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#1938717 - 08/07/12 10:32 AM Help me get my sheet music into Synthesia!  
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I can't read sheets and I don't have time to learn so I'm asking if someone could play the song Animal by Miike Snow and then make it into a file for Synthesia, because that's the only way I can learn to play a song. smirk
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#1938756 - 08/07/12 11:55 AM Re: Help me get my sheet music into Synthesia! [Re: Sveden]  
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If you download Smartscore X Pro, you can scan the sheet music or use a digital copy (digital copies always convert better) and the software will read the sheet music and once it has finished, you can save the file as a midi, which can be used by Synthesia.
However, some sheet music just doesnt go well with the program and will have a strange timing, but most do go well,
Hope this helps,
Carl


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#1938867 - 08/07/12 04:43 PM Re: Help me get my sheet music into Synthesia! [Re: Sveden]  
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It's too bad you don't spend the time to learn how to read music -- it's really quite a powerful tool to have in your back pocket. It's a whole world of music at your fingertips.

#1938879 - 08/07/12 05:23 PM Re: Help me get my sheet music into Synthesia! [Re: Sveden]  
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yeah, youre better off learning how to read it at some point, all you really need to remember are FACE and ACEG


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Alkan : Le Chemin De Fer
Alkan : Scherzo Diabolico
Mussorgsky-Chernov : Night on a Bald Mountain
Liszt : Transcendental Etude 4 "Mazeppa"
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#1984765 - 11/09/12 08:47 PM Re: Help me get my sheet music into Synthesia! [Re: carlosj116]  
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Synthesia will help in this regard, just turn sheet music on, read the notes and watch the keys at the same time ! Hey I'm 59 years old and I've spent just a little time over the passed year slowly learning to read, it is worth it.... (Secondary to learning to play anything I hear of course so I'm not at the mercy of someones scoring....)
Just takes time and a "fair" ear. (I'm deaf in one.) laugh
Ps. Love SmartScoreX also, they have a 50.00 midi version out now it has done a pretty good job for me.

#1984871 - 11/10/12 03:51 AM Re: Help me get my sheet music into Synthesia! [Re: Sveden]  
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Originally Posted by Sveden
I can't read sheets and I don't have time to learn


I'd argue if time is a concern, you don't have time not to learn to read music. If you change your mind regarding the matter, see my thread of free resources on learning such subjects here: Music Theory 101

edit: as far as my ethos is concerned (assuming you care), I also learned to play the piano using Synthesia - 4-6 full works, actually (and regrettably). Unless you wish to only ever play this one piece, you may be interested in knowing that in the time it takes to learn 1 piece with Synthesia, you could learn to read music, get part of the way through the first piece, and already be on your way to breezing through a second.

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#1984940 - 11/10/12 08:11 AM Re: Help me get my sheet music into Synthesia! [Re: Sveden]  
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You cannot be a real pianist, composer, or musician unless you can read music. The idea that you do not have the time to learn to read music manifests pride worthy of a poem by John Milton himself. Do you seriously think that you are better in some way than virtually all musicians who have gone before you? Unless you have a learning disability that forecloses you from reading music, you have no excuse.

#1985220 - 11/11/12 03:37 AM Re: Help me get my sheet music into Synthesia! [Re: Rank Piano Amateur]  
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Originally Posted by Rank Piano Amateur
You cannot be a real pianist, composer, or musician unless you can read music. The idea that you do not have the time to learn to read music manifests pride worthy of a poem by John Milton himself. Do you seriously think that you are better in some way than virtually all musicians who have gone before you? Unless you have a learning disability that forecloses you from reading music, you have no excuse.


there's no reason to be rude; most people who don't know how to read simply don't understand how easy and accessible learning is - I certainly didn't.


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#1985222 - 11/11/12 03:47 AM Re: Help me get my sheet music into Synthesia! [Re: Sveden]  
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Some people are musically dyslexic. Here is a photo of me shaking the hand of someone who is:

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I may be able to read music better than he can, but I am by no means a better pianist, composer, or musician than he is. Few people in world are.


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