New music software launched in Nuku'alofa

PHOTO: L-R. Victor Mataele, Kik Velt, PM ‘Akilisi Pōhiva and Sione Langi. Photo/Supplied

A musical software that has been launched in Nukuʻalofa last week saw a dramatic change in instrumental music, notation and composition.

It has been claimed the work was a result of a 15 years research and study by Tongan musician and composer Victor Mataele.

With the ordinary music system that use the Italian notes, clefs and scale, Mataele used sets of Arabic numbers in which he claimed the “easiest music notation for use”.

In his speech during the ceremony, the Guest of Honour,  Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva said the new innovation would be introduced to the Music Committee of the education community in Tonga.

The founder of the Tau’olunga Computer, Kik Velt together with his work colleague, Sione Langi assisted Victor’s work in programming his music notation software making it available to be used in computer and internet.

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  1. Ko e fakamatala ʻeni ne faʻu ʻo ʻomai mei he ʻŌfisi ʻo e Palēmiá: Na’e faka’atā ‘e he ‘Eiki Palēmia, Hon. Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva ‘a e polokalama ako musika ‘o fakafou he ‘initaneti kae ngāue’aki ha nota fo’ou na’e fa’u ‘e Victor Mataele, ko e tokotaha musika ‘iloa ‘i Tonga ni.

    Kuo laka hake he ta’u ‘e 15 ‘a e fekumi ‘a Victor ki he musika, pea ko e taimi eni kuo ne pehē kuo fe’unga kae faka’ali’ali ‘a e ola ‘o ‘ene ngāue ki he fonua mo mamani, kae tautefito kia kinautolu ‘oku nau manako ke ako he mala’e ‘o e mūsika ‘o ngāue’aki ‘a e founga fo’ou ni.

    Na’e pehē ‘e Victor, ko ‘ene mūsika ko e “ nota faingofua taha ia..” ke ngāue’aki. Na’a ne fakahā na’a ne kole ke me’a ‘a e ‘Eiki Palemia he polokalama ni he ko ‘ene misi ia mo ‘ene visone ke ope atu ki he toenga e fonua ‘a e ‘ilo ni pea ke ngāue’aki e nota fakamusika ni ‘i he ngaahi ako’anga ‘i Tonga ni.

    Koe’uhí ko e ‘Eiki Palēmia ‘oku Minisitā ako, na’a ne faka’ali’ali ‘ene ngāue mo ‘ene tui ‘e ‘ahi’ahi’i ‘a e ‘ilo fakamūsika ni ki he fonua kimu’a pea toki mahino mei ai ha hoko atu.

    Ko e faka’ali’ali ‘o e ngāue ni ‘e Victor, neongo ‘a ‘ene fakatekinikale mo ‘ene hā fo’ou, ka na’e fo’ou ia ki he me’a ‘a e ‘Eiki Palemia mo e kau fakaafe na’a nau tefua he polokalama ‘i he ‘ilo fo’ou ko eni.

    Na’e tokoni kia Victor ‘a e pule ‘o e Kautaha Komipiuta ko e Tauolunga, Kik Velt fakataha mo ‘ene kau ngaue, Sione Langi, ki hono fakapolokalama’i ‘o e nota fakamusika ko eni ki he komipiuta mo e ‘initaneti. Na’e malava ke fakapolokalama’i ‘a e ngaahi nota fakamusika ko eni ki he ngaahi faile miti (midi files) pea kuo ‘osi kakato ia mo lele lelei.

    Na’a ne pehe ‘e leleiange ki he fanau ‘i Tonga ni mo ha tapa pē‘o mamani ke nau ngāue’aki ‘a e polokalama ako musika ko eni ki he ako tā piano pe kitā, ‘o lakaange ia ‘i ha’anau manako ke va’inga.

    Na’a ne pehē ‘oku mahulu hake ‘a e mahu’inga ‘o e ‘ilo fo’ou ni ‘i hono tā ai ‘o e ngaahi himi faka-Tonga mo e ngaahi hiva kehe pe, kae ngaue’aki ‘a e nota fo’ou. Kuo fokotu’u ‘e Victor mo ‘ene peesi ‘initaneti ma’a e kakai kehekehe ‘i mamani te nau fie faka’aonga’i ke ‘ahia ‘a e peesi.

    Ko e ola ‘o e ngāue ni, na’e tali ai ‘e he ‘Eiki Palemia mo fakamalo’ia’i ‘a e ngāue lahi kuo fakahoko ke lava ai ‘a e ngāue ko eni, mo fakahā ko e “nota fakamūsika faingofua” ko eni ‘e ngaue’aki mo faka’ali’ali ia ki he ngaahi ako’anga ‘i Tonga ni. Na’e fokotu’uange ‘e he ‘Eiki Palēmia ke ‘ave ‘a e ‘ilo ni ki he Talekita ‘o e Kulupu Hiva mo ‘Aati ‘a ‘Atenisi(AFPA), Sisi’uno Helu Langi ke nau talanoa’ike ngaue’aki.

    Ngata’anga

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