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Adding more songs with MIDI Files

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Piano Wizard is infinitely expandable as you can add an unlimited number of MIDI files to the game.

Once added, they will automatically render as a game and you can play and learn each song through the 4 steps.

For instructions on how to add more songs, please go to

http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/blog/academy-tidbits/add-songs-piano-wizard/

You can also watch this video:  http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/video/25.swf

A word about MIDI files found online.

These were NOT created by us, or FOR Piano Wizard. 90% of them work just fine, but some of the ARRANGEMENTS are just, weird. The standard use of MIDI divides the different parts of the music (melody, accompaniment, bass) or the different instruments (sax, violins, piano) into different tracks.

That said, our program DEFAULTS to track 1, where most arrangers, random people, put the melody. You may find a MIDI file that is a song you want to play , but it was done by some amateur, and they put all the parts in ONE track, making it impossible to play in the game. Keep looking, it is like a "box of chocolates" in terms of searching for well arranged MIDI files, MOST of the chocolate is fine, but there is always a few weird ones out there.

For example, I found a nice arrangement of "Piano Man" online, but the melody part, right hand, is in track 3, not track 1, and the harmonica is in track 4. That said, once I highlight track 3 to play, the melody is arranged very nicely and it is fun to play, and I can also highlight the left hand, track 2 and play both parts. The decision how to arrange that was made years ago, but it works in our game pretty well. 

Finally, you will want to review the Tracks menu help files, it will help you figure out which parts are which, you can change instruments, adjust the keyboard to overlap on the target tracks, lots more. 

 

 
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