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TOPIC: Chords list
#109135
Boo
Posts: 198
Chords list 9 Years, 11 Months ago
Hi to evrybody, would somebody of you help me to write down a list of chords for ENS machine of the MnM?

I start with 12 chords

Cma C +4 +7
Cmi C +3 +7
C7 C +4 +7 +10
C7mi C +3 +7 +10


Dma D +4 +7
Dmi D +3 +7
D7 D +4 +7 +10
D7mi D +3 +7 +10

Ema E +4 +7
Emi E +3 +7
E7 E +4 +7 +10
E7mi E +3 +7 +10
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#109147
MK7
Killer Beez
Posts: 1122
Re:Chords list 9 Years, 11 Months ago
aren't this only 4 chords? the intervals stay the same, no matter which base note is used..

also try out some inversion of the chords, like for example:

c7: -5 -2 +3

the inversions often sound better than the base chords

i think you don't need much more chords, as long as you don't want to do some jazz. but then, you're still limited to 4 notes. which additional chords are you looking for?

Cmaj7 +4 +7 +11
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#109149
Hammer Bro
Posts: 697
Re:Chords list 9 Years, 11 Months ago
Nice one. You don't have to write down the same chords for each key. I'd do it like this:

Triads
R +4 +7 Major
R +3 +7 Minor
R +4 +8 Augmented
R +3 +6 Diminished

7ths
R +4 +7 +11 Major
R +3 +7 +10 Minor
R +4 +7 +10 Dominant
R +3 +6 +10 Half diminished

So you can replace 'R' with any note, and still get the chord specified. I.e., the major chord with a root of D is D-F#-A (D +4 +7) and the major chord with a root of E is E-G#-B (E +4 +7).

For chord inversions, subtract 12 from a number to invert the interval.
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#109154
jdn
King Koopa
Posts: 217
Re:Chords list 9 Years, 11 Months ago
here's a fun tip that took me a while to figure out:

you can do chords with voicings spanning more than the standard +/- 12 semitones.
you just have to make the root note you play on the mnm one of the secondary chord notes, like the second note, Eb, in the following:

C Eb G D

With a straightforward setup you'd make the root C, and because the D is either two steps up, or fourteen steps up (next octave, out of range of the +12 max), you'd have to go with the voicing:

C D Eb G (which sounds more dissonant).

The way to get the former is to use Eb as the root note, and set the ens to go down a few tones to the C, and up to the G and D.

Hope that makes sense...
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#109225
Boo
Posts: 198
Re:Chords list 9 Years, 11 Months ago
Could you be clearly please??
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#109226
MK7
Killer Beez
Posts: 1122
Re:Chords list 9 Years, 11 Months ago
Synthetique wrote:
Could you be clearly please??

who?
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#109266
Boo
Posts: 198
Re:Chords list 9 Years, 11 Months ago
Jdn
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#109267
Boo
Posts: 198
Re:Chords list 9 Years, 11 Months ago
Jdn
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#109275
Hammer Bro
Posts: 697
Re:Chords list 9 Years, 11 Months ago
If you wanted a chord with a 9th, like this:

C - E - G - D, or
C +4 +7 +14

that +14 is not possible. What you can do instead is this:

E - C - G - D, or
E -4 +3 +10 (EDIT: mistake corrected)

You also have the option of taking that D an octave down, like this:

C - D - E - G, or
C +2 +4 +7

and this will sound more dissonant (i.e., more pleasing )
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#109282
jdn
King Koopa
Posts: 217
Re:Chords list 9 Years, 11 Months ago
@synthetique, it's like teacherofstalker detailed.

The basic idea is if you can't fit root + all the pitches for your chord because they would go over the +12 step limit, you "move" the midi base note of the chord to something other than the bass note, and use the ens pitches to tune the notes above and below.

instead of

C [E G D]

with E G D being the ensemble notes

you do

[C] E [G D]

where E is the new root note, and C G D are the ensemble notes.

Just moving the center to get a wider range.
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