Synthesia
Synthesia
10.6.5335

3.5

Synthesia free download for Mac

Synthesia

10.6.5335
03 December 2019

Learn to play the piano.

Overview

Synthesia is a free game that teaches you to play the piano using falling notes.

With it, you can:
  • Learn to play songs using a musical keyboard connected to your computer.
  • Keep track of your progress in every song with per-song scoreboards.
  • Slow, fast-forward, and rewind songs while learning new parts.
  • Practice left and right hand parts together or separately.
  • Try out any MIDI file you can find on the Internet.

With the new (completely optional) for-pay "Learning Pack" component there are a couple more features you can unlock. Have an easier time learning the notes in a song with the new practice mode. And, view songs as sheet music in addition to the falling note display.

What's new in Synthesia

Version 10.6.5335:
Full-screen Sheet Music:
  • Use the new gear menu to show full-screen sheet music.
  • Navigate through the song by clicking the sheet music.
  • Bookmarks and loops are now shown in sheet music.
  • Set the number of errors before your loop restarts automatically.
  • Many other bug fixes and improvements.

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11 Synthesia Reviews

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LunaCliff
23 October 2017

Most helpful

A great chance to feel yourself a real pianist, i love it
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Version 0.8.2
LunaCliff
23 October 2017
A great chance to feel yourself a real pianist, i love it
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Version 0.8.2
Wts
29 March 2015
As usual, MacUpdate search engines faileed to find the most current update which is version 10.xx that came out in January 2015. There was some very much needed gui updating but the programme itself is still weird and defies logic. For example, there is not much to go by to using the app from the Apple menu bar. There is just the name of the programme with a drop down menu of About and Quit and the second item in the Apple menu bar is Window. For now i am joining the community boards to ask for help . Regret that i have to give such a low score to this app however with perhaps another hundred hours trying to learn the programme since i already know how toplay a keybaord i may change my mind.
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Version 0.8.2
Sanjinko
01 September 2012
Synthesia 0.8.3 was released in April 2012.
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Version 0.8.2
SickTeddyBear
05 June 2011
In this latest update, there is some weirdness in that the main application is still a universal Intel/PPC binary, but the configuration utility is Intel-only.
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Version 0.8.1
2 answer(s)
Synthesia
Synthesia
05 June 2011
Strange, sorry about that. I don't have a PPC Mac to test against and this is the first I've heard of the problem. I'll take a look and see if I can't get it working on that side too. Shouldn't be any reason it can't.
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Synthesia
Synthesia
17 June 2011
Hrm, after lots of Googling, it looks like Xcode can (and is set to) do it. But any version of Interface Builder from 10.5+ can't make NIBs that are usable in Universal binaries anymore. :/ I don't have a 10.4 installation disk either to install an old side-by-side version of Xcode 2.
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Joeschisa
05 June 2011
No doubt fingering techniques are most important so your digits don't trip over themselves. After a quick glance at this update, would be useful to see the "finger number" on the keyboard as well as the piano roll. Better yet would be a hand showing cross-over techniques, but that sounds like a fair amount of work for the programer and there's more than one way to execute a music passage. Haven't looked through docs, but I guess there must be a way to add fingering notation to your own MIDI files since the programer's done it with his/hers.
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Version 0.8.1
2 answer(s)
Synthesia
Synthesia
05 June 2011
You can show the finger hints on the keys with the "Key Labels" menu. It's the little "Mi" icon next to the "Eb" on the toolbar. In the same menu you can also set it up to only show labels for the notes you've elected to play yourself.
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Joeschisa
Joeschisa
05 June 2011
Thanks developer. Good stuff, the program so far.
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Shoder
08 February 2011
I've mailed to developer for pre-sales informations... No reply! This is the pre-sales support! Can you imagine post-sales ????? By bye synthesia!
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Version 0.8.0
2 answer(s)
Joeschisa
Joeschisa
05 June 2011
It seems to be free, or beta.
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Synthesia
Synthesia
05 June 2011
I'm very sorry I wasn't able to get around to helping you. Synthesia is a one-person project, and I just finished dealing with some major family health stuff that kept me away from the project for a few months. If there is anything I can help you with now, feel free to email and I'll do my best. Thanks! Nicholas
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Joeschisa
16 October 2010
The old piano roll! This is great, and I could see it as a nice aid to learning music keyboard. Haven't tried it yet with my own MIDI files. As an old musician, I'm not sure what to do with it, but it is very nice. Took one star off just because I don't know where it could go (developer says it's a work in progress), and leave a star out for the future, but all in all it's good stuff. One thing, the interface takes you step by step, sort of like a game, in setting up to play, that's fine, but I was confused at first.
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Version 0.7.5
Teslanaut
19 September 2009
Build a social network around this App/Game so people can share tunes together or play against eachother over the network. Also, an iPhone app/game would be awesome. Landscape play of course. Showing number counters at the top at when the note comes and then as it gets closer, you will see the bar coming. Charge 99 cents for the iPhone app/game and allow people to buy song packs. Just a suggestion and hope.
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Version 0.7
1 answer(s)
Joeschisa
Joeschisa
05 June 2011
Play "with" each other, ("against" might be counterpoint I suppose, or cacophony): a duet.
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Diordna
03 January 2008
It's like Guitar Hero for a keyboard. It's Keytar Hero! Awesome! Now if only it had popular rock songs too...
Like (3)
Version 0.6.3
Lrkirsch
28 May 2007
Very nice, helpful, and fun. Thanks so much! Looking forward to more releases.
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Version 0.6.1