MEI Tutorials

On this page, you’ll find a number of small tutorials for MEI, each of them introducing a specific feature.

If you’re about to start learning MEI, we recommend to start with the 5 minute Quickstart tutorial, which will let you encode a very simple melody with MEI.

If you’re about to write a new MEI tutorial, we recommend to start with the Writing tutorials tutorial, which will provide backgrounds about the necessary steps. Please also have a look at our list of missing tutorials on Github.

Available Tutorials

A short tutorial about the basics of XML & MEI
A 5-minute Quickstart tutorial for MEI
An advanced tutorial for MEI encoding
A short tutorial about chords
Learn how to encode rests
A tutorial on the internal structure of MEI
An Introduction to writing MEI tutorials