I am happy to announce the release of Maestro 1.0 – an application developed using Max/MSP.
Maestro lets you play pre-configured songs by tapping the rhythm of the melody or other lead instruments of the song on the computer keyboard or on an attached midi keyboard. If you can sing or whistle a song you’ll be able to play it right away. Some songs contain lyrics which get displayed as you play the song. Maestro even gives you a score for your performance based on your timing.
Maestro can also help teach how to play the song notes if you have a Midi keyboard attached to your computer – under Maestro’s “learning mode” the program visually displays the next note/s to be played and will not “move on” until these note/s are played.
The songs are located on a remote server and are downloaded automatically when the user selects a song from the Maestro song list. Maestro updates its song list via the internet each time it runs so it is always up-to-date.
Currently there are around 150 songs in various languages, including some classical music too.
A Windows version of the software is available for immediate download. A Mac version will follow shortly.
I hope you give Maestro a test run and let me know what you think.