If you are using a MIDI-enabled piano you will be using Piano Marvel in assessment mode by default. This gives you all of the best features. If you are using Piano Marvel with an acoustic piano, you will want to use Piano Marvel in Book Mode. Here are the key differences between the two modes:
- Provides feedback on your performance
- Tracks your lesson & song progress automatically
- Allows for SASR tests
- Tracks practice minutes
- No feedback on your performance
- Allows you to manually track song progress
- No SASR tests
- Tracks practice minutes
Just saw that’s microphone assessment is “coming soon”. I’d love some details. I created an account but was never able to use it because the SASR was what peaked my interest. I want to work on sight reading. Please send me info!
Thanks for reaching out. We have been working on the microphone assessment feature. We are hoping to release it before the end of the year. We are also releasing several other great features soon. We will be announcing them on Facebook and by email once they are ready and available.
After spending so much time reviewing many piano apps and programs, I love what this one has to offer. But I have an acoustic piano that is near and dear to my heart so I am making do with other apps for now. I’ll be watching for your updates, anxiously waiting for the ability of microphone feedback before subscribing!
Why do I not hear music or metronome in prepare mode for ear training? How can I practice for assessment when the first time I hear the notes is in when I am assessed.
This is the same for all lessons in assessment.
Thank you for reaching out to us. Prepare mode is not designed to be used with Ear Training, since Prepare mode does not have any accompaniment or metronome (since it allows you to play at your own pace). You would practice Ear Training in Assess mode. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have a MIDI compatible piano and the MIDI connection works well.
I noticed that the assessment mode can detect when a key is pressed but does not detect when a key is released.
For example, in a 4/4 measure with a whole note, if I press the key on the first beat and release it on the second beat, Piano Marvel will consider that the note is played correctly.
So, in the end, I get a score of 100% while I played the whole note wrong.
Is there a reason for that? Shouldn’t the assessment mode detect both the action of pressing and releasing the key?
Thank you for reaching out to us. No, Piano Marvel does not detect note duration. We used to, many, many years ago but found that it actually slowed the learning progress of students. After much study, we found that removing the note duration grading did not mean that students would not play the notes for the correct duration, but instead that it fell into line naturally as they worked with learning the rhythm, note positions, and other aspects of the piece without having to specifically work on it. Are you playing along with the accompaniment? I look forward to hearing from you, you can email us at email@example.com at any time!
I downloaded the app, and I’m trying to configure it to start learning. How do I turn on Microphone Assessment?
Thank you for reaching out to us. Microphone Assessment is not currently available. It is still in the final stages of development and we hope to have it released soon. You can use book mode, which means that you will be able to play along with the accompaniment using the sheet music, but you will not be able to receive grading. If you have any questions, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m trying to use the Piano Marvel app in book mode. If I go into instrument settings the out play in book mode is blue but selecting it does nothing.
Using book mode on the Mac Book works. Is this function available on the app?
Thank you for your comment. To use Book Mode, go to a piece and click on Play, then choose Book Mode. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.