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  • June 12, 2008

Keyboard for the JFugue Music NotePad!

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
The JFugue Music NotePad received a big code contribution a few hours ago—a complete, functioning keyboard! See the bottom window in the screenshot below:

The contribution comes from Mark Valeri, who has been an active contributor for quite some time already.

It's really cool. Whenever you press a key on the keyboad, the note is added to the music sheet and to the JFugue command window.

Also this morning, the project moved from JFugue 3.2 to JFugue 4.02, which is the latest release of the API. However, we're still on NetBeans Platform 5.5 and need to move to 6.0 in the coming weeks. You can check out the sources from CVS and then run it from the IDE to get the above result.

In other good news, for a mere $25, you can get the very recently released "The Complete Guide to JFugue", by Dave Koelle, the API's author. I have a copy and it is really good, well written, lots of code samples, etc. The absolute Bible to JFugue and a must have for any music programmer:

Click the above to get to the book's page, where you'll also find some free sample chapters.

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Comments ( 4 )
  • Nitin Batra Tuesday, August 26, 2008

    Playing <a href="http://www.retailsdirect.com/ProductList.aspx?scname=electronic-keyboards&amp;subCatId=350">Electronic Keyboard</a> is very simple. Just Love some one and start plying while thinking about her.

  • Recordapedia Wednesday, April 15, 2009

    really like the site! article was really interesting!

  • cielle Sunday, December 5, 2010

    hi... I am interested to learn how to display the musical notation on a music sheet with Java.

    I have tried to run some example in with Jfugue tutorial... but most of it are playing the songs in stead.

    But what should i do if i wish to display the musical notation with netbeans IDE?

    Please advise.

  • guest Sunday, March 18, 2012

    Hi Geertjan,

    im a beginner programmer and im trying to develop a software like your "Keyboard for the JFugue Music NotePad!", but with less complexity. Our church needs such software to aid our singing, the software can add notes and can view them. can you give me some tips?

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