Learn Piano using MIDI files and a MIDI Keyboard
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It may look like a game, but Rory is a tool made to help in learning to play piano. The idea isn't to replace notation, but to free a new player from having to learn 2 skills at once (physically playing and sight reading). With Rory, you can focus on just getting the muscle memory.
At every new note, the roll will stop and wait for the correct input from the midi device.
Highlighted notes are sharps, otherwise they are naturals.
Each track will display as a different color. This allows for delineation between left and right hands.
The active line will be a double line when it lands on a beat and a single line otherwise.
Rory will attempt to to label any chords played. This feature is still a work in progress.
Installation & Usage
Currently, Rory is only distributed through pypi.
pip install rory
Make sure the terminal is at least at a width of 106 characters.
From the terminal:
The Help Window
h will bring up the help window, showing all possible controls
There is a number register that gets passed to user functions.
Type the number to set the register.
Then hit the desired key or esc to clear the register.
pto jump to the position specified by the register.
jto move to the next position, or the next nth position if there is a number in the register.
kto move to the previous position, or the next nth position if there is a number in the register.
Boundaries can be set to practice a single section of a piece. As the player position passes the end boundary, it will jump back to the start boundary.
[to set the start boundary specified by the registry
]to set the end boundary specified by the registry
\to reset the boundaries
You can ignore a channel in order to focus on one hand
iwill set ignore the channel set in the register
uwill stop ignoring all ignored channels
- cropping out the unused sections of the keyboard
- Fingering calculator