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by aruffo
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Updates and fixes
Topic: Chordhopper: Bug with chord #26 (C major 7)
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Re: Chordhopper: Bug with chord #26 (C major 7)

Yes, that's undoubtedly what is going on. I apologize for that. (I'm glad that the keyboard is still working.) It's puzzling that the program wouldn't recognize the highlight for the hover, though, because it uses the same reference as does the key remap. I may be able to look into this... it's been...
by aruffo
Mon May 27, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Should an old person even use the computer program?
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Re: Should an old person even use the computer program?

Being able to "name notes" in the pseudo-AP sense of the term is as musical useful as my being able to name the letters of the Greek alphabet. It doesn't do any good unless it can be integrated with fluent language. I wonder what your experience is right now. Also, of course, "been shown to be" is a...
by aruffo
Sun May 26, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Completely unrelated discussion
Topic: Chris what are you up to?
Replies: 3
Views: 1406

Re: Chris what are you up to?

Not dead! Here's the shortest version: Why no updates? Since finishing my PhD studies in 2012 I've been trying to stabilize my employment situation (yes, this whole time) which has impeded significant progress on everything else. It looks as though that may have finally turned around as of this year...
by aruffo
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Absolute Pitch Painter
Topic: Varying timbre
Replies: 10
Views: 4670

Re: Varying timbre

Yes, that's the problem. I've been looking into possibilities for app programming; that's really the only obvious next step.!
by aruffo
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Chordhopper
Topic: Chordhopper replaces Chordfall?
Replies: 1
Views: 710

Re: Chordhopper replaces Chordfall?

Chordhopper is indeed the replacement for Chordfall. The value of Chordhopper and Absolute Pitch Avenue, together, is that they increase your ability to pick out individual pitches within tonal masses. That is: Chordhopper helps you to pick out the pitches in a chord, and Absolute Pitch Avenue teach...
by aruffo
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: What's new?
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

Re: What's new?

Oh, and the reason for such a delay in my reply isn't just my being busy.. it's that the moderators' queue is regularly filled with literally thousands of spam messages, making it difficult to spot the real ones. I'm still here and active!
by aruffo
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: What's new?
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

Re: What's new?

Hallo! Nothing very new to be found online right now. Where there will next be something new is in the We Hear and Play arena, but I can't promise when. Most of my "free" time right now (ha!) is focused on developing and expanding my work in rhythmical language ( A Rational Guide to Verse:...
by aruffo
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Painter
Topic: Varying timbre
Replies: 10
Views: 4670

Re: Varying timbre

Honestly, I'm not sure-- I just know that every time I indicated a note other than the standard MIDI it didn't work on a PC. What "control change messages" are you referring to?
by aruffo
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Painter
Topic: Varying timbre
Replies: 10
Views: 4670

Re: Varying timbre

The Mac could handle that stuff just fine—but the PC build would just play noise. It was frustrating.
by aruffo
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Questions about the program
Replies: 0
Views: 1457

Re: Questions about the program

There are four games in the Ear Training Companion: Absolute Pitch Avenue, Absolute Pitch Painter, Interval Loader, and Chordhopper. Absolute Pitch Avenue and Chordhopper will improve your ability to detect individual pitches in musical sounds. Unfortunately, as the success of these games made me di...
by aruffo
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Buying the course
Replies: 0
Views: 731

Re: Buying the course

Hi there! Yes, the site is still alive. I apologize for your post never showing in the forum; what you don't see is that, as a moderator, I'm receiving about 1000 spam messages every two weeks. I try to spot the real messages among the spam and approve them, but it's not easy. I'm hoping that upgrad...
by aruffo
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Updates and fixes
Topic: Chorhopper Bug?
Replies: 3
Views: 3912

Re: Chorhopper Bug?

So the only solution is to quit the game and restart..?
by aruffo
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Updates and fixes
Topic: Fix for delayed pitch in APP level-up round
Replies: 0
Views: 968

Re: Fix for delayed pitch in APP level-up round

Thanks for catching that. The ID3 tag isn't used by the ETC program for anything, so changing it shouldn't affect game play (except removing that split-second delay!).
by aruffo
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Chordhopper
Topic: Purpose of Chordhopper for Adults
Replies: 3
Views: 2795

Re: Purpose of Chordhopper for Adults

From what I know, the "turning off" (or on) of absolute pitch isn't actually a thing. The appropriate comparison, as I understand it, is that of listening to someone talk. When someone talks to you, you hear all the individual letter-sounds (phonemes), and if you were asked name them all y...
by aruffo
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Chordhopper
Topic: Purpose of Chordhopper for Adults
Replies: 3
Views: 2795

Re: Purpose of Chordhopper for Adults

I'm sure that there are many and varied (and passionate) opinions about the value of chords and intervals to musicianship, composition, and musical experience. I'll leave that kind of speculation aside for the moment and answer the question you've asked: what good is Chordhopper to adults? The answe...