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by pinki; Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:33 am
Just found this, Mac and PC and really does do proper harmony taking into account the rules of voice-leading and parallels. A rare beast - Harmony Improvisator is the only other one I know and it seems moth-balled and the demo is useless. Harmony Navigator does not do voice leading and is a different thing really. So Harmony Builder is a superb way to begin a composition with proper harmonic motion.
by Len911; Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:14 am
Imo, the octaves and fifths are bound to affect even the sound of a pop recording and give you fits and frustrations in the recording stage, if you have them. That's just one rule. Of course if you are expertly skilled enough and fast enough, you might not need this type of program. For people like me though it is really a godsend.
by JumpingJackFlash; Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:25 am
Although it is true that the Bach Chorale style of music has many "rules" which can be programmed into a computer, that's not all it is, it also takes a human mind to be creative and interesting within the given rules. The human also knows what rules to break and when.
If anyone would be willing to put in a simple Bach Chorale (or similar) and see how it analyses it, I would be very interested in what it says.
by Len911; Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:35 pm
-hidden octaves and fifths
-7th and 5th preparations
-leading tone resolution
-diminished 5th resolution
-range restriction (can modify in range selection panel
-interval limits (octave, 10th between tenor and bass
by jancivil; Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:52 pm
in music often the slower road is the richer road.
"demonstrates how you might take a classic melody and reharmonize it" what feedback does it give you about what you did? vs. what you get in a harmony class by a great teacher.
"Harmony Builder is a superb way to begin a composition with proper harmonic motion"
Frankly if one needs this in order to do that one is not really ready to do that. That whole post sounds like you're doing a commercial.
by stanlea; Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:15 pm
Of course, no software will replace a good trained ear, a clever mind and so on. In my view, harmony and composition software are just helpers. They can't make a good composer, but they can help to understand things. They can also give bad habits. In brief, they are tools, no more.
by pinki; Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:47 am
jancivil wrote: Frankly if one needs this in order to do that one is not really ready to do that. That whole post sounds like you're doing a commercial.
I know how to do 4 part-voice leading and harmony, and it's laborious and this makes it less laborious. I did the hard work years ago!
If you want to whip yourself that's up to you!
As stanlea says, it's a tool, nothing more.
by stanlea; Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:28 am
Ogg Vorbis wrote:Auto generate bach chorals? Have people been pining away for a way to incorporate four-part chorales with proper voice-leading in their productions? Does this occur quite often?
It's just a way to call a 4 voice part following "classical" rules, not necessary sounding like JS Bach himself !
I would add in this range
for midi :
for audio :
Very nice products.