Piano tutor for the Mac
May 13, 2009 12:58 PM Subscribe
I'm after interactive piano tutor software for OS X (Tiger, 10.4.11).
posted by Dali Atomicus to media & arts (3 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend is beginning to learn the piano and as he has no musical experience at all he is after some software that can help with the basics of learning sight-reading -- getting a better feeling for the relationship between dots on the page and keys on the keyboard.
We have an electric piano, a Macbook and have just ordered a MIDI-to-USB cable so should soon have them connected up - that shouldn't be a problem.
What he would like is software which is an equivalent for the piano of "Mavis Beacon"-style typing tutors: the notes are presented on the stave and when a piano key is pressed there is feedback as to whether it's correct or not. The feedback aspect is essential - he doesn't just want a sight-reading generator which can't feed back on accuracy.
The software needs to start at absolute beginner level. It doesn't matter if it's aimed at kids, he's not proud!
Happy to pay up to around £20 ($30) - though major bonus points if there's a free demo / trial before purchasing is necessary.
(I know that a computer program can't teach musicianship or technique, this really is just to get basic instinct for "this note = this key")