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Playing London Bridge on a Kindle Fire HD piano app

Updated on May 27, 2013

The reasons why I initially got the Kindle Fire HD was because of its portability and ability to browse the web as well as play music and video. But the Kindle Fire HD could do much more - It can also act as a piano.

I wouldn't say that I'm a piano specialist or know the exact keys to play to make good music but I sure do know the keys necessary to play a nursery tune like the falling London Bridge.

London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down

London Bridge is falling down

My fair lady.

I did remember that the keys needed to play that tune were in this order

5654 345

234 345

5654 345

25 31


How I got the piano on my Kindle

Unlike the Apple iPad which comes with thousands of apps pre-installed, the Kindle fire comes almost blank which is ok and allows you to choose which exact apps you want for your device. So, for most Kindle fire users, the natural place to look for cool apps is the Kindle appstore at Amazon.com.

I didn't have a piano at home and so I was a bit excited when I saw a piano app on the appstore and said yeah, right, let's see how one is actually going to play a piano on a Kindle device like this one.

I went for the free piano app called The Pianist and it comes priced at $0.00 at the appstore and all that was need was for me just just get it for free and install. It was a quick install and in less than 2 minutes, I had a piano installed on my Kindle Fire.


Accessing the Kindle piano app

I did this by going to Apps > Pianist and it loaded to the screen. One could then tap the keys to play any tune you want.

It was a bit exciting as this app worked with the touch screen exciting that allowed you to touch the virtual keys and play tunes with your fingers. The piano comes with a moderate number of keys that were sufficient to play the London Bridge and so when I started with the 5th key from the left, I knew It would work.



YouTube Video playing the London Bridge

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