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LATEST MUSIC (Hint: On a slow connection? Choose pieces with kb sizes):

Variations on a movement by Handel (MP3, 8.5Mb, 3' 42", fun/semiclassical) by Jim Taylor
Hymn For Horns number 42 (MP3, 8.5Mb, 3' 35", classical/christian) by Jim Taylor
Frozen Silence (MIDI, 2.8kb, 1' 13", filmscore) by Daniel Rowe
Hymn Four Horns number 41 (MP3, 7.8Mb, 3' 22", hymn/countrygospel) by Jim Taylor
Hymn Four Horns number 40 (MP3, 3.9Mb, 1' 38", hymn/march) by Jim Taylor
Hymn Four Horns number 39 (MP3, 5.1Mb, 2' 11", hymn/christian) by Jim Taylor
Soft Seclusion (MIDI, 75.4kb, 1' 40", unknown/soundtrack) by Daniel Rowe
Hymn Four Horns number 38 (MP3, 8.2Mb, 3' 34", hymn/gospel) by Jim Taylor
Hymn Four Horns number 37 (MP3, 6.2Mb, 2' 37", chorale/hymn) by Jim Taylor
Dripping Weasels (MIDI, 8.2kb, 1' 40", blues/animal) by Daniel Rowe
Hymn Four Horns number 36 (MP3, 6.4Mb, 2' 42", hymn/bluegrassgospel) by Jim Taylor
Hymn Four Horns number 35 (MP3, 5.5Mb, 2' 12", hymn) by Jim Taylor

1804 pieces posted since November 2006, by: James Taylor (589); Daniel Rowe (345); Jerzy Kulik (274); Ricardo Frantz (172); Azer Mantessa (123); Patrick May (106); Keith Bramich (71); Michael Fonos (38); Keith Theodosiou (13); Denis Desbiens (10) ... more ...

Browse by style: Hymn (168), Classical (138), Pop (84), Experimental (82), Rock (71), Waltz (64), March (54), Illustrative (54), Ballad (54), Chorale (44), Jazz (41), Ragtime (35) ... more ...


FROM THE MIDI DIARY ARCHIVES:
27th May 2004 - Menina, que belos olhos! (from Suite Cirandas for Piano, Lovizol Concerts 14) - - copyright © 2004 Ricardo Frantz (lovizol at terra DOT com dot br), all rights reserved. Dedicated to Marcelo Frantz (4 k, 53 sec)
May 28th 2001 - The 4th Estate - by Jim Taylor. Copyright © 2001 James K Taylor, all rights reserved. This piece evolved as I wrote it (between 4 and 6am, 20 May 2001). Sometimes, to compose, just start writing notes, listen to it, and see where it takes you. All music has a logical sequence, harmony and duration, but we often short change where a piece can go. This one could have been much longer, but it's a start. (37 k, 121 sec)
May 28th 1998 - Espeleología básica - - Copyright © 1998 by Armando Guinea Pérez: "I send you from Spain a new-age file. I hope you enjoy it. Saludos." (36 k, 338 sec)
(From 19 November 1997 until 18 November 2006 we featured one new original MIDI file each day - there are well over 3000 of these, and we'll feature some different ones each day. These are all smallish MIDI files, and suitable for downloading quickly via dial-up connections.)


LATEST COMMENT:

Desktops Not Extinct Yet! (posted by Daniel Rowe, 6 May 2016, 23:53)

Like Jerzy and Patrick, I still use a desktop computer. My favorite version of Cakewalk (a sequencer program) is incompatible with my newer computer, so I use a HP Pavilion, at least 15 years old, for music-making. Kudos to HP for building a machine so reliable.

I started out on the Commodore 64, which had one cool feature: ring modulation and hard-sync sounds. You could actually make your own sci-fi sounds, like ray guns, quite easily. The Amiga came a little later, which Jerzy had.

Re: Desktop (posted by Patrick May, 30 Apr 2016, 21:41)

I still use a desktop computer. Laptops are convenient, but desktops are still good if you want lots of disk space, processor/graphics power, a full size keyboard, etc. In my case, I have two monitors attached to my computer, which is very useful for multitasking and image editing which I do occasionally.

The first computer I used was a BBC Micro, which belonged to my dad. I played games on it but not much else, since I was pretty young at the time, that was around 1991. It used the old 5 inch floppies that Daniel mentioned.

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