Chord Progression Maps

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Post 15 Sep 2021

Will check this out tomorrow.
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Post 15 Sep 2021

Thanks for posting - that site is great.

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Post 16 Sep 2021

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Post 17 Sep 2021

Nice list. Thanks Billy.
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Post 17 Sep 2021

No worries
This site is also worth a bookmark

https://m.basicmusictheory.com

Click Topics to see what's available :thumbs_up:

A good example topic is intervals

https://m.basicmusictheory.com/topic/note-interval
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Post 17 Sep 2021

challism wrote:
15 Sep 2021
I found these chord maps to be very useful:
There's also maps for the minor keys:
https://mugglinworks.com/chordmaps/minorchartmaps.htm

And a really good iPad app:
https://www.mugglinworks.com/ChordMaps2/

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Post 17 Sep 2021

Very interesting. Cool thread. Thanks for sharing these links!

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Post 18 Sep 2021

If you're looking for something a bit more advanced you will definitely find Tessitura interesting

https://mdecks.com/tessituramac.phtml
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Post 18 Sep 2021

I like this one as well, too bad I they do not have ported them to Windows:




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Post 21 Sep 2021

Thanks, challism! I lost the chord progression map my old music theory professor gave me and since then have not been able to remember it. Thanks for the post! Will definitely be using this!

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Post 23 Sep 2021

hello,

i think this thread should become a 'sticky'
it has a wealth of information in it

and adding to it are these 3 videos
which really help me understand basic music theory

video 1 = scales



video 2 = chords



video 3 = chord progression / inversions





it really is compliments to RT user lungingidi445
who recently posted in the kitchen's 'what are you listening to' thread

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Post 07 Oct 2021

What other chords / intervals are useful to know?

With standard major (root + 4 + 3) and minor (root + 3 + 4) triads covered in most players what other intervals are useful to know?

sus2 (root + 2 + 5)
sus4 (root + 5 + 2)
P4 (root + 5)
P5 (root + 7)
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Post 11 Oct 2021

Billy+ wrote:
07 Oct 2021
What other chords / intervals are useful to know?
Dude, theory really? Haven't you ever heard of quad note generator with locrian player on top? Come on man.

Thanks, these are great resources!

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Post 11 Oct 2021

teddymcw wrote:
11 Oct 2021
Billy+ wrote:
07 Oct 2021
What other chords / intervals are useful to know?
Dude, theory really? Haven't you ever heard of quad note generator with locrian player on top? Come on man.

Thanks, these are great resources!
:lol:

Well with player devices it pays to understand more about what works and why rather than just hoping that the device is doing everything you might want to use.

Even if it's simple stuff like inversions, drop voicing and open positions it will improve not just your chords but help create bigger sounds and leave space between fundamentals that will eventually help your mix down.
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Post 13 Oct 2021

Bookmarked* - Cheers all.
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Post 15 Oct 2021

Posting this as it relates to the interval question I asked and I thought it might be of use (sorry about the YouTube ads) if I find a better one hopefully I will can update

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Post 22 Oct 2021

Thanks Ryan

Another handy option to spice up your chords "pedal tones"

Moved video to top list
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Post 22 Oct 2021

Billy+ wrote:
22 Oct 2021
Thanks Ryan

Another handy option to spice up your chords "pedal tones"

Fairplay to him, I thought this was good too. I had a go at it afterwards and came up with nice thing in C Dorian.

Speaking of which I tried to use Note Humaniser after Scales and Chords and it didn't seem to have an effect on any of the notes. Then I thought I'd try a trick Id seen somewhere using the Groove section in Tool window to set random ticks on one one of the groove channels to humanise the piano chords but i still couldn't get it to have any effect. Guess I'll have to edit the midi myself!

Edit: Im using latest R12 release.

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Post 22 Oct 2021

Billy+ wrote:
22 Oct 2021
Thanks Ryan

Another handy option to spice up your chords "pedal tones"

Ah, pedal tones... I didn't know what they were called; I always just called them drones. Like the bagpipe's drone or the banjo's drone string (as Ryan mentioned).

That was a good video. I would like to see more of these short 5 minute videos from Ryan. I miss his super duper cool neat tips series (whatever it was called).
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Post 23 Oct 2021

I still prefer to build chords by ear and eye not necessarily just within a scale or mode.

Using scale and chords the first thing I usually do is turn chords off and just use the scale filter to draw out a base scale then delete the player, mute the notes and create a new note lane and use multi view to see the scale under what I'm writing. Knowing that you can replace a minor with a major or vice verse and sticking to the number one rule

#1 if it sounds right it is right

I like to see the chords detector show multiple chords that it could be and outputting 1st 2nd 3rd inversions or C/F chords etc.
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Post 23 Oct 2021

screen capture isn't so good but hears an example

just the chords
chords1.gif
chords with a simple motif
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Post 25 Oct 2021

Another couple of videos about tensions and voicin added to the top post as links rather than embedded content as I'm noticing a big slow down in the thread which is probably due to the videos.

It might be a good idea to put the videos as links and remove the duplicates :thumbs_up:

Enjoy
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Post 29 Nov 2021

This is a really handy set of info, Challism. Thanks for sharing it.

Like Billy, I work primarily by ear and by instinct, but it's really interesting to work backwards and see why these things that we do unconsciously work in the way they do.

I'm enjoying the 'reverse arrow' idea which is mentioned in the footnotes of each diagram. I think I do that intuitively a lot of the time anyway, but doing it 'consciously'/deliberately is a useful approach for breaking out of stale patterns. It's a great way to surprise yourself by shifting to an unexpected chord (eg. a major VI where your ear might be expecting a minor vi). Suddenly you can feel an otherwise ordinary sequence shifting into quite grand, almost Freddie Mercury territory. It definitely merits further experimentation.

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