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Bug#655441: ITP: mma -- Musical MIDI Accompaniment

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Joel Roth <joelz@pobox.com>

* Package name    : mma
  Version         : 12.01
  Upstream Author : Bob van der Poel <bob@mellowood.ca>
* URL             : http://www.mellowood.ca/mma
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : MMA - Musical MIDI Accompaniment

Musical MIDI Accompaniment, MMA, generates standard
MIDI files which can be used as a backup track for a

It was written especially for me--I am an aspiring
saxophonist and wanted a program to "play" the piano and
drums so I could practice my jazz solos. With MMA I can
create a track based on the chords in a song, transpose it
to the correct key for my instrument, and play my very bad
improvisations until they get a bit better. 

I also lead a small combo group which is always missing at
least one player. With MMA generated tracks the group can
practice and perform even if a rhythm player is missing.
This all works much better than I expected when I started to
write the program... so much better that I have used MMA
generated tracks for live performances with great success. 

Around the world musicians are using MMA for practice,
performance and in their studios. Much more than ever
imagined when this project was started!

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