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Using the visual piano keyboard

Our player offers a piano keyboard visualization — letting you watch the notes light up on the appropriate keys during playback. This can be very helpful for beginning piano students.

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Here’s an example you can play with.

If a slice contains piano notated in a grand staff, you’ll notice we use two different colors when lighting up the keys. The purple keys represent notes from the bass clef, the orange keys represent notes from the treble clef.

To turn on the keyboard visualization, click this icon in the controlbar:

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Toggling hands and instruments

You can tell the visualization to only show the left hand, or only the right hand, or select a different instrument (in case you’re viewing music that features multiple instruments).

To do this, click on the instrument name at the far left of the keyboard visualization:

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As you click, you’ll see the currently selected instrument name.

What if my slice doesn’t have piano, but I’d still like to see the notes on the visual keyboard?

No problem. The visual keyboard is available to use with any instrument, no matter the instrument.

What if my slice has multiple pianos?

You can toggle between multiple pianos (or multiple instruments of any kind) by clicking on the instrument name at the far left of the keyboard.

What if I don’t see the keyboard icon in the controlbar?

The slice owner can optionally disable the keyboard visualization. In that case, you won’t be able to use this feature. Here’s information on how to enable or disable the visual keyboard in a given slice.