The Humdrum Toolkit provides a set of free software tools intended to assist in music research. The toolkit is suitable for use in a wide variety of computer-based musical tasks. This site contains a comprehensive collection of over 200 web pages providing both detailed and summary information concerning all aspects of the Humdrum Toolkit.
- Newcomers and browsing visitors often find it helpful to see a short list of sample problems that can be solved using Humdrum, or read brief descriptions of research projects that have been carried out using Humdrum.
- If you have some general questions regarding Humdrum, you might consult the Frequently Asked Questions document.
- If you would like a longer (8 page) introductory overview of Humdrum, Chapter 1 from the Humdrum User Guide is recommended.
- You can download Humdrum as a package, or as invididual tools.
- The index to on-line musical scores provides an idea of the volume of music encoded in the Humdrum format. The Kern Scores site provides public access to music encoded in the Humdrum Kern representation.
- A course on using Humdrum is offered at the Ohio State University; most of the materials for this course are available on-line, including exercises and assignmentswith answers included.
|General Index||Alphabetical index of keywords.|
|FAQ for Humdrum||Answers to frequently asked questions about Humdrum.|
|Installing Humdrum||Software installation and configuration information.|
|Humdrum User Guide||Complete tutorial introduction to using Humdrum (40 chapters).|
|Commands in the Humdrum Toolkit||Detailed documentation about individual Humdrum commands.|
|Glossary of Humdrum Terminology||A dictionary guide to specialized terms.|
|Pre-defined Humdrum Representations||Detailed documentation about pre-defined music-related representations.|
|The Kern Representation||Description of the most popular Humdrum music representation.|
|Kern Scores||A public archive of music encoded in the Humdrum Kern representation.|
|Index to Online Musical Scores||A complete list of scores encoded in the Humdrum format.|
|Sample Humdrum Problems||An alphabetized list of 350 sample problems.|
|Online Course for Learning Humdrum||Tutorial exercises and problems - with answers.|
|Developer's Guide for Humdrum||Advanced information for software and representation developers.|