I'm looking for an app (hopefully an Android one) which takes notation in text (such as cdefg; the exact syntax shouldn't matter) as input and plays the music that it represents. I haven't been able to find one yet.

In the distant past, I had a CGI program that took notation in my own syntax and returned a MIDI file for the browser to play, but hosting has become the tricky part... where a simple app running locally on a smartphone should be sufficient.

Thanks for any recommendation in advance.

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  • I think this is a hard one to answer, because in that sort of format, how do you specify sharps and flats, and furthermore how would you specify the length of each note? If you have your own preferred format, then you would probably need to code something yourself. – Time4Tea Apr 24 at 18:48
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    This list shows how simple it is to type the note names and note lengths: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notensatzprogramm – Albrecht Hügli Apr 24 at 19:13

ABC notation is a text format that can be used for notating simple melodies. There are several apps that can convert it to MIDI and sheet music, including Zap's abc for Android.

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