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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.
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.
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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.
I encourage the author to go back to FOSS as this is a great way to learn piano for children, it would be generous to have it for free.
It'd also be a great way to improve the code and to ensure a long term support with a bigger community of developpers.
Synthesia for iPad is available in the iTunes App Store as of 12/6/2012.
Can they please create an application for iphone? Please, I would like to try there!