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Re: [Denemo-devel] A new idea

From: Jeremiah Benham
Subject: Re: [Denemo-devel] A new idea
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 08:23:13 -0500

These are all very exciting ideas.


On Mon, 2008-10-13 at 12:29 +0100, Richard Shann wrote:
> It has occurred to me that we could usefully store a scheme script in a
> Denemo music file, to be run when the file is opened.
> An application would be a "Music Minus One" application: you play/sing
> along while the computer is providing the other parts. This would be a
> script that would open up the piece, delete the part that you will sing
> and start midi playing (after setting the midi tempo to one you have
> decided on). The open in this script would be done as a template, ie no
> name to save to, so as not to risk the original. You could use the
> script to insert a two measure intro to set the tempo/give the initial
> note to be sung.
> Educational applications (such as the note-naming one already in git)
> could be made available in this way too. Then, instead of running Denemo
> and selecting the NoteNaming item from the menu system, the user could
> click on a .denemo file with the script embedded. Given the correct file
> association for the .denemo extension, Denemo would run, execute the
> script and the user would be able to do the note naming exercise - the
> script could even email the results to the teacher and quit at the end.
> I suspect there are many more uses for this, and it is trivial to do. We
> would want a "file load" command for loading the file but not executing
> the script, so that the script could be edited as well as the file open.
> Howzat?!
> Richard
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