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Synthesia Alternatives

Synthesia is described as 'Learn piano, have fun practicing or enjoy lively MIDI visualizations with the cross-platform piano game' and is a Piano Trainer 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, Linthesia, Rosegarden and Perfect Piano.

Synthesia alternatives are mainly Piano Trainers but may also be Music Games or Music Production Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Synthesia.
This page was last updated Dec 29, 2021
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad
  • Wine

Learn piano, have fun practicing or enjoy lively MIDI visualizations with the cross-platform piano game.

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  1. Piano From Above (PianoFromAbove.exe). 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.

    Piano From Above vs Synthesia opinions
    Most users think Piano From Above is a great alternative to Synthesia.
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    you can import any song and learn it without the price

    Top positive comment  over 1 year ago
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    its fun and i like piano

    Top positive comment  over 1 year ago
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    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.

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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    It's Free And It's Better

    Positive comment almost 3 years ago
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    Similar functionality, but without the price.

    Positive comment almost 3 years ago
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    It's working and it's free. Many thanks to the creator ^^

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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    Unlike Synthesia, the Keyboard can go up to 128 keys!

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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  2. Musicope

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    An open-source online piano game similar to Synthesia .

    Musicope vs Synthesia opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Musicope is a great alternative to Synthesia.

    requires MIDI input + must download other software to use

    Negative comment over 3 years ago
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    This app needs MIDI input to use. You can't use keyboard.

    Negative comment over 6 years ago
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  3. Linthesia

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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). It's a fork of Synthesia, which only runs on Windows and OS X. Linthesia is for GNU/Linux.

    Most users think Linthesia is a great alternative to Synthesia.
  4. Rosegarden

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.

    Rosegarden vs Synthesia opinions
    Some users think Rosegarden is a great alternative to Synthesia, some don't.

    It is similar in that you can create your own music and audio files.

    Top positive comment  over 2 years ago
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    well rounded editing software

    Top positive comment  about 3 years ago
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    It's music composition software, not a tool for learning how to play songs on the piano.

    Top negative comment  over 3 years ago
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    I hoped anything more focused in composition.

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    It's a DAW, Synthesia is a learning program.

    Negative comment almost 4 years ago
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  5. Perfect Piano

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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.

    Perfect Piano vs Synthesia opinions
    Most users think Perfect Piano is a great alternative to Synthesia.

    It's really perfect piano.

    Positive comment about 4 years ago
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    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 over 3 years ago
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  6. Flowkey

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    flowkey helps you become the pianist you always wanted to be. Whether it's learning to play your favourite piano songs, starting from scratch or developing your skills – flowkey will show you exactly how to play each note and guide you with instant feedback.

  7. PianoBooster

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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. Play along and receive an accuracy reading to let you know how you're doing.

    PianoBooster vs Synthesia opinions
    Almost everyone thinks PianoBooster is a great alternative to Synthesia.

    It loads midi files and let you practice with a MIDI input (or even with your PC keyboard)

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  8. Pianu

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    Learn to play the piano in your browser.

    Most users think Pianu is a great alternative to Synthesia.
  9. Piano Marvel

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPad

    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.

  10. SmartMusic

    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    SmartMusic is music learning software for educators and students. SmartMusic has a library of tens of thousands of pieces of sheet music with full scores which become available upon subscribing.

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