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Songs2See is a fun and easy way to learn a musical instrument. It is the first music game that lets you play along to well known songs using real acoustic instruments. The only required hardware is a simple PC microphone and your instrument.
Release Date: Nov 26, 2013
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Notice: You need a built-in or external microphone to play Songs2See. To connect instruments via jack cable, we recommend to use external soundcards or audiointerfaces such as the Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable.

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Improved bass note recognition in Songs2See Game v1.51

June 10th, 2014

Hey you bass players out there, the most recent update of Songs2See Game to version 1.51 features an improved bass note recognition. Some of our users experienced problems with the recognition of certain bass notes in the past, so we improved on that. Please let us know if the bass recognition works well for you in this thread.

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Play the violin with Songs2See v1.5!

May 21st, 2014

We promised it and made it possible, Songs2See can now be played with the violin. Songs2See Game and Songs2See Editor have been updated to v1.5. Get the free update and try our new songs:

  • Marc Antoine Charpentier - Prelude de Te Deum (Trumpet)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - For Elise (Violin)
  • Tomaso Albinoni - Adagio (Violin)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Minuet (Violin)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Badinerie
  • Jean-Baptiste Lully - Turkish March (Violin)
  • Georges Bizet - Toreador - Carmen (Violin)
  • Scott Joplin - The Entertainer (Clarinet)
  • Traditional - La Cucaracha
  • Traditional - Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Violin)


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About the Game

Songs2See is a fun and easy way to learn a musical instrument. It is the first music game that lets you play along to well known songs using real acoustic instruments. The only required hardware is a simple PC microphone and your instrument. Nothing plastic, nothing fake, just the most authentic and complete learning experience in music gaming. Songs2See listens to you and rates your performance in real-time. With this instant feedback, you’ll develop real skills and learn to sight-read music in no time. Songs2See's unique score sheet view makes playing visually intuitive and will engage rookies as well as experienced players.

  • Play any of the nine instruments (violin, guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, recorder flute) or train your voice
  • Unique and intuitive score sheet view with notes displayed in piano roll style
  • Fingerings displayed for each instrument
  • Automatic transposition for different tunings
  • More than 50 practice songs included
  • Optional tablature view for guitar, bass and ukulele
  • Optional score sheet view for advanced players
  • Slow down playback for difficult songs
  • Learning mode for step-by-step practicing
  • Detailed results and online high-scores
  • Compatible with the Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable and other USB/Firewire audio devices

About Songs2See Editor


Songs2See Editor is an easy to use piano-roll editor for creating sheet music. It is a great tool to convert your favorite songs for use within the Songs2See Game. You can import almost any file from your music collection. It supports MIDI, MusicXML, GuitarPro, WAV and MP3 files. It exports MIDI, MusicXML, Audio, printable score sheets and Songs2See Game files.

  • Create your own music for practicing
  • Turn your favorite song into sheet music
  • Automatic music transcription of melody, bass and rhythm
  • Save to various sheet music formats or print your score
  • Transpose, delete or add notes when needed
  • Create play-along tracks and save them
  • View, print and save Tabulature

About Songs2See Ultimate


Songs2See Ultimate includes both the Songs2See Game and the Songs2See Editor. With this bundle, unlimited practice material is at your fingertips.

  • Songs2See Game and Songs2See Editor included
  • Windows and Mac OS versions included
  • Future updates are free of charge

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8, Windows7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel ®Pentium ®4 2GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard or higher
    • Processor: Intel ®Pentium ®4 2GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
Helpful customer reviews
36 of 43 people (84%) found this review helpful
281 products in account
4 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
Really disappointing, actually have nothing positive to say about it.

Terrible recognition of notes from my acoustic guitar, no room for dynamics at all and no symbols for hammer ons or bends. Essentially, if you always dreamed of being able to attain that oh-so-good robotic midi sound then learn from this game, it'll to teach you how to rock out 'Frére Jacques' like a musical birthday card in no time at all.

The most pathetic thing is that for several of the instruments, parts of the songs are too high or low and instead of modifying it to at least have the notes in a different octave, you're just given a cross as if to say 'sorry, couldn't be arsed to do that part'

I could go on all day but I'll just say don't buy it and go play Rocksmith.
Posted: March 24th, 2014
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
368 products in account
2 reviews
1.6 hrs on record
A very light, easy to use program used to help you learn some songs on several instruments such as the guitar, flute, piano, bass, violin, and a few others. If you have played Guitar Hero or Rock Band, you'll know exactly what to expect. Comes with some default songs built-in to learn, but I would recommend buying the editor as well, as that seems to be the only way to add in songs of your choosing. It even comes with a built-in tuner, which was unexpectedly nice.

One of the game modes, "Learning Mode," will stop the song at each note and will not progress the song until you play the note on your accompanied instrument. I imagine this works quite well for instruments such as the piano or the flute. However, as a beginner violin player, I find this gamemode to be very picky. Perhaps it is my technique, or maybe my microphone is not a good quality one, but I find that I have to play a single note a few times for the song to continue, as the program registers my notes as either a flat or a sharp and I have to split the atom to get the correct pitch. I won't hold this against the game, though, as I'm probably just trying to convince myself I'm secretly not terrible.

Ending on a high note, Songs2See is a very sound program overall. It measures up to my expectations. Take a minuet to give it a try.

Tromboner.
Posted: May 30th, 2014
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
115 products in account
1 review
0.3 hrs on record
Song2See is pretty good I suppose. The mic goes a bit wonky when I play really low notes on the guitar, but other than that, it's alright. A fun toy if nothing else.


A note for everyone who wants this game: Buy the package witht the editor. You get stuck with about 20 classical pieces and no more if you get the normal version. The editor allows you to add in your own songs.
Posted: March 28th, 2014
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
335 products in account
11 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
In spite of using Rocksmith Cable, note recognition is terrible.
Posted: June 13th, 2014
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
87 products in account
1 review
32.2 hrs on record
1.) Not worth the price. Go buy the first Rocksmith or the 2014 version or band fuse or any other the interactive guitar trainer or just go look up some tabulature online. Don't waste your money on this!

2.) Note detection is so bad it will make you a WORSE player. Sometimes in learning mode you'll have to hit the same note 15 times in a row and other times simply placing your finger on the string will be enough to adavnce you. You can't learn a song like that. In fact all this game will do is fill your head with hesitation and self doubt.

3.) is the number of guitar tuners i own and all of which tell me this game doesn't know what it's talking about.

4.) The game doesnt save your setting. You might be able to clean up the terrbile note detection in settings but you'll lose all of that when you quit the game. Oh and it's not like it's a bunch of numbers that make it easy to remember your settings... No, no... It's all sliders for you to fiddle with my friend!

5.) The editor is crap. Again you're better off doing it the old fashioned way. Ya know Pen and Paper. (but I'd still advise an interactive training tool... just not this one, ever)
Posted: June 11th, 2014
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60 of 69 people (87%) found this review helpful
419 products in account
3 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
As a 4th year Music Composition Major and a vocalist, I can say that this game certainly provides a rather interesting way to improve intonation. Though it advertises as only teaching a few instruments, it will actually pick up anything that you play over a microphone.

What I will say is that the editing software is rather basic. If you want to write a decent score, then let me inform you that there are far better programs that are out there for free. However, the editing software will provide a way to upload your own compositions to the game. It's a bit clunky, and it takes a little bit to figure out exactly what the program is doing, but it does work.

Overall, I'd say this is absolutely something that an aspiring musician ought to check out, and especially so if you wish to perform on an instrument like Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Trombone, or Voice!

If you wish to see some gameplay footage, then you can watch this video that I have made here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN5MdN7JzHU
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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Awards



Songs2See received the Innovation and Entrepreneur award 2012 by Gesellschaft fuer Informatik (Germany)



Songs2See was nominated as finalist for MIDEMLAB 2012 start-up competition