Piano Education Studio

Piano Education Studio

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,706
  • Date Added:
    June 05, 2009
  • File Size:
    765.97KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 3.x/95/Me/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Piano Education Studio offers to help users learn to play the piano. While it's certainly possible to do that with this program, its confusing layout and lack of direction will frustrate most users.

The program's interface was our first indication that this would not be a smooth ride. The graphic design was gray and sparse, and its lack of a Help file or instructions left us constantly guessing. This would be especially problematic for those operating a MIDI keyboard, since it gives no instructions on how to sync one up. The basic program lets you choose a song from its collection and then watch the onscreen keyboard light up each note for you to follow. The list of songs doesn't have titles, just numbers, so you never know what song you're learning, which is frustrating. You can adjust the speed of the song as well as start and stop it, which is useful for learning. However, we were hoping for tutorials on piano basics, such as learning notes and how to form chords, but got none of that. The program's only special feature is the ability to loop a song so you can practice it over and over again. However, Piano Education Studio's sparse options left us feeling it would never help a novice take up the instrument.

Piano Education Studio claims it has limited trial functionality, though we didn't discover any. This program was directionless, and it never felt like a solid learning tool. We do not recommend it.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 2 stars

    "Overly complex solution for usenet browsing"

    April 13, 2010   |   By kcannon

    Version: Piano Education Studio 4.0

    Pros

    Performance seems to be better than average, esp for binary downloads.

    Cons

    User interface is clumsy and overly complex. No way to suppress the display of messages that have already been read.

    Summary

    Not a bad product if you're willing to invest a considerable amount of time coming up to speed, but there are better alternatives out there.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 4.0
    Version 4.0 improves draw functionality.
    General
    Publisher Golenfound Software
    Publisher web site http://www.dvdwindow.com/msn
    Release Date June 05, 2009
    Date Added June 05, 2009
    Version 4.0
    Category
    Category Entertainment Software
    Subcategory Music Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 3.x, Windows Vista, Windows 95
    Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
    Download Information
    File Size 765.97KB
    File Name pianostar4.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,706
    Downloads Last Week 1
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Limited functionality
    Price $24.95

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