tonica fugata features

tonica fugata use sophisticed neural network techniques and artificial intelligence to ‘learn’ composers styles and can then recreate original harmonies in that style.

Chorale and four part harmony

You compose the melody of a song, hymn, piece of music, canon or fugue and tonica fugata does the rest.

In this example we have entered a chorale melody [play] and fugata has created the full chorale [play]. Of course you can also compose a prelude, canon, jazz standard or fugue. Try it out with the demo version!

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Fugues

Create the fugue you want with the fugue construction kit. You can set any form scheme. Ideal for beginners; via the connection between notation and the fugue construction kit you will see the fugue’s architecture in clear graphics – like a house with floors and rooms. For example enter the melody of the “Kum Ba Ya” gospel [play] and fugata will create a fugue around it [play].

Canons

What do you want – a three or four-voice canon? Choose baroque style, romantic style or jazz style. Canon variations for instrumental groups are no problem at all.

The melody is in the soprano, the alto enters as reversion, the tenor regularly, and the bass as canon cancrizans. No other software comes near this!

Jazz harmonies

Being a jazz musician you are probably not interested in avoiding consecutive fifths and octaves, but you need Sus chords, Maj7 chords and much more. tonica fugata has a complete jazz engine to allow for specific chords and harmonic changes. Your jazz compositions will sound truly authentic.

Listen to an initial fugata jazz harmonization [play] and then one re-worked using riffs etc. again by fugata [play].

Harmonic analysis

Evaluating your own compositions is easy! The program has been designed to tell you whether you have added the right notes to the chord in the four-parts, whether you have put the accidentals in the right places and whether you have created forbidden consecutives or other mistakes while composing your chords. If you want to evaluate one of your practice harmonies, all you have to do is create two windows, one containing your work and the other with the file created by tonica fugata – it couldn’t be easier! Parallel fifths and octaves are automatically displayed in the notation. Chord analysis is carried out in the evaluation window.

fugata-chord-descriptions

fugata-chord-descriptions

Your analysis assistant. Just imagine, you are faced with a complicated analysis of a piece of musical notation and you are unsure as to whether a chord is a shortened dominant seven nine chord or just an extended sub-dominant triad. tonica fugata will take care of all your doubts at the click of a mouse. tonica fugata is also able to precisely analyse complete scores, which contain no function or level indicators, based on a tonal centre.

fugata chord description thumbnail window. So if you ever wanted to know just what you or others have created, before you proudly present it to an unsuspecting public, or if you ever wanted to sneak a look at the masters, then tonica fugata’s analysis function is the ideal tool for you.

tonica fugata’s main features

General
  • Note entry via PC keyboard, Midi keyboard, mouse piano, mouse cursor
  • Real modulations
  • Full integration of Jazz harmonics
  • Support of transposing instruments
  • Create your own score templates
  • Import and export in MusicXML, CapXML and MIDI format
  • PDF export
  • Composition wizard: Create a composition in just a few steps
  • Real Time Entry and Step Entry of melodies via your Midi keyboard
  • Import and export functions for new composition styles
  • Undo and Redo; multiple steps possible
  • Zoom function for monitor
  • Many options for variation: Variable interaction between voices
  • “First steps” – Introduction at program start
  • Mode “Tutorial”: Animated demoes showing the most important functions
  • PDF manual available
  • Supports the capella-tune technology: Playback with historic or your own tunings
  • Note entry via PC keyboard, Midi keyboard, mouse piano, mouse cursor
  • Automatic four-part composition (styles: J.S.Bach, Max Reger, jazz)
  • Learning new composition styles using the Style Trainer – create your own style!
  • Five types of composition variations (prelude function)
  • Four-voice and three-voice compositions
  • Real modulations (two key levels)
  • Full integration of Jazz harmonics
  • Midi import & export and CapXML import and export
  • Direct interface to capella: View your fugue / your composition in capella with one mouse-click
  • Real Time Entry and Step Entry of melodies via your Midi keyboard
  • Import and export functions for new composition stylesUndo and Redo; multiple steps possible
  • Unrestricted distances between staves and lines of music
  • Zoom function for monitor
  • Many options for variation: Variable interaction between voices
  • Forbidden consecutives are displayed in the notation – also hidden consecutives on request
  • PDF manual available
  • Supports the capella-tune technology: Playback with historic or your own tunings
Fugue composition
  • Fugue composition with numerous variations up to 8 voices
  • Any fugue scheme - narrow ranges, reversions, augmentations etc.
  • Fugue templates up to 8 voices
  • Graphic fugue construction kit to create or change fugue schemes "Living" connection between fugue construction kit and notation
Canon composition
  • Canon composition (any number of voices)
  • Canon composition: Entering voices as reversion, retrograde, canon cancrizans
  • Canon composition: Entering voices at each interval
Harmonies - composition
  • Choice of presentation either as functional harmonics (T – D), interval theory (I-V) or Jazz harmonics (Cmaj7 – Gsus)
  • Automatic harmonizing
  • Analysis of harmonics, also in sections
  • Automatic cadence feature (with over 100 finished cadences by J.S. Bach and Max Reger)
  • Adding (partial) cadences, modulations; multiple options for the insert function
  • Comprehensive analysis information on the current cadence
  • All reversals, septchords and nonchords
  • Main and auxiliary functions
  • Secondary dominants
  • Modulations
  • Composition: Each voice can be the melody voice. Thus compositions for bass voices (ostinato) are possible!
  • Composition and variation: The vocal range can be restricted (for certain ensembles)
  • Dotted harmonization rhythm (important for harmonization in 6/8 time signature)
  • Voice duplication: Parallel voices at a given interval, for example for harmony singing
  • Pop music accompanying pattern for pattern orientated arrangements
  • Accompanying patterns up to eight voices
  • Different harmonization styles, for example Bach, Reger, Jazz, Pop, “neutral” style
  • Learning new composition styles using the Style Trainer – create your own style!
  • Several composition variations (prelude function)
Analysis
  • Automatic determination of important sections of the melody (phrases)
  • Harmonic analysis
  • Forbidden consecutives are displayed in the notation – also hidden consecutives on request
  • Modulations
  • Analysis of notation according to voice leading rules
  • Rule violations are displayed as error or warning
Figured bass
  • Realization of figured bass for multiple part harmonies
  • Four-voice figured bass realization optimized for keyboard players
  • Chords in close or distant position as desired