Piano MIDI files

Welcome to Musicarta's piano MIDI files page!

You may have arrived here from a number of different directions, so here's a quick orientation.

Musicarta.com is a free online piano lesson site dedicated to helping you learn to play popular music styles at the keyboard, with the emphasis on CHORDS and how to play them. (Click up to the Musicarta home page here for an overview of the site - or bookmark us to check it out later.)

Musicarta offers MIDI support for most of its learning material - meaning you can download MIDI files of the musical examples in the lessons and hear-and-see them play on a 'virtual keyboard'.

(If you're already a MIDI ninja and have arrived here looking for heavy-gauge MIDI files to use in your sequencer/DAW, sadly Musicarta doesn't have those - but you might still gain a lot from your visit.)

But however you got here, welcome! Please bookmark us and browse the tabs on the navbar, left, at your leisure, and see if Musicarta couldn't kick-start, re-start, fast-track or just re-kindle your musical journey!

The MidiPiano virtual keyboard

To get the most out of your piano MIDI files, Musicarta recommends MidiPiano, a small, safe and simple application that can easily become a helpful part of your music learning process. MidiPiano has a valuable ‘Piano Roll view’ which displays music graphically – the chief reason for using piano MIDI files.

piano midi files, free piano lessons online, midi piano

There are full instructions for downloading and installing the free MidiPiano virtual keyboard and for downloading and extracting the zipped Pyramids MIDI files folders on the...

Musicarta MidiPiano download page

You will find instructions for using MidiPiano to play your Musicarta MIDI support files there also.

A more modern and slightly better-looking alternative is Synthesia. The free app does the basics, but you have to pay to unlock the more advanced - and more useful - functions.

Listening to MIDI files as audio

Most media players, including Windows Media Player and Real player, will play MIDI files as audio, so you can use these small MIDI files as audio support files to help you learn away from you computer and without being connected to the internet. Double-clicking the file icon will in most cases make the media player play the file as audio - though at very basic quality.

Young musicians who know about MIDI sequencing and have software synthesizers or DAWs will be able to use the Musicarta MIDI files as source material, but please note that all Musicarta material is copyright the author unless otherwise stated, and all rights are reserved.

Play like Enya!

Enya’s haunting Celtic melodies are a gift to the modern popular-styles pianist, and her standard keyboard texture is simplicity itself.

Musicarta YouTube hosts a number of Enya performances.The teaching videos, MIDI files and chords charts are available as part of Musicarta's Patreon Tier One offering.

Musicarta also offers a home-study package called 'Musicarta Easy Piano Style, which shows you how to use Enya’s easy keyboard style as a stepping-off point for your own improvisations.


MUSICARTA EASY
PIANO STYLE

The Musicarta Easy Piano Style shows you how to get your hands on the keys and start making music right away! With lots of graphics, full audio and MIDI support and all the solos on Mister Musicarta YouTube, you’re sure to get some beautiful pieces into your repertoire quickly – and learn how to find the music in the keyboard for yourself.

Musicarta Easy Piano Style
Get the download
for only $14.95
Buy Now

LEARN MORE!

With Musicarta's combination of explanation/illustration, video and chord charts, you can't fail to learn this simple but attractive piano solo style.

Click through to the Musicarta Easy Piano Style YouTube playlist here!


Other pages of interest - Yann Tiersen's Comptine

Musicarta's Yann Tiersen 'Comptine' mini-series - now part of the Musicarta Patreon Tier One offering - shows how this keyboard gem is put together, and how to make it part of your repertoire.




Stay in touch and get the latest Musicarta Publications offerings at a discount.

Get the Musicarta News!Subscribe to the Musicarta newsletter

* indicates required
Get an overview of Musicarta in manageable monthly slices – and keep up to date with new postings.

Read all about it on the Musicarta Newsletter page.

The Musicarta News - regular encouragement to learn and progress!

Or – get the Musicarta RSS feed. [What’s that?]


Thanks for studying with Musicarta!
- Come back soon! -

MUSICARTA
PUBLICATIONS

exciting keyboard
creativity courses


THE MUSICARTA
CHORDS 101
WORKBOOK
CHORDS 101 cover
Exclusively on
MUSICARTA
PATREON

Learn more!

THE MUSICARTA
- HANON -

video course
The Musicarta Hanon cover
Introductory offer
price on Udemy
$10.95 ONLY
BUY NOW!

THE MUSICARTA
PENTATONICS
WORKBOOK

video course
The Musicarta Hanon cover
Introductory offer
price on Udemy
ONLY $19.95

BUY NOW!

Learn more

GREENSLEEVES
Creative Keyboard

video course
GREENSLEEVES

THE MUSICARTA
BEAT AND RHYTHM
WORKBOOK
12-bar Styles Workbook
ONLY $24.95
Buy Now
FIND OUT MORE!

PIANO SOLOS
- Volume 1 -
Piano Solos Vol. 1
ONLY $19.95
Buy Now
Browse the contents

THE MUSICARTA
12-BAR PIANO
STYLES WORKBOOK
Musicarta 12-bar Piano Styles
ONLY $24.95
Buy Now
FIND OUT MORE!

THE
MUSICARTA MODES
WORKBOOK
Musicarta Modes Workbook
ONLY $24.95
Buy Now
FIND OUT MORE!

MUSICARTA EASY
PIANO STYLE
Musicarta Easy Piano Style
ONLY $24.95
Buy Now
FIND OUT MORE!

THE
CANON PROJECT

video course
The Canon Project
ONLY $24.95
Buy Now
ALSO ON UDEMY!
FIND OUT MORE

THE PYRAMIDS
VARIATIONS

video course
The Pyramids Variations
ONLY $24.95
Buy Now
ALSO ON UDEMY!
FIND OUT MORE
KEY CHORDS VOL.1
Key Chords Vol.1
ONLY $24.95
Buy Now
FIND OUT MORE!

'Chords for Carl'
- Piano Solo -

video course

Chords for Carl
ONLY $12.95
Buy Now
ALSO ON UDEMY!
FIND OUT MORE

‘Mariaan’
- Piano Solo -

ONLY $12.95
Buy Now
FIND OUT MORE!

All the Musicarta
YouTube playlists
Pyramids
Pentatonics
Canon Project
Key Chords
Modes
Musicarta
Easy Piano
Musicarta
Blues & 12-bar
Beat & Rhythm
Solos
'Mariaan'
Chords for Carl
Songbook
Basic Music-
making Position
Left-hand-over
Style
Suspensions
Enya Solos
Scales
Technical Exercises
Triads and Inversions