Are you having problems downloading or opening our files? Don't worry! Here we cover everything you need to know
to get the most out of this website!
Sheet music files are in PDF format. PDF files have the following icons on Game Music Themes:
As you can see, they have a numerical and colour code that determine how difficult the piece is, from 0 (very easy)
to 10 (very difficult).
In order to see these files you'll need a PDF viewer like
Adobe Reader. Modern Internet browsers like Chrome can see them as well.
MIDI files are sound files that occupy very little memory. They also have bad quality, but they offer many advantages
over other sound formats to those who like to tinker with music. They have this icon on Game Music Themes:
You'll need a music player that supports MIDI to listen to them. Windows Media Player is a good choice. You already
have it if you use Windows.
This is the most extended sound format. We use this icon on Game Music Themes to represent an MP3 file:
You'll need a music player to listen to these files. We consider the best is
VLC media player. Modern Internet browsers like Chrome can play them as well.
Synthesia is a video game and piano keyboard trainer
for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, which allows you to play a MIDI keyboard or use a computer keyboard in time to
a MIDI file by following on-screen directions, much in the style of Keyboard Mania or Guitar Hero. Synthesia links
are represented with this icon on Game Music Themes:
We've wanted this site to be useful even for those who can't read sheet music yet. If you have Synthesia installed,
you'll be able to see how any piece we have is played. In order to do so:
Click our Synthesia icons (in case you are on the webpage of a single game) or click on View on Synthesia
(in case you are on the webpage of a single theme). Your browser may ask you for permission to open Synthesia. Allow it.
Now you can see the notes that are written on the sheet music falling over a keyboard!
If you have some piano experience, you can also battle other pianists through Synthesia for the highest score
in Song Recital mode! In order to do this:
Link your account to Synthesia (launch Synthesia, go to Settings - User Profiles, and add
your profile from the forum [Synthesia Online]).
Click on Play on Synthesia links found on the individual pages of each theme.
You can use either a computer keyboard or a MIDI piano keyboard connected to your computer to compete (although you
won't get far with a computer keyboard...). In order to see the leaderboard of each piece, click on the link
Show scores. They can be found on the individual pages of every theme.
MuseScore is a free scorewriter for Windows, OS X, and Linux. We
use this icon on Game Music Themes to represent a MuseScore file:
You'll need to download and install MuseScore to open
Finale is the flagship program of a series of proprietary
scorewriters created by MakeMusic for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Finale is regarded as one of the industry standards
for notation software. We use this icon on Game Music Themes to represent a Finale file:
You may download and install the trial version in order
to see these files.