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Play at Your Own Speed
In melody practice, Synthesia waits for you to play the correct note before moving on.
Read Sheet Music... or Not
Enable musical notation for any song. Or, leave it turned off and just enjoy the falling notes.
Practice Hands Separately
Choose what you want to practice. Synthesia will play the rest for you so you can focus on your goal.
Unlimited Songs
Play all 150 included songs, every song from the Music Store, or any MIDI file you can find or create.
Track Your Progress
Immediate feedback shows how you played. Long term tracking shows how you're improving.
Finger Number Hints
Remind yourself which finger is best using a simple one-click gesture.
Lighted Keyboard Support
See upcoming notes in melody practice right on your lighted keyboard. Find difficult chords faster.
Synthesia 10.9

Free Play has some major improvements in Synthesia 10.9:

Labels have also been improved:

As usual, there's lots of additional polish, fixes, and optimization work that has also made it into Synthesia 10.9. Enjoy!

Synthesia 10.8

MusicXML files can now be opened by Synthesia!

For now, none of the additional musical information (vs. a MIDI file) is being used when drawing sheet music. But MusicXML files should load, play, and sound correct. We'll be using the newly available musical information to improve the sheet music over the next several updates. If you spot something that doesn't sound correct, please let us know!

What's new in Synthesia 10.8:

Changing Lives for 15 Years

Synthesia has been around since before apps were called apps. Over the years, my favorite thing has been learning the different ways it has impacted the lives of its users.

Recently YouTube collected and showcased a number of stories about videos that have done the same for users of their platform. One of those stories was about a Japanese seaweed farmer that used videos of songs played in Synthesia to achieve his dreams of becoming a pianist.

It's a great story that you can watch, here. (It's in Japanese, so you may need to click the CC button at the lower-right to turn on subtitles.)

Hearing from so many of you over the years has brought no end to the gratification this project has given me. Thank you for going on this journey with me and thank you for using Synthesia!

- Nicholas

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