[LAU] MIDI note input by rhythm?
lorenzofsutton at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 11:44:41 UTC 2013
I hope I understand correctly what you are trying to achieve.
On 14/01/13 00:05, Angel de Vicente wrote:
> 1. I just enter the notes, regardless of the duration of each of them.
> 2. Then I go into a second phase, where (using the PC keyboard or a MIDI
> keyboard) I just worry about the rhythm (the note durations). Every
> time I press a new key in the keyboard the program would play the
> next note from the ones entered in step 1. and record its duration. I
> don't care about how the score will look with these durations. I just
> want an easy way to create a more musical accompaniment. This way, at
> this step I only have to worry about the durations of each note.
I believe Rosegarden does have a bunch of keyboard short-cuts in the
notation editor which could aid you in this scenario, if maybe not
exactly like that:
- Note entry through (QWERTY) keyboard. You may have noticed that
keyboard rows are mapped to DO-RE-MI pitches in notation editor: e.g.
a-s-d-f-j-k-l corresponsds to DO-RE-MI-FA-SOL-LA-SI
It takes a while to get used to it but can speed note entry quite a bit
- UP/DOWN arrows change pitch of selected notes up/down
- CTRL + UP/DOWN: change pitch of selected notes an octave up/down
- Note dureations: numbers (hint if you hover your mouse on a duration
in the palette you can see the corresponding keyboard shortcut in
parenthesis) e.g. 1/4 = 4, 1/8 = 8 etc.
- CTRL + corresponding number, will convert all durations of selected
notes to the corresponding duration. Note that this will leave start
times as they are, which may or may not be what you want depending on
- CTRL + H and CTRL + SHIFT + H: rescale duration to halve/double: this
will also *move* notes, which you may or may not want (different factors
than double and half can be accesed from Adjust->scale menu)
- SHIFT + (left/right) Arrows select notes
- ESCAPE: unselect all notes
- left/right arrows, move cursor through notes
- CTRL + left/right, move cursor one measure at a time
- ALT + left/right arrow: move slected notes a 32snd earlier/later
> 3. The same idea, but for velocities, so I could easily create piano,
> fortes, crescendos, etc.
- Not as extensive as note entry, but there *is* SHIFT + UP/DOWN arrows
to increase/decrease velocity of selected notes (I think it goes in
steps of 10) - the Adjust -> velocities -> set event velocities offers
much more options
Hope this helps.
> Is there any MIDI editor that would let me do something like this? If
> not, do you think it could be easily implemented? If so, I could perhaps
> contribute with some programming, but I would need some pointers as to
> where to start (I have never done any music/MIDI programming, though I
> have plenty of experience programming in other fields).
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