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represents a music-like sound note with the specified pitch.

takes the note to have duration t.

takes the note to occupy the time interval to .

takes the note to be in the specified style.

uses the specified rendering options for the note.

Details and OptionsDetails and Options

  • The pitch specification can be as follows:
  • 0middle C
    nn semitones from middle C
    , , , etc.notes in the middle C octave
    , , , etc.notes in the m octave (" is middle C)
    {p1,p2,}a chord containing pitches
    Nonesilence (a musical rest)
    "percussion"a percussion event
  • The forms , (entered as \[Sharp]), and are all equivalent.
  • , (entered as \[Flat]), and are also equivalent.
  • Negative numbers specify pitches below middle C.
  • The C one octave above middle C can be specified as or .
  • is equivalent to ; low notes can be specified as etc.
  • SoundNote[pitch,t] specifies a total duration t; the actual sound of the note may decay before time t has elapsed.
  • SoundNote[pitch,tspec] normally is by default taken to be in a piano style.
  • Style s between 1 and 128 represents General MIDI instrument s.
  • Style represents an instrument in the specified bank and patch.
  • In Sound, can be used to specify that many notes should be taken to be in the given style.
  • SoundNote[] by default represents middle C in piano style with duration 1 second.
  • Typical possible styles include:
  • "Accordion""Agogo""AltoSax""Applause"
  • Typical possible percussion events include:
  • "BassDrum""BassDrum2""BellTree""Cabasa"
  • The option SoundVolume->v specifies a relative sound volume v for a note.
  • What notes can actually play as sounds may depend on the setup of your computer system.

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Basic Examples  (5)Basic Examples  (5)

Produce a middle C:

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Produce a middle G for 1 second in a violin style:

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Produce a chord for 1 second:

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Produce a sequence of three notes:

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Produce the sound of a bell tree:

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Introduced in 2007