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Playing MIDI files or modules on Ubuntu and Debian is unintuitive. Luckily, it's quite simple and one program can do both.
The program you need is called timidity and is available in the repositories, so it can be installed easily:
sudo apt-get install timidity
Timidity is very simple to use, simply use this command:
By default the file plays with high volume, but you can turn it down using the
timidity -A 67 file.midi
67 in the command above can be substituted with the volume, from 1 to 100.