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Fri, 24 Oct 2008 12:43:26 +0200
Following my request to update and debug the midi2ly utility:
I'm also a user of Mup, a program similar to Lilypond but shareware, and
slightly less advanced. ( Which reminds me: whatever happened to mup2ly
? Can't find it anywhere anymore. )
In the mup-users mailing list was a discussion
about mtm ("midi to mup"), a utility comparable with midi2ly. The
discussion was about: how to determine when to use sharps or flats ?
There is more to it then just determining the key and scale. Especially
minor scales and late 19th century romantic music can be problematic.
Not to mention 20th/21st century music.
A snippet from the discussion from the mup mailing list:
>> I'm afraid you'd never be able to make algorithms for that kind of
>> analysis. Maybe some kind of pattern recognition and knowledge
>> collection would add something valuable. Bot don't you think that would
>> be overkill?
> I came across this paper some time ago.. can't remember the context.
> Computing Pitch Names in Tonal Music:
> A Comparative Analysis of Pitch Spelling Algorithms
> David Meredith
> St. Annes College, University of Oxford
> Submitted for degree of D.Phil.
> You can find David's work at http://www.titanmusic.com/
After having had a short look at David Meredith's paper I realize that I
need to revise my doubt on usable algorithms for calculating sharps and
Could be interesting stuff to read for Lilypond / midi2ly developers
Martin Tarenskeen <=