Software for typing Indian classical music notations on a computer

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Manu

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Jan 15, 2008, 6:07:02 AM1/15/08
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Hello All

I'm a software developer by profession and a music enthusiast. I'm
thinking of writing a software for creating sargam notation similar to
the way we write on paper but using a computer.

I want it to be a free tool that anyone can use and email/share tunes,
bandishes etc, or save them to their computer or print them. I also
want it to have the capability to be exported as a MIDI file or a
music file so that one can hear what the notes will sound like.

The software will be able to print in either devanagari or latin
script, it will support Bhatkhande notation and Vishnu Digambar
notation or any other notation style that is popular.

I have tried to describe my idea on my site at the following url.
http://knowyourraga.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=174

I would like to hear everyone's views if they think this could be
useful or if you have any suggestions or comments please let me know.
I would like to add that I've never had the chance to learn classical
music formally so I'm learning and exploring alongside and I would
hope that I will get help from this great community when I get stuck
with something :)

Wishing everyone one a melodious year ahead.
Manu

rthf...@sonic.net

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Jan 16, 2008, 8:18:54 AM1/16/08
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Hi Manu.

I've created a tool such as you've described:

http://ragapedia.com

It does latin style sargam notation, creates, midi, pdf, abc,
lilypond.
You'll need to download the sargam font to use it.
ragapedia.com implements the notational system at use at AACM (Ali
Akbar College of Music),
in San Rafael California.

You could probably get the program to display devanagri by modifying
the sargam font and changing the
letters to devanagri script.

Its written in Ruby on Rails. I look forward to any feedback or
comments.

Regards, John
707 331-2700

On Jan 15, 3:07 am, Manu <m...@knowyourraga.com> wrote:
> Hello All
>
> I'm a software developer by profession and a music enthusiast. I'm
> thinking of writing a software for creating sargam notation similar to
> the way we write on paper but using a computer.
>
> I want it to be a free tool that anyone can use and email/share tunes,
> bandishes etc, or save them to their computer or print them. I also
> want it to have the capability to be exported as a MIDI file or a
> music file so that one can hear what the notes will sound like.
>
> The software will be able to print in either devanagari or latin
> script, it will support Bhatkhande notation and Vishnu Digambar
> notation or any other notation style that is popular.
>

> I have tried to describe my idea on my site at the following url.http://knowyourraga.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=174

Manu

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Jan 16, 2008, 11:24:13 PM1/16/08
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Hi John

It's good to see your software. Thanks for putting it online. I just
wish that one didn't have to download a font to view the notation... I
want something that the user can just view by opening a web page. I
would like to have support for various taals(rhythms) and the notation
should adapt to the beat and informatiom about the taal like sum and
khaali etc would be displayed. We could also have provision for
displaying the lyrics of the bandish/song along with the notation....

Best Wishes,
Manu

nasim.ansari

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Jan 17, 2008, 3:18:46 AM1/17/08
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John,
ragapedia is great experience to explore. Excellent contribution to
music.
Manu,
We will be waiting for your software :-
1- for devnagari notaion
2- for taal integration with notations.

TIA

markuss...@hotmail.com

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Jun 10, 2013, 4:00:16 PM6/10/13
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Am Mittwoch, 16. Januar 2008 14:18:54 UTC+1 schrieb John Rothfield:
> Hi Manu.
>
> I've created a tool such as you've described:
>
> http://ragapedia.com

Hi John, I came up with the same question and tried to have a look at your work, but the site seems to be down. Are there any news? Have you develloped the tool?
Regards, Markus

nitin...@gmail.com

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Mar 9, 2015, 4:33:55 AM3/9/15
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Hello Manu,

Have you managed to create the notation writing software? It is much awaited, please let me know. Also if not already completed by you, is there any other program available on the net?

Thanks,
nitin vaid

sargam....@gmail.com

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May 23, 2015, 3:19:32 PM5/23/15
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This thread seems a bit old, but if you guys are interested, I am currently working on such a tool. You can see the progress here and can register for beta test if you wish.

https://sargamdev.wordpress.com/

Thank you

dhat...@gmail.com

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Jun 26, 2015, 12:26:06 AM6/26/15
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Hello,

Please check my application Vishwamohini Melody Player at www.vishwamohini.com
With the help of Vishwamohini Script & Melody Player you will be able to write, play and share Indian classical notations quickly & easily.

Download Vishwamohini Melody Player Desktop Application, which is light weight and ready to use version of Vishwamohini Player without internet connection.It simplifies experimentation of music ideas.

Enjoy our inbuilt Tihai & Chakradhar Tihai calculator, which will give calculations of sum to sum possible Tihais when you select Taal & Jati. You can also edit & play them.

Join & Upload an unlimited amount of Vishwamohini Scripts and help the community, comment on others and listen to their creations.

Everything is free and always will be.

vishak...@gmail.com

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Oct 30, 2015, 12:14:18 PM10/30/15
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Hi glad to know there is something of this type already existing. I teach Textile and fashion technology and I am currently learning Hindustan classical music vocals. I had done a short term course in Information communication technology. Thereon it led me to the idea of having a user friendly software for writing Hindustani classical notations and convert this wonderful heritage into a digital experience. I am extremely pleased to know that there are some who think like me. There is scope to do lots more. Let me know if I can be of any help. Thanks

meiji...@gmail.com

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Dec 6, 2016, 2:07:18 AM12/6/16
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Thank you for this software. It's very helpful when transcribing melodies in Hindustani Classical :)

ter...@tuhinanshu.com

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Aug 26, 2017, 11:12:21 PM8/26/17
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Hi everybody,

Thought I'd add my contribution here for those interested in downloading a font and playing with it directly: https://omenad.github.io/fonts/ome-bhatkhande-hindi/. There are also English and the new Swarlipi variants. Hope someone finds it useful.

Best,
Terence

khush...@gmail.com

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Sep 19, 2018, 12:59:52 AM9/19/18
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This is so AMAZING! I love what you have done with this.

Rajarshi Rit

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WONDERFUL WORK ❤
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