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Chapter 26. Software Instruments (MIDI) > The Mac Keyboard as Piano

26.3. The Mac Keyboard as Piano

It's nice that Apple provided a little onscreen keyboard so that even the equipment-deprived can listen to GarageBand's amazing sound collection. But you'll never make it to the Grammy Awards using nothing but that single-note, mouse-driven display.

Figure 26-2. The top two rows are the "left hand" piano area—a lower octave. The row beginning with Q represents the "white keys," and the number keys are the "black keys."
The bottom two rows make up the "right hand." The Z row is the white keys, starting with middle C; the A row just above it represents the "black keys."
If you'd rather swap the upper and lower octaves, choose MidiKeys → Preferences. From the "Key map" pop-up menu, choose Reverse Full.



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