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by jimhenry
03-29-18 4:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Count in before every loop (as option)
Replies: 6
Views: 3847

Re: Count in before every loop (as option)

It seems like a good idea to have the possibility of a metronome count-in on loops. I don't think you need any additional controls. Just treat the start of a loop with some number of beats between loops the same as the start of a song with regard to the metronome.
by jimhenry
03-29-18 2:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Change klef on left or right hand
Replies: 2
Views: 2706

Re: Change klef on left or right hand

If you mean in Synthesia's sheet music display, displaying a change of clef won't be possible until Synthesia 11. When that becomes available (no date announced), you can prepare the music as a MusicXML file and control how the sheet music looks.
by jimhenry
03-15-18 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Two Violin Clefs
Replies: 2
Views: 2882

Re: Two Violin Clefs

When Synthesia 11 becomes available you will be able to use a MusicXML file that includes the exact representation of the sheet music you want to see. But it will be up to you to get or create the MusicXML file.
by jimhenry
03-14-18 8:37 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Endless tones preventing me from learning
Replies: 5
Views: 2041

Re: Endless tones preventing me from learning

The flash means a MIDI message has passed through the cable. MIDI sends a Note On message when you press a key and a Note Off message when you release the key. So two flashes is a very hopeful sign that the two messages are being sent. If you slowly play single notes, does Synthesia work properly? I...
by jimhenry
03-13-18 5:29 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Notes pressed labelled on top of virtual Keys
Replies: 23
Views: 8063

Re: Notes pressed labelled on top of virtual Keys

I think this might also be useful for piano teachers in a live teaching setting. Plus, if the note names appear only when keys are pressed, it does serve a different purpose than the names on the falling notes because the falling notes give you the names of the notes you should be playing while the ...
by jimhenry
03-13-18 5:21 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Endless tones preventing me from learning
Replies: 5
Views: 2041

Re: Endless tones preventing me from learning

The best guess, based on very little information, is that the keyboard is going bad. But it is probably worth a bit more investigation before you give up. The fact that the keyboard plays properly in stand-alone mode is hopeful. I would expect MIDI Out and the stand-alone to both fail if it is a key...
by jimhenry
03-08-18 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Grand staff with two treble clefs
Replies: 3
Views: 3106

Re: Grand staff with two treble clefs

MusicXML coming in Synthesia 11.
by jimhenry
03-06-18 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: export MIDI or musicxml with fingering
Replies: 7
Views: 3981

Re: export MIDI or musicxml with fingering

Adding finger hints in MuseScore is really painful, at least the way I do it. If anyone has a good work flow for fingering in MuseScore, please share! I don't try to bring MIDI files into MuseScore very often, but I have seen some unreadable messes in the times I've done it. But maybe I need to adju...
by jimhenry
03-02-18 1:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: export MIDI or musicxml with fingering
Replies: 7
Views: 3981

Re: export MIDI or musicxml with fingering

The leads to an interesting thought. Can everything that is currently being stored in a Synthesia metafile associated with a MIDI file be stored in a MusicXML file? If so, then Synthesia could create a MusixXML file having the same name as the MIDI file rather than creating a metafile. Synthesia cou...
by jimhenry
02-21-18 6:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Having issues with a song
Replies: 1
Views: 2058

Re: Having issues with a song

Synthesia can only use MIDI files, e.g. *.mid . MP3 files won't work.
by jimhenry
02-19-18 4:53 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: iOS version not available in appstore
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Re: iOS version not available in appstore

See if this link gets you to Synthesia at the iOS App Store:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/synthesia/id579518445
by jimhenry
02-16-18 8:05 am
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Synthesia won't change the keyboard octave on usb keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Re: Synthesia won't change the keyboard octave on usb keyboa

It happens if another input device is used, like a software synthesiser, like Fluidsynth. Disabled input under Music device, and it worked again! :D You can probably make this work if you connect the MIDI devices running on your computer with a virtual MIDI cable, like the free LoopBe1. Trying to s...
by jimhenry
02-15-18 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Good Polyphonic Finger Exercises
Replies: 1
Views: 1323

Re: Good Polyphonic Finger Exercises

Look at Piano Fitness by Mark Harrison:
https://www.harrisonmusic.com/store/p68 ... _Book.html

He has MIDI files for some of his books but I didn't see any for this book. It would be easy to generate your own MIDI files by transcribing from this book using something like MuseScore.
by jimhenry
01-23-18 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Playing parts of the song
Replies: 4
Views: 1863

Re: Playing parts of the song

Yes, the feature you use is called Loop. Hopefully that will allow you to find information on how to set it up. I haven't used it recently enough to give instructions off the top of my head.
by jimhenry
01-22-18 9:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Digital keyboard and additional sounds question
Replies: 2
Views: 1407

Re: Digital keyboard and additional sounds question

You are a musician, so this might not apply. I usually suggest that beginners to the keyboard start with a used 61 note unweighted keyboard, which can usually be found quite inexpensively. That should get you through your first year. After that you can decide if you want to spend the money for an 88...
by jimhenry
01-20-18 11:48 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: distractions and conditions
Replies: 12
Views: 4606

Re: distractions and conditions

I don't use sheet music display, so I may misunderstand what is being displayed. But my reaction to the OP's screenshot was that the dark blue behind the current note makes it harder to read, exactly the opposite of what the highlight should be doing. The habit you should be training is to read a me...
by jimhenry
01-20-18 11:07 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Pitch Interval Visualization for Game Play and Free Play
Replies: 3
Views: 1544

Re: Pitch Interval Visualization for Game Play and Free Play

These ideas reminded me of something I was taught long, long ago when I was just starting to learn piano, namely thinking in terms of the interval to the next note to be played. If I remember correctly we were told to think in terms of up/down and number of half-steps. So if you had the notes C E A ...
by jimhenry
01-09-18 10:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Does Synthesia support display numbered musical notation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1805

Re: Does Synthesia support display numbered musical notation

Can XML support numbered notation? If so, then there is a small possibility that you could prepare XML files for numbered notation that Synthesia 11 (yet to be released) could display in the forthcoming XML sheet music display.
by jimhenry
12-30-17 10:17 am
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Display Error Sheet Music [Android]
Replies: 3
Views: 1467

Re: Display Error Sheet Music [Android]

You can assign shortcuts to <piano pedal>+<piano key> so you don't completely loose the ability to play a note.
by jimhenry
12-18-17 10:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A List Available with the 150 Included Songs on Synthesia?
Replies: 9
Views: 3142

Re: A List Available with the 150 Included Songs on Synthesi

The REALLY important feature of Synthesia is that you can use almost ANY MIDI file with it, including ones you make yourself. The included songs are a small bonus but probably not a reason most people buy Synthesia.