pre Piano Keyboard
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When the app loads, it defaults to "practice mode" which is good for trying out some ideas. When ready, press RECORD and start playing on the keyboard.
Follow these 3 rules when you record:
- Play red keys to fill the red blocks
- Play white keys to fill the white blocks
- Always end your composition on a C note
This app uses "blocks" to hold the notes you record. Think of a block as if it were an empty container.
To compose, you need to fill the red blocks and white blocks. The color-coded keyboard makes that easy. Here is the best part. It doesn't matter which key you play as long as you use red keys to fill the red blocks, and white keys to fill the white blocks.
Give it a try and you will be amazed by the compositions you make.
The more you compose, the better you will understand the two groups.
The G (red) is a special note and shared between both note groups, red and white. This means that you can use the red G key to fill the white blocks.
The keyboard features two kinds of keys. Red ones and white ones. When you record, you should play red keys to fill the red blocks and apply the same rule for the white blocks.
Please end your compositions with a red C. If you do, then your melody will always sound "finished".
The musical alphabet
Please take a moment and study the letters on the top left corner of every key. These are the real note names and when you record, those letters get written to the blocks. The colors are just there to help you see and think in groups. The letters are the real melody.
The PLAY button is everyone's favorite because it is like having a music teacher right by your side. When you press play, you get to listen to your composition and watch the keys move. Let the play button teach you how to play all of your songs and you will become a very good composer and well prepared to move up to the next app when you are ready.
Think of a rest as if it were a silent note. Instead of writing a long paragraph about music theory, you can simply create a few rests right now and hear exactly what they do. To get started, we need a song to edit so let's make one. Open the app and record this melody:
CCCC | DDDD | FFED | CCC |
Listen to it maybe 4 or 5 times to establish a reference for our comparison.
Now let's replace some of the notes (letters) with a rest. To do so, touch the second C (block) to make it blink. Then touch the REST button (menu) and you are done. You have replaced the second C of your composition with a rest. Have a listen to the difference one little rest makes. Try to edit your song so that it looks like the one below. Every time you see a minus -, you touch the REST button in the menu.
C - C C | D - D - | F - E D | C - - |
Listen once more to your composition and hopefully you will notice a big difference.
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