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Synthesia Reviews

A fun way to learn how to play the piano.

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  • [NeedAdvice] I am addicted to self-improvement content.
    Btw synesthesia is a great for learning the piano and DuoLingo is pretty good for Spanish. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Melodics recognizes the Launchpad Pro MK3, but not the Launchkey 61 MK3
    You could look into Synthesia, a one-time small payment and not a subscription model, if you like it after trying it. You just need to supply your own MIDI "song" files for your lessons, so you don't get all of the lessons like Melodics has. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Visualized "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy"
    It's not perfect but this might work. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Keyboard Played Thru Laptop
    Synthesia has a free trial, and it's currently on sale for the holidays: Https:// - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Is there a website or application where you can hook up a midi keyboard and play songs in a way similar to games like Osu!Mania?
    Hmm synesthesia? I haven’t tried it myself, but I think it might be what you’re looking for. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • How does one learn piano?
    My favorite way is with synthesia. It's a software that lets you play along with any MIDI file for a song and you can have it isolate each hand or play with both at the same time. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • I covered Free in the Knowledge on piano - full version in comments =]
    The program is Synthesia. It's meant to be a piano training game. I've never used it that way, but it does let you import any MIDI file, annotate the notes in different colours, and play the file back. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • I made a midi to led interface with an esp32. More in comments.
    Can you make it so that it helps you play Synthesia files? - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • I built a piano teacher with MIDI support
    I have been learning piano with a program called "Synesthesia". It'd be really cool if music theory lessons and practice could be rolled into, or offered as part of, it. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Show HN: Piano Trainer – Learn piano scales, chords and more using MIDI
    Haven't seen anyone else mention this in the comments, but Synthesia is something I used in the past There's a free trial, but the $29-39 for the full-featured paid edition is well worth it. I was able to connect a 88 key electronic keyboard, load my favorite custom MIDI files (when I could find them) and try to play along with it. Not knocking anything you've done here OP :) just... - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • 10 Actual Sightreading Tips
    Synthesia is what you're looking for. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Can't Learn Instruments For The Life Of Me But I Wanna Play Live... What Do I Do Lol
    If you want to learn piano -> Synthesia - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • I covered Age of Anxiety I on solo piano - please check it out =]
    I record my keyboard's MIDI output then view it in a programme called Synthesia, which creates the falling note effect. Some people assume I'm "reading" the falling notes when it actually just represents what I'm playing. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • MIDI Visualizer written in processing
    Loopop does some good visualisations using off the shelf scope components from Melda and the midi visualisation from Synthesia. But if you want some Emmy Award level stuff check out this doco by NYT on Bieber, Diplo, & Skrillex Make a Hit. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • I want to learn to play piano but not interested in learning detailed theory. I just want to keep piano playing as a side hobby and don't even want to be an advanced player , how should I start ? I don't have either time or money for offline classes. I have a 61 key keyboard.
    Try this just pick a song you like and follow the colors. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • What if there’s a rhythm game for pianos?
    I still remember downloading random free midi files for this: Https:// - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • I'm trying to find a software wich plays different sound files as piano notes. I have couple scrrenshots wich I believe are from the same software. Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance :)
    The screen shots are from a program called Synthesia. It only plays midi files I believe. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Who has learnt how to play an instrument as an adult?
    I'm the same age as you. After Christmas I got myself a MIDI keyboard and Synthesia. It's a great learning tool/midi sequencer that gamifies the process and makes it feel like less of a chore, a lil like Rocksmith tried to do. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Getting Started to learn piano on my own.
    The cool thing about arpeggios too is that once you’ve got the major scales down, it’s just the 1st, 3rd, and 5th notes. Play those notes at the same time and now you know chords as well. I’ve done a few years of the Alfred books, but I learned all this stuff by connecting my keyboard to a computer with midi cables and using this: - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • What app is good to learn the keys (piano, synth)?
    Https:// is classic for this. I has a free version and a then getting the rest is just a one time purchase. I can also load midi files! You can find midi arrangements of songs. Edit them in a DAW to get just the bit you want to learn and then load them in. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • How do you inspire your kids musical interests?
    Don't do what my parents did and push me to learn violin and piano, like "YOU LEARN MUSIC NOW!" I think making it more fun is the way to go for it. You need that initial spark to get interested in something. Being involved in a fun way may help. I mean you can't really force it into someone, unless you're a... That joke would get me in jail, but my point is there are games like I use it... - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago

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