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by offrhodes
02-28-19 4:30 pm
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Android App for sight reading
Replies: 13
Views: 5680

Re: Android App for sight reading

Thanks!
The ads start to annoy me, if for a different reason. I took them out in 0.10.
Yes, I might put in some "friction" for the scrolling. I guess that's what people expect.
by offrhodes
02-27-19 4:44 pm
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Android App for sight reading
Replies: 13
Views: 5680

Re: Android App for sight reading

Hi,

I added now 32 bit support, so there is a good chance that it can be installed on the majority of devices.
There is a stability issue when scrolling fast at high zoomlevel, but I hope this doesn't affect regular use.
by offrhodes
02-25-19 5:15 pm
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Android App for sight reading
Replies: 13
Views: 5680

Re: Android App for sight reading

Thanks. I suspect it's the CPU, didn't think of that.
I've had issues with 32 bit at high zoomlevel - probably juggling too many bitmap square meters at once - so I enabled only 64 bit CPUs for the time being.
by offrhodes
02-22-19 4:40 pm
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Android App for sight reading
Replies: 13
Views: 5680

Re: Android App for sight reading

err... OK. And I think I know why... :)
Please try again, version 0v8. The Release notes should read

Lowered minimum API level (28 => 18)
by offrhodes
02-22-19 10:43 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Android App for sight reading
Replies: 13
Views: 5680

Re: Android App for sight reading

Hi, This is how it looks: a.jpg There are a few screenshots on the PlayStore page , also a somewhat longer description. In a nutshell, the idea is similar to a typing-blind trainer for piano. The concept isn't new, maybe to some extent the approach: I'm using pre-rendered scores that can cope with n...
by offrhodes
02-21-19 2:17 pm
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Android App for sight reading
Replies: 13
Views: 5680

Android App for sight reading

Hi, this may or may not be a good idea, so I'm asking first ("Methods, books, websites to learn...") I'm developing an Android App for training sight reading, using pre-rendered public domain scores. The general idea is, there is a lot of ancient high-quality "training material", such as Bach. I'm t...
by offrhodes
09-15-18 6:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: FNAF etc. complete fingering
Replies: 1
Views: 5200

FNAF etc. complete fingering

Hi, it might be nice to add the fingering to the whole length of the song (FNAFx). I just noticed that earning points will encourage the user to reach the end with improvised fingering to collect points. Which is usually considered a bad thing. I can easily reset the song or program a loop, but I do...
by offrhodes
07-23-18 4:25 pm
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Sustain Pedal
Replies: 4
Views: 3779

Re: Sustain Pedal

Most people first think of holding the played notes after releasing the key. That's correct but it's not everything: It also unlocks all the other strings for sympathetic resonance. As an experiment, punch in some two-handed powerchords (e.g. C-G-C) in quarters. Then do the same but push the pedal e...
by offrhodes
07-22-18 7:47 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Learning piano tips
Replies: 6
Views: 4560

Re: Learning piano tips

Well, his audience is "serious" / professional musicians (= getting a degree and doing this for a living). Keep this in mind. Even professional life has become much more diverse for "working musicians" than it used to be. As a counterexample for a "professional musician" today, this might be interes...
by offrhodes
07-21-18 11:13 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Piano Technique Series for Synthesia
Replies: 42
Views: 260875

Re: Piano Technique Series for Synthesia

Might chime in on the "playing with a group thing": It can be quite orthogonal to one's personal quest of learning piano: As a blind guess, unless it's Whiter Shade of Pale, the fewer notes you play, the better. But those need to be the right notes. Being a keyboarder doesn't require the same skills...
by offrhodes
07-15-18 4:48 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Android 8 latency
Replies: 2
Views: 671

Re: Android 8 latency

great, looking forward to it... if the keywords send someone here with the same problem: My workaround is to open Clavia's sample editor, and assign a single "click" sample as "unpitched" across the whole keyboard. The synth then gets channel 10. On the Nord Stage I can assign piano sections A and B...
by offrhodes
07-15-18 1:20 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Android 8 latency
Replies: 2
Views: 671

Android 8 latency

Hi, for the latest beta, the built-in synth on Android has about 100 ms latency. It's too long to use as metronome, note detection gets hit-and-miss and the flow in "Practice-the-melody" mode gets really wobbly. Unfortunately, my keyboard is not GM so there is no drumset (I might "fake" one by build...
by offrhodes
07-15-18 10:53 am
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Android 8 with Clavia MIDI
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Re: Android 8 with Clavia MIDI

works with the latest beta (wasn't aware of it until now).
Case closed...
by offrhodes
07-15-18 7:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scoring...
Replies: 5
Views: 2045

Scoring...

Hi, this only as constructive observation while I'm using the program. I'm not playing for score so it makes no difference to me but it might really send people into the wrong direction if they read too much into it. The "score" on practice-the-melody mode is IMHO really confusing and might send peo...
by offrhodes
07-15-18 6:28 am
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Android 8 with Clavia MIDI
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Android 8 with Clavia MIDI

Hi, this relates to 10.4.4393 on Android 8, both a Huawei MediaPad M5 (Android 8.0.0) and an older Nexus 5 (Android 8.1.0) with a USB 3.0 adapter cable: MIDI works fine with a Roland GoPiano (which is a fairly modern device), but I can't make it to work with Clavia Nord Keyboards, tried Stage 2.0 EX...
by offrhodes
07-13-18 3:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "hello!"
Replies: 4
Views: 2001

Re: "hello!"

Hi, I'd leave it out because it can be horribly misunderstood. The problem is, I don't yet have a punchy replacement. I'll think about it when going jogging the next time :-) That said, I had a look at Chang's Fundamentals of Piano practice (not saying this is canon, but at least it's food for thoug...
by offrhodes
07-09-18 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "hello!"
Replies: 4
Views: 2001

"hello!"

Hi, thanks for Synthesia.This is a pretty deep program - it just "feels" right - and I guess we'll go a long way together. Nicholas, you wrote at some point it gets increasingly difficult to see the program through the eyes of a new user. Here's a quick reality check: "If you aren't careful, you mig...