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Hi Gary,
Sorry you couldn't see the picture.  I would send it to your home email if
you like.

Anyway, the purpose of the piano roll mode is for people who cannot compose
or arrange using normal music notation, such as myself.
There is a command in Cakewalk which will convert piano roll to sheet music
so that "normal" people can read and play it.
Aside from that, it IS fun but not as much fun as pumping a real
player-piano.
Here's me (unseen) pumping the "Valse Elise" by Rudolf Friml -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjBgAFhXzx4&t=9s.

Please forgive the slightly untuned piano.  There are loose tuning pins
which I must replace.
The expression (PP-FF) is done by pumping fast or slow.  The tempo is
controlled by a lever in front of the keys.
The roll label says "Played by the composer".   ENJOY!
Regards,
Ben


On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 11:41 AM Gary A. Galo <
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> Thanks, Ben. There's no image because attachments are not allowed on the
> ARSC List. Doesn't matter - I get the idea. I guess my next question is:
> What is this good for? Is it just for fun?
>
> Best,
> Gary
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] [EXTERNAL] Re: [ARSCLIST] Please recommend a good
> midi file editor with piano roll mode
>
> Hello again, Gary,
> Here's a picture of the screen from Cakewalk's piano roll mode.  It's the
> beginning of the Grieg Piano concerto.
> It reads from left to right.  You can see what would be the drum roll,
> then the piano part.
> Regards,
> Ben
>
> [image: Piano roll of Grieg for Gary Galo.jpg]
>
> On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 9:16 AM Gary A. Galo <
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>
> > Forgive my ignorance, but would someone kindly explain what "piano
> > roll mode" is?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Gary
> >
> > Gary Galo
> > Audio Engineer Emeritus
> > The Crane School of Music
> > SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676
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> > Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:48 AM
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> > Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [ARSCLIST] Please recommend a good midi file
> > editor with piano roll mode
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> > On 12/31/2020 12:00 AM, ARSCLIST automatic digest system wrote:
> > > Greetings and HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!!
> > > I hope you're all safe and well.
> > >
> > > I just bought a Lenovo Yoga 7i laptop.
> > > I need to edit and play midi files.
> > > Can anyone recommend one or two and why you think they're good.
> > > It must have piano roll mode.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Ben
> >
> > Power Tracks Pro is $49.00 from PG Music.  As far as I know, it has
> > piano roll mode.
> >
> > J. D. Mack
> > Stage 2 A/V Productions
> >
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