Easy way to play single musical notes in Python

James Harris james.harris.1 at googlemail.com
Sun Nov 15 01:21:51 CET 2009

On 15 Nov, 00:12, James Harris <james.harri... at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Is there a simple way to play musical notes in Python? Something like
>   voice.play("c4")
> to play C in octave 4 would be ideal. I included a voice parameter as
> I'd like to play proper notes, not just beeps. This is for recognition
> of pitch. For example, the program plays a note and the user tries to
> identify the note played.
> There are many options at
>  http://wiki.python.org/moin/PythonInMusic
> but which to choose? They generally seem too complex. I'm looking for
> something really basic. It would help if it was cross platform and
> didn't need Tkinter as the snack library does. I presume pure Python
> is not possible.
> Any suggestions?

Oh, it would be OK if the system allowed numeric pitches such as


to play a note at 440 Hertz.

Anything like the above should be good enough.


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