Finding New Songs
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Finding New Songs
A nice feature of Synthesia is you can always find new songs to play. Just search or use some of the links below.
If you already found your file and do not know how to load, please refer to the Watched Folders page in the manual to learn how to load your song.
For finding new songs, the easiest method would be to go to Google and type in the name of the song that you wish to learn, followed by the word, "midi".
For example, the song you wish to find is "Bella's Lullaby", then you search "Bella's Lullaby MIDI" on google. Following that, you click on the various links until you can find one which lets you download the MIDI. In my example, the first link would direct you to a page in which you can just click the MIDI, which lets you download.
In some cases, the website may not have a download link.
For example, I may be searching for Chopin's Etude Opus.25 No.9 in Gb Major "Butterfly Etude" and I found a page but when I click on the link, it directs me to a Midi Player. In this case, I would need to right click the link, and select "Save link as..."
If you find a site asking for money for songs, you can usually just close it and find another site. It's usually very easy to find the MIDI you're looking for and you almost never have to use a for-pay site.
List of sites
- http://www.mutopiaproject.org - The Mutopia Project, Lots of classical MIDI, with an especially large piano section.
- http://www.hamienet.com - a great resource for piano MIDI's. Seems to have thousands and all of them are free to download.
- http://www.8notes.com - Mostly classical music, with available sheets for nearly each MIDI.
- http://www.mididatabase.com - popular music
- http://www.classicalarchives.com - Classical Music Archives, Limit of 5 downloads per day without a paid membership.
- http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/Composers.html - You can download here any midi file for free. They seem to sell the scores.
- http://www.classicalmidiconnection.com - is another good one for classical midis. there are no download limits.
- http://www.hittrax.com.au HitTrax - This is a pro-site we use with legal MIDI Files and MP3 backing tracks for our band. Also has YouTube embeds and lyrics downloads. Cool site and top quality with about 20,000+ midi files.
- http://www.midicenter.com - Lots of pop music and also classical, jazz, themes.
- http://www.freemidi.org - a great MIDI site and it's got al the MIDI's you need.
- http://www.ninsheetm.us - if you like game music, all in piano
- http://www.ichigos.com - Anime and game MIDIs.
- http://www.vgmusic.com - Thousands and thousands of video game MIDIs. They have a dedicated piano section (with mandatory left/right hand split). More than that, having many different tracks with varied instruments showcases Synthesia's ability to run background music with your playing.
- http://www.gamemusicthemes.com - Really high quality video game piano arrangements (with sheet music too). The songs included in the game come from this site. (Although, they were conditioned a little to have the left and right hand parts split. Most at the site don't.) The songs here are pretty advanced and require a considerable amount of playing skill.