Creating an automatic
At the top of the document window, between the ruler
with its bar numbers and the staves, two areas can
be used to define
patterns and automatic accompaniments.These are
called the rhythm
array (green area) and the accompaniment
are invited to view the "Creating automatic
accompaniments and rhythms
from a melody with Harmony Assistant " video
tutorial. ("Windows>Tutorials" menu in
These areas are only displayed
when they are
enabled in the Options menu.
Above these two areas, the chord grid shows
the chords calculated for each bar.
Click in the accompaniment array cell
the first bar.
The accompaniment definition window opens.
Click on "New" and give a name to
this new accompaniment
(for example "Bass line"). Then click the "Edit"
This brings up a window with tabs for defining
the details of the accompaniment.
Open the "Instrument" tab and select the
pre-defined "Bass" instrument.
Click on "Edit" to define a new
to modify an existing one, just as
in "regular" staves.
Then open the "Notes" tab.
Here you can define the sequence or the chord
type to be followed by the accompaniment
while the tune is
Select "based on the model" and select the
"Blues > Classic > Bass 1"
pattern from the left-hand list. Click "OK" for
this window, and for
the accompaniment window.
Your accompaniment is created.
Accompaniments are played only
when the "Accompaniments
active" icon (tune playing
floating palette) is selected.
You will notice that the accompaniment only appears
in the first bar of the tune. If you play the
tune now, you will
the first three bass notes, corresponding to the
We are now going to extend this accompaniment
to the four bars of the tune.
While defining the accompaniment,
at the bottom
of the main window you can
directly enter the first and last
the accompaniment should be
Point to the right hand edge of the "Bass line"
frame in the accompaniment array (gray).
The mouse pointer changes. Drag the edge to
the right to make it cover the four bars of the
tune. Release the
Your accompaniment is now completed.
Play the tune