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by St8kout
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Song Store
Topic: Why is the "Song Request" locked?
Replies: 2
Views: 1143

Why is the "Song Request" locked?

I wanted to submit the theme song from "Last of the Mohicans."
Seems well suited for modfying the difficulty levels. Oh well, guess I'll have to depend on the free Youtube videos for the lesson.
by St8kout
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Practice Tips
Topic: Pace of lessons vs. MIxing it up vs. results
Replies: 5
Views: 2080

Re: Pace of lessons vs. MIxing it up vs. results

I too was following the lessons in order, but got hung up on some sections within a lesson. I moved on to a new lesson and found it not so easy to pick up where I left off in an older lesson. Sight reading is MUCH harder than playing songs you already know, so when you go back to earlier lessons you...
by St8kout
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: User Q & A
Topic: Rookie Roadmap?
Replies: 2
Views: 1368

Re: Rookie Roadmap?

Yeah, you can ignore the "extra" courses if you want. I'm just now completing the Rookie part and it keeps you plenty busy. I've even skipped some of the harder steps within a lesson (some can get a bit frustrating) and came back to them later after I built up some skill from other lessons.
by St8kout
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Your Playground Sessions Set Up
Topic: Show me your external display/computer setup
Replies: 2
Views: 2532

Re: Show me your external display/computer setup

Although I'm not visually impaired, my ipad pro is also too small for me. Luckily, I never throw anything out so I used an old ancient Dell 24" monitor, mounted on the wall with a cheapo wall mount. Then I simply adjust my distance from it by moving my Yamaha P-125. Just don't mount it up high like ...
by St8kout
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Your Playground Sessions Set Up
Topic: can use NP-12 Yamaha with ipad but not with IMac
Replies: 1
Views: 2930

Re: can use NP-12 Yamaha with ipad but not with IMac

I don't use an iMac but I'm sure the good folks at the Apple forums can help you out. Apple built their computers more with musicians in mind than gamers, which is why they hooked up with Logic Pro music software, used by professional musicians everywhere. (Never buy a Mac for serious gaming. You ca...
by St8kout
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Your Playground Sessions Set Up
Topic: This might help someone with audio problems
Replies: 0
Views: 2146

This might help someone with audio problems

My setup was working fine until the other day when I decided to get back into online gaming, something I've been away from for years. For some reason setting up the "Steam" app and downloading some games, affected the sound in Playground. At first I thought my speaker wiring was shorting out or some...
by St8kout
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Metronome not working
Replies: 4
Views: 1985

Re: Metronome not working

I've never been a fan of metronomes, but the sound of this one is more annoying than anything. You really don't need it when you've got the song playing in the background. I keep it's volume on low.
by St8kout
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Practice Tips
Topic: Find your path.....(for absolute beginners)
Replies: 12
Views: 8220

Re: Find your path.....(for absolute beginners)

One of the best ways to make progress with learning anything, such as learning to type or play guitar, piano, whatever, is to practice EVERYDAY. Even if it's only for a short time, do it EVERYDAY. Don't skip days thinking you'll make up for it by practicing harder/longer on other days. It just doesn...
by St8kout
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Your Playground Sessions Set Up
Topic: Yamaha P125 to iPad connection?
Replies: 4
Views: 4202

Re: Yamaha P125 to iPad connection?

If you practice while offline it will not update your progress. I also noted that same glitch about the checkmarks even while online. You have to click back to "Bootcamp," then click back again for the check mark to appear. Lately, even that stopped working, but on the Progress page where it shows t...
by St8kout
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Your Playground Sessions Set Up
Topic: No more blurry texts on Win10 with high resolution screens!
Replies: 7
Views: 3450

Re: No more blurry texts on Win10 with high resolution screens!

Yeah, the ipad Pro is really not ideal for Playground unless you have excellent eyesight. Never had a connection problem though. I use my Dell Alienware 34" ultrawide gaming monitor to practice and don't have any problems with blurry notes or texts. It's on a mobile stand that I simply roll up to my...