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       pianobooster - learn the piano just by playing a game


       Piano Booster is piano teaching software that can provide piano lessons
       for beginners as well as for advanced  players.  It  can  be  used  for
       teaching  music  theory  and  is useful for piano practice and learning
       piano technique.


       pianobooster [flags] [midifile]


       -d     Increase the debug level

       -q     Quick start

       -h, --help
              Display a help message

       -v     Display the version number and exit


       Piano  Booster  is  a  fun  way  of  playing  along  with   a   musical
       accompaniment  and  at  the  same  time  learning the basics of reading
       musical notation. The difference between playing along to  a  CD  or  a
       standard  midi  file is that Piano Booster listens and follows what you
       are playing on a midi piano keyboard.

       The program has been designed to allow you to  play  along  on  a  midi
       piano  keyboard with the scrolling notes shown on the screen. The notes
       you press on the keyboard appear  as  coloured  lines  on  the  musical
       stave,  the  colour of which depends whether you have pressed the right
       or wrong note.

       A different musical instrument sound is used for your playing depending
       whether  you  are  playing  the right or wrong notes. This feature also
       allows Piano Booster to be used with printed sheet  music  so  you  can
       hear  if you are playing the right notes while at the same time keeping
       your  eyes  on  the  printed  score.  The  music   accompaniment   will
       automatically  wait  for  you to find and play the correct notes in the

       Timing markers show whether you are playing  ahead  or  behind  of  the
       beat. They appear as white crosses that are drawn over the note.


       -   Piano   Booster  follows  you  when  playing  along  to  a  musical
       accompaniment. If you stop, then so does the music.
       - Play a single hand and Piano Booster will play  the  other  hand,  as
       well as the rest of instruments, in time with you.
       - Change the speed of playback to match your playing ability.
       - Transpose +/- 12 semitones without stopping the play back.
       - Change the Key Signature of the piece.
       - Plays any standard midi or kar file.
       - Play along to any instrument in the midi file.
       - Adjust the volume of the current part or the volume your piano part.
       - See how accurate you're playing.
       -  Change the start bar to start playing from any bar in the music. The
       repeat  bars  allows  you  to  practice  just  a  few  difficult   bars
       -  Timing  markers  are white crosses that are drawn over each note and
       show if you are playing ahead or behind the beat.
       - A different instrument sound is used for the right  and  wrong  notes
       that you play.


       You    can    find    more    about   the   game   on   its   homepage:


       The    game    has    been    written    by     Louis     J.     Barman
       <>. This manual page was written by Miriam
       Ruiz <> for the Debian project.


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