Debian Multimedia Project
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Musician
Packages for musicians

This metapackage will install packages useful for musicians. It includes metronomes, instrument tuners and music notation software.

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Ableton-link-utils
synchronisation d'applications musicales sur plusieurs périphériques – outils en ligne de commande
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Ableton Link est une technologie synchronisant le rythme musical, le tempo et la phase entre plusieurs applications musicales fonctionnant sur un ou plusieurs périphériques. Les applications se trouvant sur des périphériques connectés à un réseau local se découvrent automatiquement et forment une session musicale dans laquelle chaque participant peut agir de façon indépendante : tout le monde peut commencer ou arrêter tout en restant synchronisé. Tout le monde peut modifier le tempo et les autres suivront. Tout le monde peut rejoindre ou quitter le groupe sans perturber la session.

Ce paquet fournit les outils en ligne de commande pour vérifier la synchronisation.

Ableton-link-utils-gui
synchronisation d'applications musicales sur plusieurs périphériques – outils graphiques
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Ableton Link est une technologie synchronisant le rythme musical, le tempo et la phase entre plusieurs applications musicales fonctionnant sur un ou plusieurs périphériques. Les applications se trouvant sur des périphériques connectés à un réseau local se découvrent automatiquement et forment une session musicale dans laquelle chaque participant peut agir de façon indépendante : tout le monde peut commencer ou arrêter tout en restant synchronisé. Tout le monde peut modifier le tempo et les autres suivront. Tout le monde peut rejoindre ou quitter le groupe sans perturber la session.

Ce paquet fournit les outils graphiques pour vérifier la synchronisation.

Gtklick
métronome simple pour JACK
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gtklick est un métronome simple avec une interface facile à utiliser en GTK+, qui gère le serveur de son JACK.

Il est possible de choisir différents sons, une battue arbitraire et des motifs de battue, un entraîneur de vitesse et il peut enregistrer et restaurer des profils. gtklick est implémenté comme une interface à klick, et utilise des messages OSC pour communiquer avec le moteur.

Il est possible d'utiliser klick directement depuis la ligne de commande, ce qui offre des fonctionnalités supplémentaires, comme la correspondance du tempo et la synchronisation avec le transport JACK.

Klick
métronome perfectionné pour JACK
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klick est un métronome perfectionné en ligne de commande utilisant le serveur de son JACK. Il permet de définir des schémas complexes de tempos pour des chansons ou morceaux complets.

Une mesure ou un tempo simple peuvent être spécifiés sur la ligne de commande, alors que les schémas complexes de tempos peuvent être lus à partir de fichiers de texte brut. Autrement, il est également possible de lancer klick en mode interactif, où le tempo peut être modifié lors de l'exécution en utilisant le clavier, ou pour suivre l'information de tempo lue à partir de transport par JACK.

Kmetronome
métronome avec MIDI et ALSA
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KMetronome est un métronome basé sur MIDI utilisant le séquenceur d’ALSA.

L’audience envisagée est composée des musiciens et des étudiants en musique. Comme les vrais métronomes physiques, c’est un outil pour conserver le tempo en jouant d’un instrument.

Il utilise MIDI pour la génération du son au lieu de l’audio numérique, autorisant une faible utilisation du CPU et des temps très précis grâce au séquenceur d’ALSA.

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Laborejo
music notation workshop
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Laborejo, Esperanto for "Workshop", is used to craft music through notation. It is a Lilypond GUI frontend, a MIDI creator and finally a tool collection to inspire and help one to compose music. It works by reducing music-redundancy and by seperating layout and data.

Laborejo provides many features:

  • Unlimited tracks/staffs, voices, items.
  • Input via Keyboard, Mouse or MIDI.
  • Flexibel and fast shortcut and configuring system.
  • Portable, as few dependencies as possible.
  • PDF generation, ready-to-print, through Lilypond.
  • Separation of editing and note/data entry and layout.
  • MIDI file generation.
  • Playback through JACK.
  • Control over performance from a global level (e.g. change how long non-legato notes or fermatas are) to detailed, technical tweaks like MIDI CC messages as score items.
Lilypond
programme de composition de partitions musicales
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LilyPond est un générateur de partitions de musique, un système de gravure automatisé. Il produit de belles partitions à partir d'un fichier de description de haut niveau.

LilyPond accepte de nombreuses formes de notations musicales, notamment noms d'accords, notations pour percussions, chiffrage des basses, appoggiatures, tablatures de guitare, notation moderne (grappes et groupage rythmique), trémolos, tuples (« x-olets », même imbriqués) à rapports arbitraires, etc.

Le langage de composition en mode texte de LilyPond peut s'intégrer dans LaTeX, HTML et texinfo, ce qui permet, depuis une source unique, d'écrire une simple feuille ou des traités musicologiques. La forme et le contenu sont séparés et le formatage expert automatisé de LilyPond permet la production de belles partitions sans nécessiter pour l'utilisateur d'expertise typographique.

LilyPond produit des PDF, PostScript, SVG ou TeX pour l'impression, ainsi que MIDI pour le plaisir de l'écoute. Les éditeurs de partitions RoseGarden et NoteEdit exportent en LilyPond et celui-ci peut importer les formats ABC, ETF et MIDI.

LilyPond fait partie du Projet GNU.

Auteurs : Han-Wen Nienhuys hanwen@cs.uu.nl

          Jan Nieuwenhuizen <janneke@gnu.org>
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Lilypond-data
LilyPond music typesetter (data files)
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LilyPond is a music typesetter, an automated engraving system. It produces beautiful sheet music using a high level description file as input.

This package contains architecture-independent data files for LilyPond.

Musescore
Free cross-platform multi-lingual music notation software
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MuseScore is an Open Source (GNU GPL) music notation software that runs on all platforms supported by Qt5 (GNU/Linux, MacOS X, Windows), and is available in over forty different languages. It features an easy to use WYSIWYG editor with audio score playback for results that look and sound beautiful, rivaling commercial offerings like Finale and Sibelius.

Create, play back and print sheet music for free. Features include:

  • easy-to-use and customisable interface
  • albums combining multiple scores
  • unlimited score length
  • unlimited number of staves per system
  • up to four independent voices per staff
  • score creation wizard and templates
  • easy and fast note entry with a (PC) keyboard, the mouse, including an on-screen virtual (piano) keyboard, or MIDI (step-time, real-time)
  • continuous view: focus on the content, scrolling by as an endless ribbon, undistracted by line breaks or page breaks; switch to page view to polish up for printing
  • automatic part extraction and transposition; advanced transposition: transpose a selected passage to any key, or by any interval — or even transpose diatonically within the same key
  • repeats, including segnos, codas, measure repeats, advanced repeats
  • dynamics, articulations and other expression markings
  • playback support for almost all notation elements
  • custom text markings
  • style rules that apply to the whole score at once
  • lyrics
  • chord symbols
  • Jazz notation, including lead sheets and slash notation
  • swing and shuffle playback
  • integrated sequencer and two software synthesisers (FluidSynth for SF2/SF3, Zerberus for SFZ), which also can use third-party soundfonts
  • mixer for instrument levels and effects
  • mixing and panning for individual parts
  • percussion notation
  • early music notation
  • cross-staff beaming
  • import of graphics
  • custom key signatures
  • additive time signatures
  • user-defined score styles
  • and much more…

Choir features:

  • powerful lyrics copy and paste tools
  • implode/explode: combine up to four voices on one staff, then separate to individual staves
  • hide empty vocal staves, such as in a piano intro
  • figured bass for historical notation
  • smart lyrics: unlimited verses, with notes and staves automatically spaced, and verse numbers automatically aligned
  • voice leading checker: download the Check Harmony Rules proofreading plugin to check for errors in your part writing, according to standard rules
  • part mixer: mute, solo, or change volume of staves to learn individual lines — settings even apply to MP3 export

Piano features:

  • support for solo + piano (add small staff with different instrument)
  • support for cadenzas (smaller notes and variable length measures)
  • complete notation: pedaling, fingering, cross-staff beaming — you name it; everything needed to write piano sheet music is here

Guitar features:

  • bends, fingerings, and other common guitar notations supported
  • add/remove linked staves any time; enter notes on either standard (pitched five-line) or TAB staff
  • percussion/drumset also included
  • templates include guitar, tablature, guitar+tablature, rock/pop band
  • complete tablature: multiple tab styles available — from note symbols outside the staff to upside-down strings — and linked standard/tab staff pairs
  • Guitar Pro import: MuseScore can now open files from Guitar Pro, so you can easily migrate over. Import filters are improving with every release; GP3, GP4, GP5, GP6, GTP, GPX are currently supported.
  • Fretboard diagrams: 21 default chords for every key, and a powerful editor to create your own — with barre, fret position, and any number of strings
  • beyond guitar: banjo, mandolin, ukulele, oud; custom string tunings; even historical lute tablature: MuseScore does them all.

Orchestral features:

  • templates for common instrumentations
  • custom linked parts (e.g. create choral score from orchestra+chorus): any change you make to the content of any part is immediately reflected in the full score — and vice versa
  • powerful style controls: edit the formatting of parts and score independently — or apply the same style to all parts with one click
  • one-click transposition: instantly switch between transposed and concert pitch: sounding pitches stay the same while the written notes change

Jazz features:

  • templates for Jazz Lead Sheet, Big Band and Jazz Combo
  • real “handwritten” Book-style jazz font for text and chord symbols
  • formatting tools include adding line breaks every X measures
  • instantly switch between transposed and concert pitch
  • intelligent chord symbol: chord names are automatically formatted when you finish typing — plus, they transpose with the notes
  • easy slashes: commands to fill bars with slashes — and to turn notes into rhythmic slashes, and even accent notation above the staff

Marching ensembles features (needs the MDL extension):

  • marching band, indoor percussion, front ensemble, drumline and drum corps (even G bugles); no setup or configuration — select a template, start writing

Band features:

  • diverse templates: concert band, brass band, marching band, battery and pit percussion — ready out-of-the-box (plus big band for jazz)
  • custom linked parts: you can even keep a drumline score linked to a full marching band score and to individual percussion parts

Most elements in MuseScore are laid out automatically on a “virtual note sheet”, with a near professional-quality layout engine, but can also be positioned manually, giving you total control of every score element’s position. The capabilities of MuseScore can be extended via plugins and extensions, and the growing repository on musescore.org contains many plugins submitted by users and an active development team.

MuseScore includes a set of sounds that reproduce common instruments (as defined by General MIDI) without taking up a lot of disk space or memory providing full orchestral and band sounds (with the Drumline extension installed this includes marching percussion). The general (non-Drumline) sound font is available as musescore-general-soundfont Debian package, if you wish to reuse it with other synthesisers.) You can also load any sound font you prefer for a wider variety of sounds or for more realism.

MuseScore can import and export MIDI and MusicXML files, and it can also import from Capella and several other programs. MuseScore can export to PDF, PNG, and other graphic formats, to WAV and other audio formats such as OGG Vorbis and MP3, or to GNU Lilypond for an alternative layout and print option.

MuseScore can upload scores to musescore.com, a score sharing site, and send scrolling sheet music videos to YouTube. In addition to the desktop software, you can rehearse “on the go” with MuseScore mobile apps (which do not support note entry, but many advanced playback functions). Note that all of these are commercial or otherwise non-free offers optionally integrated with, but not part of, the Free notation program. Scrolling video scores feature the notes highlighted in the score as they sound — and highlighted on a virtual piano keyboard below.

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Rumor
convertisseur en temps réel d’un clavier MIDI vers LilyPond
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Il s’agit d’un programme de transcription de musique simple jouée sur un clavier (MIDI) dans la notation musicale de LilyPond. Il reçoit les événements MIDI, les quantifie à la volée en tenant compte de son métronome, et produit une sortie de type écriture manuelle correspondant à la notation de Lilypond. Tempo, structure rythmique, clef et autres paramètres peuvent être fixés par des options en ligne de commande.

Solfege
logiciel d'entraînement de l'oreille
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GNU solfege est un programme d'entraînement de l'oreille pour X Window, qui est écrit en Python et utilise les bibliothèques GTK+⋅3.0. Il est possible de travailler les intervalles harmoniques et mélodiques, les accords, les gammes et les rythmes, et d'ajouter de nouveaux exercices à l'aide d'un simple fichier au format texte.

L’audition intérieure est un vaste sujet avec de nombreux liens avec la théorie musicale et la pratique de la musique.

Pour utiliser ce logiciel, quelques connaissances de base sont nécessaires sur la théorie de la musique.

The package is enhanced by the following packages: mma
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Denemo
frontal en GTK+ pour Lilypond de GNU
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Denemo du projet GNU est un éditeur graphique de partition musicale écrit en C/GTK+. Il est conçu principalement comme un frontal pour Lilypond de GNU, mais il peut aussi bien s’adapter à d’autres usages relatifs à la musique assistée par ordinateur.

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Fmit
accordeur d’instruments de musique à source ouvert
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FMIT est un utilitaire graphique pour régler vos instruments de musique, avec historique des erreurs et du volume, ainsi que des fonctions avancées telles que le réglage de micro-intervalles, des statistiques, et différentes vues telles que les formes d’onde, taux d’harmoniques et transformation de Fourier discrète (TFD) en temps réel. Toutes les vues et les fonctions avancées sont facultatives, ainsi l’interface peut être très simple.

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Frescobaldi is a LilyPond sheet music editor. It aims to be powerful, yet lightweight and easy to use. Frescobaldi is Free Software, freely available under the GNU General Public License.

Features:

  • Powerful text editor with syntax highlighting and automatic completion
  • Music view with advanced Point & Click
  • MIDI player to proof-listen LilyPond-generated MIDI files
  • MIDI capturing to enter music
  • Powerful Score Wizard to quickly setup a music score
  • Snippet Manager to store and apply text snippets, templates or scripts
  • Use multiple versions of LilyPond, automatically selects the correct version
  • Built-in LilyPond documentation browser and built-in Frescobaldi User Guide
  • Smart layout-control functions like coloring specific objects in the PDF
  • MusicXML, MIDI and ABC import
  • Modern user interface with configurable colors, fonts and keyboard shortcuts
  • Translated into Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Czech, Russian, Spanish, Galician, Turkish, Polish, Brazillian Portuguese and Ukrainian.

Music functions:

  • Transpose music
  • Change music from relative to absolute and vice versa
  • Change the language used for note names
  • Change the rhythm (double, halve, add/remove dots, copy, paste) etc.
  • Hyphenate lyrics using word-processor hyphenation dictionaries
  • Add spanners, dynamics, articulation easily using the Quick Insert panel
  • Update LilyPond syntax using convert-ly, with display of differences

In order to use lyric hyphenation, please install your languages' appropriate hyphenation packages, e.g. hyphen-fr for French, hyphen-ca for Catalan, etc.

Frescobaldi is designed to run on all major operating systems (Linux, macOS and MS Windows). It is named after Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643), an Italian composer of keyboard music in the late Renaissance and early Baroque period.

The package is enhanced by the following packages: rumor
Mma
Musical MIDI Accompaniment Generator
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“MMA—Musical MIDI Accompaniment” is an accompaniment generator. It creates MIDI tracks for a soloist to perform over from a user-supplied file containing chords and MMA directives.

MMA is very versatile and generates excellent tracks. It comes with an extensive user-extendable library with a variety of patterns for various popular rhythms, detailed user manuals, and several demo songs.

MMA is a command-line driven program. It creates MIDI files which are then played by a sequencer or MIDI file play program.

Nted
éditeur de partitions de musique
Maintainer: Gilles Filippini
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NtEd est un éditeur de partitions en GTK+. Il cherche à afficher à l'écran exactement ce qui sera produit à l'impression (WYSIWYG). Il gère jusqu'à 4 voix par portée, des notes de percussion, 5 lignes de paroles, les divisions artificielles (tuplets), les changements de contexte, les répétitions avec variations, des instruments de musiques configurables par portée, l'importation MIDI, MusicXML et l'exportation en PS, PDF, SVG, PNG, Lilypond et MIDI. Les partitions peuvent êtres jouées via le séquenceur ALSA.

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Rosegarden
music editor and MIDI/audio sequencer
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Rosegarden is a Qt application which provides a mixed Audio/MIDI sequencer (for playback and recording), a multi-track editor, music editing using both piano-roll and score notation, MIDI file IO, lilypond and Csound files export, etc.

Stretchplayer
lecteur de fichier audio avec variation de tempo et de tonalité
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StretchPlayer joue un fichier audio et permet d’en moduler le tempo (sans modifier la hauteur des sons) et d’en changer les tonalités (sans modifier le tempo), même lors de l’écoute.

Avertissement : ce paquet fournit la version de développement (potentiellement instable) pour test uniquement.

Unofficial packages built by somebody else

Impro-visor
Jazz Improvisation Advisor for the Improviser
License: GPL-2

Impro-Visor (short for “Improvisation Advisor”) is a music notation program designed to help jazz musicians compose and hear solos similar to ones that might be improvised. The objective is to improve understanding of solo construction and tune chord changes. There are other, secondary, things it can do, such as improvise on its own. It has also been used for transcription. Because rhythm-section (e.g. piano, bass, drums) accompaniment is automatically generated from chords, Impro-Visor can be used as a play-along device. Now having a wider array of accompaniment styles, its use is not limited to jazz.

Lyricue
The GNU Lyric Display System
License: GNU General Public License

This application is used to edit/display song lyrics on a second screen/projector for use at singing events such as church services. Features Spellchecking User access controls Networkable (ie run interface and server on different machines) Multiple Playlists Copyright info for songs Automatic Page advance Re-orderable playlist Playlist entries to change background * All songs kept in a database and so screens are dynamically generated,

  allowing you to easily change the backdrop, font etc without having
  to change all the songs
* Can automatically create screens for bible verses
  • Quick searching for songs

Note: lyricue version 1.9.8 is currently present in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10) [1].

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Audiveris - wnpp
Optical Music Recognition module
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License: GPL
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Audiveris is an Optical Music Recognition (OMR) module. Starting from the image of a music sheet, it provides high-level logical music information compliant with the MusicXML definition. Other tools such as a Midi Sequencer, or a Composition Editor can then read and update this standard data.

There are already commercial tools in this area but Audiveris is, to our knowledge, the first Java open-source OMR tool. It is a cross-platform tool, written entirely in Java, and tested on Windows, Solaris, Linux and Mac OS.

Audiveris works with printed music sheets only, the task of recognizing hand-written scores being significantly harder.

Bmc - wnpp
Braille Music Compiler
License: GPLv3
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BMC aims to become a system for translating between visual and tactile western music notation. It currently parses a subset of braille music code and can emit LilyPond input files from that. Export to other formats like MusicXML is planned. Eventually, BMC should also be able to convert from MusicXML to braille music code.

It is intended as a bridge between visual and tactile music notation, allowing for more and better cooperation between sighted and visually handicapped musicians.

There is no official upstream release yet, the code is still only available through github.

Linuxband - wnpp
GUI front-end for MMA (Musical MIDI Accompaniment)
License: GPL-2+
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LinuxBand is a GUI front-end for MMA (Musical MIDI Accompaniment). Type in the chords, choose the groove and LinuxBand will play a musical accompaniment for you.

It’s an open source alternative to Band-in-a-Box featuring:

  • Easy to use graphical interface
  • Open and well-documented data format
  • Output to JACK Midi to facilitate co-operation with other audio

    applications

Lute-tab - wnpp
Typesetter for lute tablature
License: BSD
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Tab is a typesetter for lute tablature for renaissance and baroque lutes and theorboes, in both French and Italian notation. You edit a plain text file with special commands to enter the lute tablature, then you run tab to convert that input into PostScript output that you can print or display with the right program.

Ly2video - wnpp
generating videos from LilyPond projects
License: GPL
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Ly2video is a Python script for GNU LilyPond and it's able to generate video from user's project. Videos contains moving music staff that is synchronized with playing audio.

Mingus - wnpp
advanced music theory and notation package
License: GPL
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mingus is an advanced music theory and notation package for Python with MIDI playback support. It can be used to play around with music theory, to build editors, educational tools and other applications that need to process and/or play music. It can also be used to create sheet music with LilyPond and do automated musicological analysis on chords, scales and harmonic progressions.

The MIDI package can save and load MIDI files, and -last but not least- provides a general purpose sequencer for all the containers and a FluidSynth sequencer subclass. This allows you to play all your data structures straight from Python in just a couple of lines. Most of the icky timing and MIDI code has been abstracted away for you, leaving a clean, relatively simple API.

Lastly, the extra package includes a LilyPond exporter which can be used to create sheet music in PDF, PNG and postscript. It also offers ASCII tablature and MusicXML exporting and a sound analysis module which can recognize notes and melody in raw audio data.

Qrest - wnpp
set of tools for calculations on musical values
License: GPL-3
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Qrest is a toolbox aimed at music production people. It is a GUI application written in C++ and using the Qt libraries.

It helps guessing the tempo of a musical piece, and getting the period in millisecond (and related frequency) of the most common notes durations. It also handles common note variations like dotted notes and triplets.

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