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« on: Jun 29th, 2017, 11:47pm »
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How can I best use Harmony Assistant to help me learn how to do a comparative musicology project? I already have 40 tunes in .myr format. I am going to transpose them all to the same key, but, although many are in G,  is it better for comparative musicology to uses C major? Then if I use C major what about those that are in minor? if I put them in A minor they won’t end on C will they? So should I transpose them to C minor?  Then should I like counting the pitches by semitones; as if I am seeing them to a 12 tone score?
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« Reply #1 on: Jun 30th, 2017, 9:02am »
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A short answer : use MyrScript to analyse finely the contents of multiple files, for example in a jukebox list.
 
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« Reply #2 on: Jun 30th, 2017, 10:28am »
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on Jun 29th, 2017, 11:47pm, goldenaer wrote:
How can I best use Harmony Assistant to help me learn how to do a comparative musicology project? I already have 40 tunes in .myr format. I am going to transpose them all to the same key, but, although many are in G,  is it better for comparative musicology to uses C major? Then if I use C major what about those that are in minor? if I put them in A minor they won’t end on C will they? So should I transpose them to C minor?  Then should I like counting the pitches by semitones; as if I am seeing them to a 12 tone score?

In my eyes, it must be easier to compare tunes that are in the same key. So, transposing from G to C is the first step. As for tunes in minor keys, I would go for A minor, even if the fundamental is different, because there are no flats/sharps either. Then, comparing intervals, modulations, etc. would be easier.  
However, I believe that specialists would say it all depends on someone's skills in basic harmony, being able to determine the relations of notes to each other, etc.
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« Reply #3 on: Jul 1st, 2017, 2:52am »
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Thank you very much for your attention. "MyrScript and jukebox" sound like a wonderful magic spell, I will try it out and use it.
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« Reply #4 on: Jul 1st, 2017, 3:53am »
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And thank you, bubu42, you are helping me chose my direction. I already have my tunes in a very wide spreadsheet and thinking of adding 4 columns per bar for every bar (Th song is not very long) and now I know to enter the intervals as you recommend
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« Reply #5 on: Jul 1st, 2017, 4:00am »
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In Harmony Assistant I find "search sequence" That looks useful in musical analysis
 //Script/diagnosis/search sequence//
 
I already use  //Script/diagnosis/Calculate best mode//
it is wonderful to have these available
 
I wonder if  score/edit/ "Tablature Select" could be used to translate notes into numbers?
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