Imagine an interactive harmony map that reveals the secrets of tonal harmony, where every harmonic function is placed coherently through-out the map, respecting the rules of tonality in such a way that any tonal song is in front of your eyes. You just need to discover it!
“If you study or teach harmony, Mapping Tonal Harmony is an app you must try.”
Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro is an interactive harmonic map, where you can study and listen to any function in any key played in 5-part harmony with impeccable voice leading, using standard classical or jazz voicings with chords and tensions.
The map detects standard cadences such as PAC (perfect authentic cadence), deceptive and alternatives cadences, bass lines, chord-scales and can show the map in chord notation or functional notation including inversions and pedal points.
The Map has seven levels of complexity from Diatonic Functions to Secondary Dominants to Blues and Modes to a Complete Map.
You can use Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro in Browse mode where you study by tapping on the different functions, identifying them and listening to the different harmonic progression you create in real time. Mapping Tonal Harmony will detect any standard cadences and important bass lines.
In Progressions mode you can load any of the many progressions included in the app, from simple cadences to jazz workouts to entire songs or create you own. You can also view them as chord changes, with standard notation or jazz notation, view them functional analysis or with jazz analysis using arrows and brackets or as chord scales. Or any combination of any two of them. It also plays the progression using 5-part harmony or as a play-along in different styles with rhythm section (piano, bass, drums) to practice improvisation and jazz standards.
In Audio mode you can load audio tracks from your iTunes Library and sync the harmonic progression with the track to view the analysis play in the map in real time while you listen to the song.
Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro is so vast that it would be impossible to list all the features in a short article. The best way to understand the power of the is application is by watching the demo videos provided by mDecks Music in their YouTube Channel.
For more information here’s a link to the app’s webpage:
The Mapping Tonal Harmony Workbooks Vol. 1 thru 7
are also available at mDecks.com
About the Mapping Tonal Harmony Workbooks
The volumes in the Mapping Tonal Harmony collection have been envisioned as auxiliary material in the study of Tonal Harmony. The main objective of these books is to provide the student, teachers, composers and/or songwriters with a tool that will aid them in hearing, analyzing, foreseeing, and composing harmonic progressions without struggle, in all keys alike.
What’s new in version 4.1
. Larger Keyboard for better access to key changes.
. Improved tapping response for map functions.
. New tutorials on how to use the app
. Minor bug fix (previous voicing now shows now in the correct inversion)
What’s new in version 4.0
. Standard classical notation for all functions and inversions
. Inversions: Root, first, second and third inversions are now available in all modes
. Pedal points in all modes
. Five-part Voicings. Choose from a stock of voicings in SSATB configuration
. Standard music notation now shows the current and previous chord-voicing
. Voice-Leading Algorithm with a randomly selected voicing candidate to create valid variations for any progression
. Bass movement detector which identifies bass-lines in real-time
. 3-D Sound Panning: the sound for each function is now panned by using its location on the map.
. One Sound Bank for both Classical and Jazz voicings (now included within the app, no wifi necessary on installation)
. New Sliders which are more responsive and with buttons to change & control tempo and cadence-lines
. Progression paths can now be turned on/off
. Progress-bar reflects the current song playing time in audio mode
. Audio Songs Original Key button allows you to view the map in the song’s original key
. New Progressions using inversions and bass-lines
. Online manual