Denemo - Le Bottin des Jeux Linux



Title: Denemo Type: Tool
Genre: Development Status:
Category: Development ➤ Musical composition ➤ Score Editor Commercial:
Tags: Demo:
Released: Latest : 1.1 / Dev : 0e1632569a Package Name: denemo
Date: 2014-02-09 Extern Repo:
License: GPL v3 Deb Repo: Debian
View: Third person Package: ✓
Graphic: 2D Binary: ✓
Mechanics: Real Time Source: ✓
Played: Single PDA:
Quality (record): 5 stars Quality (game):
Contrib.: Goupil & Louis ID: 14179
Created: 2014-02-09 Updated: 2015-02-22


[fr]: Un outil d'écriture de partitions musicales via un périphérique MIDI, un microphone ou un clavier [en]: A music notation program for GNU/Linux and Windows that lets you rapidly enter notation which it typesets using the LilyPond music engraver.


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Description [fr]

Un outil d'écriture de partitions musicales via un périphérique MIDI, un microphone ou un clavier, par la Denemo Team.

Denemo est un programme d'écriture de partitions musicales permettant une écriture automatisée et rapide via LilyPond (dans le Bottin) en conjonction avec un périphérique d'entrée.
La musique peut être saisie par le clavier d'un PC, ou jouée via un contrôleur MIDI, ou par un microphone branché sur la carte son de votre ordinateur.
Denemo utilise LilyPond qui génère de belles partitions aux normes de publication les plus élevés.
Au cours de l'enregistrement Denemo affiche son travail d'une manière simple, de sorte que vous pouvez saisir et modifier la musique de manière efficace. La composition se fait en arrière-plan pendant que vous travaillez, et est généralement d'une qualité de restitution irréprochable.
D'ultimes retouches peuvent être apportées à la partition avec la souris si nécessaire.
Ceci constitue un énorme avantage technique sur la plupart des programmes qui vous contraignent à repositionner constamment la notation à mesure que vous effectuez votre saisie.

Voir aussi / See also : Canorus, Denemo, LilyPond,

Description [en]

Denemo is a music notation program for GNU/Linux and Windows that lets you rapidly enter notation which it typesets using the LilyPond music engraver.
Music can be typed in at the PC-Keyboard, or played in via MIDI controller, or input acoustically into a microphone plugged into your computer’s soundcard.

Denemo uses LilyPond which generates beautiful sheet music to the highest publishing standards. During input Denemo displays the staffs in a simple fashion, so you can enter and edit the music efficiently. The typesetting is done in the background while you work, and is generally flawless publication quality. Any final tweaks to can be done on the final typeset score with the mouse if needed (watch demo). This represents an enormous practical improvement over the most programs which require you to re-position colliding notation constantly as you enter the music.

Unique to Denemo are methods to enter music in a musical, rather than mechanical, manner. This can be used for transcribing scores. In an ideal world we would just ‘play in’ the music, but this cannot be done reliably. We would not enjoy playing in music in such a mechanical way that a computer could reliably detect the rhythm. Instead, Denemo allows you to use the numeric keypad as a kind of rhythm instrument – you play in a phrase or two of the music using the number keys to indicate the note durations. Audible feedback lets you hear what you have entered; playing the phrase a second time on a real instrument adds the pitches to the rhythm. Again, Denemo gives you audible feedback so that you don’t enter E-flat when you meant D-sharp etc. You have to play the right notes in the right order, but the your timing can be as sloppy as you like. Watch a 5 min demo

Another great feature is the ability to put links in the score to the original source document that you transcribed from. Clicking on such a link opens the document for you and highlights the bar you are looking at. You can use this to continue work from where you left off, or for looking back at the source to check a doubtful bar.



Denemo offers many ways of inputting notation to fit your personal style

☑ Support for MIDI Instruments, keyboard or mouse.
☑ Import PDF files for transcribing from. Links can be placed in the music to points in the original.
☑ Any function can be (re-)assigned to any keystroke, keystroke combo, MIDI signal or mouse movement.
☑ Choose what your keyboard does
• Select a duration first
• Insert notes of a specific duration directly
• Create a rhythmic layer first that can be filled with pitches
• Choose pitch by note names
• or move a cursor with your arrow keys
☑ Combine the above in any combination
☑ Load .denemo files, import midi, lilypond and musicXML
☑ Many functions to alter and modify existing notation. Transpose, shift, augment, diminish, randomize, sort etc.


You can use Denemo to produce and make tests and games about your musical knowledge.

☑ Create exercise sheets
☑ Aural Training
☑ Note reading
☑ Playing Exercises


Your music can produce prints, images and music files as well routing your music in real time to other applications. Denemo is mostly What You See Is What You Mean. You can concentrate on your music without fighting the layout, which Denemo/Lilypond does for you beautifully in the background as you work. In rare cases you may wish to tweak the angle of a slur or beam, and since version 1.0 this is possible by dragging on the final typeset score.

☑ Printing fully typeset score automatically, without requiring manual tweaks to avoid overlapping notation, slurs, beams etc.
☑ One-click generation of Full Score and parts, with title pages, collected critical comments cross-referenced to score locations.
☑ Link points in your score to the source pdf file when transcribing music.
☑ Image export for snippets or full scores.
☑ Export as MIDI, OGG or WAV file, including live performance on MIDI keyboard.
☑ Playback with an internal sampler in real time.
☑ Route your midi or audio data to other applications (e.g. with JACK)

Special Features

☑ All kinds of historical or special notation. For example figured bass, historic noteheads and barlines, Jazz/Pop chords, Guitar/Bass/Lute tabs and many more
☑ NotationMagick: Various commands to generate music randomly, from text, numbers, patterns. Also modifies existing music with shuffling, sorting, transposing etc.
☑ Scripting Interface – Create macros by recording your commands or write sophisticated functions in Scheme
☑ Integrate Lilypond text and commands directly into the musical structure. Even if a feature is not directly supported you can still get it by simply inserting the Lilypond text.