Polyphonic ringtones for the Sony Ericsson T610 (and other phones, no doubt) are simply standard midi files. I have collected here some pleasant sounding midi files.
These are polyphonic midi files, principally jazz piano solos. Solos sound best because all the voices occur on one instrument and tend to be level balanced better than mixtures of different instruments.
The easiest way to get a ringtone onto your phone is to simply
e-mail or sms this URL to your phone:
http://elf.orgSelect the URL from your phone and follow the obvious links to the ringtone of your choice. You'll be visiting a different set of web pages than you see in a normal browser because the server is serving different content to wireless devices.
These ringtones come from various sources, where many other very excellent midi files may be found. Here are direct links to the current catalog of midi files if you wish to preview them or download to your PC for offline transfer to your phone.
- Art Tatum
- Django Reinhardt
- Eubie Blake
- Fats Waller
- James P Johnson
- Jelly Roll Morton
- W C Handy
- Willie The Lion Smith
And here are the sources where these midi files came from and where you can find more midi files of this sort.
- Warren Trachtman
- Ragtime Piano MIDI files by Warren Trachtman.
- John Roache
- John Roache's Ragtime MIDI Library : Some Of The Finest Ragtime, Stride, AND Swing Piano Music on the Internet. Most of the recordings on this site can only be distributed as zip archives, so only the John Gill recording of Jingling appears here.
- Bill Edwards
- "Perfessor" Bill Edwards: Professional Patriotic Purveyor of Pleasingly Pianistic Pyrotechnics.
- Irwin Schwartz
- Irwin's Ragtime/Stride/Swing/Novelty MIDI Web Site
- Gerald B. Ross
- Fingerstyle Guitar, Swing, Blues, Popular Standards, Cha Cha, Mambo, MIDI and More!
- Al Levy
- Al Levy's Music and Arts LFO Hotel
- Ragtime Press
- Ragtime Press - Sue Keller (and Eubie Blake) play a few tunes.