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by jimhenry
02-19-20 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: counting points method
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: counting points method

If I understand your suggestion correctly, I don't think that is good teaching to reward fast playing any more than it already is. Musically it is much more important to play a note at the correct moment than to play a lot of notes quickly. In a lot of music it is more important to play the note at ...
by jimhenry
02-13-20 5:38 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Bug with the "pace encrytion" [CLOSED]
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Bug with the "pace encrytion"

For now, Synthesia does what it can with a MIDI file. MIDI is only intended to convey a performance, not music notation. The display of sheet music for a MIDI file requires a lot of guess work to come up with reasonable notation for the performance described in the MIDI file. Also coming in Synthesi...
by jimhenry
02-12-20 6:44 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Bug with the "pace encrytion" [CLOSED]
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Bug with the "pace encrytion"

No need to apologize for your English. It is much better than any foreign language I might attempt. To help you improve your English, I think the phrase you want for "pace" is "time signature," which is the beats per measure. Example: A time signature of 4/4 indicates 4 quarter notes per measure. Ra...
by jimhenry
02-04-20 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Yamaha Silent pianos
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: Yamaha Silent pianos

Just because Yamaha uses DIN5 connectors does not mean that they necessarily use MIDI signaling. After some digging I wasn't able to find anything that said if they do or not. But I did find this, which describes a simple hardware modification to add MIDI OUT on an older Silent Piano: https://www.ge...
by jimhenry
01-24-20 10:51 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Full Screen Sheet Music Count Off
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Full Screen Sheet Music Count Off

The number of bars given for the count in changes depending on the tempo (which is great) I haven't been able to play for quite a long time, so I am not up to date on the recent changes to Synthesia. If any of these comments don't make sense, I may be remembering things that aren't correct based on...
by jimhenry
01-04-20 1:42 pm
Forum: Development Updates
Topic: Synthesia 11 Release Estimate
Replies: 4
Views: 1608

Re: Synthesia 11 Release Estimate

Did you also estimate 2010? ;) (Only engineers worry about the technical correctness of their jokes. :ugeek: :roll: )
by jimhenry
01-04-20 12:43 am
Forum: Development Updates
Topic: Synthesia 11 Release Estimate
Replies: 4
Views: 1608

Re: Synthesia 11 Release Estimate

So I roughly extrapolate an estimate that Synthesia 11 was released sometime in 2010????
by jimhenry
12-31-19 12:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The ONE Piano Hi-Lite and Synthesia
Replies: 21
Views: 7929

Re: The ONE Piano Hi-Lite and Synthesia

If I remember correctly, it is bad practice to connect a shield at both ends of a cable. If connected at both ends, a current can flow in the shield and create a field rather than shielding the proper conductors contained in the shield from external electrical fields.
by jimhenry
11-17-19 8:16 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Android App for sight reading
Replies: 14
Views: 6816

Re: Android App for sight reading

Thank you for pointing out Functional Ear Training. The articles on Alain Benbassat's Functional Ear Training web site, https://www.miles.be/articles/, are worth reading too.
by jimhenry
11-12-19 2:15 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Play along with the Original Song
Replies: 5
Views: 1111

Re: Play along with the Original Song

Maybe it isn't as hard as it looks. If we say the premise is to help the musician play along with an MP3, then the MIDI/XML file is only driving the note display, not actually accompanying the MP3. It is the musicians responsibility to stay in sync with the MP3, not Synthesia's. Of course Synthesia ...
by jimhenry
11-07-19 11:34 am
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: iPad app struggles to output notes to Yamaha P-45
Replies: 4
Views: 1116

Re: iPad app struggles to output notes to Yamaha P-45

It might be worth trying a USB type B to type C cable to eliminate a variable or two:
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=14852
by jimhenry
10-09-19 11:45 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Auto Difficulty set (BPM based)
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Re: Auto Difficulty set (BPM based)

I think you would need to do some sort of analysis of notes per second to estimate difficulty. BPM alone isn't that informative because 120 bpm of predominantly quarter notes is the same as 60 bpm of predominantly eighth notes. But so many other things affect difficulty I find it hard to believe tha...
by jimhenry
09-15-19 2:08 pm
Forum: Development Updates
Topic: Synthesia 11
Replies: 185
Views: 118992

Re: Synthesia 11

Congratulations! May everyone stay happy and healthy. :D
by jimhenry
08-28-19 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Portable keybord for a beginner
Replies: 6
Views: 7486

Re: Portable keybord for a beginner

You have received a lot of good advice. Implicit in all of it is "get a keyboard with full sized keys." You can get by without the weighted piano action for quite a while, forever if you play organ or synth rather than piano. And it isn't too hard to adapt to weighted keys later on. But non-standard...
by jimhenry
07-27-19 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How do I share my original compositions
Replies: 6
Views: 1484

Re: How do I share my original compositions

You can share original compositions in the "MIDI Club" area of this Forum.
by jimhenry
07-10-19 5:21 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: SASR - Standard Assessment of Sight Reading
Replies: 3
Views: 1442

Re: SASR - Standard Assessment of Sight Reading

covering the current measure... ok, but this doesn’t improve sight reading.. after a while you learn the sheet and you’ll start to use memory.. You don't get to pick the music or know what it is before starting. Whether it is random or chosen from a large library of exercises (I think this would be...
by jimhenry
03-13-19 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New user registration issues.
Replies: 3
Views: 2493

Re: New user registration issues.

If you are going to add a human review step, I suggest requiring a user's first post to be approved. I use that at my Miditzer Forum. A large percentage of users never post. If spammers just want to read, well OK. When a spammer tries to post, I just summarily delete their account without notice. Pr...
by jimhenry
12-31-18 11:25 am
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: iPad-Folders-Files?
Replies: 8
Views: 2877

Re: iPad-Folders-Files?

Don't sweat the small stuff. Hope you find an answer to your question.

Have a Happy New Year!
by jimhenry
12-30-18 7:22 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: iPad-Folders-Files?
Replies: 8
Views: 2877

Re: iPad-Folders-Files?

The "MIDI Club" is an area for posting copyright free MIDI files. I would suggest searching the entire Synthesia site. Things aren't perfectly organized into the various areas.