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GUEST,pavane Tech: What would YOU like music software to do (32) RE: Tech: What would YOU like music software to do 20 Jan 04

An interesting proposal. But the abc format (draft 2.0) is becoming so complex that it is getting increasingly difficult to extend existing programs to cope.

HARMONY does provide what looks like a suitable facility, that of note styles, which can be used to apply ANY MIDI control or set of controls to a specified note.

I had intended that it would be used for slides, trills, pull-on and off, modulation (tremelo/vibrato) and so on. I did include an example in the latest release of a tune which uses styles to bend notes(Apache)

The problem is that someone has to create the style files in the first place! I have started writing a style editor, but it hasn't got very far yet.

I believe that I could create suitable styles to map to any of the additional performance information mentioned.

I have also been planning the addition of Tablature to the Harmony score display,but that is still some way off. It would require more instrument definition files, to define the number of strings and tuning of each string.

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