Otomata 16 Jul 2011 Click on the grid below to add cells, click on cells to change their direction, and press play to listen to your music. Update: Click here to get Otomata for your iPhone / iPod / iPad! Common Chord Progressions—The Complete Idiot’s Quick Guide Writing chord progressions can be one of the trickier things about writing a music composition. It would seem that creating a harmonious chord progression is just a matter of applying a few hard-and-fast rules. It isn’t quite as simple as that—there are a lot of choices available, and the rules aren’t always hard and fast. In this guide, we’ll look at the more common chord progressions found in both popular songs and other types of compositions and the rules for using them. Note: All examples are given in the key of C. Example:C-F
Common Chord Progressions—The Complete Idiot’s Quick Guide Writing chord progressions can be one of the trickier things about writing a music composition. It would seem that creating a harmonious chord progression is just a matter of applying a few hard-and-fast rules. It isn’t quite as simple as that—there are a lot of choices available, and the rules aren’t always hard and fast. In this guide, we’ll look at the more common chord progressions found in both popular songs and other types of compositions and the rules for using them. Note: All examples are given in the key of C.
dbCinema Binary Meditations Videos of dbCinema in action are screen recordings of dbCinema sessions I've done using the desktop version of dbCinema. The Full Meal Deal is dbCinema itself. With all the interactive controls. You are first prompted to specify the concept. dbCinema then does a Google image search on the concept and retrieves images somehow related to the concept. Then dbCinema uses those images as 'paint'. Online Drum Machine Drumbot is the next best thing to a real drummer. Full song loops and tons of grooves. Designed specifically for non-drummers for use as backing tracks during song composition. We've partnered with real drummers, (can you think of a better beat maker?)
Learn these most common chord progression types and never get stuck again… When it comes to playing songs, there are tons of progressions to learn. But I want to focus on what I think are the 3 most commonly used types. And even among this group, I think the “Pareto principle” or “80-20 rule” would apply — meaning just the 1st type will probably be responsible for majority of chord progressions out there in songs (or as they put it, 20% of something will generally be responsible for 80% of a result). For the purposes of this lesson, let’s label each type of progression as “A,” “B,” and “C.”
Key Chords Key Chords app generates guitar chord progressions automatically. Use it free online, or get the app for Mac, Windows or iOS (iPad) - Click on a chord to preview how it sounds. - Drag and drop to arrange the chord progression - Tweak the settings to control the playback speed Or role the dice and Key Chords will automatically generate a nice sounding progression. Select a Key: Getting Started With Generative Art Generative art as defined by Philip Galanter is, “Any art practice where the artist creates a process, such as a set of natural language rules, a computer program, a machine, or other mechanism, which is then set to motion with some degree of autonomy contributing to or resulting in a complete work of art.” I became a huge fan of generative art after I went to a presentation by Joshua Davis at Adobe Max. His presentation was on his new experimental work, titled “space”. It was a real treat to see how Joshua pushes himself and his work to the next level.
KeyFinder KeyFinder is an open source key detection tool, for DJs interested in harmonic and tonal mixing. Designed primarily for electronic and dance music, it is highly configurable and can be applied to many genres. It supports a huge range of codecs thanks to LibAV, and writes to metadata tags using TagLib. It's intended to be very focused: no library management, no track suggestions, no media player. Just a fast, efficient workflow tool. The accuracy of the algorithm is pretty good. Music Theory Cheat Sheet: Scales, Keys, Chords The title of this post might be a little grandiose, but it’s (somewhat) true. Last post, I made reference to a cheat sheet that I had dreamed up for yall and I neglected to explain how to use it! What a jerk I am.
Black Belt Songwriting Tips Blog - ScoreCloud ScoreCloud can make writing songs easier. It is not only the cutting edge software for notating music, but also a great tool for coming up with new ideas. Don’t forget, however, that whatever software, workstation, microphones or instruments you have, knowledge about the craft itself is what will make your songs special, and make you stand out among songwriters. This is why we have partnered with the team behind Black Belt Songwriting, a book series you should read if you want to reach a professional level. On this blog, the two songwriters Johan Wåhlander & Jan Sparby share knowledge about music and songwriting, along with hands-on tips in the ScoreCloud software.
Syntopia » Generative Art Links Some links to Generative Art, Math & Fractals, and other creative ways of creating computional imagery. The list is not meant to be exhaustive: rather, it is a list of my favorite links. Generative Art Software Adding Flavor to Chords – Major and Minor 7ths – Basix Today we are going to cover how to add some flavor to your chords and compositions using 7ths in both major and minor. It is surprising how many people know how to play them but do not really understand how they are built and function (guitarists I am talking to you!). If you have heard of these types of chords but never knew exactly how they were constructed then this tutorial is for you.