and how well you played it, from the big-picture level all the way down to the level of the short phrases and passages that make up a piece. It allows you to build better practice habits by randomizing the order in which you practice those passages or by focusing mainly on passages you found difficult or haven't played in a while.


The app also comes with a helpful example piece divided into sections and subsections (Mozart Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K. 457), as well as tips for practicing with Piano Practice Assistant.


Metronome included.


It can take time to see a change to your practice routine pay off, so we honor requests for full refunds within 30 days of purchase if you are not satisfied.

Jan 19
2015
Version 1.09

Piano Practice Assistant is a simple practice journal combined with an intelligent music tutor. Amateur and professional musicians use it to master pieces more effectively and to keep their repertoire in top shape. By using our practice planning algorithm based on the principles of spaced repetition and interleaved practice, you'll make the most of your practice time and build strong habits of deliberate practice. Originally designed for pianists, Piano Practice Assistant is now used by musicians of all stripes to structure and log their practice.

Why? Too often our musical practice suffers from problems:


- We play the fun parts over and over, neglecting tricky parts that need more practice
- We play a piece from start to finish, ignoring mistakes or maybe correcting them once, even though this is effectively “practicing” the mistakes and reinforcing them in muscle memory
- We try to cram a passage into memory by playing it over and over all at once, even though this has been shown to be ineffective
- We allow our old favorite to become rusty, and it takes much more work to polish than if we had just revisited it even once every few months
- We allow ourselves to plateau, rather than constantly push at the edges of our abilities
- We practice without concrete goals in mind, with no feedback cycle in place, and without countless other well-studied elements of effective practice


Piano Practice Assistant is an intelligent music practice journal designed to help with all of these obstacles and many others. If you use it to keep track of your repertoire and practice sessions, it will intelligently suggest when, what, and how to practice. Decades of research tells us that techniques like interleaved practice, spaced repetition, and deliberate practice can improve our learning and memory, yet often we do the exact opposite, to the detriment of our music. We’ve taken this research and used it to design a tool to help amateur and professional musicians alike improve the quality of their practice and bring better music to the world. For more information, see our website at www.pianopracticeassistant.com.


Piano Practice Assistant works by keeping a log of what you've practiced, when, and how well you played it, from the big-picture level all the way down to the level of the short phrases and passages that make up a piece. It allows you to build better practice habits by randomizing the order in which you practice those passages or by focusing mainly on passages you found difficult or haven't played in a while.


The app also comes with a helpful example piece divided into sections and subsections (Mozart Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K. 457), as well as tips for practicing with Piano Practice Assistant.


Metronome included.


It can take time to see a change to your practice routine pay off, so we honor requests for full refunds within 30 days of purchase if you are not satisfied.

Aug 27
2014
Version 1.07

Piano Practice Assistant is a simple practice journal combined with an intelligent music tutor. Amateur and professional musicians use it to master pieces more effectively and to keep their repertoire in top shape. PPA uses a practice planning algorithm based on the principles of spaced repetition and interleaved practice. This allows you to make the most of your practice time and build strong habits of deliberate practice.

Too often our musical practice suffers from problems:


- We play the fun parts over and over, neglecting tricky parts that need more practice
- We play a piece from start to finish, ignoring mistakes or maybe correcting them once, even though this is effectively “practicing” the mistakes and reinforcing them in muscle memory
- We try to cram a passage into memory by playing it over and over all at once, even though this has been shown to be ineffective
- We allow our old favorite to become rusty, and it takes much more work to polish than if we had just revisited it even once every few months
- We allow ourselves to plateau, rather than constantly push at the edges of our abilities
- We practice without concrete goals in mind, with no feedback cycle in place, and without countless other well-studied elements of effective practice


Piano Practice Assistant is designed to help with all of these obstacles and many others. If you use it to keep track of your repertoire and practice sessions, it will intelligently suggest when, what, and how to practice. Decades of research tells us that techniques like interleaved practice, spaced repetition, and deliberate practice can improve our learning and memory, yet often we do the exact opposite, to the detriment of our music. We’ve taken this research and used it to design a tool to help amateur and professional pianists alike improve the quality of their practice and bring better music to the world. For more information, see our website.


Piano Practice Assistant works by keeping a log of what you've practiced, when, and how well you played it, from the big-picture level all the way down to the level of the short phrases and passages that make up a piece. It allows you to build better practice habits by randomizing the order in which you practice those passages or by focusing mainly on passages you found difficult or haven't played in a while.


The app also comes with a helpful example piece divided into sections and subsections (Mozart Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K. 457), as well as tips for practicing with Piano Practice Assistant.


Metronome included.


It can take time to see a change to your practice routine pay off, so we honor requests for full refunds within 30 days of purchase if you are not satisfied.

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