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#1609968 - 01/31/11 11:55 PM Sight reading MIDI software
Mr.CRC Offline
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Registered: 01/18/09
Posts: 59
Loc: Livermore, CA, USA

Does anyone here use a computer program interfaced with a MIDI keyboard or digital piano to learn and practice sight reading?

If so, please post your preferred program.

My daughter could benefit from such a thing, as well as I. So far I have found several online, but haven't tried anything yet. First I need to get a MIDI interface for one of my PCs.

Thanks for replies.

P.S. My recent finds:


This one is a bit too pricey for my budget (would rather save for a new piano some day!):


Finally a long list here I have to parse:

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#1609994 - 02/01/11 12:43 AM Re: Sight reading MIDI software [Re: Mr.CRC]
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Registered: 08/29/09
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I have personally never used such a program, but many people seem to like Synthesia...

Music is my best friend.
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#1610196 - 02/01/11 11:15 AM Re: Sight reading MIDI software [Re: Mr.CRC]
BB Player Offline

Registered: 11/17/06
Posts: 2890
Loc: Not in Texas
I've used Jalmus. Easy to set up and interfaces well with both the midi and PC. Others have recommended prestokeys, I've downloaded it but haven't been able to get it to work with my midi.

#1922709 - 07/04/12 06:07 PM Re: Sight reading MIDI software [Re: Mr.CRC]
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Registered: 07/04/12
Posts: 5
Loc: United Kingdom
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#1922714 - 07/04/12 06:14 PM Re: Sight reading MIDI software [Re: broganhume]
wr Offline
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Registered: 11/23/07
Posts: 8721
Originally Posted By: broganhume
If you have an iPad you could try the wessar sight reading app - its not a midi thing, but it had a metronome which changes to your settings ect.

Their website is something like wessarinternational.com or .co.uk

I think the app is called sightread4piano though.

Anyway - that might be worth a try!

You are responding to someone who was last online here more than a year ago.

#1922726 - 07/04/12 06:25 PM Re: Sight reading MIDI software [Re: Mr.CRC]
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Registered: 11/27/02
Posts: 13837
Loc: Iowa City, IA
He's just advertising. He posted info about the app in 5 different topics immediately after creating his account...
"If we continually try to force a child to do what he is afraid to do, he will become more timid, and will use his brains and energy, not to explore the unknown, but to find ways to avoid the pressures we put on him." (John Holt)



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