These keys can be configured to play any chord. Tick a checkbox to start recording.
Press keys on the computer keyboard or click on the keys of the piano keyboard to play this virtual interactive online piano simulator.
Each key on the piano keyboard can be played by pressing an associated key on the computer keyboard. For example, the lowest C is played by pressing Tab while the adjacent C# is played by pressing 1 and the adjacent D sound is played by pressing Q and so on. Note that the highest C is played by pressing the backslash key, usually located near the Enter key, which itself plays the slightly lower B sounds.
The keys from Z to M play major chords while the keys from A to J play minor chords whose roots are the consecutive white keys. Moreover, you can assign user-defined chords to the listed seven keys of the computer keyboard. To record a chord simply tick a checkbox beside a key image and play the individual sounds of the chord on the keyboard. Untick the box to stop recording. From now on this key will play your chord.
The seven user-defined chords can be saved for future reference. When you click the Save Chords button a new browser window will open with the chords encoded in the URL of the page. Then it can be bookmarked or the URL may be simply copied and pasted as a hyperlink.
You might also be interested in another gadget — called online guitar — that plays all the major, minor, and dominant sevenths chords.
This page replaces an older version of the virtual interactive online piano keyboard, which was written in Flash. If you prefer the sound of the older version you can still play it but nobody knows how long it will last because Flash is an obsolete technology nowadays. Note that online piano Java applets are practically defunct now. This new version is written in pure HTML5 and it does not need any plugins. Moreover, the screen size of the piano keyboard can be adjusted.
The older Flash version was designed by a third-party and we could not modify it in any way. This time we can accommodate feedback from our users because we now have full control over the functionality of the gadget. We have the ambition to make it the most useful online piano keyboard in the world so we need to know what exactly our users expect. Please feel free to write any comments and remarks by using the email address displayed below as a graphical image to prevent spam.
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