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== File formats ==
 
== File formats ==
  
For making a MatchMySound exercise following files are needed:
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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).
 
- '''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).

Revision as of 21:49, 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. Can be synthesized from the notation file)
2) for the demo track (if for some reason you don't want the students to hear the reference track). OPTIONAL
3) for the backing track (to let the students hear a band to earphones while playing). Note! The backing track must not include the reference track. OPTIONAL

All the audio files have to originate from the same mix, i.e. have same tempi. 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