pymusicxml.score_components.Note

class pymusicxml.score_components.Note(pitch: Union[pymusicxml.score_components.Pitch, str], duration: Union[pymusicxml.score_components.Duration, str, float], ties: str = None, notations=(), articulations=(), notehead: Union[Notehead, str] = None, directions: Sequence[Direction] = (), stemless: bool = False)[source]

Bases: pymusicxml.score_components._XMLNote

Class representing a single, pitched note.

Parameters
  • pitch – either a Pitch object or a string to parse as a pitch (see Pitch.from_string())

  • duration – either a Duration object, a string to parse as a duration (see Duration.from_string()), or a number of quarter notes.

  • ties – one of “start”, “continue”, “stop”, None

  • notations – Either a single notation, or a list of notations that will populate the musicXML “notations” tag. Each is either a Notation object, an ElementTree.Element object, or a string that will be converted into an Element object.

  • articulations – Either a single articulations or a list of articulations that will populate the musicXML “articulations” tag (itself in the “notations” tag). Each is either an ElementTree.Element object, or a string that will be converted into an Element object.

  • notehead – a Notehead or a string representing XML notehead type. Note that the default of None represents an ordinary notehead.

  • directions – either a single direction, or a list of directions (e.g. TextAnnotation, MetronomeMark) to populate the musicXML “directions” tag.

  • stemless – boolean for whether to render the note with no stem.

Inherited Methods

export_to_file(file_path[, pretty_print])

Exports this musical object (wrapped as a score) to the given file path.

min_denominator()

Minimum divisor of a quarter note that would be needed to represent the duration of this note accurately.

num_beams()

Returns the number of beams needed to represent this note’s duration.

render()

Renders this component to a tuple of ElementTree.Element.

to_xml([pretty_print])

Renders this component to MusicXML, adding a version tag, but not wrapping it up as a full score.

view_in_software(command)

Uses the given terminal command to create a score out of this musical object, and open it in music notation software.

wrap_as_score()

Wraps this component in a Score so that it can be exported and viewed

Attributes

divisions

Subdivision used when representing this duration.

length_in_divisions

Length in terms of subdivisions.

starts_tie

Whether or not this note starts a tie.

stops_tie

Whether or not this note ends a tie.

true_length

True length in terms of the number of quarter notes, taking into tuplet time modification.

written_length

Written length in terms of the number of quarter notes.

property starts_tie

Whether or not this note starts a tie.

property stops_tie

Whether or not this note ends a tie.

property divisions

Subdivision used when representing this duration.

export_to_file(file_path: str, pretty_print: bool = True) → None

Exports this musical object (wrapped as a score) to the given file path.

Parameters
  • file_path – The path of the file we want to write to.

  • pretty_print – If True, breaks the MusicXML onto multiple lines, with indentation

property length_in_divisions

Length in terms of subdivisions. (See description of “divisions” attribute in Duration)

min_denominator() → int

Minimum divisor of a quarter note that would be needed to represent the duration of this note accurately. For instance, a triplet quarter note would have min_denominator 3, since it is 2/3 of a quarter.

num_beams() → int

Returns the number of beams needed to represent this note’s duration.

render() → Sequence[xml.etree.ElementTree.Element]

Renders this component to a tuple of ElementTree.Element. (The reason for making it a tuple is that musical objects like chords are represented by several notes side by side, with all but the first containing a </chord> tag.)

to_xml(pretty_print: bool = False) → str

Renders this component to MusicXML, adding a version tag, but not wrapping it up as a full score.

Parameters

pretty_print – If True, breaks the MusicXML onto multiple lines, with indentation

property true_length

True length in terms of the number of quarter notes, taking into tuplet time modification. Returns 0 in the case of grace notes.

view_in_software(command: str) → None

Uses the given terminal command to create a score out of this musical object, and open it in music notation software.

Parameters

command – The terminal command corresponding to the software with which we want to open the score.

wrap_as_score()pymusicxml.score_components.Score

Wraps this component in a Score so that it can be exported and viewed

property written_length

Written length in terms of the number of quarter notes.