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Kids Learn to Play the Piano with the Nintendo DS

April 6, 2010

Kids Learn to Play the Piano with the Nintendo DS

Valcon Games Ships First-Ever Nintendo DS Piano Game That Includes Groundbreaking External Peripheral Keyboard

Learning how to play the piano just became easier and more fun with Easy Piano from VALCON GAMES. Created by the production company Game Life, Easy Piano is a new innovative piano music game for the Nintendo DS system that allows players to have fun playing a game, learning how to play the piano and composing songs. Thanks to a 13-note, full-octave external keyboard peripheral, this is as close as you can get to playing a real piano on a game console. This product started shipping into North American retail this week for an SRP of $39.99 and will be available at Wal-Mart,, Toys "R" Us and other retail and online chains.

"Once players get their fingers on Easy Piano's keyboard, they will understand why playing and learning the piano has never been as fun and as accessible as it is with this product," said Glenn Halseth, CEO of Valcon Games.

Easy Piano Key Features:

  • External 13-note keyboard peripheral specially made to work with Nintendo DS

  • 13-note keyboard on the Nintendo DS touch screen in addition to the external peripheral

  • 36 songs that range from Pop to Classical to play a quick game, where the Easy Piano display prompts you to hit certain keys, similar to other popular music games currently on the market

  • Creation mode that allows players to record up to three 3-minute masterpieces up to 32 bars

  • 10 piano lessons with games and activities that emphasize each lesson

  • 10 mini-games to help users read, play and understand playing the piano

  • 2 difficulty modes: beginner and virtuoso

  • 5 instruments (piano, saxophone, trumpet, guitar and violin) to hear composed music

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