Welcome to Atonal Assistant

A Web-based software application that performs basic pitch-class set calculations and operations.

Written with the set-theory novice in mind, this pedagogically-oriented program was specifically designed for compatibility with Joseph Straus' Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory, 3/e. Students and instructors alike may use the program to check answers to textbook exercises, check calculations, or freely explore the pitch-class set universe.

Current Version: 2.20d

Release date: 26 November 2010


LAUNCH ATONAL ASSISTANT

Click here to launch Atonal Assistant v2.20. By launching the program, you agree with the licensing, terms of use, and disclaimer statement below.

Author:
Dr. Reginald Bain, Professor
Composition and Theory
University of South Carolin
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rbain@mozart.sc.edu


Technical Requirements

Atonal Assistant runs under most browsers including Apple's Safari for iPad. The program requires JavaScript (1.2+) to be enabled. It also requires your browser's pop-up windows feature to be turned on. Aminimum monitor display size setting of 1024 x 768 is required to see all program elements at once.

Download Firefox

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Troubleshooting

Click here to go to the Troubleshooting section of Atonal Assistant's Help module.

Licensing, Terms of Use, and Disclaimer

ATONAL ASSISTANT IS COPYRIGHTED SOFTWARE THAT IS CURRENTLY BEING DISTRIBUTED OVER THE WEB FOR NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY. THE PROGRAM AND ITS DOCUMENTATION MAY NOT BE ALTERED, COPIED, OR DOWNLOADED WITHOUT THE WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR. ATONAL ASSISTANT AND ITS DOCUMENTATION ("THE SOFTWARE") ARE PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR "AS IS". ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PUROSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to my students at the University of South Carolina who have helped beta test the program and have made numerous suggestions for its improvement. Special thanks to Drew Allen, Brian Bemman, Greg Jabaily, Kristen Kirby, Jessica Porterfield and Alex Wroten.


Updated: April 17, 2012

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