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Old 11-04-2010, 11:48 PM
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Does anyone know of any type of computer software that scrolls music and can tell if you are hitting the correct notes on a keyboard? I guess like "Rock Band", but only with a real keyboard and actual notes. When I wanted to learn how to type I used a typing tutorial software that worked with the same concept and I haven't looked at my hands since. It would be nice to have that same confidence on a piano.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:04 AM
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I can't say I know any software that does this, but hey, that sounds like a really good idea. Sounds like a business opportunity :D
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:19 AM
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Try this one http://notesinaflash.com/

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Old 11-05-2010, 08:21 AM
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I think some Yamahas have this (very lame) learning mode that plays a backing track and you attempt to play the melody. Eventually you end up getting all the notes right or something like that. I've never used it on my keyboard.
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:50 AM
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Thanks Tiko
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:05 PM
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Hi, I'm new to the forum. I just register.

Maybe what you are looking for is something like this:
http://www.jalmus.net/?lang=en
Random notes on a Clef and you have to play it in time on your midi keyboard.

And a great program like Guitar Hero but with a piano and where you can use de midi files that you want is Synthesia:
http://synthesiagame.com/
You could use the free version with the notes falling into the keyboard, but if you buy it you can unlock the Grand Staff and use it for sightreading. You can choose learning mode where the song stop until you play the correct note on your keyboard o play mode where you try to hit the notes just in time.

Synthesia is very funny, I have the features unlock and use it for sight-reading, there is no better software for that. I'm a beginner, I buy a digital piano a month ago (I play guitar and bass, but never play keyboards before) and the first song I learned was the intro to Space Dye Vest using this program.

I Hope any of this help you.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:38 PM
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find a music sheet and start practicing. Be sure to focus on reading the music book when you play piano/keyboard. If you're constantly watching your fingers when you play, you won't read the notes effectively. Develop a habit of "eye off" your fingers when you start working on sight/note reading skills. and it will develop your sight reading music skills that you longer need softwares.
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