This will scan all patterns on a given track to find chords (3 or more simultaneous notes). It will create a unique phrase for each chord it finds in the selected instrument.
You can then play each chord with a single note or play the chord progressions by stepping through the keyboard.
This is somewhat inspired by the Cthulhu plugin and other chord memorizers but doesn’t come with all the preset data, however you can use this with freely available midi files online to create your own chord sets.
Usage is simple, there is no GUI (yet), just select the track with your note data and select the instrument you want the chord phrases written to and run the tool.
Added settings option so that you can set the minimum number of notes in a chord from 1 to 6.
Tool can also now be run from the track context menu.
Slightly off topic, but do you think there is possibility to add…
or maybe a different tool is needed for chord progressions ?
With all these chords opening Pandora’s box sort of speak,
I feel, without the chord progression chart, users who are not
accustomed to writing chord progressions might just blindly slap chords together
without the progression in mind… I just feel that my contribution
is half glassed.
The other half of me feels, well… ok, people can do what ever they want,
and I’ll just leave it at that.
I would like to look at how to do this but I will need more time (this tool only took me a couple of hours to make). I have to admit my understanding of music theory is limited I don’t really get how chord progressions work, is a good progression entirely subjective or is their some kind of mathematical basis? I’m not sure, the progressor tool uses an algorithmic method so I should try and understand that first.
At the moment I am as you say just blindly slapping chords together and judging by what sounds right but there is no real method. It would be nice in a future version to be able to reorganise extracted chords based on their relationships to each other and also generate new chords.
Thanks for the link though, thats a useful staring point, the related site: www.howmusicreallyworks.com seems quite good too so I will do some reading up on it.
Ok, thanks for your thoughts and opinion on the matter. For now, your tool combined
with other tools, seems a good enough check point for the future.
I would say yes, it has some kind of mathematical basis. I have to check out the progressor
tool too and see if it coincides with what I’ve learned from the book.
Nothing wrong with using ears and having fun too. The technical side of things can sometimes
take the fun away… I suppose I was trying to do the same with all these chords when I did
them, trying to prep them for fun time instead of fun time turning into technical time.