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by occurin
07-10-11 7:16 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Has anyone used Sythesia to *memorize* pieces?
Replies: 41
Views: 19112

Re: Has anyone used Sythesia to *memorize* pieces?

Fine, I never said "strict memorization" if that means playing without the score in front of you, but I hope you can agree that the process of becoming intimately familiar with a piece is the process of internalizing the peice, recognizing how you need to play it at different points etc. I don't see...
by occurin
07-10-11 5:50 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Has anyone used Sythesia to *memorize* pieces?
Replies: 41
Views: 19112

Re: Has anyone used Sythesia to *memorize* pieces?

Jim: relying on the blue and green bars is fundamental to Synthesia. If you don't want that, you should switch off the computer. No, that is no different from relying on sheet music in any way, it's exactly the same. I also think relying on sheet music is damaging to your development. Yes, my goal i...
by occurin
07-09-11 1:34 pm
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Has anyone used Sythesia to *memorize* pieces?
Replies: 41
Views: 19112

Re: Has anyone used Sythesia to *memorize* pieces?

there is a reply to a question about synthesia on this blog thread:
http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthre ... 940/4.html

covers alot of what I think about Synthesia.
by occurin
07-09-11 1:23 pm
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Has anyone used Sythesia to *memorize* pieces?
Replies: 41
Views: 19112

Re: Has anyone used Sythesia to *memorize* pieces?

Jim: I agree that it's impossible to say how long a piece should take to learn, because people have different amounts of experience. I can see how Synthesia can give you a feel for tempo if you don't have the bpm on the score and you aren't sure by listening. I also can see how having the other hand...
by occurin
07-09-11 9:47 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Has anyone used Sythesia to *memorize* pieces?
Replies: 41
Views: 19112

Re: Has anyone used Sythesia to *memorize* pieces?

If you enjoy it, that's great. It just seems like you would learn a lot faster if you didn't use Synthesia.
by occurin
07-09-11 4:08 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Has anyone used Sythesia to *memorize* pieces?
Replies: 41
Views: 19112

Re: Has anyone used Sythesia to *memorize* pieces?

Hi Hrubesh, I'm not sure how stopping the piece to play by ear is an improvement over reading the sheet music at the beginning. It seems like it would take longer. In my opinion, a month is a really long time. Of course, it depends what piece you are learning. It doesn't seem like people should use ...
by occurin
07-08-11 7:59 pm
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Has anyone used Sythesia to *memorize* pieces?
Replies: 41
Views: 19112

Has anyone used Sythesia to *memorize* pieces?

Hi everyone, the program is beautifully designed, I'm enjoying it. Has anyone ever used Sythesia to learn a piece by memory, away from the computer? If so, what techniques did you use? The way I've been playing the game, I get a good muscle memory when trying to get the A+++, but my brain has no gra...