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Re: AW: Re: Music to Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg47233] Re: AW: Re: Music to Mathematica
  • From: Erich Neuwirth <erich.neuwirth at>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 02:59:10 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <c4bdh5$6sg$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

You might want to have a look at

Which is a very general system for making music with Mathematica.
Among other things, it allows to read and write MIDI files.

Matthias.Bode at wrote:

> Hello Steve, hello Marc,
> sorry, I wanted to be concise but was imprecise.
> 1. I have music notes (a song) on paper (classical five line system).
> 2. I identify (the key) the note(s) and pauses; e.g. "a" (= 440 Hz). (I can
> calculate the frequency for each note.)
> 3. How to input this information into Mathematica in order to make it *play*
> the music?
> 4. I do *not* want to write notes in classical notation on paper using
> Mathematica.
> 5. I used "Scale" and entered frequencies: Unsatisfactory and clumsy because
> a longer note has to be put in several times, speed is a problem as well.
> Best regards,
> Matthias Bode.

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