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Midi stands for Musical Instrument Design Interface.  It is perhaps most like a player piano than a recorded song in that on playback, midi will tell what notes to play and what instruments but does actually record the sound.

Midi can also be viewed as a software standard - such that certain computer numbers indicate what value a note should be, when it should turn on and turn off.  Other midi terms tell in numbers what musical instrument sound should play with which notes.  Since of course it is hard for humans to deal with computer numbers, there are many software programs which help musicians record songs in midi and play them back.  There is a midi standard also for what instrument numbers should pertain to what instrument sounds.  Some, but not all midi instruments and electronics, conforms to that standard.

Musicord Software Note

The Musicord Software shown below does not do midi.  However, it can help musicians with chord notes and fingering for chords, for not only keyboard instruments but also for many stringed instrument types.


Now Available !  Musicord Version 3 software for Windows
Shows chords and chord fingerings for
Keyboard and many stringed instruments

screen shot of musicord software ehowing E major chord

(note: actual screen size is larger in usage)

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Click Here for eBook Info on One Person Band Recording

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One person band techniques book   Book: Becoming a One Person Band (click for info)
eBook Available from Google Play, Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook

If you have some instrument skills, particularly with a keyboard instrument such as piano, organ, accordion, or keyboard itself or similar, you can do multiple track recording and create you own band recording of perhaps 4 or 8 or 16 or more pieces. This book focuses on music theory on help for determining what some of those other band parts might play, such as strings, bass or other instruments.