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Accompaniment generated with the composition libraries

Here is a practical example of the use of the composition libraries. Its purpose is to create a 3 beat accompaniment, with the root note of the chord playing on the first beat and with two chords on beats 2 and 3. Here is how to do it.

  • Create your score in 3/4 with possibly the melody and the chords (introduced with the chord tool or the chord progression window).
  • Add 2 empty staves for bass and chords.
  • In the Windows menu, open the main view, which will appear in the bottom of the screen.
  • Select menu "Edit", "New element...", "New theme..."
  • Fill in the name "Bass", check the box "Do not arrange" and fill in the box "Limit total duration to 3 quarter notes". Click OK.
  • In the score that appears, fill in a C quarter note, very low (you may change to the F key), then close this score. An icon appears in the main view.
  • Select menu "Edit", "New element...", "New theme..."
  • Fill in the name "Repeated bass", select "Ordered theme combination" and check "Repeat result 0 times" (the convention is 0 for endless repetition). Click OK.
  • Drag the "Bass" (blue) element on the "Repeated bass" (yellow) element. Obviously nothing happened, but if you double-click the "Repeated bass" element, you will find the "Bass" theme in it.
  • Now drag the "Repeated bass" folder in the first staff measure of the bass instrument in your score. The bass score appears, respecting the root note of each chord. Let us now create the chords on the other staff. It is the same principle.
  • Select menu "Edit", "New element...", "New theme..."
  • Fill in the name "Chords", check the box "Do not transpose" and fill in the box "Limit total duration to 3 quarter notes". Click OK.
  • In the score that appears, fill in two C chords on beats 2 and 3 (each one quarter note, for instance E, G, C), then close this score window. An icon appears in the main view.
  • Select menu "Edit", "New element...", "New theme..."
  • Fill in the name "Repeated chords", select "Ordered theme combination" and check "Repeat result 0 times". Click OK.
  • Drag the "Chords" (blue) element on the "Repeated chords" (yellow) element.
  • Now drag the "Repeated chords" folder on the first staff measure of the chord instrument in your score. The score appears.

You may of course adapt this example to your needs and create many various accompaniments.


   
   
              
 

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