Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Fast Keys

Here is a game I've made to help with sight reading - mainly on piano.
Please note, this is a completely free game and my only income is through people donating or clicking on ads on this site. Thanks for your support, now enjoy the game.





----NEW VERSION AVAILABLE----
An update has been released. You can play the new version (1.5) here.










10 comments:

  1. Nice game, Marty. Really seems to promote instant note recognition, especially for notes with lots of ledger lines and sharps/flats. Couple of possible enhancements: 1. Allow a key signature to be set in advance and require the sharps/flats to conform; 2. Put in measure lines so sharps/flats have to be remembered thru the measure.

    Thanks for creating and sharing this!

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  2. Hi. This was incredible in assisting my sight reading. Thank you.

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  3. I'm releasing the new version soon, thanks for the comments.

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  4. yes, I also like it. Thanks.

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  5. Hey, great program. I've been using it for a couple of days (the first version - I'm still not ready to move on to both cleffs at the same time), and it's helped my sight reading greatly.

    A great improvement would be to add a correlation between the screen keyboard keys and the pc keyboard's, so one wouldn't just be clicking with the mouse, but actually typing the correct key along, like the way typying programs work. This would work better for the "begginers keyboard" since it only has one octave, and therefore would fit the horizontal range of the pc keyboard keys. The pc keyboard is specially great for this since its keys are in diagonal, emulating the sharps and flats in a music keyboard. That way you could translate this new learned skill more seamlessly to your actual playing.

    An example of this idea would be to associate the keys S, D, F, G, H, J, K and L to the musical octave, and the W, E, R, T, Y, U, I, O and P as their respective sharps and flats.

    Just my 2 cents. Anyway, keep it up, I've already recommended this to many friends, as it's a great aid in music learning. And of course clicked lots of Google Ads ;)

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  6. This is a wonderful game. I would like to see a similar game using harp strings of a lever harp. You simply would display the same set of "keys" except that the C-string is red and the F-string is blue (that's standard on all harps). Assume the harp is tuned in the Key of C. To sharpen a string, one would need to raise a lever; so you could have the player click on a lever and then the string. This would be really benefical for lots of beginner harp students!

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  7. Thank you for this learning program! Can not tell you how much it is already helping me sight read. I use it as a harp player....so seeing "strings" would be of help.
    But, thank you again for giving us this wonderful tool.
    And, now I'll send you some money...you deserve some compensation!

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  8. Hi, This is great, I have hopes that I may improve a lot if I keep up practice on your site. Many thanks from Cindy

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  9. i really like the program, i know nothing and have just started to read music, and i had my first breakthrough last night, thanks a lot and keep it up!..hope to learn more from you in the future...thank you again!

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  10. does the new version have the option to have its 88 keys back? I'm still using the old ver.

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