PianoBooster is a fun way
of playing along with a musical accompaniment and at the
same time learning the basics of reading musical
notation. The difference between playing along to a CD
or a standard midi file is that PianoBooster
listens and follows what you are playing on a midi piano
PianoBooster is a free (Open Source) program
that plays Standard Midi Files and allows you to
change the speed of playback and transpose the music
etc. There is a scrolling musical stave that shows
the notes for just one part from all the parts in
the complete musical arrangement.
PianoBooster has been
designed to allow you to play along on a midi piano
keyboard with the scrolling notes shown on the
screen. The notes you press on the keyboard appear
as coloured lines on the musical stave, the colour
of which depends whether you have pressed the right
or wrong note.
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
Plays any standard midi or kar
Play along to any instrument in the
Adjust the volume of the current part
or the volume your piano part.
See the accuracy of you playing.
Change the start bar to start playing
from any bar in the music. The repeat bars
allows you to practice just a few difficult bars
Timing markers are white crosses that
are drawn over each note and show if you are
playing ahead or behind the beat.
A different instrument sound is used for the
right and wrong notes that you play.
Piano Booster is piano
teaching software that can provide piano lessons for
beginners as well as for advanced players. It can be
used for teaching music theory and is useful for
piano practice and learning piano technique.