User Guide

Instructions

About

Piano Adventures® Player puts serious fun in the palm of your hand! Practice using a variety of interactive tools, explore different genres and styles, discover new music, and perform along with an accompaniment that can follow your tempo and dynamics when connected to a MIDI keyboard.

Three Views

Score View AppiPhone_ScoreSettingON

This view shows the notated score. Pinch to zoom, and the score will adjust to fit. Tap on any measure or beat to set the playhead location.

Keyboard View AppiPhone_KeyBrdSettingON

This view displays the piano keyboard. Swipe left or right to scroll. Note that Middle C has a light gray dot. While playing, the correct keys will light up in green. While listening back to your performance (MIDI keyboard required), notes you missed or didn’t play will light up in orange, and notes that you played correctly will light up in green.

Mixer View AppiPhone_MixerSettingON

This view shows four channels: Left Hand, Right Hand, Accompaniment, and Metronome. Drag the sliders to adjust each channel’s volume. Tap each channel’s icon to enable or disable it.
AppiPhone_LeftStatusON   

Practice Tools

Loop Mode AppiPhone_LoopNeutral

Tap this button to enable Loop Mode. In Score View, repeat signs will appear around the current measure. Press and hold on the desired location in the score to move the Loop Start or Loop End.

Tempo Control AppiPhone_TempoButtonNeutral100

Tap this button at any time to bring up a pop-up tempo slider and freely adjust the speed.

Follow Mode AppiPhone_FollowModeWAIT AppiPhone_FollowModeON AppiPhone_FollowModeFOLLOW

(MIDI keyboard required)
Tap this button to toggle between the three Follow Modes: Wait for Note, Normal Play-Along, and Follow Me.

  • In Wait for Note mode, Piano Adventures® Player pauses until you play the correct notes.
  • In Normal Play-Along mode, the tempo is fixed. Feel the steady beat and “keep on going!”
  • In Follow Me mode, the player will intelligently adjust speed when you accelerate or ritard.

Play Recording AppiPhone_PlayPerformAVAILcrop

(MIDI keyboard required)
When you have a MIDI keyboard connected, Piano Adventures® Player is always listening. Tap this button to listen back to your most recent performance. In Keyboard View, notes you missed or didn’t play will light up in orange, and notes that you played correctly will light up in green.

Tips and Tricks

  • Double-tap the Rewind or Fast Forward button to jump to the beginning or the end of a song.
  • To play a song again, you don’t need to rewind. Just tap Play, and the song will start from the beginning.
  • Double-tap the thumb knob of a slider to reset its position. This works on the Mixer and on the Tempo Control.

Connections and Support

Piano Adventures® Player works great as a jukebox to accompany any acoustic piano, but you can unlock additional functionality by connecting to a MIDI keyboard. The simplest connection requires just a USB device cable and Apple’s USB Camera adapter. Find the right configuration for you.

Piano Adventures® Player features a high-quality sampled soundset. Enjoy the full definition by connecting to a good sound system using an auxiliary cable from the headset jack. See our recommendations.

For additional support, visit our Troubleshooting page or send email to player@pianoadventures.com

Credits

Copyright © 2015 Dovetree Productions, Inc. c/o FABER PIANO ADVENTURES
Powered by Home Concert Xtreme, TimeWarp Technologies Inc.
Portions of code © 2015 by and under license from TimeWarp Technologies Inc.
Patents licensed from TimeWarp Technologies Inc.: US 5,952,597, US 6,107,559, US 6,166,314

Voice Crystal® sounds licensed from Eye and I Productions
Grand piano sound licensed from PinkNoise Studio Inc.