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Auricfield
01-02-2009, 06:09 AM
Hi All...
I'm new - I just joined up.

I'm after midi files of scales/triads/arpeggios etc - basically music theory in midi form that I can play along to and change the key of when I'm ready to move onto the next key.

Basically all the exercises someone who is practicing/learning piano would practice as midi files so I can copy/follow along at a tempo I'm comfortable with and change the tempo/key when I'm ready.

I'm a beginner keyboard player but with a background as a 'bedroom guitarist' so I know a bit about music to get me going.

Any suggestions where I might go to get such files?

Many thanks,
Beaumont.

Malcolm
01-02-2009, 01:20 PM
I'm after midi files of scales/triads/arpeggios etc - basically music theory in midi form that I can play along to and change the key of when I'm ready to move onto the next key.
Good luck. I've not run into that in midi form. Perhaps others can direct you.

Can not tell from your post how far down your piano road you have traveled ---- Here are my scale books that got me started.

Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course Level One. And Alfred's Basic Adult Theory Piano Book Level One.

I understand they have combined these two books now - you might check that out.

The Basic Book of Scales, Chords, Arpeggios and Cadences from Alfred's Basic Piano Library.

You may already have Alfred's books, seems like everybody starts with them. Any music store that sells piano or keyboards should have them. Might check for those midi files there.

Just in case --- here are the fingerings to use with your scales.
http://www.audiblefaith.com/artists/rharrell/music/groupI

Here are some easy songs to start with:
http://www.gmajormusictheory.org/Freebies/FirstPieces/0MaryHad.pdf

Good inexpensive - about the price of a CD - video lesson http://www.5min.com/PianoPete I ended up with a paper workbook, that was worth what I paid for the DVD.

Have fun. O'h and welcome.

Auricfield
01-03-2009, 01:27 AM
http://www.saxlessons.com/scalesandarpeggios.htm

Malcolm
01-21-2009, 04:04 PM
Just found this:
http://www.gmajormusictheory.org/Fundamentals/CirclesSmall/1Ch4.pdf
I'm using it for my warm ups.

dublshot
01-22-2009, 01:52 AM
So you need a program that plays, and changes tempo and key, of midi files?

(edit: I get what you are asking, but this will show what scales are used in each channel playing, and display them on fretboard or keyboard.)

Check : chordware.com - midi files will need to be converted to text files before using (see help doc)

Current version runs on any win O.S. except vista.

It goes so far as letting you change up any element of an imported file, and then export it.

MichaelX
07-04-2010, 09:37 AM
Hi All...
I'm new - I just joined up.

I'm after midi files of scales/triads/arpeggios etc - basically music theory in midi form that I can play along to and change the key of when I'm ready to move onto the next key.

Basically all the exercises someone who is practicing/learning piano would practice as midi files so I can copy/follow along at a tempo I'm comfortable with and change the tempo/key when I'm ready.

I'm a beginner keyboard player but with a background as a 'bedroom guitarist' so I know a bit about music to get me going.

Any suggestions where I might go to get such files?

Many thanks,
Beaumont.

You may create you own music and play it at any speed and number of times. Please check a tool for Piano, http://www.redderyearsoft.com.

MichaelX

kurtdaniel
03-10-2011, 08:02 AM
In a very simple and straightforward manner SheetMusicCart.com makes finding your sheet music selection fast and easy.
check this: piano lessons (http://takelessons.com/category/piano-lessons)

smith
03-17-2011, 07:18 AM
I advise you take a good piano lessons and practice. piano lesson videos (http://www.freepianolesson.com/), read actual piano lessons online reviews and user feedback of all online Piano Courses before you start.