PianoBooster ~ Boost Your Playing Skills


A MIDI file player that teaches you how to play the piano. PianoBooster is a fun way of playing along with a musical accompaniment and at the same time learning the basics of reading musical notation.

Features:

  • Piano Booster follows your playing when playing along to a musical accompaniment. (If you stop then so does the music).
  • Play a single hand and Piano Booster will play the other hand in time with you (and will also play the violins, the bass, the drums etc. in time with you).
  • Change the speed of playback to match your playing ability.
  • Transpose +/- 12 semitones without stopping the play back.
  • Change the Key Signature of the piece.
  • Plays any standard midi or kar file.
  • Play along to any instrument in the midi file.
  • Adjust the volume of the current part or the volume your piano part.
  • See the accuracy of you playing.
  • Change the start bar to start playing from any bar in the music. The repeat bars allows you to practice just a few difficult bars continuously.
  • Timing markers are white crosses that are drawn over each note and show if you are playing ahead or behind the beat.
  • A different instrument sound is used for the right and wrong notes that you play.

 

pianobooster

http://pianobooster.sourceforge.net
https://sourceforge.net/projects/pianobooster

The ABC Music Project ~ Plain Text Notation Format


ABC, developed by Chris Walshaw, is a format designed to notate music using plain text. It was originally designed for folk tunes of Western European origin which can be written on one staff, but has since been extended to support the notation of complete, classical music scores.

Since its introduction at the end of 1991, ABC has become very popular. Programs on many operating systems use ABC as an input and/or output format. There are programs which produce printed sheet music or allow for computer performances, search in tune databases, or that analyze tunes in some way.

The aim of this project is to promote the ABC language by maintaining the ABC standard and a set of software and source code that manipulate and present music written in ABC.

http://abc.sourceforge.net/

Jniz ~ Compose With Harmonies


Jniz is a free proprietary piece of software designed for musicians as a support tool to the musical composition. It allows you to build and to harmonize several voices according to the rules of classical harmony.

To be convinced of the limitations observed and of the work done by the great classical masters such as Bach, Mozart or Beethoven, please refer to Wikipedia, the Walter Piston Harmony book or the Schonberg theory.

The perfect knowledge and the good practice of these rules are not required but you will undoubtedly save time and it will help you greatly in using and understanding the mechanism of Jniz.

  • interface of musical notation which allows you to create, edit, save a score
  • number of voices up to 16 (256 with layers).
  • possibility to change of Key at any time.
  • Jnz, MusicXml, LillyPond, Midi, PDF export.
  • listen to the available Midi ports.
  • scale
  • redo / undo
  • Non harmonic tones (appoggiatura, echappee, suspension, passing, pedal, cambiata, anticipation)
  • Minor melodic keys
  • Chords notation recognition
  • harmonic correction of your work following the set of predefined rules
  • to give one or several solutions in case of fault if one or more rules are circumvented (Solver module).
  • Empty staves filled up by Solver (Auto Harmonizing)
  • Keys / modulations simulation tool
  • Cadences
  • Solvers serialization
  • multi-cores support
  • Input with Midi keyboards or microphones / input lines
  • Audio / sound to midi converter (monophonic)
  • Windows, Linux, OS X compatible (32/64 bits)
  • multi-languages support

jniz

http://www.jniz.org/index.php/en/

LilyPond ~ Music Notation For Everyone


LilyPond is a music engraving program, devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible. It brings the aesthetics of traditionally engraved music to computer printouts. LilyPond is free software and part of the GNU Project.

lilypond

http://lilypond.org

Denemo ~ Freeware Music Notation


Denemo is a free music notation program for GNU/Linux, Mac OSX and Windows that lets you rapidly enter notation which it typesets using the LilyPond music engraver. Music can be typed in at the PC-Keyboard, played in via MIDI controller, or input acoustically into a microphone plugged into your computer’s soundcard.

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Rosegarden ~ Music Composition & Editing


Rosegarden is a music composition and editing environment based around a MIDI sequencer that features a rich understanding of music notation and includes basic support for digital audio. It’s an easy-to-learn, attractive Linux application that is ideal for composers, musicians, music students and small studios or home recording environments.

rosegarden

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