Monday, April 16, 2012

In the Mood for Music? Try A Virtual Keyboard

Virtual keyboards have been around a long time, but sometimes I forget that they exist. If you have a bit of basic ability to read and play music or want to try your hand at it, try out one of the virtual keyboards. You can play single notes or turn on the chord function and play chords by using the computer keys that correspond to the notes. (Note: there are larger keyboards online, so if you don't like this one, there are other alternatives. I chose this one, because one of the school systems links to it, so I assume that it's teacher-approved).


Here's another link to the keyboard that's pictured if you can't get the other one to work. (Just tested it and this one will play chords if turn on chord mode and you can add in drums and things like that). 

2 comments:

Laney4 said...

That was fun. Too bad I couldn't get anything but the piano link to work, though....

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Thanks! I went back and added a different piano (one that will allow you to play chords, drums, and change the sounds to strings, pan flute and other instruments. I intended to include this one originally but I had so many windows open that I must have just missed it).