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Midi Sheet Music

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Midi Sheet Music is a free program that plays MIDI music files while highlighting the piano notes and sheet music notes. Works on Windows, Mac OS X, and Ubuntu Linux.

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  • theodorn
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    First I'd like to thank you for writing this software, and making it available for free, as well as open source. Though it is quite good overall, there are a few minor flaws. It doesn't always show the correct length of notes. It doesn't seem to have support for ties, which may be the reason for the incorrect length (type) of notes being shown. For those of us (like myself) whose eyser aren't what they used to be, the light grey color of the notes for the treble clef, when they are shown on the piano, is a bit hard to see. I actually worked out a solution for this, and would like to post it, in case anyone else, using this program, is finding the light grey color hard on the eyes. Obviously the first step is downloading the source code, since this involves building the software from scratch. Open the file Piano.cs in an editor (I used Notepad ++) and find the method SetShadeColors. Add the following, as the first line in the method (or at least before the variable c1 is used:) c1 = Color.FromKnownColor(KnownColor.Lime); Of course you can change it to any color you like, or use a hexadecimal value, if you prefer. Actually, I don't understand how this method works, as far as I can see, it's never called on elsewhere in the Piano.cs file. Nevertheless, this change did it for me. Open the project in Visual Studio, and build an EXE-file. I used VS, after having tried to build the software from the command line, as prescribed in the README file, and failing. Actually it took me a while to get the package to build without errors, first I got 100 errors. On closer examination, they were all the same error, telling me that the name "Strings" did not exist in the current context. Luckily Visual Studio suggested this solution, which worked, after having applied it to all the methods with this error: Adding using MidiSheetMusic.Resources.Localization; in the "using" section at the beginning of each method containing the error. Well, this review is now long enough, I give the software four stars. Was considering deducting two stars because of these flaws, but one star deduction is probably fair enough. PS I might like to change the grey color of the sheet music bar, so I would like to ask the author of the program, where I change that one as well.

    Posted 11/15/2015
  • winthrom
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I downloaded this project 11/30/2014. I am delighted with this, running on Ubuntu14.04 and KXStudio. The hand separation for the keyboard is intriguing. Discussing this with my older son (retired AF officer, skilled pianist also) he thinks the software models the player's hands. Kudos. I would ask if the future holds two really nice features? (1) midi in/out (2) Save [export as xml ?] midi rendering of the sheet music. Midi in/out allows direct input from midi keyboard and plaback through the midi instrument. Export midi rendering of sheet music allows editing. I used a program from midisoft (Studio4) until they went out of business. Midi Sheet Music is the first program that even comes close to their sheet music rendering.

    Posted 12/01/2014
  • csaba63
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    The basic task of playing MIDI files and converting them to sheet music is done well, and there are a few additional features making it helpful for those who are working on their piano skills. It has a lot of settings to adjust the sheet music layout. The sample song collection gives a nice library for exercising. I also like the possibility to color the notes based on their pitch, though I still have to experiment if this really makes sense, like marking notes that do not belong to the key signature - it would be nice if saving to different color sets could be done. Printing is targeting the default printer (no printing dialog at all), but there's a separate menu item for printing to PDF, so this is certainly not a showstopper. The only real problem I encountered was an exception error trying to open "Help Contents..." (Version 2.6 on Win7/64-bit), but even so I consider this an excellent little project.

    Posted 08/12/2014
  • rin67630
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Almost Perfect! This program (on Android) is almost prefect for my usage (rehearsal of choir music) while doing something else. It is sleek and pretty intuitive. You currently have got a patched version that enables volume settings by track. That one is exactly what I needed to traim myself while commuting. The settings are store in the midi file, so you get them back with every file exctly as you left them last time. The Windows version is a bit behind the expectations, I have found no way to get rid of the piano view that I don't need and had 2/3rd of the screen unused while only three measures were displayed. A score with 13 tracks was constantly scrolling so that one could barely read anything out of it. ut that are childhood flaws, that surely will vanish soon. Maybe in a while it will be able to replace my loved Midisoft Studio 16 bit application from 1996 that can only handle 8char names, but is still a reference in ease of use.

    Posted 07/01/2014
  • quadpixels
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I like it so much that I created MidiSheetMusicMemo out of it!

    Posted 06/05/2014
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.NET/Mono, Cocoa (MacOS X)

Programming Language

C#, Objective C, Objective-C 2.0


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