[LAU] converting midi file to sheet music problems

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Sun Mar 14 03:13:21 EDT 2010

robert lazarski wrote:
> Hi all,
> The following midi file is using 3 channels - (1) piano , (2) bass ,
> (10) drums - and I want to create sheet music for only the piano part:
> http://braziloutsource.com/random/poinciana.mid
> I tried the following lilypond commands, but I only get the bass clef
> in the created "poinciana-converted.pdf" file, as well as lots of
> warnings in the last command:
> midi2ly poinciana.mid -opoinciana.ly
> convert-ly poinciana.ly > poinciana-converted.ly
> lilypond poinciana-converted.ly
> I tried removing the bass and drums channels in seq24, but opening the
> file gives me a "Unsupported MIDI format detected: 0" error.
> Please help.

Try Rosegarden. I imported the MIDI into Rosegard 1.7.0, deleted the 
bass and drum tracks, then selected the Preview with Lilypond option and 
got fine looking sheet music (albeit the whole track on a single stave). 
As a pianist, I'd want to split it into the standard bass and treble 
staff, though.

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