I think there are a few other computer programmers on here.
I just had one of those OH MY LORD IN HEAVEN IT'S WORKIN !! moments
As many of you know about and are perhaps annoyed with, I'm working on writing "my own" sequencer.
And the latest bit of code is to help me with my piano practice.
I'm not a big fan of sheet music (sorry!).
See what you can make of this:
(First turn DOWN your speakers!!) http://shazware.com/ditty/hmm.html
It's a video (of rather lame quality) of
my "help me with my piano practice" mode.
It shows the notes in piano roll format.
(white keys and black - lighter ones are Cs, lightest is middle C)
The green line is NOW.
That little yellow bar that flashes up sometimes tells you the keys AREN'T RIGHT and shows you which notes you have down and colors em green if they should be down and red if they shouldn't be.
(This way, I don't need to look at my hands and it helps me "feel around down there" better)
I showed this contraption to my piano teacher.
She was pretty impressed.
AND called it cheating !!
So I think I'm on to something...
I don't think it's cheating.
And I think it WILL help me get rhythms and notes "just right".
In addition to this "wait for me" mode, there's a play it through mode that just shows you the "where you messed up your note start/end times" pink trails. You can slow the tempo down to whatever works for ya, etc.
Anyways, just wanna yell out
"IT WORKS !!!"
And, well, time for piano practice...
(Paul Simon's "The Sound of Silence")
It's surprisingly easy to play!
Just using straight sheet music for it.
(So I'm NOT cheatin' per my piano teacher)