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3.6 Creating MIDI output
LilyPond can produce files that conform to the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) standard and so allow for the checking of the music output aurally (with the help of an application or device that understands MIDI). Listening to MIDI output may also help in spotting errors such as notes that have been entered incorrectly or are missing accidentals and so on.
MIDI files do not contain sound (like AAC, MP3 or Vorbis files) but require additional software to produce sound from them.