I’ve started with the Casio Digital Piano, I ve had some brilliant intuition and tuition from my music teacher which is leading me to really get back into playing the piano. She’s given me back the flow and the beauty of the ‘keys’ of B Flat. D major etc, now it’s upto me to get the fingers working.
Separately I need to be able to read the music and am working with the RNIB to achieve that. They will transcribe the music onto a larger font etc so that I can read it – just. So I’m also looking at musescore.org software to get it on my computer screen. At the moment the transcription is done using ‘Sibelius’ software and that software does not produce ‘musicXml’ format files which I need. We progress.
I’ve just joined Amazon Clod Player and naturally their software and the service offer is superior to anyone else’s. I am in the process of therefore getting all my tracks into MP3 format and can then upload them to my Nexus.
‘Spotify’ who’s service I’ve raved about for two years is now under query, firstly because their screen design is appalling and does not subscribe to the w3C conventions, secondly they no longer sell albums. Amazon do.
I think I’m now upto probably twelve hundred MP3 tracks and I can listen to them without being online.
Next stage is to use Musescore on-screen music to actually play from.
Then the next stage will be to create my own arrangements, down-loading them to Musescore for creating sheet music.!! We’ll have to see whether I can do anything really good. All I know Is that this keyboards, this compter and this software will keep intellectually challenged for years, I may even have to also learn the Theory of Music. ERGH!