A comparison of music scanning software and apps, with video tutorial. Convert your sheet music to MIDI or import into your favourite notation software or DAW
A complete step-by-step guide. Find out exactly how to to slow down a track, or change the pitch, using Audacity (free) or My Voice (For Karaoke and playing along with backing tracks).
A review of music theory software and apps plus music theory games and online courses for students of all ages and abilities
Desktop Music Handbook – Excellent “getting started” guide to MIDI and Digital Audio from CAKEWALK Sound on Sound – The world’s best recording technology magazine! Computer Music Magazine – Really valuable articles and forums on everything Computer Music The Suzuki Method – home of the Suzuki Method in the UK, a teaching method very dear to our own hearts […]
Katy, 11, is typical of many pupils learning a musical instrument. She practised hard at her pieces, scales and sight-reading, and earned herself a merit in her Grade 4 Associated Board Piano Examination – but the low score on her aural test meant she narrowly missed gaining a Distinction level mark. We set about looking […]
Sight reading is an essential piano skill: computer software can help you learn to read music and improve your sight reading skills for prima vista exams.
Learning to play the guitar, bass or acoustic is easier with good guitar software. We look at the benefits of the different software, online courses & DVDs
A complete guide to choosing a MIDI keyboard that is right for your home recording studio, whether you want to play live, compose or use recording software.
There is a lot of help and information on this site about which keyboard to buy, and how to connect it up to your PC – you may be wondering if it is essential to purchase some kind of keyboard or digital piano to benefit from making music using your PC: the answer is it […]
People who play a musical instrument often don’t see that there can be any connection at all between that and their home computer. Yet if you already have a computer then it almost certainly has the capability of being used as the starting point for a small home music studio. You might associate this immediately […]