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MusiCAD offers a heap of accompaniment features to help you arrange or let you verify used harmonization by just listening.


Autmatic accompaniment

Whenever you have placed chord symbols with your melody line (as most lead sheets do), together with the tune's meter, repeat signs and manual bar lines, MusiCAD has enough information to supply you with some basic accompaniment parts. As soon as chord symbols are detected in the main melody part, MusiCAD will add automatic bass line and automatic chord line during playback. All automatic parts are not visible by default. However, you could view and/or edit them as you feel fit. Use the score dialog to select parts to be visible or hidden.


Chord based voices

Apart from the automated chord- and bass line, you can instruct MusiCAD to add broken chord line, simple piano accompaniment and other parts using the new part dialog


    Chords on beat (1 and 3)

    Chords on afterbeat 2 and 4

    Chords on any beat

    Double chords on afterbeat

    Double syncopated chords on afterbeats


    Arpeggio (broken chords)

    Fast arpegio

    Alternative arpeggio 1 to 6

    Bass line

    Piano accompaniment

    Chord fundamentel note

Non chord based

It is easy to use MusiCAD to add some basic parallel second voice part like a third, sixth or octave above or below. The original melody line is copied and inserted as new part wihin your score (or even within the current voice, adding notes to sticks).



Other possibilies include a basic part for drums or one or more simple percussion parts which can (and most of the time you should) be edited to suit your needs.


See alse:

     how to arrange music

Accompaniment features