Squeezing MIDI files into a trombone.
December 14, 2012 9:27 AM Subscribe
My seventh-grade son is taking trombone in jr. high. I'm trying to put together a workflow that will allow me to find free scores (midi or other formats) of video game tunes and convert them to trombone sheet music.
posted by mecran01 to media & arts (7 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
He's really into video game music and might practice more or at least enjoy trying to play the scores, especially anything Minecraft.
So I'm wondering if there is a way to go from midi-->sheet music, preferably with free tools. I have access to windows and OS X machines. Also, I'm not a real music guy but it looks like the trombone is all on the bass clef, so I guess I'd want to transpose some of this too. I'm really too ignorant to properly frame this question, and may in fact be asking three questions:
1) how do I get free midi files into some sort of open music format
2) how do I auto-transpose that for my son's trombone and then
3) print the results in standard notation (is there such thing as trombone tablature?)
Thanks, and I acknowledge this is a complex question that may not have a turnkey solution.