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Free Synthesia Alternatives

The best free alternative to Synthesia is Piano From Above, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Synthesia and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to 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.
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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.

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    you can import any song and learn it without the price

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    its fun and i like piano

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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.

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    It's Free And It's Better

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    Similar functionality, but without the price.

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    It's working and it's free. Many thanks to the creator ^^

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    Unlike Synthesia, the Keyboard can go up to 128 keys!

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  2. Musicope icon

    Musicope

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    An open-source online piano game similar to Synthesia .

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    requires MIDI input + must download other software to use

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    This app needs MIDI input to use. You can't use keyboard.

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  3. Linthesia icon

    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.

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    Rosegarden

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

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

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

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    well rounded editing software

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    It's music composition software, not a tool for learning how to play songs on the piano.

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    I hoped anything more focused in composition.

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

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    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.

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    It's really perfect piano.

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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...

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  6. PianoBooster icon

    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.

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

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    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.

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  8. Pianu icon

    Pianu

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    Learn to play the piano in your browser.

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    Most users think Pianu is a great alternative to Synthesia.
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    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.

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    Simplesynth

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    SimpleSynth is a small and fast synth, perfect for when you want to try out a musical idea quickly. It's got a complete general MIDI instrument set built in, and it can load Soundfonts and DLS files.

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    Last update was in September 2009, development appears to be inactive

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