I’ve stopped to develop and maintain Jalmus Software. It was a great experience and I hope my little work was useful for some musicians to learn read music.
PS : I’ve just fixed on version 2.3 the rest breve and semibreve inversion on Score Reading
Adding Greek translation (thanks to John Lakkas)
Fixing bug with speed faster than largo on Rhythm/Score reading (speed is between 0 and 200). Thanks to Ian Tierney Fixing bug when saving Score Reading with no custom notes . Thanks to Ian Tierney Update level when changing key on Score Reading preferences
Version 2.2 fixing language selection
New version of Jalmus is available with :
BUG FIX : turn off keyboard sound.
BUG FIX : Tempo settings for rhythms reading.
NEW FEATURE : "route" keyboard sound to an external midi device to avoid latency when playing notes.
Thanks to Henrik for this update.
New version 2.0
All exercises could be saved on Preferences panel. After saving your exercise, you can load it from your personal lessons directory.
Exercises (note reading, rhythm reading and score reading) can be mixed in a same lesson.
Custom notes with accidentals on Score Reading exercise. Accidentals doesn’t affect other identical notes in the measure like they do (it’s in to do list).
Some graphics improvements for rhythms (stem up or down according to pitch …)
Adding dotted half on rhythm exercises
Jalmus could work with any acoustic instrument by using Prodipe Solo
Few lessons for violin and sax alto (more to come)
New shortcut in lesson’s menu to open lesson’s directory and modify/create/delete directly the XML files (with any text editor).
In lesson mode you can pass an exercise by Escape key
Fixing permission problem installer for Windows 7
If you create lessons, please send me to adding them on next release.
Version 1.8 with some new features (credits to Massimo Callegari) is available on new project at SourceForge.
added an option to choose the measure tempo. For now just 4/4, 3/4 and 2/4 are supported possibility to resize Jalmus window. With this feature the user can choose how many measures to play added time signature indication after alterations removed speed cursor parameter added an option to show Metronome beats and cursor progress
removed BareBoneBrowser class. Jalmus now requires Java 6 to natively open a web browser removed GIF pictures to display notes notes are displayed through the MusiSync truetype font (credits to Robert Allgeyer) when rhythm game options are changed, the score is renewed (same as score reading game) GIF background converted to PNG to be ligther metronome now uses MIDI channel 10, to take advantage of drums samples most of the source code has been translated in english
Fixing problem when selecting chords or intervals on preferences panel Show name of interval or chord only for learning exercise
Adding Polish translation (thanks to Wojtek)
Fixing Italian translation (thanks to Massimo)
The main new feature is a score reading exercise only playable with MIDI keyboard : see demo on Youtube. You should first set latency and cursor speed like show on video.
Change log :
Score reading exercise
Improving main menu and preferences window
No more sound when mouse is moved on keyboard at screen (note reading exercise)
To do next :
Both clef together on note and score reading exercises
Integrate rhythm and score reading in lesson files
I’ve uploaded a version 1.5 corrected to resolve problem on rhythm exercise.
There are now two parameters to setup :
Latency : increase this value if the points are not superposed when you give rhythms on four first beats
Cursor speed : increase this value if the points move forward more and more
Please report any problem on forum.
Version 1.5 adding a rhythms exercise with possibility to give answers with SPACE key or better a MIDI keyboard connected to your computer.
A demo is available on «Features» page or on Youtube.
It’ s very important to set latency in preferences before play rhythm game. 10 May 2010 : New video demo of Jalmus 1.4 A video demo of Jalmus 1.4 with all exercises is available at the end of «Features» page .
New version is available with changelog :
Save and load preferences (language, midi options) in settings file when Jalmus close and start
Adding buttons to select range of notes in note reading game.
The notes to train are now visible in green on keyboard at screen.
Slow down note reading game in line.
Fixing sound problem at the end of a game (I hope it’s OK now).
Update 13/05/2010 :
Fixing problem with green keys in learning game
The rhythm game have sound even the sound checkbox is off in midi options (the MIDI keyboard play sound too).
To do next :
Improve note reading game with piano staff
Add new exercise on rhythms with possibility to use MIDI keyboard
Final release of version 1.3 :
Adding new languages : Korean (thanks to Sugarclean), Finnish (thanks to Tuomas) and Esperanto (thanks to Christophe Chazarein)
New version of Izpack installer
Cleaning the code : using Eclipse instead JBuilder (no more executables except jar file)
Fixing bug with sound when stop a rhythm game
Fixing C3 key to start Notereading game
The main feature added in this version is a system to create a set of exercices by using an XML file.
This release contains twelve lessons only translated in french and english. You can create your own lessons files or translate the provided lessons. Please send your files to firstname.lastname@example.org to add them in next release.
If you use and appreciate Jalmus, please help me to translate, the documentation (especially Deutsch and Italiano) or the Website.
Change log :
new system of lessons
possibility to transpose little keyboards in MIDI preferences
bug fixed when you modify parameters before selecting the game
game paused when MIDI preferences selected
bug fixed for random accidentals in C Major
The new release could be dowloaded here. It’s a beta version with probably some bugs. So please report them on users mailing list.
The main feature added in this version is a sytem to create a set of levels by using an XML file. . The beta version contains three lessons for testing. You can create your own files but the syntax available on wiki could be changed in the final release.
added "Pause option" by using key "P"
corrected turkish translation
First, I would like to wish you an Happy New Year.
New release 1.1 RC1 was available here.
New "Learning game" for Note Reading.
New language available : Turkish. Thanks to Özgür Basol.
System to select range of notes for "Note Reading" was improved.