Synthesia Alternatives for Linux

Synthesia is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The most popular Linux alternative is Small Musicope iconMusicope, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 22 alternatives to Synthesia and seven of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Synthesia are Small Linthesia iconLinthesia (Free, Open Source), Small Rosegarden iconRosegarden (Free, Open Source), Small LilyPond iconLilyPond (Free, Open Source) and Small PianoBooster iconPianoBooster (Free, Open Source).

Learn piano, have fun practicing or enjoy lively MIDI visualizations with the cross-platform piano game. If you're looking for more info about Synthesia like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 3/19/2020 5:16:00 PM

Alternatives to Synthesia for Linux with any license

  • Musicope

    An open-source online piano game similar to Synthesia .

    • requires MIDI input + must download other software to use Guest • Jan 2019 • 6 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This app needs MIDI input to use. You can't use keyboard. Guest • Oct 2015 • 4 agrees and 29 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Linthesia

    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.

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

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Rosegarden

    Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment. Rosegarden is an easy-to-learn, attractive application that runs on Linux, ideal for composers, musicians, music students, and small studio or home recording environments.

    • It is similar in that you can create your own music and audio files. Guest • Dec 2019 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's music composition software, not a tool for learning how to play songs on the piano. Guest • Jan 2019 • 7 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I hoped anything more focused in composition. Guest • Feb 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's a DAW, Synthesia is a learning program. Guest • Aug 2018 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • LilyPond

    GNU LilyPond is a computer program for music engraving. One of LilyPonds major goals is to produce scores that are engraved with traditional layout rules, reflecting the era when scores were engraved by hand. It uses a simple text notation for music input, which LilyPond interprets and processes in a series of stages. In the final stage, music notation is output to PDF (via PostScript) or other graphical formats, such as SVG or PNG.

    • LilyPond is sheet music creation software, not a music learning game. Guest • Dec 2018 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • PianoBooster

    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.

    • It loads midi files and let you practice with a MIDI input (or even with your PC keyboard) Guest • Oct 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Piano Crumbs - The only interactive piano player online. Play along your favorite songs.

    • There's no midi uploading. Its only possible play paying for musics US$4,9. So, it's not free. Guest • Sep 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • choose from already set songs. no midi uploading. Have to pay for midis Guest • Feb 2016 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Symphonium

    A tool to help while learning to play the piano. Similar to Synthesia (proprietary), Linthesium and Piano from above (both discontinued). 3 Modes available with control on speed and track selection : listen, practice and play. Listen doesn't require a MIDI keyboard and show the note played in a MIDI recording. Practice will wait for you to play on a MIDI device the note displayed before going on.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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