Lesson #2. MIDI Connection and TUNING: You+Computer+Piano.
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1. YOUR EQUIPMENT: computer, cable, piano. It is all about communication! You, your digital piano and your computer should communicate in a nice, GENTLE manner.
A. Our curriculum requires at least 61-keys (5 octaves) keyboard or digital piano. We recommend a simple, (not touch sensitive) keyboard for beginners between 24 months and 5 year old.
*Do you know that Mozart used mostly that many keys?*
B. Connecting wires. If you have USB piano keyboard, make sure that all the drivers are compatible with your computer OS (for that you may GOOGLE the following phrase: 'Free download <YOUR PIANO MANUFACTURER'S BRAND> MIDI driver for <YOUR WINDOWS OS>
If you have IN and OUT MIDI cable connection, you may need to download the latest drivers of the MIDI cable company, IF your MIDI chord won't work for you.
Attention: If connection is not working, first try to switch IN and OUT outlets regardless what is written on the cables!
2. Checking the connection.
1. Open the Gentle Piano Module
2. Press any key on your piano/keyboard
3. If you see on your computer screen a butterfly or a spider, the connection is established.
Find the TUNING program.Click on the icon with you right mouse and run the application as administrator
By default the sounds for all of our modules are set to come from your computer. But if your computer and piano are properly connected, after clicking on the drop down button you will see another option that will make all the sounds come from your piano! This will make a better quality of sound!
To solve ANY problem with the connection always remember: updated drivers either for your piano or your MIDI cable is the key.
Attention: our company is not responcible for any software performance from third parties.