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Synthesia Piano

Synthesia Piano

  -  12.6 MB  -  Demo
  • Latest Version

    Synthesia Piano 10.9 LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

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  • Author / Product

    Synthesia LLC / External Link

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Synthesia is a game that can help you learn how to play the piano using falling notes. Synthesia Piano for PC lowers the barrier to entry for beginners. You can get started immediately without knowing how to read sheet music. Playing songs right away provides great motivation to stick with the piano where you can learn traditional sheet music notation over time as you go along, should you choose to. Learn to Play the Piano From Scratch for FREE!

The app is also great for more experienced players. It's a nice platform for quickly sight-reading a new piece, and nearly any song can be found in the MIDI format that Synthesia understands. The program is also a nice companion tool for daily practice to complement piano lessons. The scoring and progression systems help keep track of personal growth on each piece.

It shows any MIDI song as falling notes or sheet music so you can follow along easily. If you connect a musical keyboard (using USB or MIDI), Synthesia Game listens to your playing and helps you learn any song. It continues to evolve into the best practice tool for beginners and experienced players alike. Does Piano Learning Software Actually Work? Yes, of course.

Features and Highlights

Play at Your Own Speed
In melody practice, the app waits for you to play the correct note before moving on.

Read Sheet Music... or Not
Enable musical notation for any song. Or, leave it turned off and just enjoy the falling notes.

Practice Hands Separately
Choose what you want to practice. It will play the rest for you so you can focus on your goal.

Unlimited Songs
Play all 150 included songs, every song from the Music Store, or any MIDI file you can find or create.

Track Your Progress
Immediate feedback shows how you played. Long term tracking shows how you're improving.

Finger Number Hints
Remind yourself which finger is best using a simple one-click gesture.

Lighted Keyboard Support
See upcoming notes in melody practice right on your lighted keyboard. Find difficult chords faster.

Note: Limited functionality in demo version.

Also Available: Download Synthesia for Mac

  • Synthesia Piano 10.9 Screenshots

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What's new in this version:

Free Play has some major improvements in Synthesia 10.9:
- Choose a key signature to get more chord information.
- More comprehensive recording.
- Multiple input instruments.
- Control more settings (like style volume) from the new gear menu.
- See much more in the Free Play Update dev blog.

Labels have also been improved:
- More control over the look/positioning of labels.
- New "next note" marker animation.
- Major label performance improvement (for better battery life and fewer stutters).
- See much more in the Labels Update dev blog.