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Sort Scales or Arpeggios

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Sort Scales or Arpeggios

Sort Scales or Arpeggios

Sort the scales or arpeggios lists e.g. by number of notes, alphabetically, etc...

This can be used to sort a scale or arpeggios list in different ways.

It is particularly useful for sorting very large scales lists such as the SCALA archive.

How to get here

Ctrl + 15 or from Scale and Explorations (Ctrl + 17) or from the Search drop menu in the scales menu.

How to use this window

Sort the main list

For this, select the main window in the Window to sort. Then choose which of the lists you want to sort.

Then enter what you want to look for in the Words to find field, and click the Sort Now button to fill the main window drop list (if present) and the list in Scales Drop List (Ctrl + 110) or Arpeggios Drop List (Ctrl + 109) with the search results.

If you want to do many sorts of the same list

If you are likely to do many sorts of the same list before you are finished, then you may find it helpful to use New Arpeggio (Ctrl + 6) to hold the sort results temporarily. Show New Arpeggio (Ctrl + 6). Then unselect the two synchronisation check boxes, so that it has its own independent copy of the scales and arpeggios lists.

Now choose Last visted Arpeggio window as the one to sort in Search Scales or Arpeggios (Ctrl + 14).

You need to use New Arpeggio (Ctrl + 6) for the Scales searches as well as the Arpeggios searches. That's because New Scale (Ctrl + 5) has its own separate scales drop list unrelated to the main window drop list.

To see the scales in New Arpeggio (Ctrl + 6), go to the More version of the window, and click on the = button to show the scale numbers.

To get the results back into the main window replacing the main window list, once you have found what you wanted, use the Lists -> M.W. button.

If you have made a mistake, or didn't find what you wanted or just want to start again,go to New Arpeggio (Ctrl + 6) and use the Get Arp. button to get the complete list back again from the main window. Then sort again.

This is generally easier than continually re-opening the original scales list whenever you want to start a new search of it..

If you want to keep your earlier sorts to hand

This technique becomes particularly useful if you want to keep the earlier lists to hand. You can have as many copies of New Arpeggio (Ctrl + 6) in play at once as you like. Make sure they are all unsynchronised with the main window.

To choose which of your New Arpeggio (Ctrl + 6) windows to search, click on its window title. Then go to Search Scales or Arpeggios (Ctrl + 14) to do the sort.

Then once you have what you want, you can use the Lists -> M.W. button to copy any of the lists into the main window to use them as you like, while keeping the others to hand on the screen, for later use.

Sort now

Sort the list to sort using the sort method...

The lists are sorted by making a sort token for each entry, then sorting those alphanumerically. Look at the Result sort tokens list to see these tokens.

If you click on an entry in the Result sort tokens list, the corresponding scale will be selected in the main window.

See the tip for hte Result sort tokens drop list (more version of this window) for more detail.

Also see Sort Scales

Result sort tokens

Sort tokens used to sort the scales - the list is ordered alphanumerically...

The lists are sorted by making a sort token for each entry, then sorting those alphanumerically. This can give you useful information about the results of the searches, so will be described here in some detail.

If you click on an entry in the Result sort tokens list, the corresponding scale will be selected in the main window.

For details of how this works, see Sort Scales

Less <<

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 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

Help For Tool Tip - Shift + F1 (Ctrl + 141)

New Scale (Ctrl + 5)

Oscilloscope (Ctrl + 63)

Tuner - Count Waves or Freq. Spectrum Pitch Detection (Ctrl + 62)

Accidentals symbols and special opts (Ctrl + 61)

Midi Output Channels for Parts and Polyphony (Ctrl + 60)

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

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