Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
137 registered (ando, BabyCat, Anita Potter, AZNpiano, Auver, 46 invisible), 1403 Guests and 18 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#1643806 - 03/18/11 10:04 PM Has anyone used the Presto Keys program?
Crik23 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/26/10
Posts: 49
Loc: Houston
I was just wondering if anyone has tried this program? It says it hooks up with a midi keyboard and looks to be more fun than just sight reading random songs.

Top
(ads P/S)

Petrof Pianos

#1643952 - 03/19/11 07:58 AM Re: Has anyone used the Presto Keys program? [Re: Crik23]
Totentanz Offline
Full Member

Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 24
Loc: Canada, Quebec
I bought this software last month (it was free before...),it helps me greatly,as a beginner, to learn how to recognize notes on a staff, I am now much better than before. You can hook it to your digital piano with midi, it works perfectly. I have not try with a song so far, I am using the random mode.

You can also try a completely free web based product : http://www.sightreadingpractice.com
It is not very pretty, but it works. It is said that you can use the midi connection, but I did not try it.
_________________________
My Path To Totentanz

Top
#1643998 - 03/19/11 09:54 AM Re: Has anyone used the Presto Keys program? [Re: Crik23]
TheodorN Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/16/10
Posts: 1221
Loc: Skåne, Sweden
I tried it and it didn't work. I put it in waiting mode, but it just stopped when the notes arrived at the red line, even when I pressed the right keys. Synthesia works better.

But the problem with both programs is that their sheet music displays seem to always assign notes below middle C to the left hand. That is annoying when one wants to play a little more bass with the right hand.


Edited by Pianotehead (03/19/11 09:56 AM)
_________________________
My YouTube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/thenorbass1

Casio PX-5S

Top
#1644051 - 03/19/11 12:12 PM Re: Has anyone used the Presto Keys program? [Re: TheodorN]
MartinJB Offline
Full Member

Registered: 09/15/10
Posts: 66
Loc: Southern California
Give this one a try. It's set up like reading sheet music. You also can use your piece as practise if you have a midi version.

Etude Sight Reader
_________________________
"Music is the shorthand of emotion."
Leo Tolstoy

Top
#1644115 - 03/19/11 01:35 PM Re: Has anyone used the Presto Keys program? [Re: Crik23]
bluekeys Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 1337
I used it for a long time and had a lot of success with it, but I never tried it with MIDI. I stopped using it after he started charging for it. I sort of wish I'd kept the last beta, though. I may pay for it at some point -- I think it's around $30 -- because there some things like chord recognition that other programs don't do as well. Emusictheory.com is almost as good though and free, so I don't know if I'll ever shell out the bucks.

Top
#1653006 - 04/02/11 09:03 AM Re: Has anyone used the Presto Keys program? [Re: Crik23]
MartyPapa Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/03/09
Posts: 8
Hi, I've just split PrestoKeys into two versions - a free and a pro version. The free version has most of the features apart from Midi input, chords, key signatures and smart notes. Just thought I'd let you know. It's available from www.prestokeys.com

If you'd like to give me a suggestion or some feedback you can send it from www.prestokeys.com/contact/

Top
#2066965 - 04/19/13 08:22 AM Re: Has anyone used the Presto Keys program? [Re: Crik23]
Kawai Player Offline
Full Member

Registered: 04/18/13
Posts: 24
Loc: UK, Surrey
I have just started using PrestoKeys and its really helping me (as a complete beginner) get to grips with sight reading. I chose it because the way is displayed the notes on the grand staff (in between the Bass and Treble Staff) matched my Alfreds Course that I am doing. Plus it seemed flexible a looked nice as well. Its not perfect but the developer seems very open to constructive comments to go into future releases.
(I use it with a MIDI interface on my Digital Piano)


Edited by Yamaha Player (04/19/13 08:23 AM)
_________________________
"Talent isn't some mysterious natural ability. Talent is practice in disguise." - Jonathan Harnum

"Strive for improvement; strive for excellence; but do not strive for perfection. Perfection is highly overrated and has no place in the arts." - Stan Munslow

Top

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
What's Hot!!
Christmas Header
- > Gift Ideas for Music Lovers < -
From PianoSupplies.com a division of Piano World.
-------------------
The December Free Piano Newsletter
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) Piano Music Sale - Dover Publications
Piano Music Sale
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Anyone use a seat cushion?
by DeadPoets
12/19/14 08:48 PM
Lester Betsy Ross Spinet- worth?
by cobalt60
12/19/14 08:22 PM
How deep into the tuning hammer should pin go?
by JoeThePro
12/19/14 07:37 PM
The friction, blubbering, and lost motion are eradicated!
by music32
12/19/14 07:15 PM
Merry Christmas
by MusicaMusique
12/19/14 06:45 PM
Forum Stats
77362 Members
42 Forums
160002 Topics
2349616 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission