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What to show on pictures of Piano Style Keyboards

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What to show on pictures of Piano Style Keyboards

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 FTS or use FTS for composition retuning via Midi In.

Scale Notation....

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 Tune Smithy.

Accidentals Symbols...

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

Colour code notes by pitch

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...

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

Midi relay tasks

What to show on the music keyboard pictures - intervals, chord intervals, beating partials etc

Show - for PC Kbd - etc...

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

Notes for PC Kbd...

Various options that affect the pitches and so on as played from the PC keyboard.

Less <<

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

Kbd Multiline

Shows them on a multiline keyboard - lets you show a wider span in octaves...

You see them here as you play from your midi keyboard. You can also play the notes here using the PC keyboard or mouse. Click on the keyboard first to get started playing.

Piano style Keyboard Player

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

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

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 robertinventor.com 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.

PC Keyboard Dialog Star

Tip of the day - PC Keyboard 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

Organise windows (Ctrl + 51)

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

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