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GUEST,pavane Tech: What would YOU like music software to do (32) Tech: What would YOU like music software to do 19 Dec 03


I am coming to the end of the current phase of development of my program HARMONY, and would like to know if there are any new facilities which would be useful to you.

Summary of existing features:

(Items marked * are in version 3.2.6, which will be available soon)

Import:
Read most abc single-voice tunes, including aligned lyrics and chord symbols
* Import abc tunes with with chords (notes) and multiple voices
* Read multi-voice abc tunes which have aligned lyrics in each voice
Import simple MIDI files
Open several tunes at a time

Create:
Create a new (empty) tune ready to add notes
Fast keyboard entry of tunes or additions to tunes
Create a random tune in a selected style (including chords & percussion) and mode

Display:
Display the score, either one voice or several voices (Scalable)
Colour the notes depending on pitch
Select font for headings and lyrics
Automatically beam notes correctly, and re-beam when editing

Lyric:
Import and align lyrics from text file
Display score including aligned lyrics in any or all voices
Display several verses of aligned lyrics
* Display tonic sol-fa names instead of lyrics
Display abc note names (when imported from abc) instead of lyric
Display actual note names instead of lyric

Modify:
Edit/add/delete individual notes and other musical items (with full undo)
Copy and paste notes and groups of notes within a tune
Copy and paste between different tunes
Automatically add chords (notes and/or symbols) to a melody
        (HARMONY is aware of and supports modal tunes)
Automatically add harmony voices (e.g. 3rd, 4ths, 5ths, above the melody, or unison)
Add a percussion voice based on repeating a single bar pattern throughout the tune
Apply user-defined styles to notes, to allow use of all MIDI facilities (such as pitch bend, tremelo)
Select MIDI Instrument

Print:
Print score (scalable)
Show Preview
Create and print Melodeon or anglo concertina tablature

Tune Processing:
Transpose, either in steps or to a named key
Convert reel to hornpipe (many hornpipes have been wrongly transcribed as reels)
Make tune into a round (2 or 3 parts)
Audit the tune structure, reporting on wrong length bars
Reverse the tune

Play:
Play complete tune via MIDI (optionally with or without repeats)
* Play selected voices
* Play parts according to abc part specification (P: command)
Play selected notes

Save and Export:
Save in HARMONY format
Export to MIDI,
Export to abc, several options available
Export to songwright (limited)

Bulk processing:
Add chords (names) to all or selected tunes in an abc tunebook
* Rewrite abc tunebook sorted into title sequence


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