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Hello Gary
I’m happy to explain

You know what a piano roll is, yes?
The piano roll mode gives the appearance of a piano roll with lines to
represent the holes in a roll.  There’s a picture of a vertical keyboard on
the left side of the screen and lines going across the screen coming from
 the keyboard. There are vertical lines representing bars and measures.
You can place a line on a note, make it longer or shorter in the key of
your choice and the computer will play that note. You can compose and
arrange music that way.
Later, I will send you a picture of that screen.
Regards
Ben

On Thursday, December 31, 2020, Gary A. Galo <
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> Forgive my ignorance, but would someone kindly explain what "piano roll
> mode" is?
>
> Thanks,
> Gary
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> Gary Galo
> Audio Engineer Emeritus
> The Crane School of Music
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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.
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> J. D. Mack
> Stage 2 A/V Productions
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