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Re: [K12OSN] Fwd: A new way to learn the piano - a useful Edubuntu program?



Oh Wow! Oh Wow! Oh Wow!!!!!

What a fantastic use of computers in a music environment!!!!

Many thanks for sending this to the list, Robert. 

Finally a _good_ use for midi music :-)

On Tue, 2009-02-03 at 21:41 -0800, Robert Arkiletian wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Louis B. <louisjbarman googlemail com>
> Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 4:28 PM
> Subject: A new way to learn the piano - a useful Edubuntu program?
> To: edubuntu-users lists ubuntu com
> 
> 
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> I am the author of Piano Booster and I though it might be a useful
> educational program to include with Edubuntu.
> 
> Piano Booster is a new free Open Source Application that makes sight
> reading music fun.
> 
> It takes elements of the game Guitar Hero but now it uses a real Piano
> Keyboard and the game has been turned sideways so the notes scroll
> along a musical stave. So instead of pressing buttons on a fake guitar
> you end up learning to play a real musical instrument -- the piano.
> 
> 
> To find out what it is all about take a look at the YouTube video:
> 
>  http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UGbfm8Tv-20
> 
> or look at the screen shot:
> 
>  http://pianobooster.sourceforge.net/images/LinuxScreenShot.png
> 
> First choose a MIDI file then select the "left" hand or the "right"
> hand or if you are feeling really brave choose "both hands" and try to
> play along. The "Follow You" mode make it really easy to sight read
> the scrolling notes as the whole accompaniment will stop and wait for
> you to find and play the right notes. The accuracy bar monitors how
> well you are playing.
> 
> The software is available for free (Open Source GPL) for both Linux
> and Windows from this site:
> 
> http://pianobooster.sourceforge.net/
> 
> I am not sure how to get this program considered for inclusion with
> Edubuntu.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> L o u i s      B a r m a n
> 
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