Help for Tune Smithy
From Tune Smithy
Add Extra Chord Symbols for Chord Progressions
New Symbol name
Symbol to use, followed by description, or use standard symbols...
Standard symbols are the note name followed by 7, m7 etc. Complete list so far for c:
C, Cm, Csus2, Csus4, Cadd2, Cadd9, Cadd4, Cmadd2, Cmadd9, Cmadd4, Cadd2add4, Cmadd2add4, Caug, Cdim, Cdim7, C5, C6, Cm6, C6/9, Cm6/9, C6/7, Cm6/7, Cmaj6/7, C7, Cm7, Cmaj7, C7sus4, C7sus2, C7add4, Cm7add4, C9, Cm9, Cmaj9, C9sus4, C11, Cm11, Cmaj11, C13, Cm13, Cmaj13, C13sus4, Cmmaj7, Cmmaj9, C7#9, C7b9, C7#5, C7b5, Cm7#5, Cm7b5, Cmaj7#5, Cmaj7b5, C9#5, C9b5.
Note names can be the standard twelve tone letter names, Solfeggio, or 19, 31 or 72 tone names - see the help for the chord progressions field.
You can also use I ii VIIb etc - these combine both the chord and the note name in one symbol, for instance ii7 is the same as Dm7 and II7 is D7
To define a chord symbol of your own, just enter the chord as scale degrees, and then place the chord symbol as the first word of the description.
You will then be able to use your symbol to make new chords in the list, or to select chords in the progression text box.
You can also use the standard symbols such as Am7 etc. See the tool tip help for the Progession field for more details about how these work.
You can follow the symbol with white space or =. Tthe = sign is optional, just to help the reader.
Accidental symbols, && choose how keys play notes in between notes of arpeggio
Copy selected chord to an arpeggio window for editing, Ctrl + press to get back
To Main Win
Copies selection to main window. Ctrl + press to get main window arpeggio back
Options for the just intonation retuning with pitch shifts
# (number) Play Arpeggio
Play the chord progression - as chords, broken chords or sequences...
To configure which of these you play, use the double quaver play options button Options for Seed, Arpeggio & Scale Play buttons (Ctrl + 28).
Arpeggio and scale playback options - ascending, descending, both and more
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.
Fractal Tunes Dialog Star
Tip of the day - Fractal Tunes 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.