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.
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Mixed (64 reviews) - 51% of the 64 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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August 29

Songs2See Game 1.61 released!

With our latest update of the Songs2See Game we added the functionality to play any of the included or imported songs in any key. Furthermore we added two new songs to the songbook.

  • Luigi Boccherini - Minuet (Violin)
  • Léo Delibes - Flower Duet (Flute, Violin)

If you want to check out the new functionality, this is your chance to grab Songs2See for 33% off during this week!

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June 23

Three new songs + 50% discount

Grab Songs2See for 50% off during the Steam Summer Picnic sale! We included three more songs for you to play:

  • Antonio Vivaldi - La Primavera (Spring) - Allegro (Violin)
  • Frédéric Chopin - Nocturne No. 20 (Violin)
  • Antonio Vivaldi - L'Estate (Summer) - Presto (Violin)
We are also currently working on our next update for Songs2See Game which will allow you to play any song in any key - just change it directly in the Game. Stay tuned for this new cool feature!

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About This 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 supported instruments (violin, viola, 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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8, Windows7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel ®Pentium ®4 2GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard or higher
    • Processor: Intel ®Pentium ®4 2GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
A misunderstood gem!!

The quick version:

Good if you have a musical basis, doesn't replace other software but is an outstanding addition, could use a comunity like iRealb (though that might get them in trouble? who knows), if the video description makes no sense to you, keep it in the back of your mind as there might be some ground to cover (but you'll love it when the time comes)

Now the longer one:

First of all this is by no means competition for Rocksmith, Yousician/Flowkey/Guitartricks/etc, or Synthesia for that matter. It should not be compared with them or games, not because it's lacking in any way, simply because it is really a different category of application.

What it is, is a launching pad for learning repertoire and practicing scales (though you may need to use the editor as the list is short and has no copyrighted music). The program asumes you have at least a passing familiarity with sheet music reading, and know more or less what it takes to make a sound out of the instrument but are either having trouble remembering the specifics (for example you may not have memorized the fingering of a particular instrument) or have issues with intonation (singing, violin, upright bass, etc).

The application that most resembles it (that I know of) is Canta, however this is much more fleshed out and quite honestly well worth the asking price provided you can orient yourself.

I should add some important tidbits:
* Guitar also supporst TAB, which is great
* Keyboards work one hand a time. Enough to carry you over the early learning stages (as you are supposed to learn each hand independently, then combine them on your own).
* Combining this with the Rocksmith cable is delightful, quite honestly I recomend this or a direct box. * Some instruments can't be plugged into a cable... But often a piezo transducer will do (which you can make or buy cheaply, just look around in YouTube); Other times a simple USB microphone might do the trick (you can use your laptops microphone just don't complain if it doesn't work it won't magically make it a high quality mic)
* Havent used the editor, will update if Steam allows when used but the tutorial shows it is complicated, but far from impossible.

Conclusion

If you have some grounding on music theory and could use some fingering suggestions, or would like a backing track while reading the score, or someone who has intonation issues you may have found what you need . And yes if you make your own complete custom instrument with a radically unique pitch, it will still work (range will be up to you though)

I would say that multi instrumentalists that haven't fully mastered perfect pitch or rythm or would like to have a backing track and are willing to put a little effort could not have found a better tool.

About me

I studied a little bit of classical and jazz guitar but am mostly a self taught guitarrist that recently picked-up the bass, keyboards, ukelele, recorder, violin... So yeah for a person like me that wants to be able to make my own ensemble compositions and record them, this is one of my strongest tools.
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100 of 118 people (85%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 24, 2014
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.
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72 of 89 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
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
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82 of 123 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
I got this program for vocal work and I'm very disappointed. There are no vocal arrangements for any of the songs and there are no lyrics. The only place vocal support is listed is in the scales. Looking at the piano options, I'm only seeing ways to practice with the right or left hand--no option to play together. This was a complete waste money.

Edit: The makers have confirmed to me the program does not support lyrics at all and offered me a second copy of the editor to make up for it, which isn't particularly helpful. The piano options have no chords and can only do one hand at a time, so you just learn to pick out one note with each hand and have no option to put it together. The drills are only scales, no interval or diction work, which is limiting despite the important of scales. This may be useful for the other instruments, but not for piano or voice.
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34 of 42 people (81%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 24, 2014
I was very interested in the concept of this game. Having owned Rocksmith 2014 I noticed that this game supports the Rocksmith Real Tone cable.

So once I had the game running, I noticed that it was not very good at picking up notes on my bass guitar.

In conclusion, if you're a bass guitar or electric guitar player looking for a game that will help improve your skills then Rocksmith 2014 is your best option right now.
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39 of 51 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2014
In spite of using Rocksmith Cable, note recognition is terrible.
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31 of 39 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 15, 2015
This product is not as is descripted. I bought this game because the product description page on Steam and I feel stolen.

The developer promises compatibility with a lot of instruments but doesn’t work properly with the piano.

Has a lot of problems to recognize the notes frequencies, the software can't recognize a piano chord -a basic thing in piano- and the developer is promising to add this function since 2014.

As a piano player this software is useless for me.

The description in the sale page is dishonest.

The reason for my negative review is because the developer PROMISED to add the two-hand piano function in 2014 and then never does.

The concept is great but the product is not as is promised.
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35 of 46 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2014
Very dissapointing. This is sold as a teaching aid. However there is no teaching structure. No scaffolding of skills. A very basic system that only half works as described.

There is no fun element so it is not even a game.

I really have nothing positive to say about Songs2see.

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39 of 53 people (74%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Well, I like this software alot... Now I can pick out the music that I want and learn the notes for the song I want... Kenny G on guitar with the backtrack is Great... If you want a tool to go further than the basic cords then this is it... Will NOT replace a good teacher but it is a great source for going foreward with music...
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 3, 2015
So far I've used this software with Alto Sax and guitar. For basic sight reading and learning proper tone generation on the sax, I'm impressed. For the Guitar, however, the software is more limited. You can certainly use it for learning scales and sight reading, but because there are so many different positions you can play a particular scale at on the neck, and the fact that the software seems to only support one position, it's not as helpful. Still, if you get your fingerings from a book and simply use the software to reinforce basic sight reading, I think it's probably one of the best tools available. For learning pop songs by rote, RockSmith is way more effective (and entertaining), but for actual scales and drills, Songs2See leads the way. Pro: Very simple interface. Con: Very simple interface. There doesn't seem to be any mechanisim for theory instruction beyond drills.
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ichdostres
6.3 hrs
Posted: June 28
This has potential, but so far has failed to live up to it. I wanted to check this out for voice and guitar, but really it is very simple, and has very little preloaded songs. Maybe if you want to practice a bit of reading music, like an introductory lesson. Otherwise, maybe there will be an improved version in the future.
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rockeel
3.9 hrs
Posted: May 6
I purchased this sometime ago mainly because the companion editor promised mp3 to midi conversion. I found the game to be hopeless and the conversion next to useless. I returned to it today noticing there had been an update but found no improvement. I could not recommend this at all. There are far better alternatives out there.
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.::.Reckoner.::.
2.1 hrs
Posted: December 16, 2015
The game, in spite of its simplicity, is funny. The low number of available music is the only issue.
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Eradication
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 30, 2015
This Game could be one of my best decision to buy yet.
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Fatsuit Apollo
0.5 hrs
Posted: July 12, 2015
This product doesn't really have a niche.
Too bare bones/no music library for folks just learning. If you can use the editor well enough to import a guitarpro file, you probably don't need this software, they never completed or got the autotranscribe working. Really dissapointed that it was left as the interesting tech demo that got greenlit. But hey the devs have taken that money and moved onto a new tech demo but now for tablets and mobile phones. Moral of the story: Never buy project greenlight or EA shovelware.
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praashek
1.5 hrs
Posted: April 30, 2015
- No support for MIDI device!
- Crashes to me at start at 5 from 6 tries
- Poor song choice
- No support for importing .mid files
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CHOCTAWIND1AN
1.3 hrs
Posted: April 25, 2015
It just barely functions from a guitar standpoint
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