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


Chord symbol based

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.


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 arrange dialog.


Non chord based

It is easy to use MusiCAD to add some basic 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.

Accompaniment features