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Author: w0lfie
Posted: Dec 22 2005 - 02:55 AM
Subject: re: MIDI tempo
It turns out that this is a problem with some MIDI players. Or a bug in Lilypond's version of MIDI (depending on how you look at it). Nothing for you to do here, afterall. I'll try to change my default plugin from Quicktime to something else that can interpret the non-track-0 tempo messages. any ideas besides *gasp* Windows Media Player?

As for the separate fields, I think the Lilypond entry is fine as it is. I'm glad you are so open to changes, though!

Thank you for the insight and response.

user picture Author: rt
Posted: Dec 20 2005 - 10:41 PM
Subject: re: MIDI tempo
hmm - this should have an effect. See, for example, these two entries:[tid]=1b69ebedb522700034547abc5652ffac
They have different tempi, both in the Lilypond source code and in the resulting MIDI file.

I am thinking about making editing Lilypond source code a bit easier by providing different fields - one for notes, another one for the tempo, and a third one for lyrics. Musipedia would then assemble one Lilypond source file from this.

Maybe there should still be an "expert mode" for entering a more complete Lilypond file.

Right now, Musipedia does something in the middle. It analyses the entered Lilypond code (rather crudely) and adds stuff if it seems to be missing. While making entering a melody a bit easier (since there is no requirement to specify a MIDI tempo, for example), this might also be causing your problem with the ignored tempo.

Does the idea with different text fields sound sensible?
Author: w0lfie
Posted: Dec 20 2005 - 05:34 AM
Subject: MIDI tempo
I was noticing that my \tempo command in the \midi section didn't seem to have any effect on the saved .mid file. At first I thought I was doing something wrong, but then I realized that all of the MIDI files that I've heard on this site so far have all had the same exact tempo. In the meantime, I could just upload MIDI files from my lilypond at home, but they always come out louder than the ones in the Musipedia.
Any thoughts?
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How to insert music:

Add a bit of sheet music, along with a MIDI file, simply by entering note names in Lilypond syntax between the [L] and [/L] tags.
For example, you can try what happens if you enter: [l]g'4 g'4 d''4 d''4 e''4 e''4 d''2[/l] (use the Preview function if you don't actually want to post this).
You can create these lists of note names by clicking on piano keys here.

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  2. You should notice a 32-character hash code, something like: 2a40281c5001c5a7d8c9f57fcdeccfaf
  3. copy this hash code and paste it into a forum post, enclosed in the audio tags, for example: [audio]2a40281c5001c5a7d8c9f57fcdeccfaf[/audio]

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