Subject: [LAA] PianoBooster 0.6.2 - See if you are playing ahead or behind the beat.
Date: Thursday 2nd April 2009 09:45:39 UTC (over 8 years ago)
Hi All, Piano Booster version 0.6.2 has just been released. The most interesting and innovative thing in this release are timing markers which drawn in real-time as you play on the piano keyboard. They appear as white crosses that are drawn over each note and they show if you are playing ahead or behind the beat. See this screen shot: http://pianobooster.sourceforge.net/images/timingmarkers.jpeg Piano Booster is a new way to learn the piano and is the best way to play along with a musical accompaniment. It suitable for both the beginner and an advanced player. If you have not seen PianoBooster before then look at the screen shot. http://pianobooster.sourceforge.net/images/LinuxScreenShot.png Watch the video of PianoBooster in action on You Tube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGbfm8Tv-20 == Features - new to this release == * Change the start bar to start playing from any bar in the music. * Repeat bars allows you to practice just a few difficult bars continuously. * Timing markers are white crosses that are drawn over each note and show if you are playing ahead or behind the beat. * Adjust the volume of the current part or the volume your piano part. * Latency fix has been added for sound generators that do not work in real-time. * Mute or un-mute the current part that you are following. * A Mac universal binary now available. == Features - in all versions == * Piano Booster follows your playing when playing along to a musical accompaniment. (If you stop then so does the music). * Play a single hand and Piano Booster will play the other hand in time with you (and will also play the violins, the bass, the drums etc. in time with you). * Change the speed of playback to match your playing ability. * Transpose +/- 12 semitones without stopping the play back. * Change the Key Signature of the piece. * Plays any standard midi or kar file. * Play along to any instrument in the midi file. * See the accuracy of you playing. == PianoBooster Web Site == PianoBooster is a GPL v3 program available for both Linux and Windows and now a universal binary for the Mac. Piano Booster is hosted on sourceforge and can be downloaded from this page. http://pianobooster.sourceforge.net/ L o u i s J a m e s B a r m a n