The software "Duett" supports students playing music instruments with a piano accompaniment.
In the focus there is not an adding of a virtuous piano player, but a very simple and clear accompaniment. So also inexperienced musicians as well as children are able to start immediately with practicing.
You enter a chord chain text, select a piano style and a tempo. The app will play this accompaniment in an endless loop. You can transpose the chord chain and switch the volume ratio of bass to chord. You can turn on a metronom.
This FREE version
....offerns "Major" and "Minor" chords. They can be played in 5 different "Piano Styles". and measures. The speed is adjustable in 10 steps. You can create one new "Piano Style" and play it immediately.
The FULL version (also aviable)
...offers more chords: all variations of Major, Minor, Aug, Dim, 6, 7, maj7 and 9. You can enter chord chains with 2 chord each bar. Your chords chains will be saved to recall them. You can ajust tempo in fine scale, volume ratio of bass and chord in fine scale. You can create and save more "Piano Styles"
Enter A Chord Chain:
Touch the chord chain field. Enter the letters C D E F G A H for Chord names and B or # for "Flat" and "Sharp". Use M for "Minor". Easy Edit: You need not enter SPACES or Uppercase/Lowercase. Use H for Note B. Use Hb for Bb-Chord. Sample: "hbgmd#f" will become "|: Hb | Gm | D# | F :|" automatically.
move the Slider to change speed in 10 steps from 40bpm to 240bpm.
Touch the "+/-" Button to change transpose from -5 upto +6 notes. Transpose only changes the audible result, not the chord chain text.
Touch the metronom button to add a metronom beat. The timing of the metronom depends on the selected style.
DUETT can play your chord chain in 5 different piano styles:
- simple 4/4 with only quarter notes.
- simple 3/4 with only quarter notes.
- Reggae Style
- 8-beat Pop
Move the slider to change the ratio of bass to chord in 3 steps: "more chord", "equal" and "more bass"
Creating New Style
You can change the style "MyStyle". Touch the "EDIT" button. Select a length of the style from 3/4 upto 8/4. Select a fine resolution from 1/8, 1/8T, 1/16 upto 1/16T. "T" means "tribleds".
The top window shows a grid with three rows: M (Metronom), C (Chord) and B (Bass). The columns represent the timing positions in the style. Touch a position to add a event. Touch again to remove it.
The Metronom row offers two different events: "Click" and "Click + Bing"
The Bass row offers three different events: "I" (Base note), "III" (a Third), "V" (a Fifth)
If the style s longer than the screen, move the slider to reach all timing positions.
Touch "SAVE" to store your changes to MyStyle. Touch "SONG" to return to the Accompany mode.