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I'm pretty new to the Piano, and pretty bad at sight-reading (but getting better:))

Still, sight-reading a new score takes me an awfull lot of time, especially when I don't "hear" the thing I'm supposed to play.

I know there's some software you can use to play a piano score, and there's also software you can use to capture what you're playing on a keyboard on a computer (through a MIDI interface)

so I was wondering if there was a software that could bring those two worlds together and display in real-time the notes I'm playing next to the piano score. Ideally, the software would be clever enough to guess the part I'm trying to play, and advance at my pace !

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The guy in this video uses MidiKeyz for the digital keyboard and GarageBand for the scrolling score. Both seem to be for the Mac though. And they are not freeware.

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GarageBand for Apple Macintosh has some built-in lessons that do exactly this for piano. You can purchase additional lessons online. –  Wheat Williams Aug 14 '11 at 17:26
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I think you're looking for something like PianoBooster. It displays parts on a scrolling stave in-time with your playing, using standard MIDI files. It can wait for you to hit the correct note, can play the left-hand or right-hand part for you, and lets you adjust the speed to suit you. You can also transpose a part up or down.

PianoBooster is free and open source under the GNU General Public License (GPL) v3, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The Mac version is a "universal binary" and requires SimpleSynth or similar software.

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my http://pianocheetah.com program will do that. Freeware on windows. It'll record your playing, wait for you, display notes in piano roll and standard notation and show the notes you play, too. It'll load any midi file. I have to redo the videos as there've been some major changes lately. email me if you need any help stephen.hazel@gmail.com

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I just found http://synthesiagame.com/

As a motivation feature there's even an online highscore list... The downside is that score view and waiting for your input is only available in the Learning Pack which costs 35$, if I got that right.

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