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by jimhenry
07-23-18 1:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The emancipation of Synthesia
Replies: 7
Views: 3150

Re: The emancipation of Synthesia

...regret for the limits that I believe are easily overcome. I think this is the real issue. Seemingly simple changes can be quite difficult to do in a piece of commercial software. It is hard to know what changes are hard and what changes are easy from the outside. Although it is clear that suppor...
by jimhenry
07-22-18 7:36 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Piano Technique Series for Synthesia
Replies: 42
Views: 284760

Re: Piano Technique Series for Synthesia

What Synthesia does not teach is accurate timing. A couple of hours with the metronome and critical listening to one's playing might pay off greatly when it comes to playing in a band. That, and the simple ability to listen to someone else (start with the metronome, then the drummer) besides my own...
by jimhenry
07-17-18 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scoring...
Replies: 5
Views: 2701

Re: Scoring...

Sheet happens! Or will soon.
by jimhenry
07-14-18 1:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: "hello!"
Replies: 4
Views: 2564

Re: "hello!"

If the thought to be conveyed is "Always try to use the same fingering" then why not say just that. Using "100%" in the advice can cause one to think that there is a score being produced by Synthesia that one is aspiring to maximize.
by jimhenry
06-26-18 2:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Missing flats, sharps on wrong notes 10.4 and preview?
Replies: 12
Views: 6027

Re: Missing flats, sharps on wrong notes 10.4 and preview?

XZF makes a good point. When you play a wrong note, it probably isn't really in the key you are playing in. Even if it is in key, it still isn't a right note. Trying to notate a wrong note "correctly" is rather pointless. All that needs to be conveyed is "this is what you did and it was wrong" witho...
by jimhenry
05-11-18 6:27 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Small APP for mobiledevice to control synthesia on PC
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Re: Small APP for mobiledevice to control synthesia on PC

Look at TouchOSC. I believe it is available for iOS and for Android.
by jimhenry
05-02-18 12:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weighted key on electronic keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 1932

Re: Weighted key on electronic keyboard

As you advance. you strike the keys with varying velocities to play louder or softer. The weight is necessary to be able to control that with any degree of precision.
by jimhenry
04-27-18 8:48 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Wearable Metronome Support
Replies: 1
Views: 996

Re: Wearable Metronome Support

Cool idea. But check out the negative reviews at Guitar Center before buying: https://www.guitarcenter.com/Soundbrenn ... tronome.gc
by jimhenry
04-24-18 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How To Convert MP4 To MP3 In Windows 10
Replies: 7
Views: 3160

Re: How To Convert MP4 To MP3 In Windows 10

Thanks for the additional measures you have taken to stop spam. The board is much better now.
by jimhenry
04-18-18 1:05 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Save loops separately for each hand
Replies: 7
Views: 2122

Re: Save loops separately for each hand

A technique I learned for memorization which has worked pretty well for me is to start by learning the end of the song first. Then add the section in front of that and so on until you have everything memorized. The idea is that you can play from what you are learning through to the end. By the time ...
by jimhenry
04-17-18 6:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How To Convert MP4 To MP3 In Windows 10
Replies: 7
Views: 3160

Re: How To Convert MP4 To MP3 In Windows 10

The spam seems better. But I think I saw two that got through. Based on those, I would suggest going to the phpBB ACP General, Board Configuration, Signature Settings, and disallow the use of links in signatures, and probably everything else except for disallowing signatures altogether. (Yes, I know...
by jimhenry
04-17-18 3:41 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Notes pressed labelled on top of virtual Keys
Replies: 23
Views: 8635

Re: Notes pressed labelled on top of virtual Keys

labels like Sol#, До#, and Соль# which will be a little trickier to fit on one line, even at tiny font sizes. Do you provide those types of labels on black keys? How? You'll notice my example Bb is bigger than the Bb label on the key. We should also bear in mind that normally two adjacent keys shou...
by jimhenry
04-17-18 3:21 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Save loops separately for each hand
Replies: 7
Views: 2122

Re: Save loops separately for each hand

I think we all agree that the use of loops, individual hand practice, and hands together practice are all important tools for learning a piece of music. But I don't think the enhancement of these features to address the best use of those, and other, practice techniques, is an easy task. I suggest th...
by jimhenry
04-17-18 3:05 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Notes pressed labelled on top of virtual Keys
Replies: 23
Views: 8635

Re: Notes pressed labelled on top of virtual Keys

I think note labels for pressed keys can be added in a single row above the keys if you are thoughtful about the font and size: Synthesia Key Press Labels.png I don't think Key Press labels should be limited to Free Play. I think they are as useful as many of the other labeling options that are offe...
by jimhenry
04-16-18 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How To Convert MP4 To MP3 In Windows 10
Replies: 7
Views: 3160

Re: How To Convert MP4 To MP3 In Windows 10

Premoderating posts of new users, as suggested by cmplays, does work. But there are spammers who know how to get onto a phpBB board without looking like new members. So do it. But it isn't enough. I'd also suggest looking at the pattern of domains used by the spammers. I have blocked a number of the...
by jimhenry
04-16-18 11:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: How To Convert MP4 To MP3 In Windows 10
Replies: 7
Views: 3160

Re: How To Convert MP4 To MP3 In Windows 10

Spam on this Forum is getting pretty bad. Nicholas, you need to beef up your anti-spam measures.
by jimhenry
04-15-18 10:56 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Notes pressed labelled on top of virtual Keys
Replies: 23
Views: 8635

Re: Notes pressed labelled on top of virtual Keys

If you are going to raise some labels, it would make more sense to keep the naturals on the lower line.
by jimhenry
04-15-18 1:17 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Sustain Pedal
Replies: 4
Views: 5897

Re: Sustain Pedal

Some music lends itself to holding the sustain pedal down except for brief up/down movements as needed to keep things from sounding bad. You could try playing a piece all the way through with the pedal held down. Then start finding the places where it sounds better to do a quick up/down to damp out ...
by jimhenry
04-07-18 1:37 pm
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Any books/resources on playing solo piano from songbooks?
Replies: 7
Views: 6434

Re: Any books/resources on playing solo piano from songbooks

Comping is more of a concept than a technique. You might be playing with the right hand high up when playing with a band to stay out of the way of other instruments that play lower. But the ideas you use in the band setting can be translated lower when that space is open and needing to be filled. Th...
by jimhenry
04-05-18 1:06 pm
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Any books/resources on playing solo piano from songbooks?
Replies: 7
Views: 6434

Re: Any books/resources on playing solo piano from songbooks

By its nature "comping" doesn't lend itself to a nice 1-2-3 explanation or teaching. But there are some fundamental ideas that can be taught to get you started. Harrison's book is probably as good as any for that purpose. Once you have some basic ideas, you'll start picking up ideas from other thing...