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The musical instrument digital interface, M.I.D.I.

Back in 1985 when the only people using the internet were government agencies and geeks, and the CD was the latest thing, electronic musical instrument manufacturers wrote the M.I.D.I. specification to give hardware and software developers a way to talk to each other musically.

For the most part it was used for small on or two person bands to add back up tracks to fill out the sound.

The M.I.D.I interface is still used today providing a great tool for students to learn and composers to write songs.

Most electronic keyboards still have a M.I.D.I interface as well as newly added USB technology that will allow you to use your instrument in concert with you computer to perform a wide range of musical tasks.

Since those early days a wide range of music writing software has been developed that can help you get more out of you musical experience and help you to achieve your musical goals.

Music software falls into several different categories. Although today the lines between these categories is blurring as many programs now attempt to handle multiple musical functions.

4 Steps to Learning How to Play Any Song on the Piano

1. Determining the melody - Melodies determine what chords will be played. If you can use your ear to figure out what notes are being played in the melody, you are 1/4 on your way to learning a song! More resources on learning how to determine melodies

2.Harmonizing the melody - Once you have figured out the melody (using some of my techniques on the resource page), it is time to harmonize it. This is simply choosing various chords to accompany the melody. There are several techniques and tricks to doing this. More resources on learning how to harmonize melodies

3. Altering Chords - This is the best part! Now that you have strategically figured out the melody to a song and have harmonized it, altering your chords to produce certain sounds is the next step. If you were playing gospel music, you would alter your chords differently than if you were playing classical or country music. More resources on altering chords

4. Listening - After you have determined the melody, harmonized the melody, and altered some of your chords, there are various techniques you can use to make sure that your song sounds right. More resources on listening techniques

I personally recommend "The Secrets to Playing Piano By Ear" 300-pg Course and through my relationship with Jermaine (the author of this course), I've been able to get him to throw in a few bonus items (3 additional piano software programs). He has taught literally thousands of musicians how to play the piano by ear. If you understood just half of what he discussed above, you'll definitely benefit from his 300-pg course. Click here to learn the secrets to playing absolutely any song on the piano in virtually minutes! I highly recommend it.

Music writing software

This type of software is used primarily to write music on the staff to be printed for performance.

Rather than sitting with pen and ink and tediously hand writing charts, you are now able to use your mouse, and instrument or computer keyboard to make this task much much easier.

You can also audition and edit your compositions and hear them before they are ready to be printed.

Music sequencing software

Sequencing software allows note information from you keyboard or other sound source to be recorded, edited and played back allowing you to have an entire orchestra at you fingertips.

Music composing software.

These programs offer the ability to create and hear your music very quickly using internal computer sound sources and prearranged musical patterns. Programs such as Garage Band and Band in a Box wold fall into this category.

Integrated MIDI and audio.

More and more programs fall into this category as the search for all in one solutions in the recording studio became necessary. These programs allow you to create and edit entire performance, add digital audio effects and mix down to any standard audio playback format. Pretty impressive and can be expensive as well.

Best Home Study for "Ear Players"

After checking out dozens of home study courses that teach you to play by ear and focus on chord progressions I am convinced that the folks at Hear and Play have the best, most well rounded program available for just about all styles of music from Gospel to Jazz. Read my review or visit Hear and Play for more information.

The Best Home Study Course for Learning Jazz and Blues Piano

Have you always wanted to learn to play jazz & blues on the piano but never had the time or money?

Or couldn't find the right person or course to teach you the "real" stuff?

If so, I've definitely found someone who can help you.

I'm talking about James Wrubel, an amazing musician and expert instructor. He's been there and back as a professional jazz musician and has played with some of the top names in the industry.

In two dvds and over 2 hours of step-by-step instruction, he takes you by the hand and shows you how to master tons of jazz & blues tricks and techniques as well as signature soloing secrets that'll have you sounding like you've been playing for years.

Here's some highlights.

Discover: * How to quickly and easily form tons of chord patterns and runs that'll have you sounding pro almost overnight.

* How to accelerate your jazz learning curve by combining 3 secret elements pros don't want you to know!

* How to pack every chord and voicing with just the right amount of flavor to get the job done.

* 7 secrets to playing signature solos without hesitation or even thinking about anything.

* And much more.

Check out the ink below for more information on this great program

Hear and play Jazz 101

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