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.
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.
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
Input with Midi keyboards or microphones / input lines
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.
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.
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.