[tpm] Playing MIDI notes using Perl?

Kartik Thakore thakore.kartik at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 05:21:49 PDT 2009

You can do this with SDL perl. I have script example. Let me find it  
and get it for you

Kartik Thakore

On 15-Sep-09, at 11:14 AM, Abuzar Chaudhary  
<abuzarchaudhary at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> Does anyone know how to play MIDI notes using Perl on Windows?
> I'm using Win32API::MIDI and in the example, they're using these hex  
> codes to turn notes on and off:
> $mo->ShortMsg(0x00403C90)
> $mo->ShortMsg(0x00003C90)
> These hex codes, where can I find a spec for them?  I've been  
> googling and going through the microsoft website for hours (which  
> the perldoc recommends), but I can't find anything.
> All I want to do is play music notes.  Is that too much to ask for?  
> With Commodore, it was really easy.  Like this:
> play "CDEFGAB"
> How difficult can this be?! As time goes by, programming gets worse :(
> Abuzar
> p.s. Please, no elitism, like I should be using Linux instead, or  
> I'm not RTFM, or I'm too dumb (I already know that).  Thanks.
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