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MIDI Files

Jazz Midi files and Books which explain MIDI and how to create MIDI filesI sequenced and created these midi files for demonstrations at IBM and for various web-sites around the world. They were programmed in between years 1995-1998, and have been copied and played all over the web. The  files presented here are the originals.

They are all in midi format 1 using individual channel tracks. Note that some require a sound device which fulfills the GS/GM specification as they use a brush drum kit.

These files are for your amusement and education so please do not sell, hire them out or use them to produce music to be sold. Click on the file to play or download depending on how your browser is configured. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of these files is prohibited.
 

 

Take The A Train - Duke Ellington (Needs GM - Brush Drum Kit )

Donna Lee - Charlie Parker

Lazy Bird - John Coltrane

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Joe Zawinul

Round Midnight - Thelonious Monk

Spain - Chick Corea

Stella by Starlight - Washington & Young

Stolen Moments - Oliver Nelson ( Needs GM - Brush Drum Kit )

 

Arranged/Sequenced by Benjamin Lewis

Seven Steps to Heaven - Miles Davis

Nardis - Miles Davis

Skylark - Hoagy Carmichael

Benjamin Lewis is a professional jazz pianist in the city of Chicago. and was founder of the Midi Jazz Network (MJN) one of the first experiments in online music collaboration.


What's Midi? : Making Musical Instruments Work Together

What's Midi? : Making Musical Instruments Work Together
By Jon F. Eiche Paperback - 56 pages 2nd edition (April 2001)

A low cost easy to read basic guide explaining MIDI: the way in which musical instruments and computers can talk to one another. This book is an great beginners guide and will answer all your questions. It keeps things simple, yet it doesn't skip over the essentials. Contents:

MIDI In A Nutshell
What MIDI Does
(Inter)facing The Music
All Systems Go!
A MIDI Roadmap
Beyond The Notes
When Trouble Strikes

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