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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
 
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
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All 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
 
- '''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
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== Metadata ==
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All MMS exercises have the following metadata fields:
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1) Title. It's taken from the score file but can be edited anytime<br>
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2) Author. It's taken from the score file but can be edited anytime<br>
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3) Exercise description. OPTIONAL. This can be used for copyright, arranger etc. It can be set separately for each exercise or for the whole collection<br>
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4) Instrument. Taken from the score file. When set to 'multiple' then the recording option disappears.<br>
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5) Default [[score goal]]. 80% by default. Can be changed later and set separately for each [[assignment]]<br>
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6) An exercise can also have an attachment (a PDF or other image).
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7) Tempo. Taken from the score file but can be changed at the first stage of exercise production. Cannot be changed once the exercise is finalized.
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The MMS exercises are organized into [[collections]]. All MMS collections have

Revision as of 22:09, 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 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


Metadata

All MMS exercises have the following metadata fields:

1) Title. It's taken from the score file but can be edited anytime
2) Author. It's taken from the score file but can be edited anytime
3) Exercise description. OPTIONAL. This can be used for copyright, arranger etc. It can be set separately for each exercise or for the whole collection
4) Instrument. Taken from the score file. When set to 'multiple' then the recording option disappears.
5) Default score goal. 80% by default. Can be changed later and set separately for each assignment
6) An exercise can also have an attachment (a PDF or other image). 7) Tempo. Taken from the score file but can be changed at the first stage of exercise production. Cannot be changed once the exercise is finalized.

The MMS exercises are organized into collections. All MMS collections have