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Jaliya V4 is a new, innovative teaching software for Westafrican music und instruments.

The Shareware Version is fully functional (except that facilities New, Import and Export are disabled) and contains a choice of notations of typical music styles, original sounds and animated visualizations of the instruments listed below.

The Full Version contains a huge library of original music for all these instruments.

Kora - bridgeharp from Gambia/Senegal/Mali, 21 strings, heptatonic
- 162 pieces
Ngoni/Kontingo/Xalam - lute from Mali/Gambia/Senegal, 4 strings
- 30 pieces
Balafon Manding - xylophone from Gambia/Senegal/Mali, heptatonic
- 45 pieces
Balafon Burkina - xylophone from Burkina Faso/Mali, pentatonic
- 6 pieces
Percussion - Djembe, Kenkeni, Dundun, Sangpan, Dundunba - Malinké Ensemble, Guinée/Mali
- 313 pieces
Percussion2 - Sabaro, Kutiriba, Kutirindingo - Mandinka Ensemble, Senegal/Gambia/Guinea Bissau
- 3 pieces
Donso Ngoni - bridgeharp from Mali, 6 strings, pentatonic
- 44 pieces
Kamale Ngoni - bridgeharp from Burkina Faso/Mali, 13 strings, pentatonic
- 11 pieces
Sintir/Guimbri/Hadjoudj - bass lute from Morocco (Gnaouna), 3 strings
- 8 pieces
Valiha - bamboo zither from Madagascar, 18 strings, heptatonic
- 1 pieces
Marovany - box zither from Madagascar, 18 strings, heptatonic
- 4 pieces
Mvet - stick zither from Cameroon, 8 strings, tetratonic
- 1 pieces

More instruments to come!

See some screenshots of Jaliya V4 in the respective tours for the various instruments.

Get the update to version 4.1.1 of Jaliya with the latest improvements of the software if you have already downloaded a previous version.

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Supported Operating Systems: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista.

No tests have been made with Windows Emulators (i.e. VMWare) on other platforms (i.e. Mac, Linux). However, some users have reported that Jaliya V4 works fine on Mac's Virtual PC. Use at your own risk!




Download Jaliya V4.11 Shareware Version
Download size 39.5MB

Download to a temporary directory (i.e. c:\temp) and run the setup program jaliyasetup.exe
This will install Jaliya V4 Shareware Version.

That's it!
Now you can run jaliyav4.exe from the application directory
(if you did not change it during installation it's in c:\program files\jaliyav4),
from the Start menu or optionally from a desktop shortcut.

    Under Windows 95 and Windows 98 you might need to install a Microsoft component for database support
    (error message saying something like "provider not found ..."):
    Download Microsoft DCOM95 from here
    Download Microsoft DCOM98 from here
    It is required to have Microsoft DirectX 8.0 or higher installed.
    Download Microsoft DirectX current version from here
    Download size 35MB
    follow the instructions of Microsoft to install
    please notice that DirectX 8.0 must be installed under Win95, higher DirectX Versions need Win98/ME/2000/XP/10/11
    DirectX cannot be installed under WinNT4

    Windows XP, Vista, 10 or 11 users don't need that !!


Update to the newest Version

If you have already installed an earlier version of Jaliya you can update to the actual version (V4.1.1).
Please contact info@kora-music.com

Features added since release of V4.0.0:

    Menu - Extras - Capture to Wave File
    When playing the notation the music will be captured to a .wav file (Play - Stop, => Audacity.exe .mp3).

    Scrolling Notation
    The notation will be scrolled synchronously with the music playing.

    Stopped Sounds
    Notes sounding too long can be stopped at every tick.

    Swing slider
    Gives straight rhythms (2/4/8 pulses) a triolic feeling, gives triolic rhythms (3/6/9 pulses) a "dotted" feeling,
    > 0 stretches first half of beat and shrinks second half, < 0 does the reverse

    Volume and Pan sliders for Percussion
    Control Volume and Panorama individually for every instrument, mix Djembe1 to the left and Djembe2 to the right ...

    Hand-to-Hand notation for Djembe
    Notes for Djembe will automatically be shown hand2hand: red=right, blue=left. Bells are all left handed.

    New Design
    Program interface and software pages on www.kora-music.com/jaliya have got a new design. You look at it.

    New lute-type instruments added
    4-string Ngoni/Kondingo/Xalam (trad. "guitar" from Mali/Gambia/Senegal)
    3-string Sintir/Guimbri/Hadjoudj (Gnaoua bass guitar from Morocco)
    are included in Jaliya V410.
    Left hand fingering and right hand plucking is shown, original sounds are played.


Jaliya V4 Full Version

Jaliya V4 Full Version currently features more than 160 Kora notations of traditional pieces with variations and improvisations
played in the style of more than 30 Kora musicians from all Mande cultural regions.

I have transcribed many of the recordings listed in the Kora Discography as well as private performances of many Kora Fola I recorded in West Africa.
Now this collection of tunes and playing styles has grown to the most complete library of written Kora music to be found in the world (if there is another one ...) and it is still growing.

Jaliya V4 Full Version further contains notations and original sounds of traditional music for several:
Balafon, Percussion (Djembe), Percussion2 (Sabaro), Donso Ngoni, Kamale Ngoni, Ngoni, Sintir, Marovany, Valiha, Mvet

Jaliya V4 Full Version is available for Euro 50 for private usage.
All notations for all instruments in one package.
Pay with PayPal !

What will happen after you buy with Paypal ?

After your Paypal payment I will be notified by Paypal about your purchase.
Then I will sent an email to the address you gave Paypal with a link to the Full Version download file attached.
When you download and install this package you have upgraded to the Full Version and can use it without restrictions.

For institutional usage (multi-user license) contact info@kora-music.com.

  • Registered Users will receive extended versions of the software and the notation archive for free.

  • Registered Users may download new notations as JNF-Files (Jaliya Notation Files) as they are published on this page and import them into their notation archive.

  • Registered Users may export their creations as JNF-Files (Jaliya Notation Files) to exchange them with other users.

To purchase and register the Full Version you may also contact info@kora-music.com

Please download the Shareware Version on this page first and check if the software runs correctly on your system before you order Jaliya V4 Full Version.
After payment and registration you will receive the Full Version's archive file by e-mail.


Payment Confirmation

Thank you very much for buying Jaliya V4!

You will receive an e-mail within the next 3 days with Jaliya V4 Full Version package attached as well as upgrade instructions.
You may log in at www.paypal.com to your account to see the details of the transaction.

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