There is nothing like the feeling of starting something new, especially an instrument. Here is what you need to know about learning piano on a MIDI keyboard.
The wonderful thing about piano is that it is something anyone can learn at any point in their life. Piano combines the satisfaction of working with your hands and the creative expression of playing something beautiful. This wonderful instrument can put you into a flow state to the point where it feels like there's nothing but you and the music.
As such, it makes sense you want to dive right in. Whether you've never touched the keys or it's been a couple of years, here's everything you need to know about learning piano on a MIDI keyboard.
A MIDI keyboard is a great way to start learning piano—there is so much variety, as you have options in terms of how many keys you want. Most of your lessons will focus on the middle of the keyboard, so you won't need to branch out just yet. If you are a beginner, you might consider purchasing a MIDI keyboard with 61 keys if you don't want to invest in a full-size keyboard yet.
When you use your MIDI keyboard with our piano learning software, you will find learning is simpler than you thought. All you have to do is plug your MIDI or USB cable from your keyboard into your computer, and you can start learning the Piano Marvel way. We recommend you use a MIDI piano with our app as it allows you to utilize everything we have to offer.
While you can use an acoustic piano with our app using "Book Mode," it doesn't completely ensure note accuracy, which is something you really need as you learn. We have been developing the capability of Piano Marvel to use the microphone from whatever device one is using to "hear" the notes being played. That will make it possible for people to use acoustic pianos with Piano Marvel. We hope the microphone assessment will be released within the next year. Once this feature is released, it's important to note that if you learn on an older acoustic piano, it might be out of tune, which could potentially affect how our app would pick up the notes. With a MIDI keyboard or MIDI-compatible piano, our software can work to the best of its ability, guiding you with the utmost accuracy.