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Show notes played as: (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Note name - with 1/1 as "C" (radio button) - (no tooltip help yet)Note name - for pitch played (radio button) - (no tooltip help yet)Current scale notation (radio button) - (no tooltip help yet)Consecutive (radio button) - (no tooltip help yet)Don't show (radio button) - (no tooltip help yet)All note pairs (radio button) - (no tooltip help yet)dot (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Beating partials... (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)degree (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)PC key to play (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Scale Notation and Number Options (Ctrl + 18) - Set the notation such as cents, ratios etc used for display of all scale values...Show intervals from tonic (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Note names as (ex.) (drop list) - (no tooltip help yet)Note names as (ex.) (drop list) - (no tooltip help yet)Note names as (ex.) (drop list) - Choose from various ways to show note names on the PC Keyboard player, and in the droplists of root notes etc...Accidentals symbols and special opts (Ctrl + 61) - Accidental symbols, and choose how keys play notes in between notes of arpeggioAuto select sharps or flats for current arpeggio (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Colour code notes by pitch (check box) - Show the Music keyboard pictures in colour...Colour Code Options (Ctrl + 139) - Options for the colour coding of notes played and the keyboard note colours"White" Key Colour (also changes "Black")... (button) - (no tooltip help yet)Transpose displayed keyboard to show 1/1 as C (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Main Window music kbd pic. width in octaves (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Stretchy at top (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Stretchy at top (spin) - (no tooltip help yet)Text size for info (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Text size for info (spin) - (no tooltip help yet)PC Keyboard Player - To Show, sustain, sostenuto,  and controller (Ctrl + 123) - Sustain pedal, modulation wheel, what to show on the keyboard, more optionsPC Keyboard Player - To Play (Ctrl + 24) - Configure instruments, parts, pitches and volumes for the PC Keyboard player. Includes Janko layout for melodic instruments in the More version of this window...More » (button) - Shows this window with either more space, more options, or alternative layoutPiano Style keyboard Player (Main window) (Ctrl + 113) - This shows the notes on a picture of a piano style keyboard...Tool tip help - F1Organise Windows - F2PC Keyboard Dialog Star - Tip of the day - PC Keyboard category - right click for neighbouring windows...
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Show notes played as: (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Note name - with 1/1 as "C" (radio button) - (no tooltip help yet)Note name - for pitch played (radio button) - (no tooltip help yet)Current scale notation (radio button) - (no tooltip help yet)Consecutive (radio button) - (no tooltip help yet)All note pairs (radio button) - (no tooltip help yet)Don't show (radio button) - (no tooltip help yet)dot (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Beating partials... (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)degree (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)PC key to play (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Scale Notation and Number Options (Ctrl + 18) - Set the notation such as cents, ratios etc used for display of all scale values...Show intervals from tonic (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Note names as (ex.) (drop list) - (no tooltip help yet)Note names as (ex.) (drop list) - (no tooltip help yet)Note names as (ex.) (drop list) - Choose from various ways to show note names on the PC Keyboard player, and in the droplists of root notes etc...Accidentals symbols and special opts (Ctrl + 61) - Accidental symbols, and choose how keys play notes in between notes of arpeggioTranspose displayed keyboard to show 1/1 as C (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Show dots for all arp. or scale degrees in main win keybd pic (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Colour code notes by pitch (check box) - Show the Music keyboard pictures in colour...Colour Code Options (Ctrl + 139) - Options for the colour coding of notes played and the keyboard note colours"White" Key Colour (also changes "Black")... (button) - (no tooltip help yet)Main Window Piano style Keyboard pic. width in octaves (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Main Window Piano style Keyboard pic. width in octaves (spin) - (no tooltip help yet)Multiline keyboard width in octaves (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Multiline keyboard width in octaves (spin) - (no tooltip help yet)Multiline kbd height in rows (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Multiline kbd height in rows (spin) - (no tooltip help yet)Text size for info (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Text size for info (spin) - (no tooltip help yet)Min. size (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Min. size (spin) - (no tooltip help yet)Min. size for dots pictures (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Min. size for dots pictures (spin) - (no tooltip help yet)PC Keyboard Player - To Show, sustain, sostenuto,  and controller (Ctrl + 123) - Sustain pedal, modulation wheel, what to show on the keyboard, more optionsPC Keyboard Player - To Play (Ctrl + 24) - Configure instruments, parts, pitches and volumes for the PC Keyboard player. Includes Janko layout for melodic instruments in the More version of this window...Less « (button) - Shows this window with either less space, less options, or alternative layoutAuto select sharps or flats for current arpeggio (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Piano Style keyboard Player (Main window) (Ctrl + 113) - This shows the notes on a picture of a piano style keyboard...Tool tip help - F1Organise Windows - F2PC Keyboard Dialog Star - Tip of the day - PC Keyboard category - right click for neighbouring windows...
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This is what you get in the More version of this window (you use the More button to show it).

What to show on pictures of Piano Style Keyboards

What to show on music keyboard pictures - note names, intervals etc...

Choose what to show on pictures of the music keyboard when you play notes. Also various other display options such as text size, width in octaves and so on.

This is for any of the windows that have a picture of the music keyboard - the main window Music Keyboard player, multi-line player, and the Scale, Arpeggio and Seed edit windows.

If you select the Beating Partials option - note that this will show the Beats window whenever you play a chord.

These music keyboard pictures - though very similar looking to a conventional music keyboard, actually have the white keys of two sizes - the D, G and A keys are a little broader than the others. This is so that the width of the key can correspond exactly to the pitch range that it spans.

The stretchy keyboard options let you show the normal music keyboard and below it, another version which is stretched or compressed to show the notes to press on your Midi keyboard to get the desired pitches. This can be useful when you play notes from a music keyboard in Bounce Metronome or use Bounce Metronome for composition retuning via Midi In.

Note name - with 1/1 as "C" (radio button) (Alt + M)

Current scale notation (radio button) (Alt + N)

dot (check box) (Alt + D)

degree (check box) (Alt + G)

Scale Notation and Number Options (Ctrl + 18)

Set the notation such as cents, ratios etc used for display of all scale values...

Also has various options to configure how other numbers (volumes etc) are displayed in Bounce metronome.

Note names as (ex.) (drop list)

Choose from various ways to show note names on the PC Keyboard player, and in the droplists of root notes etc...

A few notes on each of these systems.

19 EQUAL

19 equal - you get this if you write down the note names

C C# Db D D#

Eb E E#=Fb

F F# Gb G G# Ab A A#

Bb B B#=Cb
C

and them spread them equally through the octave. And it all just happens to work out as a decent circle of fifths using the best approximation for a fifth in 19 equal.

So - has a single circle of 19 fifths joining all those notes together to make the notation system with 19 different "keys" instead of the twelve keys of 12 et.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/19_equal_temperament

31 EQUAL

This is the a good system for meantone type temperaments. 31 equal gives an excellent approximation to quarter comma meantone, so there is a close connection between the two.

If you notate these using the circle of fifths, and double sharps and double flats, it can get quite confusing. Because it is a meantone type tuning which means that flats and sharps go as

C Dbb C# Db C## D

instead of the schismic type tuning sequence of

C C# C## Dbb Db D

http://www.huygens-fokker.org/docs/rap31.html

That's because as it turns out, if you label the notes using the circle of fifths as

Fbb CBB Gbb Dbb Abb Ebb Bbb Fb Cb Gb Db Ab Eb

F C G D A E B F# C# G# D# A# E# B# F## C## G## D## A## E## B##

and use the best 31 equal approximation for a fifth all the way through, you end up with the notes ordered as

C Dbb C# Db C## D,,,

The fundamental reason for that is because the best fifth of 31 equal is quite a bit flatter than the fifth of twelve equal.

So, it has a single circle of 31 fifths joining all the notes together - and so - 31 distinct "keys"

But luckily there is a simpler way to think about it, which is also suggested on that page and that's what is used here so it is notated as

C C+ C# Db D- D

So if you are a microtonalist techy type, think of D- as enharmonic for C## and C+ as enharmonic for Dbb etc.

Otherwise just think of C+ as C half sharp and D- as D half flat.

72 EQUAL NOTATION

This system is basically just 12 equal, has a single circle of 12 fifths. But then you have the same circle of fifths shifted up by a sixth tone, then a third tone, and also shifted down by a sixth tone, and a third tone, as well as shifted by a quarter tone.

You can choose what notation system to use for it in Accidentals symbols and special opts (Ctrl + 61) . Default is Maneri Sims.

Accidentals symbols and special opts (Ctrl + 61)

Accidental symbols, and choose how keys play notes in between notes of arpeggio

Colour code notes by pitch (check box)

Show the Music keyboard pictures in colour...

See Colour code options to set up the colours to your liking and try out other colour schemes. The standard setting here is Barbara Hero's Pythagorean based colour scheme.

Colour Code Options (Ctrl + 139)

Options for the colour coding of notes played and the keyboard note colours

PC Keyboard Player - To Show, sustain, sostenuto, and controller (Ctrl + 123)

Sustain pedal, modulation wheel, what to show on the keyboard, more options

PC Keyboard Player - To Play (Ctrl + 24)

Configure instruments, parts, pitches and volumes for the PC Keyboard player. Includes Janko layout for melodic instruments in the More version of this window...

The Janko keyboard is an alternative to the normal music keyboard with a hexagonal layout. What makes it especially interesting is that you can use the same fingering to play the same chords in all the keys.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jank%C3%B3_keyboard

Piano Style keyboard Player (Main window) (Ctrl + 113)

This shows the notes on a picture of a piano style keyboard...

You see notes displayed here as you play from your midi keyboard. You can also play the notes using the PC keyboard or mouse clicks on the dots.

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