Harmony Practice 3
released as a freeware program - is designed to allow music-students to learn and practice (write, listen to) four-parts harmony (a three-parts option is provided), according to classical treatises. Its main purpose is checking and explaining every possible error. HP3 is enough "intelligent" a software to be a rather "patient teacher".
Main new features:
Microsoft Net Framework 4.5 Client Profile
Who should use Harmony Practice?
HP3 is addressed to all students of music who attend courses, either in the traditional form or with recreational purposes. In a few words, HP3 is useful for anyone who wants to know more about music.
What can you do with HP3? You can realize harmony exercises: given basses, given melodies (soprano voice), and...learn to do it.
|How can you learn with HP3? |
Simple! Whenever you need to check your exercise for errors, you will learn, and classical harmony will seem ever easier and closer to you. After writing some chord-links, you can press the F3 function key, or go to the Tools menu; and launch correction! HP3 stops when finding a mistake. This is indicated in red. In addition, a small window gives you information about the current error, allows you to listen to the chord-links. At the end of the checking procedure, HP3 warns that chord descriptions have been automatically determined .You can decide to accept new data, or reject them, if you prefer to insert chord descriptions by yourself.. Same behaviour for modulations.
Technical information about the error-checking procedure
The process consists of five main moments, all executed automatically in background:
|a fast menu gives access to several actions:||Note: right-clicking on a selected area, results in a more specialized fast menu:|
ERROR LIST WINDOW
This window is prompted at the end of a checking procedure, given the case that any not indicated modulations (even a passing one) have been detected.
even if Harmony Practice is often able to find the right tonality to refer to, inserting modulations manually remains a good habit, since it gives the program a better and faster way of understanding chord-functions during the analysis process. This window will never appear when the modulation locker (Document menu or Document attributes palette) is activated.