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December 26th, 2008
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I think I promised my son a Rosegarden...
So this will probably not be on my bookshelf, soon...

On the plus side: Laptop + Ubuntu + USB MIDI interface + Casio CT-700 keyboard handed down from parents + MIDI file from music teacher + Rosegarden + Play button = music at the right pitches coming out of keyboard speakers.

Obviously it's going to take a little bit of tweaking to figure out how to make everything work exactly right...but I think I'm on the right track.


ETA: The reason for the strikethrough above...that book only addresses Mac and Windows software.

Instead, this book seems to be on the most prevalent Linux sequencing software [now does the subject line make more sense?]:

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Date:December 27th, 2008 05:13 am (UTC)
ok i know you're looking for linux software.

let me assure you.
ableton live is the single most intuitive, quickest route to music enjoyment software has to offer.
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Date:December 27th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)


I hadn't heard of it...
Date:December 27th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)

Haven't heard of these...

You're educating me now. I've never heard of Rosegarden. Finale imports MIDI files, though they may not separate into the treble and bass clef like you want, and it may take some post-import configuring to get the sheet music looking the way you want (we found that the treble and bass clefs overlapped on the layout, so we had to click and drag them apart for a nice visual).

I'll have to check out this Rosegarden software when I'm over sometime.

~ J.W. Baker
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Date:December 27th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)

Re: Haven't heard of these...

I get the feeling from my initial reading that the MusicXML import/export format will carry the notation information more faithfully than MIDI--it's worth a try. You could export something from Finale to MusicXML and see how well they play together.
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