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March 17, 2003

Useful (to some) plugin ahoy!

My piano teacher has been nagging me to learn some Chopin - I think he's sick of all this Debussy I keep making him listen to. So I went off on his advice to track down some midi files of the Preludes. (I'm not up to the Nocturnes - I know my limits!)

I managed to find a midi file and mp3 of the 'Raindrop' Prelude (No 15 in Db major) on mfiles, but was fascinated by the enormous area of blank space in the actual page. Particularly as it was just sending text/html data.

It turns out it was using the rather fab Scorch plugin from Sibelius. Think PDFs for manuscript. However they have the added advantage that they also know they are midi data...so you can hit play and listen while a little cursor works its way along the score, showing you what it's currently doing.

Really really smart.

Posted by Tom Dolan at March 17, 2003 08:56 AM

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