Virtual instrument for PC tuned for Byz.


Παλαιό Μέλος
IS there any virtual instrument for PC
Or any other way, of having instrument, tuned in byz. scales
Tuned to play byz. scales
It would be nice for beginner to learn better and faster

Thank you


Παλαιό Μέλος
I posted this question on FL Studio forum
And I got this answer

with few examples

One of members gave me example
He made the tones with example from this site

So can some just check this 3 scales that he made for me
Are they correct for playing ?
I put them in attachment

1 Diatonic
2 Hard Chromatic
3 Soft Chromatic

Sorry I had to reupload example (attach) more times
Im new to understanding byz. scales, so I believe last attachment is good example


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Παλαιό Μέλος
Just found another program, able to play byz skales
It is called Scala

This is home and download page

I was told this:
if you go to File:New:Mode and open the list at 72 you'll
find several of these Byzantine modes. Also under 68.
Select one, click OK, then press F4 to play with it.


Νέο μέλος
Hi aprilka.

I wish I knew how to help you, but I don't really know that much myself. Hopefully someone else can respond to your question. I figured it would be better to respond with this, rather than let you feel you were ignored.

God bless you for your efforts. May he enlighten us all to help us learn.



Παλαιό Μέλος
As for this forum, I only fill happines
I found here many neumes and rare chants, I was looking many years
Also found friends to learn more about byz. style

As for this topic
I believe most members here have nice understanding of scales
So they don't need any virtual instrument
But I am beginner to scales, and it is interesting playng and learning scales on PC

This is another page with virtual instr. enabled to play different scales

But I believe easy way is to start with FL studio (DAW)
Load sytrus (channels/add one/sytrus
Than drag and drop over sytrus this pressets (in attach)
And play with your PC Keyboard, or Midi Keyb. if you have one

D, E, F, G, A, B, C, D

Soft Chromatic
C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C

Hard Chromatic
D, Eb, F#, G, A, Bb, C#, D

Every button of Pc Keyb matches one of Midi Keyb.



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I don't know how many people would read my reply to this question since it was posted last year...

After spending a lot of time in the app store I found an instrument that has the scales and the the Byzantine tones with their proper Greek names. It is called:

"World Scales" (for iPad) I am pretty excited about it. For less than $5 I have a good isokratima and the unbelievable aspect of it is that it has in the instruments list the option "Byzantine choir" that has human voices recorded. It sounds really good. A small amplifier turns your iPad in a real Ison machine and you'll have a bunch of people to hold the ison for you.

I hope this helps. It would be interesting too see some other opinions on this.