Creating Synthesia style videos?

• Mar 29, 2021 - 21:33

Although I can read music, I tend to learn better if I can actually see what to play. I've picked up several songs on YouTube through Synthesia videos (you know, the ones that show a keyboard and the notes to play while the sheet music scrolls along at the top) and it also helps me with my sight reading. I know MuseScore has a similar feature where you can view when looking at other's sheet music but I can't figure out how to do it for my own music, slow down the videos, or export/save them else where. Is this even a feature MuseScore has?


Do you mean within MuseScore itself? have your score open and hit "P". Then hit Play. Otherwise, I'm not sure what you mean.
Unless you want to make a video of what you see. For that there are screen record apps.

I presume that you have already got Synthesia so you should just be able to export the MIDI file from Musescore and use it in Synthesia.

From their website:


In reply to by yonah_ag

Perhaps I'm not being clear. There is no way to slow down the videos on MuseScore. There is no way to export or download them. I also want to be able to see the score as I play.
I thought perhaps I missed something so I went back to the scores on and checked through using both my own music and others's music. Again, I found no way to slow the videos down or change the tempo. No way to export/download the videos. I also noticed the animation is not in sync with the music.

In reply to by LearningMusic2019

You can capture the video from as an MP4 file and then play it back using VLC Media player at any speed that you like, even step thru it frame by frame. It also time stretches the sound so that the frequencies don't change.

VLC is free and works well on Windows and Android. I haven't used it on other platforms.

VLC can split video and sound so you could even re-sync them.

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