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Re: Music Notation on the Web

From: Michael Good <musicxml@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 08:55:27 -0800
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=FB+c8y6dVtoyVuDgpYCRPE9wQvMYGZgPEAy3Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-xg-audio@w3.org
Hi Tom,

> I don't think that is true... to my knowledge all DAWs and al Digital
Pianos with on-screen notation can display notation from plain old MIDI
files. No extensions or additional private data is needed.

Sure - most notation editors will display notation from MIDI files as well.
But the results are lossy and need to be modified for any use case. Your
Band-in-a-Box user, for instance, will need to add chord symbols, and
sometimes adjust the pitches and rhythms. Those modifications need to be
stored with extra data that is not present in the Standard MIDI Files
spec and recommended practices.

Best regards,

Michael Good
Recordare LLC
Received on Monday, 13 December 2010 16:56:00 UTC

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