Arezzo User Manual



Arezzo helps you learn the basics of classical harmony, melody and counterpoint:

Once you think you created a proper harmonization, melody or counterpoint, you can check it, ask for advice if you're stuck, listen to it or save it on the Arezzo server.

Arezzo also offers communication tools that enable:

Optimal use of Arezzo requires a login name; you can get one free by sending an e-mail to Arezzo, using the address provided at the end of this manual. Note that this identifier will be used as a reference to your files. When you try Arezzo latter on, you'll be able to retrieve your own files. The "guest" login name account contains some examples you might want to look at.


The score is displayed in the usual way. Each bar is annotated with its number and the number of its first chord, given in parenthesis. This may be handy when analyzing the system's messages.

Various items can be selected, and color coded, with a left mouse button click or via the arrow keys:

Beside selecting items, here are the various operations permitted by Arezzo.

The File menu :

The Operations menu :

The Communications menu:

The Preferences menu :

The Alteration menu :

The Inversion menu :

The Duration menu :

The Insert menu -- to insert a new chord (resp. a new note) after the closest chord (resp. note) by clicking on the right mouse button (or use the left mouse while holding the Control key down) :

The ? menu :

It is also naturally possible to perform some operations :

Important note

Some actions only work if a dedicated server runs. If it doesn't seem to be running, please contact