programs such as Orchestra or Apple's GarageBand allow you to
make music easily either creatively, or by simply playing the notes
from a sheet music. Here are some MIDI files that I created
using the program Orchestra and my Yamaha synthesizer:
This is Pachelbel's Canon in D
Minor. In this file I played two different tracks on top of
each other, piano and strings. I recorded the composite music
as a MIDI file. I got the piano notes from a sheet music off
This Motzart's Rondo piece on the
piano. I got the notes from a sheet music off the internet.
Some of the fast parts I played them slowly and then played
them faster using the Metronome feature (nice trick eh?).
These are few of my favorite
things. remember this song from the Sound of Music?
I have a recording of it with me singing on top of the piano
music but you will need the program Orchestra to hear that one.
- Greensleeves: Here
is another piece for you.
How about Mozart's 40th symphony?
It's all easy with MIDI.
also tried Apple's Garage Band which is very powerful. I
started playing Reflection of My Life by The Mermalades but haven't
finished it yet. I exproted the file into iTunes, which saved
it as a file with .aif extension. It can be played using
QuickTime Player. I used guitar, strings, organ and trumpets
in composing this piece of music, I hope you like it.
Music is inherently digital and therefore it can easily be reproduced
with modern software tools. The composers of the past used
not have the modern digital tools to compose their music, and yet they
produced their master pieces. Could they have done even better with the
modern tools? I guess we will never find out.