Free download The Palette program is a tool for the creation of 'theoretically correct' melodies.

The Palette program is a tool for the creation of 'theoretically correct' melodies.

The Palette program is a tool for the creation of 'theoretically correct' melodies
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23 November 2006

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The theory of music entails a wide ranging subject of music and its notations that scrutinizes the language of music and different structures and patterns in it and also analyzes the basic elements broadly classified into Pitch, Rhythm and Harmony along with Scales and Modes and other varied components. Professional musicians study the difference and individuality of all these components which also involves the examining of chords and creation of new melodies. Further, this field comprises of some basic rules that have been followed since time immemorial and contains a wide variety of tools and options. An application like Palette program 4.4.3 provides options to create theoretically correct melodies with complete harmony.

Palette opens with a detailed interface with the chief options placed at the top pane and the main screen displaying a myriad of options for editing music and adding effects along with illustrated spaces for musical notations. The program has its basis on composition and harmony theory that makes music composing easy and time saving. Consisting of 17 lessons, they describe the process of melody creation and presents a structure entailing an easy to comprehend algorithm comprising words, phrases and sentences that can be easily applied to composition process. There are various methods of motive development and includes other complex notations and processes that can be of great help to a music composer in not only creating music, but also export the files to create other tunes.

To sum up, Palette certainly comes across as an effective utility for musicians and music professionals and hence gets a rating score of three points for its elaborate functionalities.

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The Palette program is a tool for the creation of 'theoretically correct' melodies.
The program is based on composition theory and the theory of harmony. The strong theoretical base makes the melody composing process easier.
The program contains seventeen lessons. Each lesson has one or two demo-scripts. The lessons sequentially describe all process of melody creation.
The program represents the melody in a structure that is analogue to the structure of common speech. There are words (motives), phrases, sentences, commas (caesuras), question marks and points (cadences). Such an approach allows a simple and effective algorithm to be applied to the composition of melodies.
The program implements twenty four methods of motive development. Some of them are listed here: variation; inversion; repetition; new rhythm; sequence and so on. These methods similar to the visual effects in graphical editors. The program suggests the 'theoretically correct' algorithm for the melody creation. The main advantage of the algorithm is: we take some existing part of a melody (motive or phrase) and apply the methods of motive development (for example, variation) to this motive of phrase to create a new motive or phrase of the melody.
The program knows the most commonly used triads and sevenths of the key. The program represents the chords in a four-voice form. The names of the voices are soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Any chord has many variants of an arrangement. For example: any chord note can be placed in the first position of the arrangement. The chord notes can be arranged adjacently (tight arrangement) or remotely (wide arrangement). The user can choose both the type of the chord and the arrangement of the chord.
The program has an option that exports the melody to a midi (*.mid) file. The exported file consists of three tracks: melody, chords, bass. You can import this file to any midi sequencer or style arranger to create a complete tune.
The Palette program is a tool for the creation of 'theoretically correct' melodies.
The Palette program is a tool for the creation of 'theoretically correct' melodies.
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