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by jimhenry
10-03-17 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Two Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2421

Re: Two Questions

Don't confuse "what is legal" with "what you can get away with."
by jimhenry
10-02-17 1:54 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Bookmark Segments Look Alike
Replies: 12
Views: 6664

Re: Bookmark Segments Look Alike

Can you detect measure numbers included in MusicXML? I wouldn't be too happy if you went clomping over an already numbered score.
by jimhenry
10-02-17 7:23 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Focus on one instrument only
Replies: 3
Views: 1398

Re: Focus on one instrument only

When you Continue after selecting a song, there is a button labeled "Hands, Colors, and Instruments". Click the color button for the instruments you don't want to see and select the gray box with the red X at the bottom of the list.
by jimhenry
09-21-17 8:05 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Adjustable Onscreen Keyboard (Set to Specific Scale)
Replies: 2
Views: 1419

Re: Adjustable Onscreen Keyboard (Set to Specific Scale)

A scale specific keyboard display might be another way to address this. See this discussion:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5979
by jimhenry
09-12-17 2:38 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: can u run SONiVOX 88 (auido) in synthesia?
Replies: 3
Views: 1384

Re: can u run SONiVOX 88 (auido) in synthesia?

You can try that before you buy Synthesia. The unlicensed version has all the features and is only limited in the songs that can be played.
by jimhenry
09-08-17 4:53 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Modify left/right hand - lost progress
Replies: 7
Views: 2676

Re: Modify left/right hand - lost progress

If you're doing "Both Hands", which hand a note happens to be assigned to won't affect the progress. The notes will "hash" to the same value. Here the only thing that matters is whether the note is supposed to be played or not. So in your example, you could use any permutation of fingers/hands -- a...
by jimhenry
09-08-17 3:21 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Modify left/right hand - lost progress
Replies: 7
Views: 2676

Re: Modify left/right hand - lost progress

In some pieces, e.g. a fugue, there are inner voices that may be played with either hand. Consider this example: fugue.png In this edition the suggested fingerings show the right hand above the notes and the left hand below the notes. I've highlighted an E on the treble clef in red that is played wi...
by jimhenry
08-28-17 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to create your own song?
Replies: 1
Views: 805

Re: How to create your own song?

Synthesia does not record MIDI. Create a MIDI file using a program of your choice and put it in a folder that Synthesia watches. If you pick something that can create XML files, like MuseScore, then you will be able to control the appearance of the sheet music display starting in version 11.
by jimhenry
08-25-17 1:30 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Fix Melody Practice mode
Replies: 9
Views: 3286

Re: Fix Melody Practice mode

Hmmm, if I understand ignat980 correctly, playing an arpeggiated chord with all the correct notes at time X will be accepted in Melody mode if X lies within the early acceptance window for all the notes. But if I don't play the chord before Melody mode stops to wait for the missing note, then only t...
by jimhenry
08-17-17 6:38 pm
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: A minor quibble: Reading sheet music is NOT sight reading
Replies: 2
Views: 2587

A minor quibble: Reading sheet music is NOT sight reading

With the approach of Synthesia 11 and the massive improvements in the presentation of traditional "sheet music" notation, I think it is important to make a distinction between reading sheet music and sight reading. Sight reading involves reading sheet music. But it is the more particular skill of be...
by jimhenry
08-17-17 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Delete a post?
Replies: 2
Views: 1103

Re: Delete a post?

But there is sense to that limitation. Once someone has replied to a message, it isn't nice to allow the context of what they replied to to be taken away. I've seen boards where you can delete a message that has been replied to and threads can be quickly reduced to gibberish by deletion of posts wit...
by jimhenry
08-14-17 1:12 pm
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: What is the key of a song to a piano player?
Replies: 7
Views: 4578

Re: What is the key of a song to a piano player?

Glad the information was helpful.
by jimhenry
08-10-17 3:03 pm
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: What is the key of a song to a piano player?
Replies: 7
Views: 4578

Re: What is the key of a song to a piano player?

What are the subtle reasons that you mention? If all I care about is just playing solo piano of songs I like, do they apply? If you are only playing solo for your own amazement, you can do whatever you want. The reasons for putting things where they use more black keys than seems absolutely necessa...
by jimhenry
08-08-17 12:04 pm
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: What is the key of a song to a piano player?
Replies: 7
Views: 4578

Re: What is the key of a song to a piano player?

I think it is a matter of perception as to what is easier. Some self-taught piano players actually play predominantly on the black keys. (Try playing just black keys. It is almost impossible to sound bad.) As to why you would use black keys rather than transpose to all, or mostly, white keys when pl...
by jimhenry
08-05-17 2:21 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: sLOW DOWN THE FRICKIN RECITAL!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2568

Re: sLOW DOWN THE FRICKIN RECITAL!!

Rhythm Mode is Recital Mode with adjustable speed. Or Recital Mode is Rhythm Mode with fixed speed. I agree with you that Melody Mode should be used sparingly just to get the notes when you are just seeing a song for the first time. I never use Recital Mode which I understand to be for those who wan...
by jimhenry
07-18-17 9:02 am
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Problem with two midi keyboards
Replies: 5
Views: 1804

Re: Problem with two midi keyboards

You are right. My solution is based on a keyboard with its own sound generation. MIDI controllers, like the M-Audio keyboards, won't do what I was thinking of. If you are on Windows, you could use MIDI-OX to do some rather elaborate MIDI routing so that Synthesia is not controlling the sounds. But t...
by jimhenry
07-17-17 12:04 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Problem with two midi keyboards
Replies: 5
Views: 1804

Re: Problem with two midi keyboards

I am probably one of the few other people who sometimes plays two keyboards with Synthesia. If your keyboards produce sound, turning off the Synthesia sound and just relying on the sound from the keyboards might give you what you want.
by jimhenry
07-17-17 3:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: is it possible to make a video of the tutorial?
Replies: 2
Views: 1400

Re: is it possible to make a video of the tutorial?

The trick to this is that you make a MIDI recording and a video recording of your playing. Then you play the MIDI file in Synthesia's video maker program. Finally, you combine the two videos in a video editor of your choice.
by jimhenry
07-03-17 3:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Complete Newbie
Replies: 1
Views: 1158

Re: Complete Newbie

Whether or not what you propose would be worth it, all depends on what you are hoping for. Can you learn to play simple, or even not so simple, songs on a piano without being instructed as to good keyboard technique or an understanding of what you are playing? Yes. Will it sound like the playing of ...