mezzo v0.3.1 Release Notes

Release Date: 2017-10-08 // over 5 years ago
  • โž• Added

    • Live playback on the terminal: Mezzo compositions can now be played back live from the terminal using an external midi synthesiser (e.g. SimpleSynth) and Euterpea.
    • Empty cadences: you can use end as a cadential phrase to compose a chord progression without a cadence.
    • Score transformation: you can use the functions such as delay and transpose to manipulate music at the MIDI track level. While this allows for more flexibility, composition of Scores is not rule-checked, so there is no static guarantee that the resulting music will sound good.

    ๐Ÿ”„ Changed

    • The melody constructor play has been renamed to start.

    ๐Ÿ›  Fixed

    • โœ๏ธ Readme typos and rule set changes in examples.
    • Clashes with Prelude's min function.

Previous changes from v0.3.0

  • โž• Added

    • Chord progressions: create chord progressions following the conventions of functional harmony.
    • Dyads: 2-note chords (thirds, fourths, fifths and octaves), together with their doubled versions.
    • Scores: break up a piece into sections that can be compiled and combined separately, and specify various attributes of the music, such as tempo, title, key and time signature.
    • Triplets: play three notes in the time of two.
    • Rule sets: customise the musical rules checked by the library. Includes three strictness levels, from no rule-checking to strict counterpoint.
    • Several small and large examples.

    ๐Ÿ”„ Changed

    • ๐Ÿ‘ Better error messages, showing the pitches that cause errors.
    • ๐ŸŽ Faster rule-checking performance.