There has been a mini-boom in musical education apps in recent times, with developers trying to teach people to play instruments including guitar and piano through their smartphones or tablets. The latest for the list is Piano Genius from US startup Synaptic Stuff. It’s a piano game that aims to teach people how to play notes and chords, with falling dots showing them which keys to hit in what order. Players are scored for their skills, and can compare those scores with others over the network, with weekly tournaments and the ability to challenge friends. But Piano Genius is most interesting for us for its catalogue of licensed tracks: more than 400 songs including modern artists like Coldplay, Shakira, Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson and Green Day; rock veterans Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and The Eagles; and Chopsticks. We’re at least confident we can play Chopsticks…

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