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by gwales
02-05-19 8:17 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Change key signature
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

Re: Change key signature

Thanks Nicholas. I changed it in Logic Pro. Nice to see all sharps at last - for my song, anyway.
by gwales
02-05-19 3:51 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Change key signature
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

Re: Change key signature

I want to assign a key at the beginning (C#minor - E major). How do I do that? My main concern is having C# not Db (and G# not Ab, etc) on the falling notes.
by gwales
01-19-19 10:07 am
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Ultrawide Monitor - Dsplay Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Re: Ultrawide Monitor - Dsplay Problems

OK, I used 'clamshell' mode and it fixed it.
by gwales
01-19-19 5:51 am
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Ultrawide Monitor - Dsplay Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Ultrawide Monitor - Dsplay Problems

I have a new MacBook Pro and downloaded Synthesia. I haven't used it for about 5 years. My main monitor is an LG 34" ultrawide. I'm running Mojave on the Mac. I downloaded the latest version and opened it. The app shows some giant text on my ultrawide display, but as if I'm only looking at a quarter...
by gwales
06-06-11 10:32 am
Forum: MIDI Club
Topic: Moonlight Sonata MIDI in C# minor
Replies: 4
Views: 2959

Re: Moonlight Sonata MIDI in C# minor

Yes. Thanks for sharing your file. I had a hell of a time trying to get the left and right hands sorted in my version. Did you record this? It seems to have a live feel, rather than strict quantised time. Having played along with this, I can see it's very different to the version I posted. Much more...
by gwales
05-25-11 6:47 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Correct fingering for scales
Replies: 6
Views: 3312

Re: Correct fingering for scales

Thanks for taking the trouble to explain all that. I do use the little finger to start and finish rather than the thumb. I'm sure you are right, but I find playing scales with thumbs out of alignment difficult now. I will give it a go and report back. :shock:
by gwales
05-21-11 9:01 am
Forum: MIDI Club
Topic: Hisaishi Joe
Replies: 11
Views: 5768

Re: Hisaishi Joe

I am a huge fan of Joe Hisaishi and Studio Ghibli.

It also introduced me to lots of Japanes anime. But Joe is the man. 8-)
by gwales
05-19-11 7:33 am
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Compress scrolling notes?
Replies: 4
Views: 1385

Re: Compress scrolling notes?

Thanks. This is the first time I've used Synthesia regularly as I am trying to learn Moonight Sonata, which is way out of my league, but I get such pleasure out of moving forward a few more bars. :D
by gwales
05-18-11 8:24 am
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Compress scrolling notes?
Replies: 4
Views: 1385

Re: Compress scrolling notes?

For some reason the MIDI file I am using doesn't display that stuff, just a translucent black bar acrosss the middle. Thanks.
by gwales
05-18-11 7:26 am
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Compress scrolling notes?
Replies: 4
Views: 1385

Compress scrolling notes?

Is it possible to fit more notes on the screen by compressing the vertical space? I find that i sometimes want to look at the bars coming up to prepare myself for the onslaught.

:lol:
by gwales
05-18-11 12:40 am
Forum: MIDI Club
Topic: Moonlight Sonata MIDI in C# minor
Replies: 4
Views: 2959

Re: Moonlight Sonata MIDI in C# minor

I am assuming this is 'adapted from works created prior to 1923', as I corrected an error in the original (see post above). There is nothing in the file AFAIK that indicates any source other than Beethoven. For some reason this version delays some notes such as 'C' in the 16th bar. Willhelm Kempff p...
by gwales
05-17-11 1:03 am
Forum: MIDI Club
Topic: Moonlight Sonata MIDI in C# minor
Replies: 4
Views: 2959

Re: Moonlight Sonata MIDI in C# minor

I corrected an incorrect note in bar 7 (a G# instead of an A, which goes with the F# minor chord) using Band-in-a-Box. I also made sure the first bar starts as bar one in Synthesia.

Would this file be copyright? How would I know? Can I upload it if it's not?
by gwales
05-16-11 6:05 am
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: MIDI file - text 'echo' in note names, and change key?
Replies: 2
Views: 997

Re: MIDI file - text 'echo' in note names, and change key?

Thanks Nicholas. I finally found one in C# minor. I posted a link in the MIDI Club.
by gwales
05-16-11 6:04 am
Forum: MIDI Club
Topic: Moonlight Sonata MIDI in C# minor
Replies: 4
Views: 2959

Moonlight Sonata MIDI in C# minor

So many of these files are in the key of Db minor.

I finally hunted one down in C# minor. It is on this page:

http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/eno/677/musik.html

Strangely, it seems to be attributed to Bach...

I can now play the first 12 bars - very badly.

:)
by gwales
05-15-11 11:48 pm
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Correct fingering for scales
Replies: 6
Views: 3312

Re: Correct fingering for scales

C Major scale. Right hand: 12312345 for 2 octave 1231234 12312345 Left hand: 54321321 for 2 octave 5432132 14321321 -------- Thanks. Yes, I know that is correct. My question is more about whether my method is 'wrong' enough to be bad. It just feels natural to me to synchronise the thumbs. I have tr...
by gwales
05-15-11 11:44 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: MIDI file - text 'echo' in note names, and change key?
Replies: 2
Views: 997

MIDI file - text 'echo' in note names, and change key?

I downloaded a MIDI file of Moonlight Sonata, and noticed that each note is named twice, in a kind of shadow effect. How can I remove the extra text?

Also, can I change the key? It is displaying in D flat Minor, not C sharp minor.
by gwales
05-15-11 10:44 pm
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Correct fingering for scales
Replies: 6
Views: 3312

Correct fingering for scales

I have been practising two-handed scales for a little while - I quickly determined that a simple rule was to co-ordinate thumbs for both hands, but now I see this is not correct. For example, I play C Major starting on 4 (or 1) with the left hand. From there, the thumb always lands on the 1st and 4t...
by gwales
05-10-11 11:36 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Hide Instruction Overlay
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: Hide Instruction Overlay

Thanks, the 'V' does what I need. Setting the speed to zero means more farting around :lol: (Aussie slang for being unproductive).
by gwales
05-07-11 10:46 am
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Hide Instruction Overlay
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Hide Instruction Overlay

I don't know if this has come up, but sometimes I want to examine the impending notes while pausing the game. I cannot do this because of the instruction overlay. I don't need to see this every time. Why can't it be hidden with a command space or something?
by gwales
11-26-10 8:27 pm
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Scales and arpeggios MIDI files
Replies: 75
Views: 51540

Re: Scales and arpeggios MIDI files

Proper technique cannot be learned without correct fingering, After struggling at first with two handed scales, I concluded that a general rule for fingering is 1231234 or 1234123 for the right hand and 3214321 or 4321321 for the left hand. Would you say that there are general fingering rules for a...