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Arpeggios Drop List

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Arpeggios Drop List

Arpeggios Drop List

Show a list of arpeggios to select from - and edit the list....

The arpeggio is a selection of entries from a scale. For instance if you have a twelve tone scale, the arpeggio could be a major scale, pentatonic scale, dominant seventh, major, minor chord etc. The notes can be in any order. However, in most cases it is easiest to use an arpeggio with the notes in ascending order.

You can use this to choose another arpeggio or edit the arpeggio. If the main window has a drop list of arpeggios already, then this window is a copy of it shown as a list rather than a drop list. It also has extra buttons to configure it.

How to get here

Ctrl + 109

How to use this window

Highlight any arpeggio from the list, or enter the arpeggio values by hand.

Entries that end with ... change to another list of arpeggios. Highlight the entry then press the Follow... button.

To add new arpeggios to the list, or edit the list use the More version of this window.

To move an entry, highlight it, then Ctrl + click on the new position in the list. Or highlight it and use Ctrl + up or down arrow to move the entry up / down.

When you highlight an entry, the edit boxes below show the description and numbers for it. You can then edit these numbers to make your own custom version of the arpeggio

Use the buttons in the More version of this window to replace or add a new entry to change the list. That's by design, First prepare your new entry. Then when it is ready, add it as a new arpeggio using the Add button, or use Replace to replace the highlight.

Add - adds the arpeggio after the highlighted one. To add it in a particular position, first highlight the arpeggio immediately above the place you want it to go.

Replace - Replaces the highlighted arpeggio with your new one.

Remove - Deletes the highlighted arpeggio from the drop list.

Add as Link - Adds a link to a new drop list after the highilight. See the tip for this button for more details about how to use it.


Choose how you want the arpeggios list displayed

lmd File format

The file format uses steps always and shows the 0

Main Window format

The main window notation can be configured to show degrees, and omit 0

>> History

Click here to show recently visited files of this type...

Alternatively, Ctrl + right click on button, text field or drop list

Keyboard shortcut Ctrl + F10.

The menu includes a Current Folder option to explore the folder for the most recent file.

>> History

The arpeggio numbers - these are scale degrees

>> History

Select the arpeggio you want to change - or use

>> History

Name for your new arpeggio to add

Arp. As text ...

Enter Scale and arpeggio as text - with plenty of space for large scales

Arp. As text ...

Arpeggio numbers for the one you want to add - these are scale degrees

Set as Preset

Set the highlight as the one to select when this drop list is first shown


Or ALT + select - follow highlighted link to another drop list of arpeggios...

Or CAPS LOCK physically held down + select

You may want to select the entry in order to edit it, so that's why selection on its own doesn't take you to the new drop list.

Add as Link

Make a link to a new list of arpeggios...

You enter the name for the new list in the description field. Then place the desired fiile name to use for the new list in the place where the numbers normally go. You can leave the numbers field blank to use the description as the file name.

The current main window scale is set as the preset scale for the list when it is opened. So make sure the current scale is a suitable one for the list when you first make it.

Then click this button to start your new list of arpeggios.

To edit your new list, highlight the entry, and use the Follow button to navigate to your new list, then edit it in the usual way.

To link to an existing arpeggios drop list just enter the description, and the file name (if different) and use Add as link.


Adds the new arpeggio to the list below the highlight


Replaces the highlighted arpeggio


Remove the highlighted arpeggio

# (number) Play Arpeggio

Plays the arpeggio - for options control + click, or click on quavers button

\ (back slash) Options for play scale / arpeggio / seed

Arpeggio and scale playback options - ascending, descending, both and more


Shows this window with more space or more options or alt. layout (2)


Shows this window with either less space, less options, or alternative layout


Select this to show the arpeggio as steps from each note to the next...

When unselected, you show the arpeggio as scale degrees, with 0 for the 1/1 of the scale.

So for instance in twelve tone scales with the initial 0 shown, the pentatonic arpeggio is

0 2 4 7 9 12

as scale degrees, or

0 2 2 3 2 3

as steps.

You can show / hide the initial 0 there from the More version of the main window.

Help = F1

Click for help for this window. Or F1. Other opts: Shift , Alt, Ctrl + click...

F1 or click shows the help for the current window in your web browser.

Some windows may have no help yet in which case the help icon is shown crossed out with a red line.

Shift + F1 or Shift + Click brings up the tool tips extra help window (this window) to show any extra help for a tool tip.

You can tell if a tool tip has extra help if it ends ... like this one.

Ctrl + F1 or Ctrl + click takes you to the list of keyboard shortcuts for Tune Smithy.

Alt + F1 or Alt + click (alternatively Caps lock physically held down + F1 or Click) takes you to the on-line page at the web site about the current main window task - which gives a short introduction to it for newbies to the program. If there is no on-line page specific to a task, takes you to the main tune smithy page on the web site.

Since the help for Tune Smithy is currently a bit out of date and needs to be redone completely for the new 3.0 release, then you may find the on-line page for some of the newer tasks particularly useful.

Organise Windows = F2

Reset, or Save settings for this window. RIGHT CLICK for all windows menu...

Shows the Organise windows window - which you can use to reset all the parameters for the current window.

You can also use it to save the settings for just this window, or open previously saved parameters for just this window.

Also has a drop list of all the windows and their shortcuts, and related options - some to do with the menu listing, and some to do with window resizing and minimising.

Scales Dialog Star

Tip of the day - Scales category - right click for neighbouring windows...

Left click for a tip of the day in this category.

Right click to see a menu of neighbouring windows.

The neighbours are the ones you most often move to after this one or within a minute of this one, arranged by popularity.

So as you continue to use FTS, it will learn your habits, and the neighbouring windows listed here, should be the ones you most often visit after this one.

Neighbours, and Previous - Up - Next

Scales Drop List (Ctrl + 110)

Select a Task (Ctrl + 213)

N.B. This list of neighbours may change when these pages are updated.

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