Help for Tune Smithy
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Lambdoma Auto Harmony and Show Tonality Info
Lambdoma Auto Harmony and Show Tonality Info
Plays other notes in the same row or column to harmonise with your playing
Show Lambdoma notes as you play, & play them using mouse or PC Keyboard...
You can use the arrow keys to move a sustained chord around after you have played it.
Show the Bs | Notes Played window to see your notes in a score like form as dots on staffs.
Click on the music keyboard icons - to show the notes on a music keyboard as you play. You can also play the notes by clicking on the music keyboard picture.
The menu under the Tune Smithy icon at top left of the Lambdoma Keyboard picture has a quick link to the options for this keyboard.
Make a custom size lambdoma or edit the scale directly...
Vary the Upper and Lower numbers to set the starting ratio for the Lambdoma region.
Vary the To numbers to vary the width and height.
You can use the Step parameter to make ones that play e.g. alternate ratios in the Lambdoma in each row (or column or both) - set it to 2 for alternate ratios, 3 for every three ratios and so on.
You can also edit any of the ratios individually. Just edit the number in the text area and the Lambdoma will instantly update to play the new pitch.
Note - when you vary the width, start ratio or steps then the numbers are re-generated and any editing you do is lost.
So - first set it to the desired height, width etc. Then do your editing. Save as a project for future reference or you can save all your settings for just this window using the O organise windows icon at top right which brings up the Organise Windows (F2 or Ctrl + 51)
After you vary the settings here, show the Lambdoma keyboard (the coloured square or diamond icon) - Ctrl + D or Ctrl + 136 - to see the results, and play it.
Set up Score
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 sixteeen 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 FTS windows, but the larger version has smaller buttons in proportion so gives more space for the score.
Shows the notes as you play them...
Tip: You can configure it to show note names, sol fa names, ratios, etc from the Tune Display Options (Ctrl + 19) window
It's meant just to give some feedback about note positions as you play. It can't be edited or saved, and you can only show your current playing, you can't move it back and forth to see earlier notes. To do all that properly would require a new program probably.
Shows this window with either less space, less options, or alternative layout
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.
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.
Midi Out Dialog Star
Tip of the day - Midi Relaying 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.
N.B. This list of neighbours may change when these pages are updated.