How to Play \"Meet Me Halfway\" by Kenny Loggins on MIDI Keyboard
\"Meet Me Halfway\" is a popular song by American singer Kenny Loggins, written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock for the film Over the Top. It was released as a single in 1987 and reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number two on the Adult Contemporary chart. [^1^] [^2^]
The song has a catchy melody and a soft rock style that makes it suitable for playing on a MIDI keyboard. In this article, we will show you how to play \"Meet Me Halfway\" by Kenny Loggins on MIDI keyboard using a MIDI file of the song.
What You Need
To play \"Meet Me Halfway\" by Kenny Loggins on MIDI keyboard, you will need:
A MIDI keyboard with at least 61 keys
A computer with a MIDI software such as GarageBand, FL Studio, or Ableton Live
A MIDI cable or a USB cable to connect your MIDI keyboard to your computer
A MIDI file of \"Meet Me Halfway\" by Kenny Loggins. You can download one from this YouTube video [^3^] by using a YouTube to MIDI converter such as Bear Audio Tool or Ofoct.
How to Play
Once you have everything ready, follow these steps to play \"Meet Me Halfway\" by Kenny Loggins on MIDI keyboard:
Open your MIDI software and import the MIDI file of \"Meet Me Halfway\" by Kenny Loggins. You should see the tracks of the song displayed on the screen.
Select the track that corresponds to the piano part of the song. You can usually tell by the name of the track or by listening to it. If you are not sure, you can mute or solo each track until you find the right one.
Assign the piano track to your MIDI keyboard. This means that your MIDI keyboard will play the notes of the piano track when you press the keys. To do this, you need to set the input and output of the piano track to your MIDI keyboard. The exact steps may vary depending on your MIDI software, but you can usually find them in the settings or preferences menu.
Adjust the tempo and volume of the song according to your preference. You can also change the key or transpose the song if you want to play it in a different pitch.
Start playing along with the song. You can use headphones or speakers to hear the song while you play. You can also use a metronome or a click track to help you keep time.
Tips and Tricks
Here are some tips and tricks to help you play \"Meet Me Halfway\" by Kenny Loggins on MIDI keyboard better:
Practice with one hand at a time before playing with both hands. This will help you learn the melody and chords more easily.
Use fingering guides or labels to mark the keys that correspond to each note of the song. This will help you memorize the notes and play them faster.
Use a sustain pedal to add more expression and smoothness to your playing. You can connect a sustain pedal to your MIDI keyboard if it has a pedal input, or use a virtual pedal on your MIDI software.
Experiment with different sounds and effects on your MIDI software. You can change the instrument sound of your piano track, or add reverb, chorus, delay, or other effects to enhance your playing.