Simple Python library to generate music in a hacker friendly way.
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Pyknon is a simple music library for Python hackers. With Pyknon you can generate Midi files quickly and reason about musical properties.

Pyknon works with Python 2.7 and 3.2.


Pyknon is very simple to use, here's a basic example to create 4 notes and save into a MIDI file::

from pyknon.genmidi import Midi
from import NoteSeq

notes1 = NoteSeq("D4 F#8 A Bb4")
midi = Midi(1, tempo=90)
midi.seq_notes(notes1, track=0)

See the documentation for more details.


Pyknon needs better documentation. Meanwhile you can download this free chapter from Music for Geeks and Nerds that explains how to use Pyknon.


This library is released under a MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more details.

Pyknon's MIDI module is heavily based on Mark Conway Wirt's MIDIUtil.