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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:21 am    Post subject: Chord sequencing Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I've been thinking about how to build some sort of auto-accompaniment patch that does simple harmonization of incoming melody notes, but I'm not sure how to start. There are a few chord-related patches in the library, but one seems to be about chord storage and the other uses a ring modulator, so it's more like an FX patch - I'm thinking something more music-theory style.

I can think of how to automatically construct major and minor thirds simply enough, and have them trigger on 'strong' beats from incoming tempo, but that only seems like part of what would be needed. Really I'd like to make something that will generate simple chord progressions, but I'm not that good at chords - I had some classical piano lessons when I was a kid and never really learned how to bang out chords and vamp over them like rock and blues players do. I'm not much good at classical piano either Embarassed I can play and sequence chords manually but only very basic ones, and I don't really know where to go with them: I guess I''d like to use the G2 to help me find interesting chord progressions in a less random way than I am doing at present.

Is this even practical? I have no idea how arranger keyboards work - if they depend on a big library of standard chard/rhythmic progressions then maybe I should just stick with sequencing them manually. Oh, dunno if it helps but I rather prefer modes like Phrygian as opposed to the jazzy minor 7th type chords that are typical of house and Detroit techno.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The G2 is great for building chord stuff! I've dabbled a bit with it in some noodles (not sure how useful they are to look at though). There was a nice talk/performance by Ark on an electro-music event a few years ago where he explained his patches that built harmonies and extra voices out of what he played on the keyboard - I'm not sure if that can be found here on the site (had a quick look and didn't find it).

If you have some ideas maybe we could post some patches here in the thread? I'd love to get deeper in this stuff too.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I did a very simple thing here:

http://electro-music.com/forum/topic-56838.html

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

http://electro-music.com/forum/topic-48190.html

This turns notes into chords using keyquantise and abusing the mono/poly architecture, might provide some ideas.

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