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Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro has been created to provide musicians, teachers and students with a tool that will aid them in hearing, analyzing, foreseeing and composing harmonic progressions without struggle, in all keys alike.
The map has seven different levels, from the basic diatonic neighborhood to advanced secondary functions in major and minor modes and is viewable in all 12 keys and enharmonic spellings, plus a functional view (relative to the tonic). Each level is also accompanied by its respective workbook available at mDecks.com for further study and research.
Some of the features included:
Four operating Modes: Browse, Play, Record & Audio modes.
Standard & Alternative Cadences.
Harmonic Paths, Standard Voicings and Jazz Voicings.
Chord Info Panel.
. Standard classical notation for all functions and inversions
. Inversions: Root, first, second and third inversions are now available in all modes
. Pedal points in all modes
. Five-part Voicings. Choose from a stock of voicings in SSATB configuration
. Standard music notation now shows the current and previous chord-voicing
. Voice-Leading Algorithm with a randomly selected voicing candidate to create valid variations for any progression
. Bass movement detector which identifies basslines in realtime
. 3-D Sound Panning: the sound for each function is now panned by using its location on the map.
. One Sound Bank for both Classical and Jazz voicings (now included within the app, no wifi necessary on installation)
. New Sliders which are more responsive and with buttons to change & control tempo and cadence-lines
. Progression paths can now be turned on/off
. Progress-bar reflects the current song playing time in audio mode
. Audio Songs Original Key button allows you to view the map in the song's original key
. New Progressions using inversions and basslines
. Online manual
What's new in version 5.0
MIDI EXPORT - export progressions as MIDI files in any key
PRINT WORKSHEETS - print progressions as worksheets with functional analysis (or chord progression in any key)
SHOW/HIDE UNUSED CHORDS - the map now has the option to filter out all functions not used in the current progression
AUDIO HARMONIC MARKERS - audio tracks now show functional markers on a timeline to analyze and understand the harmonic rhythm in the current piece.
AUDIO ONION SKIN MARKERS - you can now select a section of the audio track you want to view, listen and analyze.
HARMONIC PATHS ON AUDIO TRACKS - harmonic paths are now available on audio tracks (also reflecting the audio onion markers)
KEY SIGNATURES AND CIRCLE OF FIFTHS - app shows the circle of fifths in the current key and the key signature for both major and minor.
MENU AND KEYBOARD ALWAYS VISIBLE - menu and keyboard do not auto-hide they stay available all the time.
Last updated 28 Mar 2013
Published 29 Mar 2013
I've listened to a lot of music in my lifetime and I think I can pick a bum note as well as anyone but, by no stretch of the imagination, could I be regarded as an expert on the more technical side of music. So when I came across this new music learning application, it took me quite a while to realize what it actually does. When it comes right down to it, Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro is an app for everyone connected with learning, playing and teaching music to help them in analyzing and composing harmonic progressions easily - no matter what key you are in. In other words, it cuts out the bum notes.
Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro has been created to provide songwriters, musicians, teachers and students with a tool that will aid them in hearing, analyzing, foreseeing and composing harmonic progressions in an easy way, in any key you like. This app has seven different levels - from the basic diatonic neighborhood right through to advanced secondary functions in major and minor modes. It is viewable in all 12 keys and enharmonic spellings...plus, a functional view (relative to the tonic). Each level is accompanied by its respective workbook available at mDecks.com for further study and research. Some though features include four operating modes - browse, play, record and audio. Listen to and analyze standard and alternative cadences, harmonic paths, standard and jazz voicings. There are standard classical notations for all functions and inversions. We recommend...