So you got a piano at home or you’re planning to buy a piano? Good news for you that there’s a good software for learning to play the Piano: The Synthesia.
How does Synthesia work?
Well, if you have a Digital Piano with USB keyboard support, you can connect it to your computer and play with the help of Synthesia.
But if you don’t have a piano yet, don’t worry, you can use your computer keyboard to practice.
Synthesia will need a MIDI file to translate it into visual/video that guide you how to play exactly the music.
You will watch the keyboard from the screen and do the same to practice. That’s how Synthesia help you with Learning Piano. (For more details about Synthesia, please see the screenshots)
Synthesia Screenshot and usage description
Select song and device to use at the Title Screen.
Test your keyboard connections from the Keyboard Setup screen.
Manage MIDI by Song Library. You can rate, sort by difficulty, and select the song you want to play from here.
Select parts of the song you want to play at the track selection screen.
Instructions will show before the song begins
Hit the falling blocks in time to build up score multipliers and combos.
There is a Learning Pack that adds several new and useful educational features. Check out.
Labels on the notes and keys can be helpful. Here, the English note names are shown on the keys and the software keyboard mapping is shown on the notes.
Check your grade and performance statistics after the song.
How to Setup Synthesia to Learn Piano
The following video will show you how to install Synthesia, Play a MIDI file and Connect the Keyboard with it.
The following video will help you with using Synthesia to study Piano
Good Keyboard for study Piano
If you’re planning to study it professionally, don’t wait to equip yourself a good keyboard:The price is about $150.
- An entry-level 61-key Yamaha with MIDI ports (so an adapter is required). $150
- A great lighted 61-key Yamaha bundle with stand (adapter required). $190
(Lighted keys are supported in Synthesia and are especially awesome in melody practice!)
- A mid-range 76-key Yamaha. It has a USB port, so you just need a cable, not an adapter. $320
Looking for good MIDI to study Piano?
Let’s check out some good performances using Synthesia:
Here is the link to its homepage: http://synthesiagame.com/getTheGame.aspx
Hope you’ll share with us your favorite or study progress in the comment