MMA - Musical MIDI Accompaniment, Beta 0.12

Bob van der Poel bvdp at
Fri Dec 3 18:07:14 CET 2004

I'm pleased to announce the release of my program

     mma - Musical MIDI Accompaniment
     version: Beta 0.12

MMA is a accompaniment generator -- it creates midi tracks
for a soloist to perform over from a user supplied file
containing chords and MMA directives.

MMA is very versatile and generates excellent tracks. It comes
with an extensive user-extendable library with a variety of
patterns for various popular rhythms, an extensive user manual,
and several demo songs.

MMA is a command line driven program. It creates MIDI files
which need a sequencer or MIDI file play program.

MMA is written in Python. You'll need Python 2.3 (or later)
for MMA to function.

MMA is supplied in 4 tar.gz archives. Included:

     mma-bin   -- the main script and library files.
     mma-html  -- documentation in HTML format.
     mma-pdf   -- documentation in PDF format.
     mma-songs -- a collection of about 120 songs in MMA format.

If you get all four download packages the total size is still
less than 1.5 megabytes.

MMA is currently in final BETAs. We are hoping for a 1.0 release
early in 2005. Right now we need help in debugging the program,
creating songs for distribution, and new and improved
library files.

Best of all, MMA is free. It is released under the terms of the GNU
General Public License. It has been developed on a Linux platform,
but should be usable on just about any system. A detailed page now
exists on our web site on how-to install on a Windows system.

MMA is available on my personal home page:

If you have any questions or comments, please send them
to: bvdp at

Beta 0.12: Bass patterns expanded, minor improvements to Scale and
Walk tracks, harmony improvements, a new MIDI INCLUDE directive,
improved solo voice methods, and general cleanups/fixes.

Comments appreciated!

Bob van der Poel ** Wynndel, British Columbia, CANADA **
EMAIL: bvdp at

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