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Note by Note
Trial Version 1.20t

From: Applied MicroSystems, Inc.
Roswell, Georgia
(404) 552-9000 voice (404) 552-1257 BBS

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Note by Note is copyrighted and registered with the Library of
Congress in Washington, DC. Applied MicroSystems grants the user of
this trial version a 30-day license period to evaluate the soft-
ware. This trial version may be freely duplicated and distributed.

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Hardware Requirements:
MS-DOS operating system
Microsoft compatible mouse
VGA graphics (640x480)
512K of free RAM
Hard disk (highly recommended)
Sound card (Optional)

Starting Note by Note:
The only file needed to run this program is NBN.EXE. You MUST be
in the same sub-directory where NBN.EXE is located to run the
program. At the DOS prompt, type: NBN and press ENTER.

Note by Note includes built-in support for FM synthesis sound cards
If your system has a sound card, you may choose from a variety of
instrument sounds. Of course, a sound card is not required for Note
by Note operation. Without it, tones will be generated by the PC
speaker. There are no special actions needed to use your sound card
with Note by Note. If it is installed properly in your system, Note
by Note will detect it.

With a sound card, the sound button on the left of the Note by Note
screen will offer you a variety of instrument sounds to choose from,
as well as the option to turn the sound off altogether. Without a
sound card, the sound button will simply toggle the PC speaker
generated sound on or off (as indicated by the red LED to the left
of the sound button).

Note by Note
Trial Version 1.20t

When the program starts, you will be in FREE PLAY mode with the
piano keyboard. You will notice four buttons on either side of the
staff paper, as well as a HELP button and an EXIT button at the
bottom of the screen. The top three buttons on the left allow you
to select the piano keyboard, a guitar neck, or a set of letter
buttons. The fourth button on the left will toggle the sound on and
off. The four buttons on the right allow you to select the playing
mode. The top button is FREE PLAY, the second button (with the
single note) is SINGLE NOTE drill, the third button is MULTI-NOTE
drill, and the fourth button (with the 4/4 sign) is RHYTHM drill.
In this trial version of Note by Note, only FREE PLAY and SINGLE
NOTE drills are available.

Use the mouse to click on a piano key, guitar string, or letter
button. The selected note will be displayed on the staff paper, you
will hear a note from the PC speaker, and the name of the note will
be displayed in the status box at the bottom center of the screen.
As you continue to play, the notes will scroll to the left. Use
this mode to familiarize yourself with the notes on the staff, as
well as on your selected instrument.

When you select SINGLE NOTE drill, a note will be generated by the
computer and placed on the staff paper. You must then click on the
proper piano key, guitar string, or letter button to identify the
note. If you are correct on your first try, a new note will appear
immediately. If you are wrong, your note will be placed on the
staff paper to the right of the drill note, and you may continue
until you find the right note. The status box will be updated with
each try. If you are having trouble finding the correct note, you
may click on the staff paper and the correct key, string, or button
will be highlighted. Clicking on the SINGLE NOTE button will reset
your scores.

You may choose to drill on only one staff at a time. Click on the
clef symbol to select/deselect the staff to work with. If the clef
symbol is grey, no notes will appear on that staff.

Note by Note
Trial Version 1.20t

MULTI-NOTE Drill: (not available in the trial version)

The MULTI-NOTE drill offers a way to learn how to read music in
phrases, as opposed to simply identifying notes. You select the
number of notes to be displayed (from 2 to 8), and a delay from 0 to
8 seconds. The notes will be placed on the staff and will disappear
after the selected delay. You must then play all the notes to get a
correct score.

RHYTHM Drill: (not available in the trial version)
In the RHYTHM drill, a time bar replaces the instrument. Two
measures of notes and rests will appear. You must then click on the
proper counts on the time bar, in the order in which the notes
appear. When you have finished, the proper counts will be displayed
so you can see how you did. This drill is a very effective way to
learn how to count through measures.

At any time you may click on the HELP button to display context
sensitive help. While the help is displayed for the current drill,
you can also get general help on using the program.

ORDERING Information:
Please see the included file ORDER.FRM

Note by Note (NBN) is copyrighted 1991 by Applied MicroSystems, Inc.
All rights reserved.

Written in Microsoft 'C' and GRASP

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Archive   : NBN120T.ZIP
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