By Synthesia LLC
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Learn to play the piano using falling notes! Get started right away, even if you don't know how to read sheet music.
Enjoy playing songs right on the iPad touchscreen or connect a MIDI keyboard, put your iPad right on the music stand, and play using real piano keys!
- Synthesia will wait until you hit the correct note in "Melody Practice" mode.
- Learn each hand individually or together.
- More than 20 songs are available immediately.
- A single unlock lets you play the rest of the 150 included songs and every other MIDI song ever made!
- Import any MIDI song using iTunes File Sharing or the "Open in Synthesia" option in other apps.
- Connect your own digital piano and play along.
- Compatible with the lights in most lighted keyboard models.
- Show sheet music along with the falling notes.
- Practice sections repeatedly by creating a loop.
- Keep time using the built-in metronome.
- Hints showing which fingers to use are included for every built-in song.
- Add your own finger hints to songs you import.
- Choose from more than 100 different instrument sounds.
What's New in Version 9.1
- Entering non-English text no longer crashes the app.
- The finger hint interface can no longer fall off the edge of the screen.
- Improved the digital piano connection help web page.
- Several more bug fixes.
Terrific Teaching Tool
I had Synthesia on my Mac and reviewed it several years ago, but hadn't played with many recent versions. I noticed the iPad version came out and was blown away on how much BETTER the iPad version feels. The implementation of gestures such as pinch to zoom and swiping the progress bar to rewind is so intuitive that my 5-year old knows how to practice with it! I purchased the "Play Any Song" feature, and it is totally worth it if you have plenty of educational MIDI files that come with many piano methods like the Hal Leonard Student Piano Library. The built-in MIDI sound set is fantastic, but it also has the flexibility of using MIDI sounds from an external source like your own digital piano. Keep up the great work!
I love Synthesia
This connects right to my digital piano and I've learned a bunch of songs!
This app is hands-down awesome. I first got Synthesia on my PC about 4 years ago and recently saw it in the App Store for the iPad. It's a very, very smooth piece of software. Unfortunately, I mostly want to use the app to connect to my digital piano and from what I can tell, my piano isn't compatible with my iPad.
I did then download it for my Mac and viola! the same code that I used for my PC 4 years ago, worked on the Mac. I just spent an hour tonight using it.
Synthesia is great.