Keyboard trainer with Light Guide
FOR USE WITH LIGHT-GUIDE-FEATURED KEYBOARD CONTROLLERS. Although you can try it with any MIDI keyboard, a panelset with HW simulator is included.
This ensemble does not generate any sound. The audio demo illustrates the kind of exercise to expect.
So, after I tried many hopeless solutions to help myself to be more skilled with a keyboard, I suddenly got the idea to use the Light Guide feature present on some keyboard models sold here. After countless hours of work I’ve finally managed to create a sort of concept demonstrator.
It looks more like a daily exercises generator. On the menu there are scales, chords, arpeggios, with customization options. The human-machine interface is concentrated into the Light Guide, for faster and more efficient human interaction with the software. The main objective is to develop muscle memory.
In order to force the brain to learn something, the answers are processed in a ruthless way. Just press one wrong key, any mistake in an arpeggio sequence or press too many keys during a question, it’s a fail and you go back to the previous question.
A crude database system stores some results to help to track the skill progression. Snapshots are used for user profile management, so don’t forget to store/update a snapshot to save your results.
This is currently a project in the very early stages. I’m obviously not a keyboard Maestro yet, and I still have to buy one of those Komplete Kontrol S. Almost every aspect can be enhanced and a lot of features are waiting to be added.
– A S49 mark II hardware unit is now used for development in place of the simulator alone.
– Fixed implementation of Light Guide for real this time.
– Improved pressed keys processing.
– Unified method to display pressed notes to avoid memory effect in question display.
– Fixed progression by thirds incorrectly generated.