A fun way to learn how to play the piano.

Whether you've always wanted to learn or you're a veteran looking for a fun new way to practice, get ready to join the thousands using Synthesia.

Synthesia is a video game and piano keyboard trainer for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, as well as Linux using Wine, which allows users to play a MIDI keyboard or use a computer keyboard in time to a MIDI file by following on-screen directions.

Features

Free Version:
MIDI Support:You can play any MIDI file with Synthesia.
Online Scoreboard:You can submit your scores online at any pace you play.

With Learning Pack:
Melody practice: The game waits for you to press the correct keys before moving on.
Finger number hints: Add finger number hints to notes using a simple one-click gesture.
Sheet music display: Add a classic notation view to the game in addition to the arcade-style falling note display.
Note and key labels: Show note names on either the falling notes or keyboard keys in the English system, Do-re-mi style (fixed and movable), or by scale number.
Section looping: Practice difficult sections repeatedly with loops.

Free iPad version
All features available for 20 included songs.

Play Any File in-app iPad purchase
Allows the use of 150+ included songs and virtually all MIDI files.

License

Free with limited functionality

Pricing Information

One time purchase (perpetual license)

Supported Platforms 1 note on Synthesia's platform support

Mac Windows Android Tablet iPad Wine

Platform comments

  • Wine “It runs on Linux using Wine”

Links to official Synthesia sites

Official Website    Twitter

Features

Black MIDI support Pattern matching Add a feature

Categories

Audio & Music Games

Tags

learn-piano midi music-game piano piano-trainer virtual-piano

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Synthesia for iPad is available in the iTunes App Store as of 12/6/2012.

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I wouldn't pay 99 cents for this crap and they want to charge 40 bucks for it? their out of their damn minds or taking advantage of people.

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