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I had a keyboard, casio lk-100 I think. It had 100 songs you could learn. I found to be very useful. What I did wad first have the keyboard play by itself so I hear the timing. Then I would play using the lights as a guide. Sure, as another post stated, it lights up when it needs to be played but with practice I was at the key before it lit. I learned ...


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Some good comments - to recap and add my own twist: When the guitar is playing bar chords, the main notes are 1-5-8 (F-C-F, etc.), an octave with a fifth in the middle. Keyboardists are tempted to throw in a third. DON'T! Two reasons - 1) the guitar usually does not play the third; and 2) if the guitarist is wrong picking major or minor (keyboardists are ...


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Personally, when i use a DAW keyboard its fine for pad sounds etc. If I want to do piano I really do need to feel weighted keys or I struggle to get the subtle differences in velocity. You might want to go to a music shop and spend some time on keyboards/digital pianos with weighted keys as the quality can vary greatly between models. Oh and take some ...


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There is a Synthesia (or a Linux variation - Lynthesia). It will do exactly what you want, will allow you to select a midi file, practice the notes, then practice the rythm, then practice altogether rythm+notes in a final melody. Each step of practice might be separated by hands (practice left-hand only or right-hand only). It can hide some instruments and ...


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In Sibelius, you can open MIDI file, ask to show the keyboard view and while replaying, the keyboard view shows keys being pressed and the sheet view highlights the notes being played. Even free demo version can do this (nothing can be saved, however). MuseScore seems lacking the keyboard view but definitely can convert MIDI file into sheet music, and ...


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Buy some good music theory book that starts from beginner level, and try to understand the theory well. This will allow you to use your skill of imagination that is needed so much in learning and understanding complex programming, mathematical concepts and sophisticated algorithms. Music theory is both system and language. It may be somewhat aside from ...


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Alternatively, you could look for software that imports MIDI files and automatically transcribes them to sheet music. This is quite common for guitar, like Guitar Pro which also has a sheet music display. You might try: http://midisheetmusic.sourceforge.net/ or http://musescore.org/ This approach, of course, implies a more traditional way of learning than ...


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They do make something like you describe, but they usually accept MIDI files not typical sheet music. Casio makes a few light up keyboards, and I'm pretty sure the LK-280 can be loaded with MIDI parts and the lights will guide you. Some of them only play the songs that come with the keyboard, so make sure you confirm the model you want will allow you to load ...



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