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Examples of the Music SDK
application presents a few examples of what can be integrated into a
program by using the MNL Software development kit level I and II.
1 can be implemented with the SDK level I and the other four examples
need the SDK level II.
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is an illustration and description of the examples included in this
main window displays 5 buttons to run 5 different music application
examples. The interface has been kept very simple and is only intended
to show how the SDK works. In the window, there are 3 elements drawn
directly by the SDK: the music keyboard, the guitar fret board and the
buttons are simply drawn by the music application examples, as simple
rectangles where the user can click to make the program work.
music application example can be implemented with the SDK level I, as it
only deals with opening music files, displaying them, transposing them
and playing them. The only exception is that level I of the SDK does not
permit the user to click on the keyboard or fret board.
launching the application or by switching back to example 1, the main
part of the window displays the first page of a score of Bach (Invention
number 1, two voices).
- Play: the score starts
playing. Notes are highlighted as they are played and also shown on
the music keyboard and guitar fret board. The playback starts at the
first visible measure.
- Tempo: you can click in that
area to define the tempo used to play the music, between 1 and 299
beats per minute.
- Open...: calls a standard
dialog to open a file. Three kind of files can be used. Standard Midi
files (extension ".mid"), standard MusicXML files (extension ".xml")
or Pizzicato files, a format that contains all information about a
music document (extension ".piz"). With the license of the SDK, you
receive the professional version of Pizzicato (a general purpose music
software from which this SDK has been derived) so that you can in fact
prepare music example files that you can use with your application.
- Zoom- / Zoom+:
decrease/increase the scale to display the music content.
- << / >>:
Displays the previous page or measure / next page or measure.
- Page: there are three
display modes (page, linear, wrap). This buttons calls the page view,
which is the way the page would be printed on paper or exported to a
- Linear: In this mode, all
measures of the staves are displayed horizontally on one line only.
- Wrap: In this mode, the
display is optimized in real time to fit most the size of the graphic
- Trans Down/Trans Up: Used to
transpose the score step by step, by semitones. The key signature is
music application example shows a simple way to let the user enter music
by himself. An empty score is shown, with 6 measures. A red circle is
visible where the music will be entered. The buttons are:
- G clef / F clef: you can
decide which clef is used to display the music. If the measures
already have notes in them, the music is transposed accordingly.
- +1# / +1b: you can modify
the key signature by adding one sharp or one flat to it. The key
signature is adapted in the score. Notice that the playback of
existing notes will stay the same, as accidentals will be placed
automatically to keep the same notes.
- 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 6/8: you can
change the time signature of the score. However, the example does not
check if the content of existing measures is longer than the one of
the new time signature.
- Transp. + / Transp. -: The
existing notes can be transposed up or down, by one semitone. Here the
key signature is not modified and accidentals are used according to
- Delete: deletes the current
or previous note, according to the position of the red circle.
- Delete all: deletes the
content of the 6 measures.
- Chord: in this mode, the
next note is added as a chord attached to the stem of the previous
- C,D,E,F,G,A,B: by clicking
on these buttons, a note is added at the location of the red circle,
or as a chord to the previous note.
- Oct 2/3/4: selection of the
octave at which the next notes will be entered.
- #/b: select if a sharp or
flat will be assigned to the next note that will be entered. To
unselect it, simply click on it again.
selects the rhythmic value of the next note to enter. You can only
enter a note or rest with a rhythmic value that will fit the rhythmic
value left in the measure.
- Rest: enters a rest at the
current red circle position.
- Dotted: if this button is
selected, the next rhythmic value will be dotted (value multiplied by
addition, you can play the resulting score, with notes highlighted and
shown on the keyboard and fret board, and you can change the tempo. You
can also click on a note head to place the red circle there.
music application example displays major and minor scales for a set of
root notes. The scales are computed in the application and the score is
built and displayed using the SDK interface. The buttons are:
- Major scale / minor scale:
selects the type of scale displayed.
- Gb ==> B: selects the
root note of the scale.
can play it and see the scale on the keyboard and fretboard.
music application example displays the notes that form a chord. The
chord symbol is displayed as well as the notes of the selected chord.
The buttons are:
- C ==> B: Root note of the
chord to create.
- #/b: Selects the accidental
applied to the root note.
- Maj, min, 7, Maj7: selects
the type of chord to display.
can play the score and see the notes on the keyboard and fret board.
music application example creates a simple random melody, based on the
selection of rhythms and notes. The buttons are:
- Quarter notes/Eighth notes/16th
notes: select which rhythmic values are allowed in the resulting
melody. At least one of them must be active to generate any music.
- C ==> B: selects which
notes may be used in the generated melody. Here also, at least one of
them must be selected.
- Octave 3/4/5: selects in
which octaves the notes can be used.
- Generate: when you click
here, a new random melody is created and displayed, with the same
selection of notes and rhythms.
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