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  • April 14, 2006

Teaching NetBeans to Read Music

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
NetBeans is a slow learner. Doesn't spend sufficient time going through exercises. Seldom knows the difference between symphonies and concertos. Hearing Chopin, thinks it is Bach. Potential for future not so bright. However, first official music test shows promise. Is now able to distinguish one note from another. Or, at least, when pushed, is confident in locating the E:

Maybe NetBeans will learn more over Easter break. Keeping fingers crossed.

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Comments ( 3 )
  • Shreedhar Saturday, April 15, 2006
    Hi Geertjan

    This is a wonderful peace of work!
    I can already envision a cakewalk sonar studio clone (for free) sometime in the distant future from this. Who knows it could be sooner.
    Imagine enabling this NB module to read note durations from a Midi keyboard and turning those into sheet music. Add to it a bunch of accompaniments and rhythm files to choose from, a midi mixer, a few audio channels to go with the midi channels, etc. and export to Mp3 and what have you!


  • Geertjan Sunday, April 16, 2006
    Thanks Shreedhar for the encouragement, but you're going a bit far too fast, I fear. :-) I'm taking baby steps at the moment and am only building it to show how simple it can be. But, let's see where it goes.
  • Shreedhar Sunday, April 16, 2006
    Sorry to freak you out with the far ahead day dream. Mea Culpa. Thats a lot of work to do. I like your work though even if its a music notepad.
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