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Width to show in octaves
Width - SPIN
Increase or decrease width to show in octaves
Click or use keyboard to add or remove notes..
This selects notes from the scale to select from above.
The same method is used for the seed, scale or arpeggio windows. With the arpeggio windows, as an extra option use Ctrl + click to make an ascending / descending arpeggio.
With the keyboard, use the numbers 2 3 etc to add or remove the correspondingly numbered notes.
Normally the key 1 is assigned to the 1/1, which for scales has no effect when editing, but plays the 1/1 when set to Play. The 2 then adds or removes the first scale value and so on.
If your keyboard has a key to the left of the 1, and you prefer the 1 to add or remove the first scale value, go to notes to play for PC Keys (Ctrl + 24)) | More whereyou have an option to use the key to the left of 1 on the keyboard as the first note.
Echo the dots picture in a larger window
Arpeggio keyboard picture
Keyboard picture for new scale - use to play notes or select them...
This shows the notes on a picture of a music keyboard. It uses a standard black and white keys type arrangement, except that the white keys vary in width, with the D, G and A keys a bit wider than the others.
This makes it possible to display the notes as dots positioned exactly according to the pitch - those three white keys are wider because the interval from e.g. C# to D# is more than the interval from D# to the mid point of E and F.
Echo the keyboard picture in a larger window
Place the result back in the main window
Select all the notes in the scale to select from to make your new scale
Erase your new scale
Show the keyboard to right of 1/1, to left of the 1/1, both, or auto...
The auto option shows the area to the right, to the left, or both depending on whether the scale to select from has only values greater than 1/1, only values less than 1/1 or both types.
Options for the New Seed, Scale and Arpeggio windows
Various options that affect the pitches and so on as played from the PC keyboard.
Adds the new arpeggio to the list below the highlight
Replaces the highlighted arpeggio
Remove the highlighted arpeggio
Make a link to a new drop list of arpeggios...
You enter the name for the new drop 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. Then click this button to start your new droplist of arpeggios
Arpeggio and scale playback options - ascending, descending, both and more
Play in this tuning from PC keyboard...
Select this to show the arpeggio as steps from each note to the next...
When unselected, you show 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
You can show / hide the initial 0 there from the More version of the main window.
Show the 0 of the arpeggio
If you choose to hide the 0, and then want an arpeggio that starts on some scale degree other than 0, then put the nubmer in square brackets - see the pelog arpeggios lists for examples.
Shows this window with either less space, less options, or alternative layout
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.
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.
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.
Organise Windows = F2
Or F2 - Reset / save / open for individual windows, right click for cat. list...
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.