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http://sonicvisualiser.org/ is free and can do regular spectrograms with a piano scale along the left side, automatic note transcriptions (and play them back), chromagrams, etc.
The HarmonEye software might help you. It can show you the pitches that are played in real-time (without regard to the octaves and no matter which instruments play it). There's no time axis but you can pause it and read out the tones or chords. It is not restricted to files loaded from disk. In fact it can listen on a system input (either the microphone or ...
There are a lot of software designers trying to do this. I know it's a hot commodity. However, programming a computer to think like a musician; isolate fundamental frequencies, determine key and pitch, and notate, is quite an ordeal that ins't done well in any self-transcribing software I've seen. You're best bet is to hire a transcriber. :) It'll ...
My answer starts with (and assumes) the definition of glissando provided by @Wheat Williams And basically disagrees with the first (currently accepted) answer by @NReilingh NReilingh says: The playing technique for this kind of gliss on saxophone will involve a mixture of embouchure bend and fingering, and the emphasis should be on the embouchure. ...
The Celemony Melodyne family of products can achieve this, among other functions. The products are expensive but they are the state of the art. From the website: What Melodyne is Melodyne is a program for your Mac or PC that offers truly extraordinary possibilities for the editing of audio. For Melodyne recognizes the notes that are sung or ...
To follow up Wheat's definition answer, here's how I would play this: When playing glisses on wind instruments, especially in a contemporary or jazz context, the change in pitch should be as continuous as possible. In contrast, a piano is only capable of playing absolutely defined pitches, so glisses all sound like a fast scale (chromatic or otherwise). ...
The first example is a glissando. Wikipedia defines this as "A continuous, unbroken glide from one note to the next that includes the pitches between." The second example is a fall-off, meaning to glissando downward in pitch to an unspecified point (you choose how far to go), possibly with a rapid decrescendo to silence.
As @guidot said, nothing replaces human oversight. But a good piece of software (I use Digital Performer, which is decidedly not free) can quantize the MIDI performance, which helps it render a more conventional-looking score. But you will still have to clean it up.
There's an iOS (iPhone/iPad) app, Music Spectrograph, designed for just this purpose (Disclaimer. It's my app in the iTunes App Store.) The Y axis is scaled to a midi keyboard. Works both with live audio and with sound files. "Assist" is the right word, as a spectrograph can display a lot and lots of overtones, leaving a human with musical training to ...
Check out Capo for Mac OS X. There is also a more limited version for iOS.
Musescore is free as opposed to many other programs such as Sibelius or Finale. However, it is still very good and can do almost everything that paid programs can do. One of the input files accepted in Musescore is MIDI and it can output PDF among other formats. However, as guidot said, it takes a human to do it right because a MIDI file does not contain ...
This is not quite a "conversion", since the midi file is on a much lower level than a score. So while you will surely get some output, it is more than questionable, whether somebody can play from it without considerable editing. As an example midi contains nothing about a key and so has to make wild guesses concerning accidentals, same for time signature, ...
Guitar pro does midi import and pdf export, so you should be able to obtain tabs and scores from it.
Sforzando Suddenly Loud Tenuto A lengthening of a note without changing the value Staccato Short and articulated Legato Smooth and connected Marcato Accented Accent Emphasized note, relative to the notes around it.
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