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a python framework for programming music applications

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cFlat is a python framework exposing a simple api that enables programmers to create music-based applications. It focuses mainly on plucked-string, tempered instruments such as guitars, basses, ukuleles and such...


class Note():

Note instances are the lowest-level objects of the framework and have 3 main attributes:

  • (str) chr
  • (str) alt
  • (int) oct

Only the chr argument is required to create an instance. Arguments alt and oct will default to '' and 3 respectively.

>>> from cFlat import Note
>>> e = Note('e')
>>> e

Note objects implement comparison operators based on their semitone intervals:

>>> f = Note('F')
>>> f 
>>> f > e

Therefore, enharmonic relationships can be evaluated as follows:

>>> n1 = Note('F', '#', 5)
>>> n2 = Note('G', 'b', 5)
>>> n1, n2
(F♯⁵, G♭⁵)
>>> n1 != n2

Notes with double alterations are also supported:

>>> n3 = Note('A', 'bb', 1)
>>> n3
>>> n4 = Note('F', '##', 1)
>>> n4

Given that python lacks a === operator, Notes can be compared for a "stricter" equality using their is_a() method:

>>> n3 == n4
>>> n3.is_a(n4)

This method directly compares Note attributes instead of their semitone interval. Set the ignore_oct argument appropriately for a less strict comparison:

>>> n1
>>> n1.is_a(Note('F', '#', 3))
>>> n1.is_a(Note('F', '#', 3), ignore_oct=False)

class DiatonicKey():

class ChromaticKey():

class String():

class StringInstrument():


  • -h --help

  • -f --frets [int]

  • -v --verbose [int]

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