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Where is it ?
You can access to the Composer mode in 2 ways :
The score (the grid)
The score allows to see the entire piece. The rectangles with rounded corners each represent 1 measure of 4 beats. To navigate through the song you must use the scroll bars and eventually the zoom.
To fill a small square, click on it, and to empty it ... well click on it too. You can fill or empty several squares at once, leaving the mouse button pressed. To position the playhead, you have to click over the rectangles in the place of the numbers of measures.
Vertically, the 10 lines correspond to the 10 possible notes of the melody of the TBM. Horizontally, there are 4 squares per time. Each square corresponds to a sixteenth. To write a quaver, you have to fill 1 square of 2 to write a crotchet, you must fill 1 square of 4
It's roughly the same function as the melody but with 7 notes. If you do not know what to write on the bass, try to only put the cons-time, that is to say the 3rd square of each beat, usually it sounds good :
Other instruments are not always accurate in the sixteenth, but sometimes in the quaver or the crotchet. The accompaniment (ACC) follows the bass notes. I won't spread myself on that topic ... You'll understand the Drums, the Vocals and the Thunder Break pretty well I think.
Copy and Paste
Here is a technique that will save you much time! To do that, you have to :
Making it work requires that the measure to copy is in the same instrument than the measure the paste. To save even more time, it is strongly recommended to get used to keyboard shortcuts.
You can also copy and paste a complete measure of the song with all instruments.
You can also select several measures (up to 4) by clicking while pressing in the CTRL key.
Add / Delete a measure
These are the options INSERT and DELETE in EDIT. It is convenient to know the keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl + I and Delete
Anthony Bouchereau (Tony-b) created the Tony-b Machine and the site tony-b.org in 2007. He continues to develop the site and two new machines over the years. Today web developer and musician in Articque in the Quatuor Megamix he still devotes part of his time to develop the site.
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Tony-b Machine 1.0 (november 2006)
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