MusicXML to SmartMusic

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bluenotemkvi
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MusicXML to SmartMusic

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I've been using Dorico for a few weeks now, and so far I'm very happy. Coming from an outdated version of Sibelius it's a big jump ahead.

I need to export MusicXML files to SmartMusic for my students. When I create a new project from scratch in Dorico, the import into SmartMusic doesn't work. I emailed SmartMusic support, they opened my Dorico-created XML file in Finale, then re-exported from there, and it worked correctly.

Interestingly, I have some MusicXML files that were originally created in Sibelius. I've opened a few of them in Dorico, made tweaks, re-exported to XML, and they work correctly. It seems to be only files that were originally created in Dorico.

I do not have Sibelius or Finale on my home computer, and won't be back at school for another week. I will definitely try opening my new XML files in Sibelius and re-exporting.

Has anyone else tried this?

Are there settings for the MusicXML export somewhere that I can try tweaking?

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Are you given any specific errors by SmartMusic when you import your Dorico-exported MusicXML files into it? Are you using “classic” SmartMusic, or the new web-based SmartMusic?

Dorico’s MusicXML export is pretty rudimentary, it must be said, though it is at least guaranteed to be valid from a schema point of view. If you can let me know what kind of errors you’re seeing, I can get in touch with the people I know at MakeMusic and we can see if we can figure out what we will need to change or improve in Dorico to get things working better.

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Daniel, thanks for the reply.

I am using the "new" web-based SmartMusic.

I wish I could offer a more specific error message. When I upload a Dorico-created MusicXML, I get a blank screen from SmartMusic (where I should see the music displayed so I can assign instruments to each staff).

I opened a ticket with SmartMusic, and also communicated a bit on Facebook with Ryan Sargent at MakeMusic. He may be able to help track down the issue.

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OK, thanks: I will try to make contact with Ryan and see if we can figure this out.

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