[Israel.pm] music

Uri Bruck bruck at actcom.net.il
Fri Apr 6 07:06:33 PDT 2007

Amir E. Aharoni wrote:
> Hi,
> This may or may not be related to Perl ...
> I'm playing in a band and we are trying to write down our songs in a
> simple way which the whole band would understand. I'm not talking
> necessarily about musical notation, but more about a simple tab-like
> representation of parts which every instrument plays. 
Any sequencing program with a piano-roll view, which is almost any 
sequencing programs.
If you're specifically looking for perl solutions there are quite a few 
modules that convert between MIDI and text, and between MIDI and XML 


> The important
> part is the synchronization of all instruments and lyrics.
> I don't want anything ultra-fancy, like Cubase.
> I tried to simply use a word processor - i created a document with a
> table which a has a row for every instrument and a column for every
> bar, but after just half a song it proved to be inflexible and very
> hard to maintain.
> I need some generic format in which i can choose which parts to print
> and how will they look.
> I can create my own XML format which describes the parts and write a
> Perl script that outputs it as an HTML table. But i don't want to
> reinvent the wheel, so my question is: Has anyone done anything like
> this?
> Thanks in advance.


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