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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