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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Average
Average User Rating:
out of 4 votes out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.17
  • Total Downloads:
    21,341
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 22, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    99.66KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    87
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

We really wanted to like SimplePiano. It looks like it has the potential to be a great tool for users who are learning to play the piano. Unfortunately, a problem with the program's interface combined with its lack of Help file made the program practically useless.

SimplePiano's interface consists of a keyboard, which users can play using either their computer keyboard (the corresponding keys are labeled on the piano) or with an external MIDI keyboard. This part of the program worked just fine. Unfortunately, in the space above the keyboard where we expected to see the treble and bass clef staffs, all we got was a bunch of nonsensical symbols. We suspected that this was a font issue, so we referred back to the publisher's description, which told us that Maestro fonts would be installs along with the program. We rebooted our computer hoping that that would solve the problem, but it didn't. Frustratingly, the program has no Help file at all, leaving us completely unable to troubleshoot. We were very disappointed that we couldn't get the program to display properly, because it looks like it has some really great features, including a note-reading test and a chord-playing function. But all we could really do with it was noodle around on the keyboard.

SimplePiano is free. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program with reservations; we can't guarantee that all users will have the display problems that we had, so it may be worth a try. Just don't be surprised if you find yourself with problems and no way to fix them.

 
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Full Specifications

General
Publisher JDMCox
Publisher web site http://www.jdmcox.com/
Release Date June 22, 2010
Date Added June 22, 2010
Version 1.17
Category
Category Entertainment Software
Subcategory Music Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 99.66KB
File Name SimplePiano.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 21,341
Downloads Last Week 87
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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