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McCarthy Music MC000001 61-Key Illuminating Piano
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The McCarthy Music Illuminating Piano is a 61-key MIDI controller that will guide you to learning the piano with both your ears and your eyes. Each k...Click To Read More About This Product
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The McCarthy Music Illuminating Piano is a 61-key MIDI controller that will guide you to learning the piano with both your ears and your eyes. Each key is capable of illuminating brilliantly and evenly in any possible color combination, and using McCarthy Music's custom software allows you to connect your PC, Mac OSX computer, or iOS tablet directly to the Piano using either wireless Bluetooth technology or a standard USB cable. The software is designed to make learning to play the piano fun and easy. When you want to learn a piece of music the software guides you through the sheet music, illuminating each note throughout the composition as you play.
In traditional piano practice, you have to look at a piece of sheet music and identify where on the keyboard that note is located. By illuminating the key when you are supposed to play it, the learning process is significantly enhanced making this without a doubt one of the most efficient ways to learn. Maximize your practice time and be more efficient. No more fumbling around with paper sheet music. No more trying to understand if how you’re playing something is how it’s *actually* supposed to be played. Just switch to “listen” mode, and have the software play the song correctly for you.
Once you’ve become slightly more comfortable reading music, or even just playing a single small piece of music, use the Key Light Hints to facilitate your learning to read sheet music. This simple solution gives you a few seconds to try and find the right notes on your own, and if you don’t, the Illuminating Piano will help you along by lighting the correct notes. Each key is velocity sensitive with 100 different levels of key presses, all housed in an elegant and sturdy anodized aluminum casing. The Integrated touchscreen control panel gives you control of the software directly from the hardware itself.
Unlike some other similar pianos or keyboards you may buy, the McCarthy Illuminating Piano includes custom-built software that is designed to make learning to play the piano fun and easy. When you want to learn a piece of music, our software guides you through the piece of sheet music, illuminating each note as it is supposed to be played. In normal piano practice, you must look at a piece of sheet music on paper, and identify where on the keyboard the specific note you are looking for is located. By illuminating the key(s) when you are supposed to play them, the learning process is significantly enhanced. This is without a doubt the most efficient way to learn to play the piano. McCarthy Music Software also has an integrated scoring and achievements system, which keeps track of your progress, and automatically saves this data to the McCarthy Music Cloud so you can access it across all of your devices.
In Assist Mode, the computer can play either hand of the piano for you, so you can focus on one hand at a time, while also hearing what the other hand should sound like. So for example, you can turn "Right Hand Assist" mode on, and only play the left hand, while the computer plays the right hand notes for you. This is especially useful for brand-new piano players, because you can focus on one hand at a time, with the keys literally lighting the way.
Learn Mode is the core of the Illuminating Piano and McCarthy Music software. Learn Mode allows you to step through any piece of music, note by note, with the keys lighting up as you need to play them. Instant feedback is provided, both on screen and on the Illuminating Piano itself, as to if what you have just done is correct or not. The immediacy of this feedback ensures you never learn something incorrectly. Previously, piano students could learn something "the wrong way", and then spend double or triple the effort to re-learn it. With learn mode, the keys will turn green when you correctly play a note, as well as turn the note in the software green. With incorrect key presses, the key turns red and a red temporary hit is shown on the digital musical score.
Perform Mode allows you to play the piece, with full tempo support, so you can attempt to achieve actual perfection on any piece of music. Once you've mastered the notes, it's time to master the timing and performance aspects, which is what perform mode is for.
Select and loop one or more measures for intensive and repetitive playing of a specific area. This can allow you to rapidly improve in small chunks of a larger piece of music at one time.
Choose from over 1,000 songs available in the McCarthy Music store, sorted by playing skill (easy, beginner to advanced), to provide easy access to songs at any ability level. also features hits songs from the 1930’s through today. Select from a library of Children’s, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Rock, Pop, Broadway & Musicals, Country, Disney, Soundtracks, Today’s Hits and much more. Featuring artists such as Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Adele, and even the Soundtrack to Disney’s Frozen.
- 61-key USB MIDI controller with integrated RGB LED lighting
- Custom designed light diffusion and spreading technology
- Bluetooth connectivity between your tablet or computer and the Piano
- Integrated touchscreen control panel controls the software directly from the hardware
- Velocity sensitive keys, enabling 100 different levels of key presses
- Elegant and sturdy anodized aluminum casing and housing
- Custom built, multi-platform software, designed to make learning to play the piano easy and fun
- Full access to the McCarthy Music Cloud
- Access to the digital sheet music store with over 1,000 custom digital arrangements for purchase
- Full offline access, so you can play your piano anywhere that you have power
- Customized settings for a variety of piano playing controls
Illuminate your path to self expression!