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For making a MatchMySound exercise following files are needed:
 
For making a MatchMySound exercise following files are needed:
  
- '''The notation file'''. MMS graphics are based on MuseScore and it can import MusicXML. So either .mscz or .xml files are welcome. We can work with Sibelius and Finale files (.sib and .mus) as well by converting them into MuseScore format via the XML export. Note! XML export almost never works perfectly and many details will be lost or replaced.
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- '''The notation file'''. MMS graphics are based on MuseScore and it can import MusicXML. So either .mscz or .xml files are welcome. We can work with Sibelius and Finale files (.sib and .mus) as well by converting them into MuseScore format via the XML export. '''Note!''' XML export almost never works perfectly and many details will be lost or replaced.
  
- '''A PDF for reference''' (sometimes the XML import goes wrong and then we need to see how the original looked like). Note! for pieces with replaced graphics we need a vector graphic PDFs (or other vector formats).
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- '''A PDF for reference''' (sometimes the XML import goes wrong and then we need to see how the original looked like). '''Note!''' for pieces with replaced graphics we need a vector graphic PDFs (or other vector formats).
  
 
- '''Audio files''':  
 
- '''Audio files''':  
  
1) for the reference track (has to be exactly what you expect the student to play, it's the basis of the comparison and feedback)  
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1) for the [[reference track]] (has to be exactly what you expect the student to play, it's the basis of the comparison and feedback)  
2) demo track (if for some reason you don't want your clients to hear the reference track). OPTIONAL
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2) for the demo track (if for some reason you don't want the clients to hear the reference track). OPTIONAL
 
3) backing track (to let your students hear a band to earphones while playing). OPTIONAL
 
3) backing track (to let your students hear a band to earphones while playing). OPTIONAL
  

Revision as of 21:41, 27 August 2017

File formats

For making a MatchMySound exercise following files are needed:

- The notation file. MMS graphics are based on MuseScore and it can import MusicXML. So either .mscz or .xml files are welcome. We can work with Sibelius and Finale files (.sib and .mus) as well by converting them into MuseScore format via the XML export. Note! XML export almost never works perfectly and many details will be lost or replaced.

- A PDF for reference (sometimes the XML import goes wrong and then we need to see how the original looked like). Note! for pieces with replaced graphics we need a vector graphic PDFs (or other vector formats).

- Audio files:

1) for the reference track (has to be exactly what you expect the student to play, it's the basis of the comparison and feedback) 2) for the demo track (if for some reason you don't want the clients to hear the reference track). OPTIONAL 3) backing track (to let your students hear a band to earphones while playing). OPTIONAL

The audio files have to originate from the same mix, i.e. have same tempo. The ends and beginnings do not have to be cut equally, we'll sync them up. Supported audio file formats include .wav, .mp3, .ogg

- Youtube link of the video of the piece (either unlisted or public, not private) that has the same audio track as you want to use for the demo audio track. OPTIONAL