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Music Animation Machine MIDI Player (Windows freeware)
Read (or right-click to download) the latest (2010jan28) User Guide.
Download latest release: 2006aug19 Release 035 added Note start line option (in View menu)
With this program you can listen to your own MIDI files (or play live) while viewing these visualizations:
Original bar-graph (short name: MAM)
Circle of fifths color wheel (short name: WHEEL)
Interval types (short name: DYAD)
Interval types + pitch (short name: YARN)
Shapes (short name: SHAPES)
Harmonic staff (short name: STAFF)
Harmonic compass (short name: COMPASS)
Harmonic compass + pitch bars
Triads (short name: LATTICE)
Part sequence (short name: LINES)
Part motion (short name: BALLS)
Part trajectory (short name: WEDGES)
At this point, the program is too simple to need an installer.
Just take it out of the ZIP file and run it.
Open a MIDI file (or a MAMX file; see below); press the space bar.
See what happens.
Explore the menus.
No warranties expressed or implied (but see MAMPlayer Technical Support).
Here are some MAM-format files (*.MAMX) to try it with:
- Bach, WTK Book 2, Fugue 17, A-flat major
(this is the first piece to appear on the MAM, in 1985)
- Bach, In Dulci Jubilo (current MAM logo
- Chopin, Etude, opus 27, no. 2 (this
works well with the YARN, harmonic staff, and tonality compass displays)
- Chopin, Berceuse (this works well with the
- Debussy, Clair de lune (good for
tonality-related displays, and harmonic coloring)
- Bach, WTK Book 1, Fugue 13, F-sharp major (this is the a good piece for the SHAPES display)
Here are some MIDI-format files (*.MID) to try it with:
These MIDI files are provided by permission of the Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities (CCARH).
Here are the previous releases: