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BASS LINES WINDOW

The Bass Lines window is where bass lines are created. This window is active only when the Bass Line | Manual menu item is selected in the Main window, otherwise bass lines are automatically made up by the program.

The Bass Lines window has these components:

Scr Help button
Help for this window (screen)
Item Help button
Help for any item - click this button and then click the item that you need help for
Set button sets the bass lines for the selected Chord Fields.
When the Set button is clicked, the borders of the selected Chord Fields are highlighted in red.
Left slider selects the Chord Fields in the first half of the row of the Composition Panel opposite the slider's position
Right slider selects the Chord Fields in the second half of the indicated row
Clear All button removes all bass lines from all Chord Fields in the Composition Panel
Fields Table
three rows and four columns of white 1-bar Chord Fields, displaying chords selected for use in the Chord Progressions window
Units Table
three rows and four columns of colored 2-bar Units, displaying forms selected for use in the Form (Melody) window
No Bass Line clears bass line for the selected Chord Fields. Useful for deleting specific selections.
Root root held throughout the bar
Dotted Root root repeated in "dotted" rhythm i.e., dotted quarter note followed by an eight note followed by a half note;
Root Fifth root on the first beat of each bar and dominant on
the third beat of each bar
Dotted Root-Fifth root and fifth as above but in "dotted" rhythm
Walking Scale bass moves by quarter notes up and down notes of a scale
Walking Chord bass moves by quarter notes up and down notes of a chord (presently, triads only)

see also Basic Patterns, Bass Lines