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This is what you get in the More version of this window (you use the More button to show it).
Tune Display Options
How to show the notes, and various other options for the tune window
Choose between Intervals, Score, or Graph type displays ...
It's somewhat like a conventional five line score with the five lines for the base and treble clefs (though no clef signs). However in other ways it is more like a piano roll type score.
It shows all the notes as dots - longer notes are just spaced out with more space after them. No time signatures. Also shows sharps and flats by the colouring - optionally you can add # and b signs to the individual notes but that can be confusing, with large numbers of notes.
It can be useful to help follow the tune or get some visual feedback about what is being played. But no attempt at creating a proper score.
You can't edit the notes, it's for display only, of notes played in Bounce metronome.
You can play notes into the score, by clicking on the score then typing from the PC keyboard - this just records the notes at the times you played, and has same effect as playing notes from PC Keyboard Player (Ctrl + 112)
This "score" was developed originally for showing fractal tunes, which often have some extremely short notes and would be hard to notate in conventional score notation.
MICROTONAL POSITION VERTICALLY BY PITCH
When you switch on "microposition by pitch", you get a variation on it which is similar in appearance but with variable spacing so they can be positioned vertically according to the exact pitch played, e.g. an E at 5/4 above C would be positioned slightly lower than an E at 400 cents above C. The middle line of the clef, for both clefs, is shown as a dotted line.
Tthe spacing of the score depends on the interval sizes, and you can customise the number of dotted lines and gaps used to break it up to make it easier to read
Graph - shows the pitches played as a line graph. It's rather rudimentary, mainly useful for seeing the structure of some of the fractal tunes.
Height of the score in octaves
Increase or decrease height of score in octaves
width in seeds or seconds
Increase or decrease width in seeds or seconds
Width is measured in fractal tune seeds
Width is measured in seconds
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.
Micro-position notes vertically by pitch (check box)
Height of note shows the exact pitch played - so for instance in twelve equal G# is positioned between the line for G and the space for A, instead of on the line for G...
Since the pitch difference between the lines in the score varies in a conventional score (e.g. F to G in the treble space is a smaller step than G to A at 3 semitones instead of 4) this score has to be shown with variable spacing between the lines.
This has a tendency to confuse the eye a bit, so to make it clearer, dotted lines are shown for the D in treble and bass - because it has the smaller pitch step above and below it.
The sharps and flats will be shown a bit above or below the line - so e.g. D# will be positioned a bit above the D line and Db a bit below it, also a pure 5/4 E very slightly below it - with the position depending on the exact pitch played.
To see the subtle distinctions such as the 5/4 E only 14 cents flat, you need to make them as easy to see as possible.
Some tips: try showing the notes as diamonds (easier to see exact position on the staff), show as few octaves as possible vertically, by setting the height in octaves low, e.g. 2, show just one of the clefs.
Also you can show the tune echo (so you don't need the extra screen space for buttons etc) and maximise it.
NOTES FOR PART (drop list)
For the dots, diamonds, letters etc - doesn't show sharps or flat symbols - instead - colour coded - default is
RED = natural
BLUE = sharp
MAGENTA = flat
- you can customize this in
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.
Accidental symbols, and choose how keys play notes in between notes of arpeggio
Position percussion notes by part (check box)
Positions non melodic percussion notes on the score by the part..
As the non melodic percussion notes have no predefined pitch, they are normally shown arbitrarily as middle C with an X to show that it is non melodic percussion.
When positioned by parts, the note is shown as a middle C if it is played in part 1, as E if played in part 2, and so it continues:
and so on.
This is especially useful for the metronome and polyrhythms player task. If all the notes are shown at middle C on the staff, it impossible to distinguish the different parts on this score.
Pos. all by part (check box)
Positions all notes by the part rather than by pitch...
This is especially useful for the metronome and polyrhythms player task. If you play the rhythm on a pitched instrument, and don't vary the pitch in the Parts window, all the notes play the 1/1 pitch as set in Pitch of 1/1 of Scale (Ctrl + 10). This makes it impossible to distinguish the different parts on this score, as they all play the same pitch.
When positioned by parts, then the actual played pitch is ignored. Instead, the note is shown as a middle C if it is played in part 1, as E if played in part 2, and so it continues:
and so on.
Sets up a special score for the Lambdoma...
This shows the notes played according to the row of the Lambdoma rather than according to pitch height, with a separate three line "staff" for each row of the eight by eight Lambdoma.
The gaps between the staffs are shown alternately as dashed lines and ledger lines.
It also works for the sixteen by sixteen Lambdoma, this time you have two three line staffs for each row.
Tip: you can use the >> button in the Notes played as score window to show a larger version of this window.You can resize it and maximise it too of course, like the other Bounce Metronome windows, but the larger version has smaller buttons in proportion so gives more space for the score.
Copies an image of the tune score to the clipboard...
You can then paste it into another program like Word or an image editing program
Clef: (drop list)
Example, in twelve equal, C# and Db notate the same note. You can either show them all as flats, or all as sharps, or you can choose the mixed notation, to show C# F# and G# as sharps, and the rest as flats.
The "score" doesn't have sharp or flat signs, so they are distinguished by colour instead...
More generally in microtonal systems you may have many sharps or flats for any note, here you can show them all as flats, all as sharps, or a mixed notation some as sharps and some as flats.
At present, doesn't pay any attention to the notation used in Dance rhythms - or any other rhythms with skipped beats (Ctrl + 228) with abc notation - and there is no way to customize this further.
Colour code by note (check box)
Show the Tune or Notes played as score notes 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.
Options for the colour coding of notes played and the keyboard note colours
Fade if silenced (editable)
Here 100% is a 50/50 mixture of the colour and the background, 0% is all colour, 200% is twice as much background as the colour in the mix, and so on