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by stephenhazel
05-15-18 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Learning Hand Positioning for songs
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

Re: Learning Hand Positioning for songs

yeah, hand position comes from the fingering numbers. and that's on you, not synthesia. only you can determine when to hop your hand. the more pro pianists ONLY put fingering numbers in WHEN there's a hand position change. good luck :) It's a SUPER huge part of piano playing and can't currently be d...
by stephenhazel
06-28-17 11:43 am
Forum: Previous Development Updates
Topic: 11 preview r4264 - New Notation Rendering
Replies: 52
Views: 34200

Re: 11 preview r4264 - New Notation Rendering

Wow! Thanks for that explanation.

It is such a fight to even understand what the idea is with these things.
by stephenhazel
06-27-17 12:35 pm
Forum: Previous Development Updates
Topic: 11 preview r4264 - New Notation Rendering
Replies: 52
Views: 34200

Re: 11 preview r4264 - New Notation Rendering

Hey Nicholas, doesn't it seem weird to you that microsoft is basically goin... "ok win32 developers, we've written this new stuff after eons and eons of nothing midi ever. So use this .DLL we hacked up and you can get into our new APIs". Don't they remember DLL hell ? Are they gonna keep THAT .dll u...
by stephenhazel
04-28-17 12:10 pm
Forum: MIDI Club
Topic: Automatically general sustain pedal on a MIDI file
Replies: 3
Views: 2720

Re: Automatically general sustain pedal on a MIDI file

any midi editor will do that. of which there are tons and don't ask me to help you pick out one. but they won't put in hold pedal "automatically" as there's no one correct way. cuz it's art. is there one correct velocity to use per note? no. is there one perfect set of tempo changes? no. but it'll b...
by stephenhazel
10-13-16 12:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: memorising visuals question
Replies: 3
Views: 1602

Re: memorising visuals question

> a random midi file and you can play it off the bat absolutely not. jumps and fingering and tricky rhythms ALWAYS have to be nailed down, practiced, and built into muscle memory before you'll be able to play the more difficult songs fluently. you may get to a level where you can play way more songs...
by stephenhazel
04-21-15 11:44 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Have Synthesia WHERE I made mistakes--Instant Replay
Replies: 3
Views: 2492

Re: Have Synthesia WHERE I made mistakes--Instant Replay

I'm not Nicholas :), buttt... playing through a whole song isn't practicing it. you should be making (roughly) 4 bar loops and practicing ONE loop until perfect, then going on to the next loop. Ask any piano teacher and they'll tell you playing through is just for performance and for fun at the END ...
by stephenhazel
03-21-15 11:49 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: auto detect and run mode?
Replies: 4
Views: 1850

Re: auto detect and run mode?

So is score following in general copyrighted? I took a quick read through the link that you had that spec'd out their method. And, umm, it wouldn't work... I know one guy who uses HCX (a lot) and he tells me he never uses the score following mode. Just the "pausing" mode. I'm working on score follow...
by stephenhazel
01-19-15 4:39 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: WIndows 8.1: Synthesia has detected a problem and must close
Replies: 3
Views: 1487

Re: WIndows 8.1: Synthesia has detected a problem and must c

you mean you deleted JUST the synthesia folder under roaming, right?

otherwise you probably get to reinstall a buuunch of programs that you just wrecked :)
by stephenhazel
12-12-14 11:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: New laptop
Replies: 4
Views: 1341

Re: New laptop

I just hit Best Buy a couple weeks ago. Those 2-in-1 laptops are woooonderful. Win8.1 is pretty cranky, but you can bend it to your will after figuring out why MS screwed it up like that. The 2-in-1 laptops' screen opens all the way back a full 360 to turn it into a "thick tablet". With a full 3 USB...
by stephenhazel
11-10-14 7:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is this anyone elses experience?
Replies: 3
Views: 1361

Re: Is this anyone elses experience?

yep. you and everybody else who plays piano. slow it way the heck down. How slow? Slow enough for you to play it. If that means stopped, so be it. Work out the fingering and coordination. slowwwwly increase the tempo. It's a long arduous process and that's what piano is all about. Mark every 4 bars ...
by stephenhazel
08-28-14 11:40 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: My journey learning to play piano
Replies: 2
Views: 3212

Re: My journey learning to play piano

you're looking for a clear roadmap to follow, eh? well that assumes there's a single final destination. and there really isn't for most piano players. playing piano is a whole bunch of different skills all done at the same time. that's why over the years piano is typically learned from a teacher. th...
by stephenhazel
08-03-14 2:58 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: 128 keys?
Replies: 20
Views: 6531

Re: 128 keys?

The pipe organ and maybe the harp can go just barely out of the 88 note range of the piano.
But there aren't 128 audible notes unless you're a dog or something.
by stephenhazel
03-01-14 7:34 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Octave numbering shift
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

Re: Octave numbering shift

I suspect Steve will be happier for this change.
Finally !! That was REALLY bugging me :)

A-1 just ain't right, man,,,
by stephenhazel
02-04-14 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fingernumbers - how does it work?
Replies: 8
Views: 2468

Re: Fingernumbers - how does it work?

yeah, text events usually store section markers. occasionally lyrics. there are none that are supposed to be used for fingering. you want to add fingering? you gotta make the standard...:) midi has always FOLLOWED the synth makers. only notation programs ever store fingering. and, in their own custo...
by stephenhazel
01-15-14 6:32 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Midi Drum Pad
Replies: 6
Views: 2098

Re: Midi Drum Pad

I'm not positive about this, but I -think- some electronic drums will skip generating a noteoff. Not positive that's what's happening. But a midi sequencer needs to deal with those dang messed up tracks. I think it's due to a drum hit having no =real= noteoff. There's no electronic signal of the dru...
by stephenhazel
01-10-14 11:37 am
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: where to put my fingers when learning a song?
Replies: 2
Views: 1052

Re: where to put my fingers when learning a song?

This question implies you don't have a piano teacher. I'd recommend one. Piano is a very deep skill that will continue to grow your whole life. You should start the right way with a teacher so you can speed through the non-obvious, yet easy stuff. And concentrate your time during practice instead of...
by stephenhazel
12-24-13 6:12 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Few things that I think would help
Replies: 16
Views: 7019

Re: Few things that I think would help

Yeah, I like the idea of "time compression" that standard notation uses. Short notes stand out, and long notes don't take up the whole dang page. I think that can be done in piano roll notation, too. Not the same way, but you can scale each bar for the notes it has. No notes? Very short bar. Tons of...
by stephenhazel
12-23-13 12:14 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Few things that I think would help
Replies: 16
Views: 7019

Re: Few things that I think would help

I certainly don't plan to memorize eeeeevery song I learn.
But I think you can print pianoroll notation in multiple columns just like you have
multiple rows of standard notation.
Notation on paper has one or two advantages over a tablet. Especially on an acoustic.
by stephenhazel
12-05-13 4:54 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: is auto generation of fingering feasible?
Replies: 17
Views: 4767

Re: is auto generation of fingering feasible?

(sorry for the "you kids get off my lawn" vibe - that's a problem of mine first thing in the mornin that coffee usually solves:) I'm seeing a lot of scales in these "see my awesome algorithm" videos... I'm not very impressed with fingerings for hanon and scales. Any examples of something "clair de l...
by stephenhazel
12-05-13 11:51 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: is auto generation of fingering feasible?
Replies: 17
Views: 4767

Re: is auto generation of fingering feasible?

Ok, ok. Maybe it's possible. Although I'm still not convinced by a few sketchy papers that skim the subject naming a couple famous general purpose algorithms and totally glossing over a ton of difficulties a guy writing code would have. In addition, another trick will be finding the fingerings that ...