Sanjay's Piano applicationThe applet should run now in its own window; you will need the latest version of Java. This Java piano offers the following features:
- Use your computer's QWERTY keyboard to play the piano
- External MIDI keyboard support (needs Java 1.4.2)
- Scaleable scrollable image of keyboard, over which you can click or drag over to play notes
- Select from your sound card's instrument banks, modify MIDI controllers
- Limit to notes from given scales - test 10 scale patterns in every key
- Choose your temperament, including 1/4 comma mean tone, Pythagorean and Werckmeister; transpose
- Chord recognition - analyses and suggests names for chords you play
- Select and play chords from a comprehensive list of classical and jazz chords; alter chord voicing and inversion.
- Experimental feature: analyses the counterpoint as you play. Spots parallel fifths, octaves etc.
- Store a sequence of chords, and play them back. Automatically chooses appropriate voicings depending on the chords's context.
- Experimental feature: listens through the computer's microphone, and displays what it hears as notes on the keyboard. (May not work through a web browser. Run applet separately using the file
Apps.jar using the command line
java -jar Apps.jar piano.PianoApp
- Configurable look and feel
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Options:Filter keyboard notes: disallows keypresses that do not fit into the currently selected scale.
Filter MIDI input: blocks MIDI events from external source that do not fit into the currently selected scale.
TemperamentThe tonal centre is the scale selected in the Scale tab.
Written in Sun Java
© Dr. Sanjay Manohar 2005