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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.

Fortunately, a new feature called Musical Typing lets you trigger notes by playing, rather than clicking. This feature turns your Mac keyboard into a piano keyboard. It even lets you play polyphonically—that is, you can play more than one note at a time. (Six-note chords are the maximum.)


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