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Author David Luebbert
Posted 7/24/09; 10:51:07 PM
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I invented this progression in a tunetext window and then invented the melody line using new operators that have recently become part of the tunetext specfication. The whole process took me about 20 minutes. That includes the mojo that tells the interpreter how to swing the melody line.

You'll see in the tunetext score that each of the melody notes are colored to show the harmonic interval that note forms with the root of the chord that accompanies it. There's a new "Perform with a click track" checkbox in the edit window.

The new Tunetext operators are 'runup' and 'rundown', which specify the direction that the next notes in a melody voice will move, 's' which adds a new melody note to the end of the melody on the next scale tone in the direction last set by 'runup' and 'rundown', and 'ch', which adds a melody note on the next chord tone in the direction last set by a 'runup' or 'rundown' operator.

If you click once on this score to play it, and then press the new "Edit This Tunetext" button in the Tunetext page that launches, you'll see the list of melody construction operators in the "Tunetext Entry For Score's Melody Voice" edit box.

Here is the operator list that created the melody line: swing:2,3,2,1.3,/8,r,r,s,s,s,r,r,s,runup,s,s,s,s,rundown,s,s,s,runup,s,s,s,rundown,s,s,s,s,s,s,runup,s,s,s,rundown,s,s,s,s,s,runup,s,s,s,rundown,s,ch,s,s,runup,s,s,s,runup,s,s,s,s,s,rundown,s,s,s,s,up,s,s,s,s,runup,s,s,s,s,s,s,rundown,s,s,runup,s,s,ch,s,s,rundown,*3,ch

I mostly typed enough 's' operators to make the melody long enough and then added runups and rundowns to keep the melody in range and to make it change direction at pleasing moments,

There's an 's' or 'ch' operator in the list for each note that was added to the list, and a 'r' for each of the four rests.

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