Jalmus v2.1
by Christophe Richard
(Christophe Richard Website)

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Java Runtime Environnment 1.4

Last Updated: 2012-02-06
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Software Description

Jalmus is a free, open source music education software helping the musicians, specially pianists, to improve their sight-reading. You can train to read music with both exercises on notes or rhythms.

New in v2.1

  • Bugfix: turn off keyboard sound.
  • Bugfix : Tempo settings for rhythms reading.
  • Bugfix : "route" keyboard sound to an external midi device to avoid latency when playing notes.

New in v2.0

  • Mixed Exercises (combinednote reading, rhythm reading and score reading)
  • You can save all exercises on the Preferences panel.
  • Custom notes with accidentals on Score Reading exercise.
  • Some graphics improvements for rhythms
  • Adding dotted half on rhythm exercises
  • Jalmus could work with any acoustic instrument by using Prodipe Solo
  • Few lessons for violin and sax alto
  • 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

New in v1.8

  • Now supports 4/4, 3/4, 2/4 tempo
  • Window can now be re-sized
  • Added time signature alterations indicators
  • Removed speed cursor parameter
  • Show Metronome beats and cursor progress (optional)
  • Removed BareBoneBrowser class.
  • Jalmus now requires Java 6 to natively open a web browser
  • Removed GIF pictures to display notes
  • MusiSync truetype font used to display Notes (credits to Robert Allgeyer)
  • GIF background changed to PNG to be lighter
  • Metronome now uses MIDI channel 10, to use drum samples
  • Most of the source code is now in English

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Despite being listed as OSX, this is a Windows application. If you look at the screen shot you can see it.

Re: No OSX

Jalmus is a multi-platform program. Maybe a screenshot of the OSX version isnt available.

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