Accompanist - Improve Your Musical Improvisation
Version: 1.0.3Accompanist is a free Mac application that will allow you to improve your musical improvisation:
Operating System: Mac OS X
· Easily input a sequence of chords, and Accompanist will generate piano accompaniment in a variety of musical styles.
· Use the intuitive editing tools to tweak this accompaniment or to create your own.
· Then, play along right inside Accompanist, or export tracks to Garageband!
With Accompanist, you'll be able to play more accurately, faster, and with more confidence. Learn to improvise over any set of chords, at any tempo, in any key.
Here are some key features of "Accompanist":
· Listen better. By playing along with Accompanist, you can hear how notes fit into a chord.
· Play more accurately. Accompanist plays chords in time, which forces you to play along to the right chord at the right time.
· Play faster. By adjusting the tempo, you can become comfortable playing at any speed.
· Play in any key. By transposing chords with the built-in transposition tool, you can learn to play a tune in any key.
· Play in different musical styles. Accompanist comes with pre-defined phrases for a variety of musical styles.
· Pre-defined musical phrases:
o Adapt to the chords you specify. If the chord has a minor third, for instance, the phrase will play a minor third.
o A variety of musical styles
o Can be used for a variety of time signatures
· Support for 10 time signatures
· Intuitive chord and note editing tools.
o Supports 36 chord types in every key
o Supports pitches in four octaves
o Intuitive mouse-based interface for efficient editing
· Transposition of chords and notes
· Two-track piano voicing for playback
· Playback with easily readable chords for practicing.
· Playback tempo control for speed and accuracy practice.
· Pleasing-sounding, accurate metronome.
· Export tracks to Garageband for further editing.