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Open Source Synthesia Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Synthesia is Piano From Above. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Synthesia and eight of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Synthesia are Musicope, Linthesia, Rosegarden and PianoBooster.

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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    comelyjason

    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

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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.

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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. 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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  6. 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.

    Discontinued

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

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    Some users think Simplesynth is a great alternative to Synthesia, some don't.
  7. Neothesia

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Flashy Synthesia Like Software For Linux,Windows and MacOs - PolyMeilex/Neothesia

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    ProudOfIt

    It is the best alternative to Synthesia on Linux

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  8. Symphonium

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A tool to help while learning to play the piano. Similar to Synthesia (proprietary), Linthesium and Piano from above (both discontinued).

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