Synthesia Alternatives

    Synthesia is described as 'Learn piano, have fun practicing or enjoy lively MIDI visualizations with the cross-platform piano game' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Synthesia for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPad. The best alternative is Piano From Above, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Synthesia are Musicope (Free, Open Source), Linthesia (Free, Open Source), Rosegarden (Free, Open Source) and Perfect Piano (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Feb 24, 2021

    • Piano From Above is a program that turns learning the piano into a videogame. You can open any MIDI file and simply play the notes as they fall. View 9 alternatives to Piano From Above
      Most users think Piano From Above is a great alternative to Synthesia.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Piano From Above vs Synthesia
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      comelyjason Similar functionality, but without the price.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      It is very versatile and is easy to use. Unlike synthesia you can sort songs easily and find them in a large list. The keyboard can be set to show 128 keys which synthesia does not let you do. The only complaint would be that you can change the speed of a song but it won't stay that way.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

      you can import any song and learn it without the price
      Positive comment 4 months ago

      its fun and i like piano
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      It's Free And It's Better
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      It's working and it's free. Many thanks to the creator ^^
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      Unlike Synthesia, the Keyboard can go up to 128 keys!
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    • An open-source online piano game similar to Synthesia . View 19 alternatives to Musicope
      Almost everyone thinks Musicope is a great alternative to Synthesia.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Musicope vs Synthesia
      pros, cons and recent comments
      requires MIDI input + must download other software to use
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      This app needs MIDI input to use. You can't use keyboard.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago



    • Linthesia is a game. A game of playing music! You only need a MIDI file to play, and a MIDI keyboard (or your PC keyboard). View 14 alternatives to Linthesia
      Most users think Linthesia is a great alternative to Synthesia.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.4.2, released in January 2010, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
    • Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment. View 94 alternatives to Rosegarden
      Some users think Rosegarden is a great alternative to Synthesia, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Rosegarden vs Synthesia
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It is similar in that you can create your own music and audio files.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      well rounded editing software
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      It's a DAW, Synthesia is a learning program.
      Top negative comment  over 2 years ago

      I hoped anything more focused in composition.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      It's music composition software, not a tool for learning how to play songs on the piano.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    • Perfect Piano is a smartphone app designed to teach players how to play and record piano songs of their own using their smartphone. There are many plugins to allow you to change the sound of the piano to things like a guitar, harp, and cello. View 20 alternatives to Perfect Piano
      Most users think Perfect Piano is a great alternative to Synthesia.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Perfect Piano vs Synthesia
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Although it is only for Mobile devices or tablets, It is free, contains a similar interface to that of synthesia, has multiplayer live, and you can choose to play between your device's touchscreen or MIDI keyboard.. Downside to this is that it lags a bit and does not support a pedal connection with a MIDI input...
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      It's really perfect piano.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago



    • Teaches you how to play piano/keyboard with an online software that listens to what you play. Tablet or fast laptop needed. View 16 alternatives to Flowkey
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
    • GNU LilyPond is a computer program for music engraving. View 47 alternatives to LilyPond
      This alternative is disputed. LilyPond is still a legitimate alternative to Synthesia, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      LilyPond vs Synthesia
      pros, cons and recent comments
      LilyPond is sheet music creation software, not a music learning game.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    • Piano Booster lets you practice and play the piano alongside a scrolling music stave. It's an open-source, cross-platform tool that works with MIDI keyboards as input. View 20 alternatives to PianoBooster
      Almost everyone thinks PianoBooster is a great alternative to Synthesia.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      PianoBooster vs Synthesia
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It loads midi files and let you practice with a MIDI input (or even with your PC keyboard)
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    • What is pianu? Pianu is a website that teaches you how to play piano, interactively. How can a website teach me piano interactively? View 25 alternatives to Pianu
      Most users think Pianu is a great alternative to Synthesia.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
    • Online Platform to interactively learn Piano and Drums on your own or with a real Teacher. Piano Marvel grades your performances and tracks your progress by adding trophies to your personalized trophy case. View 8 alternatives to Piano Marvel
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • iPad
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